The computational geometry impact task force report: An executive summary

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Abstract

In June of 1994, I invited a group of researchers1 to join in an effort to assess the impact (past, present, and future) of compu­tational geometry in the practice of geometric computing. With rapid advances in computer hardware and visualization systems, geometric computing is creeping into virtually every comer of science and engi­neering, from design and manufacturing to astrophysics to molecular biology to fluid dynamics. Can computational geometry meet the algo­rithmic needs of practitioners? Should it look to applied areas for new sources of problems? Can CG live up to its potential and become a key player in the vast and diverse world of geometric computing? These are some of the questions addressed in the Computational Geometry Impact Task Force Report. The document was prepared by a group of computer scientists, engineers, and mathematicians with extensive experience in geometric computing. The report was intended as a wake-up call rather them an agenda setter, meant to engage a community-wide discussion on the future of computational geometry. What follows is a brief exec­utive summary of the report. The full report is accessible at the URL, http://www.cs.princeton.edU/~chazelle/tciskforce/CGreport.ps.Z. It is also available as Technical Report TR-521-96, Princeton University, April 1996.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationApplied Computational Geometry
Subtitle of host publicationTowards Geometric Engineering - FCRC 1996 Workshop, WACG 1996, Selected Papers
EditorsDinesh Manocha, Ming C. Lin, Ming C. Lin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages59-65
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)354061785X, 9783540617853
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Event1st ACM Workshop on Applied Computational Geometry, WACG 1996 held as part of 2nd Federated Computing Research Conference, FCRC 1996 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: May 27 1996May 28 1996

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1148
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st ACM Workshop on Applied Computational Geometry, WACG 1996 held as part of 2nd Federated Computing Research Conference, FCRC 1996
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period5/27/965/28/96

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Chazelle, B. (1996). The computational geometry impact task force report: An executive summary. In D. Manocha, M. C. Lin, & M. C. Lin (Eds.), Applied Computational Geometry: Towards Geometric Engineering - FCRC 1996 Workshop, WACG 1996, Selected Papers (pp. 59-65). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1148). Springer Verlag.