4th Symposium on Trends in Unstructured Mesh Generation

Owen, Steven James sjowen at sandia.gov
Tue Jan 21 08:59:51 PST 2003

                  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
             Abstracts Due January 31, 2003
4th Symposium on Trends in Unstructured Mesh Generation 
                        at the
  7th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics

                    July 27-31 2003
                Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Symposium on Trends in Unstructured Mesh Generation brings together a
wide variety of disciplines for the exchange of technical information
related to unstructured mesh generation. It is a biennial symposium held in
conjuction with the US National Congress on Computational Mechanics
(USNCCM), the main congress of the United States Association for
Computational Mechanics (USACM). Previous Symposia have been held at North
Western University (1997), The University of Colorado, Boulder (1999) and
Dearborn, Michigan (2001). The 2003 symposium will be held in Albuquerque,
New Mexico.
Automatic mesh generation continues to be a vital technology in
computational field simulations. As computing technology continues to
advance and modeling requirements become more precise, automatic mesh
generation techniques must rise to fulfill ever-increasing and diverse
expectations. Providing a medium for this rapidly advancing technology is
the Trends in Unstructured Mesh Generation Symposium. It is a principal
forum for unstructured meshing technology and its related disciplines.
Topics of interest include: 

-Surface and volume meshing algorithms 
-Mesh improvements criteria and algorithms 
-Mesh adaptation algorithms 
-Anisotropic mesh generation and adaptation 
-Dealing with geometry issues including integration with CAD and high order
-Mesh evolution in evolving geometry problems 
-Automatic geometric simplification techniques 
-Interesting applications of automated and adaptive analysis 
-Novel new domain discretization schemes 
-Parallel implementations and control of very large meshes 
-The Design-to-Analysis Process 
   -Data Translation 
   -Solid Modeling 
   -Geometry cleanup/repair 
   -Best practices, data standards 
   -Design for analysis issues 

In addition to the traditional focus on unstructured mesh generation, the
scope of this year's symposium has been broadened to include
Design-to-Analysis Issues. The efficiency of the process for transferring
engineering design data to computational analysis model data plays a central
role in the application of computational analysis to engineering design. The
challenges involved in integrating these disciplines and their associated
tools are often underestimated and have a profound effect on the utilization
of computational analysis in the engineering design cycle. This
mini-symposium will also explore some of the challenges presented by the
design-to-analysis process as well as promising approaches to increasing the
efficiency of this process. 

Abstract Submission
Abstracts are required for the conference and will be included in the
conference proceedings. All abstracts must be submitted electronically
through the USNCCM web site under the category "MeshTrends" by January 31,
2003. Examples and templates for abstract submission are also located on the
USNCCM website.

Paper Submission
As part of this symposium, full papers will be solicited from the accepted
presentations for inclusion in a peer-reviewed special journal edition.
Publication solicitation will be based on the interest of the participating
authors and the technical merit of the presentation. 

Important Dates
Deadline for Preliminary Abstract Submission January 31 2003 
Final Selection of Abstracts March 15 2003 
Deadline for Print-ready Abstracts May 31 2003 
Deadline Early Registration June 15 2003 
Cut-Off Date four Double Tree & Hyatt Regency USNCCM Room Rates June 26 2003

US National Congress on Computational Mechanics Technical Program July
28-July 30 2003 
Pre and Post-Conference Short Course July 27 & 31 2003 

Symposium Organizers
Steven J. Owen, Ph.D.
Computational Modeling Sciences Department
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Phone: (505) 284-6599
Email: sjowen at sandia.gov 

Mark S. Shephard, Ph.D.
Director, Scientific Computation Research Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy New York, U.S.A.
Phone: (518) 276-6795
Fax: (518) 276-4886
Email: shephard at scorec.rpi.edu 

Shawn Burns
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Phone: (505) 844-6200
Email: spburns at sandia.gov

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