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Cherri Porter
Conference Coordinator
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Call for Papers

"Mesh Modeling for Simulations and Visualization''

Technical Papers

The 21st IMR solicits technical papers that present original results on meshing, gridding and related technology. The theme for the 21st IMR is ``Mesh Modeling for Simulation and Visualization.’’ We encourage theoretical and novel ideas and algorithms with practical potential as well as technical applications in science and engineering, geometric modeling, computer graphics and visualization in research and industrial settings. Potential topics include but are not limited to:
  • Mesh Generation and Modification
    • Structured, unstructured, Cartesian, and hybrid meshing techniques
    • High-order finite elements, and mesh generation
    • Optimal meshing, centroidal Voronoi tessellation
    • Mesh adaptation, metrics, and anisotropy
    • Mesh refinement, coarsening, smoothing, untangling, optimization, simplification, and compression
    • Dynamic mesh modifications such as moving meshes, level set methods, and mesh morphing

  • Meshing for High-Performance and Distributed Computing
    • Parallel mesh data structure
    • Mesh partitioning and coloring
    • Parallel meshing, mesh streaming, and real time meshing techniques
    • Meshing for cloud computing

  • CAD and Computational Geometry Issues for Meshing
    • Geometry representation and translation: B-Rep NURBS, implicit surfaces, and volume data
    •  Surface reconstruction and domain generation
    • Geometry preparation: CAD repair/cleanup, simplification, defeaturing, partitioning, decomposition, and imprint/merge
    • Dimension reduction: medial axis transformation, Voronoi diagram, chordal axis transform, mid-surface, and other skeletal representations
    • Virtual geometry and topology

  • Implications of Applications for Meshing
    • Finite element, finite volume analysis and modeling
    • Geometric modeling
    • Computer graphics and scientific visualization
    • Other novel methodology and applications, such as isogeometric analysis
    • Solution-driven adaptivity
    • Application-specific novel meshing techniques

Papers should contain significant technical content to be accepted. For each accepted paper, an author or co-author must register for the conference and give a presentation of 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings in black-and-white by Springer Publishing Group and be distributed at the conference. The proceedings will also be distributed electronically on flashdrives, and the electronic version can contain color figures. One paper will be selected as for best the technical paper award. In addition, all accepted papers are eligible for the annual AIAA MVCE (Meshing Visualization and Computational Environments) Shahyar Pirzadeh Memorial Award.

Full Paper Due: June 01, 2012
For instructions, see the paper submission page at

Research Notes

In addition to full papers, the 21st International Meshing Roundtable also solicits research notes, which are short articles describing exploratory research, preliminary results and techniques deemed to be relevant to the field of meshing.

The guidelines for submitting a research note are as follows:
  1. The list of topics and formatting guidelines for research notes is the same as for the full paper.
  2. Research notes must be limited to 2000 words or 5 pages, whichever is shorter including figures, tables, references and appendices. Articles not meeting the formatting guidelines or page/word limit will be rejected.
  3. Research notes will be reviewed by the committee, with a less strict review standard than full technical papers.
  4. Research notes will not be published in the printed proceedings of the International Meshing Roundtable, but will be included in the electronic version of the proceedings distributed on flashdrives with color figures.
  5. A special session will be dedicated to presentations of research notes. Presenters will have 10 minutes for presentation plus 5 minutes for questions.
  6. Authors may not submit a full paper and a research note on the same topic in the same year. However, a rejected full-paper submission may be recommended to be resubmitted as a research note for the year. Research notes from a previous year are eligible to be submitted as a full paper the following year.

Research Notes Due: July 31, 2012
For instructions, see the paper submission page at



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