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3rd SAGA Workshop

October 9-11, Trento, Italy


Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) originated about 45 years ago and is now a key part of product development and production process. Current commercial technology is built on results from Classical and Computational Geometry, and Approximation Theory, Numerical Analysis, and Computer Graphics.

The development of Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) influenced significantly the fields of simulation, visualization and visual computing technologies, In this world more is better, and too much is never enough. In the last few years, ever-increasing computational power as well as new hardware and software technologies are revolutionizing the field. The widespread availability of dedicated graphics hardware at low cost, has significantly contributed to the extensive adoption of 2D and 3D graphics solutions. The fast speed at which computing power is moving is in turn affecting, either directly or indirectly, a significant range of domains including, but not limited to, digital content creation and the creative industry (performing arts, film, animation movies, video gaming, digital libraries), multimodal interfaces and natural computer interaction, scientific visualisation (e.g. medicine, chemical and pharmaceuticals), policy making (e.g. planning, environment, public sector information), engineering and manufacturing (civil engineering, manufacturing, automotive and aerospace etc.), marketing (digital signage, advertisement campaigns), finance (visual analytics and data mining), safety and security, to name but a few.

Furthermore, the horizontal nature of simulation, visualization and visual computing technologies means that the development in the aforementioned fields affects, or has indirect implications, on a very large range of less technology-driven/dependent disciplines such as archival sciences, pedagogy, neurosciences, digital storytelling, social and cognitive sciences.

The FP7 Initial Training Network SAGA aimed at promoting this new field, and in general at strengthening interdisciplinary and inter-sectorial research and development concerning CAD/CAM, by training a new generation of researchers familiar with both academic and industry viewpoints, while supporting the cooperation among the partners and with other interested collaborators in Europe. This workshop marks the conclusion of the SAGA project and as part of the event the SAGA fellows will show their research results.


Invited Speakers:

  • Dr. Thomas A. Grandine, Senior Technical Fellow, BOEING Research & Technology, USA
  • Prof. Lorenzo Robbiano, DIMA - Department of Mathematics, Genova, Italy
  • Prof. Andrew Sommese, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
  • Mr. Gino Brunetti, Center for Advanced Security and Research, Darmstadt, Germany

Important Dates:

  • Extended Abstracts Due: 20 September 2012.
  • Authors Notified: 30 September 2012.
  • Workshop: October 9-11, 2012.

Apply for funding to join the event:

Researchers may apply for partial cover of their travel and accomodation costs to join the event:

  • Accomodation costs: up to 95 Euros per night, and exclusively for the two nights necessary to join the event.
  • Travel costs: up to 300 euros per person.

Applicant must comply with the following rules:

  • The applicant must not belong to an institution within the SAGA consortium.
  • The applicant must submit an extended abstracts according to the "call for papers" of the event.
  • The applicant will have to submit to Graphitech an official travel form (template will be provided by Graphitech) attaching the original receipts.

Funds are limited therefore prioritisation on which researcher to be selected for funded will solely occur on the basis of the scientific quality of the extended abstract submitted, which will be evaluated by the scientific committee.

Requests should be sent to