Deadline Dates

Deadlines are midnight Eastern Time (EST)
March 20, 2015: Abstract submissions for proceedings
March 27, 2015: Full paper submissions for proceedings
May 11, 2015 June 8, 2015: Minisymposium proposals DEADLINE EXTENDED!
June 8, 2015: Abstracts of all contributed and minisymposium presentations


How to Participate

In 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Peer-reviewed papers should present previously unpublished, original results that are not simultaneously submitted elsewhere.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.

Authors should format their papers in accordance with the elsarticle instructions located at

Note: The elsarticle has several options associated with it. Authors must utilize the “[5p,twocolumn]” option.


Peer-Reviewed Technical Papers Submission Website

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format online via the Precisions 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): March 20, 2015
Deadline for submission of technical papers to be peer reviewed: March 27, 2015

Notification of conditional acceptance will be sent via email in May 2015.

Revisions of conditionally accepted papers will be due on June 12, 2015.

Final versions of accepted papers will be due on July 10, 2015.



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 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: May 11, 2015 June 8, 2015 DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Deadline for submission of minisymposium speaker abstracts:  June 8, 2015


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 is generally a 15-minute oral presentation with an additional 5 minutes for discussion. Talk lengths will be determined by the co-chairs at the close of submissions. 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:  June 8, 2015


Acceptance Notification

Authors of peer-reviewed technical papers will be notified of conditional acceptance by e-mail in May 2015. Revisions of conditionally accepted papers will be due June 12, 2015. Final versions of accepted papers will be due on July 10, 2015.

Authors of minisymposia, contributed lectures and posters will be notified by e-mail in July 2015.


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. If 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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