"Max-Planck-Institut fuer Informatik"

7th ACM Symposium on


June 17 - 21, 2002

Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik

Saarbrücken, Germany

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Proceedings & Tutorial Notes are still available

Table of Contents
1. Organization
2. Technical program committee
3. Call for participation
4. Contact
5. Getting there
6. Lunch/Banquet
7. Accomodation
8. Program
9. Bank details
10. Publication
11. Registration
12. Important dates
13. Information for authors
14. Submit Paper

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Photo of participants

1. Organization

Symposium Co-Chairs:
Hans-Peter Seidel, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken, Germany
Vadim Shapiro, University of Wisconsin, Madison, U.S.A.
Program Co-Chairs:
Kunwoo Lee, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Nick Patrikalakis, MIT, Cambridge, U.S.A.
Local Coordinator:
Jens Vorsatz, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken, Germany
Conference Secretary:
Sabine Budde, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken, Germany


2. Technical program committee


3. Call for participation

The Solid Modeling symposia series is an international forum for the exchange of recent research and applications of solid modeling, shape modeling, and geometric computation in design, analysis and manufacturing, as well as in the emerging biomedical, geophysical and other areas. This highly successful symposium, which has been held bi-annually since 1991, brings together prominent researchers, key practitioners, and numerous students in the field.Starting in 2002, it will be held annually, alternating in location between the USA and the other countries with a two year period.

The Solid Modeling 2002 symposium will be held at the Max-Planck Institut für Infomatik, in Saarbrücken, Germany. In addition to technical papers in plenary sessions, the program for Solid Modeling 2002 will include:

Topics of interest for Solid Modeling 2002 include, but are not limited to:

Call for Papers:
Online Version
Acrobat Version
Postscript Version
Microsoft Word Version


4. Contact

Questions should be directed to budde@mpi-sb.mpg.de .
The SM '02 Conference Secretary can be reached as follows:
SM '02 Conference Secretary
Computer Graphics Group
Max-Planck Institut für Informatik
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 85
66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
Phone: +49 681 9325 400
Fax: +49 681 9325 499
EMail: budde@mpi-sb.mpg.de


5. Getting there

Saarbrücken is located right in the middle of Europe, just five minutes to France and only a few kilometers away from the Grand Dutchy of Luxembourg.
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The workshop will be hosted by the Max-Planck Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken, Germany.
For directions on how to get there, please visit our travel guide.

A map showing the university campus and downtown might be helpful to find directions when you have arrived in Saarbrücken.



6. Lunch/Banquet

How to get lunch during the conference
Symposium Banquet
The Symposium Banquet will be in the 'Ratskeller, Rathausplatz 1' on Thursday, June 18th at 19:00-22:00. .


7. Accomodation

We have arranged special hotel rates for participants of the SM'02. A list of hotels can be found here.


8. Program

Final Program/Time Table
Complete Program in pdf-format
Time Table in html-format
Time Table in txt-format
Invited Presentations:
CSG-BRep Duality and Compression
Jarek Rossignac, Georgia Tech
Interactive Sculpting with Implicit Surfaces
Marie-Paule Cani, Univ. Grenoble
Discrete Models for Geometric Objects
Pere Brunet, UPC Barcelona

There will be 4 full day tutorials (two on Monday, two on Tuesday)
as listed below. Tutorials are scheduled from
9:00-12:00 and 13:30-16:30 with two 1/2 hour coffee breaks
in both the morning (10:30-11:00) and afternoon (15:00 - 15:30).
This makes for a total of 5 hours of lectures.

Geometric Algorithms for Planning and Simulation Tasks in Virtual Prototyping
E. Schömer, MPII Saarbrücken
A Framework for the Acquisition, Processing and Interactive Display of High Quality 3D Models
H.-P. Seidel, MPII Saarbrücken
Compression and Progressive Transmission of 3D Models
J. Rossignac, Georgia Institute of Technology
Handling Large Geometric Datasets: Proximity Queries and Interactive Walkthroughs
D. Manocha, M. Lin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


9. Bank details

Please make sure that you transfer the money to:
Bank: Bank1Saar
Bank Identifier Code (BLZ).: 591 900 00
Bank Account Number: 95 60 60 16
Adress: Kaiserstraße 20, 66111 Saarbrücken, Germany
PoBox: 10 26 32, 66026 Saarbrücken, Germany
Telefon: 06 81 /30 04 -0
Telefax: 06 81 /30 04 - 42 00
E-Mail: bank1saar@bank1saar.de
Telex: 4 421 374 sbsb d
Payment must be received by: , Monday, June 10, 2002
Don't forget to mention the conference that you pay for!


10. Publication

We will have two special issues of journals. One is CAD and the other is ASME Transactions - JCISE journal.


12. Important dates / schedule

October 31,2001 Abstracts due
December 3, 2001 Full papers due
February 28, 2002 Notification of acceptance and reviews
March 25,2002 Submission of final paper and summary of modification
April 2,2002 Final notification about revisions from technical program committee
April 10,2002 Camera Ready Manuscript due to Publisher
April 10,2002 Registration deadline for presenters of accepted papers
June 17 - 21, 2002 Symposium


13. Information for authors

Abstracts are used to facilitate the review process and should be 150-300 words in length. Papers are limited to 12 typeset pages in length, including figures and references, and should present previously unpublished original results. All papers will be peer-reviewed and can be selected for presentation at a plenary session, or for presentation at a poster session, with publication in the conference proceedings published by ACM Press.

A revised version of selected papers will be also published in special issues of Computer Aided Design journal and of the ASME/ACM journal Computer and Information Science in Engineering (JCISE).

Best paper award will be selected by a jury of experts and will be presented at the symposium banquet.

Formatting guidelines for the final version of accepted papers can be found here.


14. Submit Final Paper

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The Organization Commitee of the 7th ACM Syposium on Solid Modeling and Applications 2002.