**Wednesday, November 8**
## MS7

Shape Optimization and the Creation of Fair Surfaces

When designing a surface that must satisfy certain
constraints, it is often difficult to match the degrees of
freedom to the number of constraints exactly. Moreover, often one
desires additional degrees of freedom in order to be able to
design a fair surface. One approach for handling such problems
has gained a lot of interest in recent times. Briefly, this
approach operates by constraining the remaining degrees of
freedom so that the shape becomes optimal. This is done by
minimizing appropriate functionals that somehow measure the
fairness of a surface. The speakers in this minisymposium will
report on recent achievements in applying optimization methods to
problems in the design of surfaces.
Organizers: Tom Lyche, University of Oslo, Norway and
Guenther Greiner, University of Erlangen, Germany

**10:30 Globally Optimized Fair Curves and Surfaces**
- Carlo H. Sequin, University of California, Berkeley
**11:00 Creating Surfaces with Bounded Radius of Curvature**
- Alan K. Jones, Boeing Information & Support Services, Seattle
**11:30 Smooth B-Spline Surface Approximations to Scattered Data**
- Josef Hoschek and Ulrich Dietz, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany
**12:00 Variational Approach to Scattered Data Interpolation**
- Guenther Greiner, Organizer

*8/28/95*