DIMACS Workshop on Implementation of Geometric Algorithms

Panel: What next for computational geometry software?

Panel Members:


The past decade has seen an explosion of interest in the practical aspects of computational geometry. Implementation issues, from the design of data structures to the robust implementation of geometric predicates, have emerged as central topics. Enormous effort has been devoted to the construction of geometric software libraries, for example CGAL and LEDA. This panel will attempt to evaluate the current state-of-the-art and speculate about the next steps in the development of geometric software.