Final Program

Fifth SIAM Conference on Geometric Design, November 3-6, 1997, Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee

Sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Geometric Design

Following is the program for the 1997 Geometric Design Conference. Please refer to Program Updates for a list of changes made to this program. This program WILL NOT BE MAILED to conference participants. An announcement containing the highlights of and critical information about the conference (same information appears here) will appear in the September issue of SIAM News and it will be mailed to all participants.
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And immediately preceding the conference...
SIAM Short Course on Wavelets in Computer Aided Geometric Design and Graphics
November 2, 1997, Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee

Computational methods for geometric design are extremely useful tools in a number of industrial settings. In particular, computer-aided geometric design (CAGD) is of critical importance in the traditional fields of automobile and aircraft manufacturing, shipbuilding, and general product design. More recently, CAGD methods have also proven to be indispensable in a variety of modern industries, including computer vision, robotics, medical imaging, visualization, and even movie making.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers from academia,industry, and government to discuss the mathematical and computational problems associated with the application of geometry to current problems of design, manufacturing, and the representation of physical phenomena. The conference will focus on CAD/CAM, curve and surface design, geometric algorithms, reverse engineering, solid modeling, and applications in areas such as computer vision, geosciences, graphics, medical imaging, robotics, and scientific visualization.

This conference will be of interest to computer scientists, engineers, and mathematicians from academia, government, and industry, as well as anyone interested in applying computational and mathematical methods to geometric design, or in any of the many applications.

Conference Themes

The principal themes of the 1997 conference will include, but are not limited to


Hotel Reservation: Friday, October 10, 1997
Audiovisual Requirements: Friday, October 10, 1997
Short Course and Conference Preregistrations: Monday, October 20, 1997

Funding Agency

SIAM thanks the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation for their support in conducting this conference.


Welcoming Reception
Sunday, November 2, 1997
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Belmont Room
Old-Fashioned Southern BBQ/Country Music Show
Tuesday, November 4, 1997
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Vanderbilt University Stadium Club
Cost: $39
Poster Session and Reception
Wednesday, November 5, 1997
6:15 PM-8:00 PM
Belmont Room
Business Meeting: SIAM Activity Group on Geometric Design
Wednesday, November 5, 1997
8:00 PM-8:30 PM
Belmont Room

Program Information

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