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  Voronoi Diagram Research
  VDRC, Seoul, Korea
  Banff Center, Canada
  Computer Science Department, U of Ct
  VD 2004 (Tokyo, Japan)
  VD 2005 (Seoul, Korea)
ISVD Objectives
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The Voronoi diagram is one of the fundamental mathematical concepts, with numerous applications in the fields of science and engineering. Since the underlying concept of space partitioning was created almost 100 years ago, it was wildly utilized in math, physics, biology, geography and other traditional disciplines. Recently, the concept has gained increased popularity due to the development of new fast hardware, advances in communication, emerging of computational methods that enable to perform large-scale computations in a robust manner, as well as creation of 3-dimensional models of the real world through the advances in computer graphics.  While the theoretical contributions on the subject are still of importance, it is the application of the results to pressing real-world problems, as well as emerging areas of computer science, that are key aspects and the concentration of the Symposium.  



 Topics of interest
  • n  Theoretical aspects of Voronoi and Delaunay diagrams 
       Computational and implementation aspects of Voronoi and Delaunay diagrams 
       Generalizations of the Voronoi and Delaunay diagrams 
       Applications of the Voronoi and Delaunay methodology to areas such as:
          Biology, Biometrics, Chemistry, Physics, Material sciences, Engineering,
          Geography,  Geographic information systems, Mesh generation, Solid modeling, 
          Computer graphics, Image processing, Robotics, Path planning,  
          Motion analysis, Collision detection and avoidance, Morphing,
          Surface reconstruction, Interpolation, Biometrics, Visualization,
       Voronoi Art
       Other related areas


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 Topics of interest

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Topics covered by ISVD Symposium  include theoretical aspects of Voronoi diagrams, computational aspects of their construction and large-scale computing, generalization of the Voronoi diagram, Voronoi Art, and  applications of the concept in biology, chemistry, physics, material sciences, geography, Geographic Information Systems, computer graphics, solid modeling, pattern analysis and recognition, motion analysis and planning, VLSI design, collision detection and avoidance, networking and communication, medicine, molecular biology, visualization, biometrics and other emerging areas.



The goals of the International Conferences on Voronoi Diagrams in Science and Engineering is therefore to concentrate specifically on unique aspects of the research into the Voronoi diagrams and on practical applications of this research to manufacturing engineering, robotics, VLSI design, communication, geomatics, GIS (geographical information systems), urban planning, medicine, bioinformatics, high-performance computing, education and other applications


 Links to iCORE research

The goals of the ISVD are aligned nicely with the iCORE mandate to: “develop and support excellent university-based research teams around fundamental and applied problems in information and communications technology. Its (iCORE) goal is to build a critical mass of leading researchers in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, physics, mathematics and other ICT disciplines”. The areas of particular interest to iCORE, that are part of VD 2006, include Geometric Modeling, Scientific Visualization, Computer Graphics and Computational Geometry applications in Engineering, Medicine, Biology, Physics, Education and Arts.  Specific focus is on utilization of fundamental knowledge from mathematics, physics and geometry to emerging areas of science, such as bioinformatics, molecular biology and biometrics.


 Links to Alberta research

 In addition to the acknowledged academic research strength, there is a growing awareness of the value of computer graphics, geometric modeling and scientific computing for Alberta industry. New industrial research is being initiated in those areas, and significant activities spurred in many other industrial sectors, especially those involved in the acquisition, processing and interpretation of large data sets (e.g., geographical information systems (GIS), civil engineering, network optimization, etc.). The above areas will be represented by the Symposium. In addition, there are some areas specifically targeted by ISVD, such as medical, molecular biology and biometric applications, that are invaluable for successful growth and development of modern society.