SMI 2012
Shape Modeling International 2012
May 22-25 2012
College Station, Texas, USA
Technical Papers Sculpting/Fabrication Papers Courses Exhibition
Technical Paper Submission Sculpting/Fabrication Papers Course Submission Submission for Exhibition
Venue Registration Travel Accomodations
Presentation Videos Conference Program
Technical Papers Committee Sculpting/Fabrication Committee Courses Committee Exhibition Committee
Helmut Pottman Greg N. Frederickson Carlo Séquin
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Shape Modeling International 2012
Conference Chairs: Ergun Akleman and John Keyser


Shape Modeling International (SMI) provides an international forum for the dissemination of new mathematical theories and computational techniques for modeling, simulating and processing digital representations of shapes and their properties to a community of researchers, developers, students, and practitioners across a wide range of fields.

Shape Modeling International 2012 (SMI’12) is organized in College Station Texas from May 22nd 2012 to May 25th 2012. The conference is held using classroom and auditorium spaces of Langford Center of College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. The main auditorum is Geren auditorum in Langford Center B.

Conference has activities including keynote speeches, technical papers, practical papers, courses & tutorials and sculpture exhibition. The conference will be 4 days. We have courses and tutorials, presentations of technical and practical papers. Art exhibition will be open during the conference. The following list is detailed explanation of the activities.

Helmut Pottmann : Freeform Architecture and Fabrication-Aware Design
Greg N. Frederickson: Beyond Swinging: Hinged Dissections that Twist or Fold
Carlo H. Séquin: The Design and Realization of Large-Scale Free-Form Sculptures

Chairs: John Hart and Scott Schaefer
Technical papers, as before, is the core of the conference. 20 papers are accepted as full papers and 11 papers are accepted as short papers. All technical papers are published in Computers & Graphics journal. The papers are presented in 20 minutes presentation slots and each paper session includes four papers. The technical paper sessions include Processing Parametric Models, Geometry Compression, Interactive Modeling, Fitting, Differential Geometry, Modeling, Computational Geometry and Deformable Surfaces. See technical paper presentation in the conference program.

Chairs: Carlo Séquin and Wei Yan
Eight papers are accepted as FASE papers. These papers will be published in a special issue of Hyperseeing magazine, similar to Leonardo in Siggraph. The papers will be presented in 20 minutes presentation slots. See FASE paper presentations in the conference program.

Chairs: Cindy Grimm and Ann McNamara
Two 2-hour courses will be presented second day of the conference in parallel sessions:
Quaternions and Dual Quaternions by Ron Goldman
Centroidal Voronoi Tessellation: Computation and Applications by Wenping Wang
Two half-day courses will be presented in the third day of the conference in parallel sessions:
Surface-, Flow-, and Volume-Based Techniques for Shape Modeling by Giuseppe Patane, David Xiangfeng Gu, Xin Shane Li and Michela Spagnuolo
Implicit Modelling by Brian Wyvill, Alexander Pasko, John Hart and Herbert Grasberger
See course presentations in the conference program.

Chairs: Gabriel Esquivel and Goran Konjevod
Conference exhibition will be held in Exhibition Gallery in Langford Center A. In addition to accepted artworks, we will have works from participants.

During the conference an 18-floor building is demolished. Click here to see Carlo Sequin's video of the demolishing.

Conference Posters
Feel free to print and distribute the conference posters. Click appropriate poster size to download the poster.
Letter size Color Poster , Letter size Black & White Poster , A4 size Color Poster and, A4 size Black & White Poster

The Bridges Organization:
Art and Mathematics
ISAMA: The international Society of the Arts, Mathematics and Architecture

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College of Architecture
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Visualization Department
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