Fourth SIAM Conference on Geometric Design

Workshop: The Industrial Uses of CAGD: Four Prototypes

Sunday, November 5, 1995
Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel
Nashville, Tennessee
Organizer: Rosemary Chang
Silicon Graphics Computer Systems

The goal of this workshop is to familiarize the audience with the process by which CAGD is integrated into a particular client environment. Understanding the particular environment of each of the four highlighted client applications will enable those in academe to be better prepared for applying their research to problems in industry. Those interested in applying CAGD techniques in emerging areas will be able to use these four prototypes as models. One of the speakers, having made a recent career transition, will discuss the initial steps in introducing CAGD and 3D techniques to GPS, Global Positioning System.

The speakers will discuss: historical background, when and how CAGD was first used; the user interface and user control; examples of a critical need and how CAGD fulfilled it or is working on it; changes in the direction of development, for example visualization has become a vital part of the CAD/CAM offering; systematic problems peculiar to the industry that pose challenges, such as navigating large databases; and finally, what are the open questions.



8:40-9:00 AM        Introduction
                    Rosemary Chang, Silicon Graphics Computer Systems

9:00-10:30 AM       CAD/CAM
                    Brett Bloomquist, Autodesk, Inc.

10:30-11:00         Coffee

11:00-AM-12:30 PM   Aerospace Industry
                    Eric Brechner, Microsoft Corporation

12:30-2:00 PM       Lunch

2:00-3:30 PM        Automotive Industry
                    Chip Peterson and Mark Watkins, Evans &
                    Sutherland Computer Co.

3:30-4:00 PM        Coffee

4:00-5:30 PM        Scientific Visualization in Earth Sciences and the 
                    Emerging Area of Global Positioning System
                    Stephen Watson, Magellan Systems Corporation

5:30-6:00 PM        Wrap Up: How to Set Up and Develop
                    Relationships between Universities and Industries
                    Robert E. Barnhill, Arizona State University

Registration Fees

SIAM Non- SIAG/GD Member Member Student Preregistration (before 10/23/95) $70 $70 $100 $50 Registration (after 10/23/95) $100 $100 $130 $50 Registration fees for the workshop include notes and lunch.
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