David Ferguson, Boeing,
David Field, General Motors, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Lachance, University of
Ed Moylan, SIAM, Great Lakes
Mike Pratt, NIST, email@example.com
Marshall Walker, York University,
Bradd Hart, Fields Institute,
Marshall Walker, York University,
This 2-day workshop, limited to 30 invited participants, is intended
to lay the groundwork for a proposed international SIAM conference on
the same topic. Participants will be expected to make presentations
and contribute to discussion on the theme of the workshop as described
Over the past 40 or 50 years, some applications of geometry in product
development and manufacture have progressed from the research to the
commodity stage. Examples include computer aided design (CAD) and finite
element analysis (FEA). As a result, geometry-based computing has become
pervasive throughout advanced technical enterprises.
Mathematicians from industrial and academic institutions played key
roles in the explosive growth of industrial applications of geometry.
Many geometry-related issues remain to be resolved, and these are addressed
by such conferences as the biennial SIAM Computer Aided Geometric Design
Conference. However, the organizers of this workshop feel that time
has come to focus on what other areas of mathematics may contribute
to the next major extension of computational methods for product development
and manufacture. A further need is to find new ways to integrate already
existing mathematics-based tools so that they work together better.
This proposed workshop intends to create a realistic list of such themes
and to discover ways to make significant progress in applying mathematics
in new ways that not only expand the boundaries of computational applications
but also better integrate some of the applications that currently exist.
We envision three broad categories for discussion:
1. Novel applications - Are there any hitherto unexploited areas of
mathematics having significant potential importance for new applications
in product development and manufacture?
2. Emerging applications - How can we best expand the role of mathematical
tools into new application areas such as virtual engineering and other
forms of simulation?
3. Existing applications - Are there new ways of using existing techniques
in, for example, computational mechanics, electromagnetics, fluid dynamics
and other forms of physically-based modeling? And how can computational
models best be validated for practical use, taking into account issues
of safety and robustness of products?
The goal of the workshop is to create a realistic list of topics, and
a corresponding list of strategies, which will enable significant progress
in identifying potential new industrial applications of mathematics.
These will form the basis of the Call for Papers for the proposed future
List of Participants:
David R Ferguson, Boeing
David Field, General Motors Corporation
William H. Frey, General Motors Corporation
David James, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Eric Jiang, Teksoft
Kirk E. Jordan, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Bradd Hart, Fields Institute
Huaxiong Huang, York University
Michael Lachance, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Harry McLaughlin, RPI
Ed Moylan, Great Lakes Section SIAM
Ernie Mintel, Computer Sciences Corporation
J. Louis Nachman, Oakland Univeristy
Sean O'Reilly, Ford Motor Company
Tom Peters, University of Connecticut
Lee Seitelman, Pratt & Whitney
Neil Stewart, University of Montreal
Paul Tanenbaum, Army Research Labs
Phil Tuchinsky, Ford Motor Company
Marshall Walker, York University
Jianhong Wu, York University
Persons feeling that they can make a significant contribution to
the workshop should contact one of the organizers, with an abstract
of the ideas they would like to present.
For general inquiries regarding this event contact: firstname.lastname@example.org