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HAPPENING VIRTUALLY: SIAM Conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling (GD/SPM21)

September 27 - 29, 2021

Virtual Conference | Originally scheduled in Davis, California, U.S.


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The SIAM Conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling (GD/SPM21) is being held in virtual format, September 27-29, 2021.



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About the Conference

About the Conference


This is the meeting of the SIAM Activity Group on Geometric Design, and in cooperation with ACM SIGGRAPH, incorporating the 2021 SIAM Conference on Computational Geometric Design and the 2021 Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling.

The SIAM Special Interest Activity Group on Geometric Design (GD) and the Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling (SPM) have a shared heritage dating back to the early 1980s. This joint conference (started in 2009) represents a historic union of these communities, their rich academic and industrial histories, as well as the common intellectual themes that continue to move them forward.

The 2021 SIAM Conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling seeks high quality, original research contributions that strive to advance all aspects of geometric and physical modeling, and their application in design, analysis, and manufacturing, as well as in biomedical, geophysical, digital entertainment, and other areas (see the list of conference themes).

Both GD and SPM will include a track for submission of technical papers. All papers will be rigorously peer-reviewed by members of the respective international program committees and will be published as a journal special issue: in Computer Aided Geometric Design (Elsevier) in the case of GD, and in Computer-Aided Design (Elsevier) in the case of SPM.

The joint conference will feature a poster session. To facilitate participation, limited travel awards for students and early career academics are available.

Included Themes

Included Themes

  • 3D fabrication/printing/manufacturing technologies
  • Analysis, simulation, automation and optimization
  • Anisotropic/heterogeneous/composite materials
  • Applied algebraic/differential/computational/discrete geometry and topology
  • Blend, sweep, offset, Minkowski, and other operations
  • Computer aided (geometric) design
  • Constraint modeling & satisfaction
  • Curve, surface, and manifold modeling
  • Data fitting, reconstruction and approximation
  • (Deep) Learning for geometric design

  • Feature and assembly modeling, recognition, and understanding
  • Geometric modeling and processing
  • Geometry compression
  • Industrial applications of geometric design
  • Isogeometric and finite element analysis
  • Mesh generation, processing, and optimization
  • Multi-resolution techniques
  • Numerical analysis of geometric algorithms
  • Parametric and feature-based models and representations
  • Robotics and automation

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Funding Agency

SIAM and the Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the U.S. National Science Foundation for its support of this conference.

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SIAM invites you to show support of this meeting through sponsorship opportunities ranging from support of receptions, audio-video needs, to awards for student travel, and more.

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