The 29th International Meshing Roundtable (IMR) solicits technical papers that present original results on meshing and related technology. We encourage novel theoretical ideas and practical algorithms that may have implications in science and engineering applications requiring space discretization such as geometric modeling, computer graphics, simulation, and visualization.

The following is a list (not exhaustive) of relevant topics:

Topics (Papers and Research Abstracts)

  • Mesh Generation and Modification
    • Structured, unstructured, Cartesian, and hybrid meshing techniques
    • Mesh generation for high-order numerical methods
    • Optimal meshing, centroidal Voronoi tessellation
    • Mesh adaptation, anisotropy, and metrics
    • Mesh refinement, coarsening, smoothing, untangling, optimization, simplification, and compression
    • Dynamic mesh modifications: moving meshes, level set methods, and mesh morphing
    • Quadrilateral, hexahedral meshing theories and algorithms
    • Weighted Delaunay, Power Diagram techniques
  • Meshing for Parallel and Distributed Computing
    • Parallel data structures for mesh generation
    • Mesh partitioning and coloring
    • Mesh streaming, and real time mesh adaptation
    • Meshing for cloud computing
  • CAD and Computational Geometry Issues in 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
    • Mesh-spline conversion
    • Computational conformal geometry
    • Discrete differential geometry
    • Computational optimal transportation
    • Processing of point clouds
  • Implications of Meshing Applications
    • Finite element, finite volume analysis and modeling
    • Geometric modeling
    • Computer graphics and scientific visualization
    • Other novel methodology and applications, such as machine learning for mesh generation
    • Solution-driven adaptivity
    • Application-specific novel meshing techniques
    • Isogeometric analysis
    • Topological optimization
    • Optimal transportation, convex optimization
    • Numerical PDE
    • Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)
    • 3D surface reconstruction from medical images

Submission Details

Paper submissions will be open in mid-January. For requirements and submission instructions, visit Paper Submission webpage.

Important Dates

Deadlines are all 11:59 pm Mountain Daylight Time (UTC-6 hours)

  • Call for papers: November 20, 2020
  • Paper submission website opens:  Closed
  • Full paper submission deadline: Extended to March 5, 2021
  • Final paper notification of acceptance: April 30, 2021
  • Final camera-ready files for papers due: May 28, 2021

If you have questions about the Call for Papers or paper submission process contact:

Xianfeng Gu, Papers Chair
Stony Brook University


Vladimir Z Tomov, Papers Chair
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


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