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From: (Jose Damski)
Subject:  CFP AID'94 Workshop Reasoning with Shapes in Design
Date:     Thu, 19 May 1994 06:23:50 GMT


                    Reasoning with Shapes in Design
                       Sunday, August 14th, 1994
                             14:00--18:00 hs

                        Lausanne, Switzerland             

                   Held in conjunction with  AID'94
               (Artificial Intelligence in Design - 94)

Description of Workshop

   'Shape' -- models of geometry -- plays an important role in the
development of design ideas. This workshop will provide a forum 
for researchers in artificial intelligence in design to discuss
reasoning with shape in design and the representations and
computations that support such reasoning.

The workshop organisers especially invite attention to the following

 * designers' understanding of shape information
 * the role of shape information in different models of design
      (examples of design models include search, constraints,
       prototypes, optimisation, and genetic processes)
 * models of shapes
 * representations of shapes
      (emerging representational schemes such as connectionist and 
       diagrammatic representations as well as traditional symbolic 
       representations, including mathematical ones, are of interest)
 * reasoning with shapes
 * transformations between alternative representations of shapes
 * computing with shapes
 * design applications involving shape

Format of the Workshop

    The workshop will have a round-table format. Up to four 
20-minute presentations based on extended abstracts submitted by
participants will be given. Its duration will be 4 hours with 
a half hour break at the midpoint.  The presentations are intended to
act as catalysts for discussion which can and should go beyond 
the presentations themselves.


Attendance at the workshop will be restricted to persons whose
extended abstracts are accepted by the advisory
committee. To help ensure a focussed and collegial atmosphere, the 
number of attendees will be limited to 20-30 people.
Participants must register for both the workshop and the
general conference. The workshop fee will be SFr 75. This is to 
cover administration,  workshop notes and coffee break.

Any questions regarding the technical content of the workshop should be
directed to either of the coordinators.

Submissions Requirements

Submit an extended abstract of 2-5 pages. Authors whose abstracts are
selected by the advisory committee for presentation will be requested
to prepare 20-minute presentations of their work.

Send submissions in plain ascii or Latex source format to, or mail 4 copies of hardcopy submissions to Jose
Damski at the address below.  Electronic submissions are preferred.
Please do not send floppy disks or tapes.

Important Dates

 2 June 1994  Deadline for submissions.
 4 July 1994  Notification of acceptance.
15 July 1994  Deadline for camera-ready copies.


The preprints of the workshop will be published, and distributed to the
participants at the workshop. Authors of some abstracts may subsequently
be invited to submit a full paper to a special issue of an archival 
journal related to the topic of reasoning with shapes.

Workshop Committee

Christopher Carlson
    Research Institute for Symbolic Computation
    Johannes Kepler University

Jose Damski (coordinator)
    Key Centre of Design Computing
    Dept of Architectural and Design Science 
    University of Sydney - Sydney - 2006 - NSW - Australia 
    fax: +61-2-692 3031

Ernest Edmonds
    LUTCHI Research Centre      
    Department of Computer Studies
    Loughborough University of Technology

Hari Narayanan
    Knowledge Systems Laboratory
    Stanford University

George Stiny
    University of California - Los Angeles

Robert Woodbury  (coordinator)           
    Department of Architecture    
    University of Adelaide