Call for Papers
Computer-based methods for the capture, construction, representation, fitting, interrogation and manipulation of complicated surfaces have led to a wide interest in, and need for, the mathematics of surfaces and related topics including curves, motions and computational geometry. Many applications require the use of surface descriptions, especially in such fields as computer aided design and manufacturing, isogeometric analysis, computer graphics, computer vision and computer animation. The description of surfaces is also of interest in geographic information systems, multimedia, and many other areas of science and medicine. This diversity and the wide range of applicability of the subject have already enabled the IMA to hold fourteen very successful international conferences in the Mathematics of Surfaces series. The 15th such conference has now been scheduled to be held at the University of Bath, UK, in September 2016. A number of international speakers are being invited.
Four types of papers are sought:
- Research papers presenting new developments in the capture, representation, manipulation, approximation, fitting, and design of surfaces, with an emphasis on computational methods and their underlying mathematical principles.
- Application papers covering novel practical uses of surface mathematics in areas such as CAD, computer vision, computer graphics, , isogeometric analysis, geographic information systems, and architecture, especially those which pose new problems for the research community.
- Survey papers describing the state of the art of an aspect of the mathematics of surfaces.
- Case studies presenting novel solutions using surface mathematics to practical problems encountered in industry.
Papers will be fully refereed and successful papers will appear in the proceedings to be published by the IMA (which will have an associated ISBN).
This combination of topics will make the conference of interest to a wide audience of mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers and others. Contributions are sought covering parametric surfaces, implicit surfaces, mesh surfaces, and other representations. A key feature will be the interplay of ideas between the theoreticians in the subject and the users of the techniques. It is hoped that the conference will stimulate research ideas from users and developers of surface modelling systems by presentations of novel problems that may require new theoretical solutions.
Instructions for authors
Authors are invited to submit a full LaTeX paper aligning with conference themes to the IMA Conferences Department by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 31 March 2016. For a suggested template, please download via: http://www.ima.org.uk/_db/_downloads/Content.rar
On the Friday of the conference (Friday 16 September 2016) there will be an arranged trip to Airbus Filton Site (www.airbus.com) for all delegates for Dr Richard Tookey’s invited talk, as well as guided tours of the facilities (including the A400M).
Please note that as spaces are limited, they will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. To express your interest in this visit, please email email@example.com. Visitors are required to register for the conference in order to attend. Further details are to follow.
Adrian Bowyer (RepRap Project, UK)
Lionel Garnier (Université de Bourgogne, France)
Bert Jüttler (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria)
Richard Tookey (Airbus, UK)
Enquiries and further information
Enquiries regarding possible contributions should be addressed to one of the members of the Organising Committee:
- Dr Bob Cripps, University of Birmingham, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prof. Glen Mullineux, University of Bath, email: email@example.com
- Dr Malcolm Sabin, Numerical Geometry Ltd, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To register your interest in this conference, or for all other enquiries concerning conference arrangements, contact Lizzi Lake, Conference Officer, email: email@example.com, tel: +44 (0) 1702 354020, post: Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England SS1 1EF.