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THIRD CALL FOR PAPERS

isiCAD-2004:   The  isiCAD  International  Workshop  "Constraint-based
Approaches  and  Methods of Mathematical Modelling for Intelligent PLM
systems: From Methods to Applications"
21 - 24 June 2004, Novosibirsk,
Akademgorodok, Russia

NEWS:
(1) The Workshop in the framework of the isiCAD Forum
(2) Preliminary Forum schedule is outlined
(3) The isiCAD Forum includes a workshop on Interval Mathematics
(4) Extended deadline for submission of papers: April, 12

1. The isiCAD-2004, with its focus on PLM, computer graphics, and
simulation, is currently seen as an international forum, which integrates
four complementary events:
(a) Presentations of companies on solutions, products, and their prospects,
(b) 3-day exhibition,
(c) Workshop on research results & overviews, and
(d) Discussion session on some problems and tendencies.

2. The structuring of the isiCAD-2004 forum is now outlined at
http://isicad.ru and will also be taken into account in the upcoming
construction of the forum programs (for a preminary schedule, see
http://isicad.ru/schedule.php).

3. In the framework of the isiCAD workshop, there will be held a workshop
on Interval Mathematics (see http://isicad.ru/interval.php); the sessions
will be organized both in parallel and jointly. Also note that the
isiCAD-2004 workshop is coordinated with the  Second  International
Conference  on Computational  Mathematics  (ICCM:
http://www-sbras.nsc.ru/ws/iccm-2004/index.en.html).

4. Extended deadline for submission of papers for the isiCAD workshop is
established: April, 12.

AIMS AND SCOPE

The  aim  of  the workshop is to present the approaches and results in
research  and  technology that improve intelligence of market-oriented
solutions  and  products  in PLM (CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM), computer graphics,
virtual  reality,  simulation,  computer  games, multimedia, and other
adjacent  domains  -  with  a  special  emphasis  on  development  and
application   of   the  constraint-based  techniques  and  geometrical
solving.   The   isiCAD-2004  workshop  is  also  aimed  at  outlining
relationship  between two dimensions: the above-mentioned domains and,
on  the  other  hand, the methods that are soundly expected to support
and  improve  intelligence for those domains. Bringing together of the
domains  in  question  and relevant methods for improving the domain's
intelligence   seem   to  be  fruitful  and  hopefully  enable  future
establishing of the isicad community.

Another  important  aim of the event is to bring together researchers,
developers, solution providers, distributors, and customers of PLM and
close  domains  in  order to achieve better mutual understanding about
tendencies,   requirements,   demands,  problems,  affordability,  and
prospects.  Siberian region as the location of the event provides good
opportunity  to  see  a rapidly developing industrial market potential
combined  with  a  lot  of  R&D,  education, distributor, and software
outsourcing capabilities.

During  the  preparation period of isiCAD-2004, there are no deadlines
and  limitations  for better shaping and focusing of the event and for
inviting  people  that  can  essentially contribute to the goal of the
workshop.

WORKSHOP TOPICS

Workshop topics include but are not restricted to:
  Use  of  constraint  techniques  in  conceptual, collaborative, and
configuration design
  Symbolic  and  numeric methods for geometric computation, geometric
constraint solving, and automated reasoning
  Interval and optimization methods for geometry and engineering
  Application  of  these  methods  to  mechanics, geometric modeling,
CAGD/CAD, computer vision, robotics and education
  Optimization under constraints for resource and workforce scheduling
  Declarative approach in intelligent PLM solutions
  Geometric and mathematical solvers based on constraint technologies
  Features  and  prospects of the current market of large CAD systems
and related products
  Adding intelligence to small and medium CAD systems without loss of
compactness and affordability

In  addition  to  papers  in  the  above  list  of topics, papers both
bridging  the  gap  between  different directions and promoting mutual
understanding  of  researchers,  solution  developers,  providers, and
customers are welcome.

SESSIONS

  Invited talks, overviews, short communications 
  Presentations of commercial products and applications 
  Round-table discussions. 

ICCM-2004 

IsiCAD-2004 workshop is coordinated in its organization, schedule, and
cultural   program   with   the  Second  International  Conference  on
Computational  Mathematics  (ICCM),  which  gives  to  the isiCAD-2004
participants additional opportunity for contacts and discussions. Some
special joint sessions are also planned.

EXHIBITION 

During  the  ICCM-2004  and  isiCAD-2004,  there  will be organized an
exhibition  of  software  solutions and products. More details will be
published later.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Andre CLEMENT, Dassault Systemes, France (Chairman)

Vladimir FROLOVSKY, Technical University, Novosibirsk, Russia

Xio-Shan  GAO,  Institute  of  Systems  Science,  Chinese  Academy  of
Sciences, China

Christoph M. HOFFMANN, Purdue University, Indiana, USA

R. Baker KEARFOTT, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Vladik KREINOVICH, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA

Dominique MICHELUCCI, Universite de Bourgogne, France

Dimitri PLEMENOS, University of Limoges, France

Martin REISER, Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication, Germany

Alexander  SEMENOV,  Ershov Institute of Informatics Systemes, Russian
Academy of Sciences, Russia

Jury SUHANOV, CAD/CAM/CAE Observer International Magazine, Latvia

Roopinder TARA, TenLinks, USA

Enn TYUGU, Institute of Cybernetics, Estonia

 
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

David LEVIN, Ledas Ltd. Company, Novosibirsk, levin@ledas.com (chairman)

Valery  IL'IN, Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical
Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, ilin@sscc.ru (co-chairman)

Dmitry USHAKOV, Ledas Ltd. Company, Novosibirsk, ushakov@ledas.com (deputy chairman)

Anna SHELUKHINA, A.P.Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems, Siberian Branch of 
Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk (executive secretary)

Artem OVCHARENKO, SIB3, Novosibirsk, artem@sib3.ru


WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS

A  book  of  extended  abstracts of invited and accepted talks will be
available  at  the Workshop. 

SUBMISSIONS

All  submissions must be in English, clearly written and in sufficient
detail  to  allow  the Programme Committee to assess the merits of the
work.  Electronic  submissions are encouraged. They should be received
in  Novosibirsk  by  April, 12, 2004. A PostScript file of an extended
abstract  (up  to  10 pages for a regular talk and up to 5 pages for a
short   talk)   should   be   e-mailed   to   the  following  address:
info@isicad.ru   .   When  preparing  your  submission  please  follow
instructions for authors of papers to be published at Springer Lecture
Notes   in   Computer   Science   series,   which   are  available  at
www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.  The  abstract should indicate
complete  authors'  addresses  (including  e-mail  addresses  and  fax
numbers  if any), affiliation and a clear statement of the kind of the
submission  (regular  or  short  talk).  The  receipt of all submitted
papers  will  be acknowledged by e-mail within 2 days. Authors will be
notified of acceptance by May 3, 2004.

IMPORTANT DATES

April, 12, 2004         Deadline for submission of papers
May, 3, 2004         Notification of acceptance (by e-mail)
May, 24, 2004           Final papers due (camera-ready)
June, 20, 2004          Arrival date
June, 24, 2004          Departure date

LOCATION, FEES, CULTURAL PROGRAM, TRAVELLING, AND WEATHER

The  workshop  will  be  held in Akademgorodok (Academy town), 30 km
South  from Novosibirsk, the largest city of Siberia. Akademgorodok is
located in a picturesque place near the Ob lake. It is surrounded with
birch  and  pine  forests  and  pleasant  not  only  for  work but for
recreation as well. Silence, beautiful landscape, and pure air are the
factors  promoting scientific activity and creativity. By tradition of
scientific   conferences  in  Akademgorodok,  their  cultural  program
includes  barbecue  picnic  with  Russian  and  Finnish  sauna,  night
informal  meeting on the lake coast, introducing and farewell parties,
and other events.

Accommodation  for  the  participants  will  be organized at the hotel
"Golden  Valley"  (http://gold-valley.academ.org) , Academgorodok, 700
meters  from  the  House  of  Scientists. Hotel prices: one place in a
double-room 19 EURO, single room - 25+ EURO, suite 69+ EURO.

Registration  of  participants will take place at the hotel on June 20
from  4  p.m.  to  8  p.m.,  and in the House of Scientists on June 21
starting from 8:30.
 
The  registration  fee  is  100  EURO  /  3500  RUR,  which covers the
Workshop  Proceeding,  coffee  breaks,  banquet, and advanced social
program.

Organizing  Committee establishes at least ten grants that exempt from
the  paying  fee  the participants with the most interesting talks and
presentations.

A  direct  Siberia  Airlines (http://english.s7.ru/) flight will bring
you  from  Frankfurt, Hannover, Tel Aviv or Beijing to Novosibirsk and
back.  One  can  buy  an  interline Lufthansa-Siberia Airlines ticket.
Participants  traveling  via  Moscow will be helped to take domestic
flights.  There  are  at least four daily flights between
Moscow  and  Novosibirsk: Aeroflot (Sheremetyevo-1, Moscow) as well as
by  Sibir and Transaero (Domodedovo, Moscow). All participants will be
met  at  the  Novosibirsk  airport  and  brought to Akademgorodok by a
special transport.

The  weather  in Novosibirsk at the end of June is normally quite warm
and  sunny  with  the  temperatures  in  the  range  of 25-30 C. Night
swimming in the Ob lake is guaranteed.

For more information see: http://isicad.ru