Deadline Dates

Deadlines are midnight Eastern Time (EDT)
Due date for abstract submissions for proceedings: April 8, 2013
Due date for full paper submissions for proceedings: April 15, 2013
Due date for minisymposium proposals: June 3, 2013 July 1, 2013 DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Due date for abstracts of all contributed and minisymposium presentations:  July 1, 2013


How to Participate

In ACM SPM tradition, the conference will include a track for submission of peer-reviewed technical papers for those wishing rigorous peer review and published proceedings. The SPM proceedings will be published as a journal special issue in Computer-Aided Design. In addition, in the tradition of previous SIAM GD events, abstracts for minisymposia, contributed lectures and posters are solicited. As a rule, no conference participant will be allowed to submit the same abstract to more than one track, nor to give more than one contributed or minisymposium talk.


Peer-reviewed Technical Papers for Publication in Computer-Aided Design

Peer-reviewed papers should present previously unpublished, original results that are not simultaneously submitted elsewhere. All papers will be rigorously peer-reviewed by members of the international program committee. The review will be double blind. The submission should be formatted according to the style guidelines for Computer-Aided Design. Full-length papers must not exceed 12 pages, and short papers (technical notes) must not exceed 6 pages, including figures and references.

The paper template files for LaTeX is available here.


Submission Website

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format online via the Precision Conference system. If this is the first time you are using the Precision Conference system (you do not have an account), please click on the link “Create your own account” to create your account; then you can log in to submit.

The paper submission site is available at

Accepted papers will appear in the journal special issue published by Computer-Aided Design, and must be presented orally during the conference.

Papers will be available for download during the conference from Elsevier for those who do not subscribe to the journal.

The Solid Modeling Association will award best papers during the conference.

Deadline for submission of abstracts of technical papers to be peer reviewed  (required to expedite the review process): April 8, 2013

Deadline for submission of technical papers to be peer reviewed: April 15, 2013

Notification of conditional acceptance will be sent via email in late May 2013.

Revisions of conditionally accepted papers will be due on June 24, 2013.

Final versions of accepted papers will be due on August 15, 2013.

SIAM requests that individuals limit themselves to giving one minisymposium or contributed talk. (This does not apply to invited plenary speakers). The co-chairs of the organizing committee may make exceptions to this request.

You are invited to contribute a presentation for this conference in one of the following formats.



A minisymposium consists of four 25-minute presentations, with an additional five minutes for discussion after each presentation. Prospective minisymposium organizers are asked to submit a proposal consisting of a title, a description (not to exceed 100 words), and a list of speakers and titles of their presentations using the Conference Management System available available at:

It is recommended that a minisymposium organizer make the first presentation. Each minisymposium speaker should submit a 75-word abstract. The organizing committee will referee minisymposium proposals. The number of minisymposia may be limited to retain an acceptable level of parallelism in the conference sessions.

To ensure balance, SIAM prefers that a single individual not be the organizer of more than one minisymposium.  In addition, SIAM discourages minisymposia in which most of the speakers or co-authors come from the same institution.

Be certain to visit to review Guidelines for Preparing a Minisymposium Proposal.

Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals: June 3, 2013 July 1, 2013 DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Deadline for submission of minisymposium speaker abstracts: July 1, 2013


Contributed Presentations in Lecture or Poster Format

Contributed presentations in lecture or poster format are invited in all areas consistent with the conference themes. A lecture format involves a 15-minute oral presentation with an additional 5 minutes for discussion. A poster format involves the use of non-electronic visual aids for mounting on a 4’ x 6’ or 4’ x 8’ poster board. A poster session is two hours long.  Each contributor, either for a lecture or a poster, must submit a title and a brief abstract not to exceed 75 words.  Please submit contributed presentations in lecture or poster format using the Conference Management System available at:

Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts: July 1, 2013


Acceptance Notification

Authors of peer-reviewed technical papers will be notified of conditional acceptance by e-mail in late May 2013. Revisions of conditionally accepted papers will be due June 24, 2013. Final versions of accepted papers will be due on August 12, 2013.

Authors of minisymposia, contributed lectures and posters will be notified by e-mail in mid-August 2013.


Submission FAQ

Q : I have some exciting preliminary results. Can I submit them as a short paper ?
A : No, short papers are terminal archival journal publications. Preliminary results are welcome as contributed presentations.

Q : How do I designate my submission as a short paper?
A : There is no difference in the submission process. lf a submission has 6 or fewer pages, it is a short paper submission.

Q : Can I format my paper in "review" mode for ease of reviewing?
A : No, please use the final 2-column format that is specified in the latex files so that there is no confusion about the page length of your submission.

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