2nd CFP: 14th Annual Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry

Erik Demaine edemaine at mit.edu
Tue Oct 12 13:37:51 PDT 2004

REMINDER: Abstract submissions are due next Tuesday, October 19, 2004.
This second call for papers includes the following updates:

  - Four invited speakers
  - Special issue of Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications
  - Hotel information now available
  - Student funding possibly available


              14th Annual Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry
                              November 19-20, 2004

                     Massachusetts Institute of Technology
                    Room 141, Building 32, The Stata Center
                                32 Vassar Street
                              Cambridge, MA 02139


  Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (pending).

  The aim of this workshop is to bring together students and researchers
  from academia and industry, to stimulate collaboration on problems of
  common interest arising in geometric computations.  Topics to be covered
  include, but are not limited to:

  Algorithmic methods in geometry
  I/O-scalable geometric algorithms
  Animation of geometric algorithms
  Computer graphics
  Solid modeling
  Geographic information systems
  Computational metrology
  Graph drawing
  Experimental studies
  Folding and unfolding
  Geometric data structures
  Kinetic data structures
  Implementation issues
  Robustness in geometric computations
  Computer vision
  Computer-aided design
  Mesh generation
  Manufacturing applications of geometry
  Computational biology and geometric computations
  Computational statistics

  Following the tradition of the previous Fall Workshops on
  Computational Geometry, the format of the workshop will be informal,
  extending over 2 days, with several breaks scheduled for discussions.
  To promote a free exchange of questions and research challenges, there will
  be a special focus on Open Problems, with a presentation on
  The Open Problems Project, as well as an Open Problem Session to present
  new open problems.  Submissions are strongly encouraged to include
  stand-alone open problems, which will be collected into a separate webpage
  and considered for inclusion in The Open Problems Project.

  As invited speakers, we will have four eminent leaders in their respective
  fields who have witnessed first-hand the need for geometric computing and
  its applications.  We hope that the interaction with the computational
  geometry community will be stimulating both to computational geometers and
  to those involved in applying techniques of computational geometry to other

        Moses Charikar (Princeton University)
        Craig Gotsman (Technion)
        Daniela Rus (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
        Godfried Toussaint (McGill University)

  Authors are invited to submit abstracts for talks to be given at the
  workshop.  Please send an abstract (up to 2 pages) and a draft of a
  paper (if you have one).  (Because there are no formal proceedings for the
  workshop, submission of material that is to be submitted to (or to
  appear in) a refereed conference (e.g., SoCG'05) is allowed and
  encouraged.)  E-mail submissions are encouraged; send to
  cgworkshop at theory.csail.mit.edu. Ideally, the abstract should be a PDF,
  PostScript, LaTeX, or plain ASCII text file, for ease in assembling
  the abstract booklet.  Abstracts can also be sent by regular mail to:

         Erik Demaine
         MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
         32 Vassar Street
         Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

  Submissions should arrive no later than October 19, 2004.
  Authors will be notified of acceptance by October 26, 2004.

  We anticipate a special issue of selected papers presented at the workshop
  to appear in the journal Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications.

  Deadline for submission: October 19, 2004
  Notification of acceptance: October 26, 2004
  Workshop: November 19-20, 2004

  Erik Demaine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  Martin Demaine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  Piotr Indyk (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  Joseph S. B. Mitchell (Stony Brook University)
  Joseph O'Rourke (Smith College)
  Diane Souvaine (Tufts University)
  Ileana Streinu (Smith College)

  Hotel information is now available from the webpage
  (http://cgw2004.csail.mit.edu/hotels.html), including a room block in one
  nearby hotel, and links to several other alternatives.  This information
  will be updated periodically.

  Pending on funds from NSF, there may be a limited amount of funding
  available for students upon request.  These funds will help offset the
  costs of hotel and/or travel on US carriers.  However, these funds are
  not guaranteed, nor will they cover all costs incurred.  Send email to
  cgworkshop at theory.csail.mit.edu if you would like to be considered for
  this funding.

  This series of Fall Workshops on Computational Geometry was originally
  founded under the sponsorship of the Mathematical Sciences Institute
  (MSI) at Stony Brook (with funding from the U. S. Army Research Office)
  and held there from 1991 through 1995.  It continued during 1996-1999 under
  the sponsorship of the Center for Geometric Computing, a collaborative
  center of Brown, Duke, and Johns Hopkins Universities, also funded by the
  U.S. Army Research Office.  The workshop returned to Stony Brook for its
  tenth year, and then moved to Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY for
  its eleventh.  The twelfth workshop (2002) was part of the Special Focus
  on Computational Geometry and Applications at DIMACS, while the thirteenth
  (2003) was part of the the Mathematical Foundation of Geometric Algorithms,
  as part of the Special Semester on Computational Geometry at Mathematical
  Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley.  In 2004, we are proud to host the
  Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry at MIT, bringing the workshop to
  the Boston area for the first time and returning to the original format.


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