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ACM Workshop on Applied Computational Geometry (WACG '96)

May 27-28, 1996
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Scope and Objectives

The core of Computational Geometry (CG) can be enriched by new problem domains. At the same time, the exposure to various applications will help in making CG more directly relevant. One way to encourage such interactions is by organizing special workshops and meetings that involve Computational Geometers and members of other communities.

One of the first efforts in bringing together researchers in both applied fields and Computational Geometry was the NSF Workshop on Manufacturing and Computational Geometry. This workshop was held at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, on April 1-2, 1994. The meeting agenda included discussion on current trends in the two communities, identification of mutual interests and proposal for future joint activities. The workshop signifies the first step in steering the Computational Geometers' attention towards manufacturing applications. In January 1995, International Computational Geometry Software Workshop was held at the Geometry Center at the University of Minnesota to discuss the current state of the art in geometric software and its applications.

Although both workshops have generated new insights in making CG more applicable to other areas, the nature of both meetings was by invitation only. This limits the number of participants and those who may benefit from the discussions. In addition, the cultivation of a geometric-engineering subcommunity that understands both the theory and applications is a slow process. Continuing efforts with increasing participation will be needed to realize this new culture of geometric-engineering.

The 1996 Symposium on Computational Geometry will be held from May 23 to 26, in conjunction with the 2nd Federated Computing Research Conferences (FCRC) in Philadelphia. The present workshop will be held immediately following the ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry. The objectives of this workshop include the following:

Ming C. Lin and Dinesh Manocha