Michiel Smid michiel at scs.carleton.ca
Mon Jul 7 10:33:45 PDT 2003

     DIMACS Workshop: Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing
                 Oct. 7-9, 2003
        DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

(part of the DIMACS Special Focus on Computational Geometry and

            Deba Dutta, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,
                        Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
                        dutta at engin.umich.edu
            Ravi Janardan, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering,
                        Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
                        janardan at cs.umn.edu
            Michiel Smid, School of Computer Science,
                        Carleton Univ., Ottawa, Canada
                        michiel at scs.carleton.ca

Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) is concerned with
all aspects of the process of designing, prototyping, manufacturing,
inspecting, and maintaining complex geometric objects under
computer control. As such, there is a natural synergy between
this field and Computational Geometry (CG), which involves the design,
analysis, implementation, and testing of efficient algorithms and
data representation techniques for geometric entities such as points,
polygons, polyhedra, curves, and surfaces. On the one hand, CG can
bring about significant performance improvements in CAD/CAM, while,
on the other hand, CAD/CAM can be a rich source of interesting
new problems that provide new impetus to research in CG. Indeed,
such two-way interaction has already been witnessed in recent years
in areas such as numerically-controlled machining, casting and
injection molding, rapid prototyping and layered manufacturing,
metrology, and mechanism/linkage design, to name just a few.

The purpose of this workshop is to further promote this interaction
by bringing together researchers from both sides of the aisle to assess
the current state of work at the interface of the two fields, to
identify research needs, and to establish directions for collaborative
future work.  A combination of invited talks, contributed papers,
and a panel discussion is envisioned.

Topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to, geometric
of manufacturing processes (from traditional machining to layered
to nanoscale manufacturing), process planning and control, rapid
technologies, computational metrology and tolerancing, geometric
problems in
mechanism design, geometric constraint systems, geometric modeling
to manufacturing, computer vision and robotics related to manufacturing,
geometric issues in standards development.


Authors are invited to submit abstracts for talks to be given
at the workshop. Please e-mail to   michiel at scs.carleton.ca
an abstract (of up to 2 pages) and a draft of a paper (if available),
preferably in PDF format.

Submission of material that will also be submitted to (or is
to appear in) a refereed conference or journal is allowed and
After the workshop, the organizers plan to invite high-quality papers,
previously unpublished, for inclusion in the AMS-DIMACS Volume Series

Submissions due: July 25, 2003.
Acceptance notification: By August 15, 2003.

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