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

Third Call For Papers

    Aims and Scope, Participants, Sessions, ICCM-2004, Organizers, Exhibition, Programme and Organizing Committees, Workshop proceedings, Submissions, Important dates, Location, Travelling, etc.

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  • The Workshop in the framework of the isiCAD Forum
  • Preliminary Forum schedule is outlined
  • The isiCAD Forum includes a workshop on Interval Mathematics
  • 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:

    • Presentations of companies on solutions, products, and their prospects,
    • 3-day exhibition,
    • Workshop on research results & overviews, and
    • Discussion session on some problems and tendencies.

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

    3. In the framework of the isiCAD workshop, there will be held a workshop on Interval Mathematics (see; 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:

    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.

  • Siberian and Russian enterprises looking for state-of-the-art products and solutions in CAD/CAM/etc. or, more generally, Product Lifecycle Management. These enterprises are invited to present their industrial experience, problems, and requirements;
  • Russian CAD/PLM developers attracted by the relatively new Siberian markets and by the opportunity to learn about the industry's trends and prospects from Western companies and research teams;
  • Major Western CAD/PLM vendors that are attracted by intensively growing Siberian/Russian markets and by opportunities for direct contacts with potential customers, dealers, outsourcing companies, and skilled research teams;
  • Internationally recognized experts in constraint-based geometrical processing, physical simulation, collaborative design, and others;
  • Researchers from academic labs of the Novosibirsk Scientific Center who are interested in the development of new methods of computational mathematics and constraint programming as well as in their application in a large and challenging PLM domain;
  • Students, post-graduate students, and teachers interested in establishing new contacts with the business and research communities.
  • Invited talks, overviews, short communications
  • Presentations of commercial products and applications
  • Round-table discussions.

    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.

Main Organizers

    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, Novosibirsk State Technical University, 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), (chairman)
  • Valery IL'IN, Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, (co-chairman)
  • Dmitry USHAKOV, Ledas Ltd. Company, Novosibirsk, (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,
Workshop Proceedings

    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: 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 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...

    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" (, 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 ( 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.

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