DIMACS Workshop on Algorithmic Issues in Modeling Motion

November 18 - 20, 2002
DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Pankaj K. Agarwal, Duke University, pankaj@cs.duke.edu
Leonidas J. Guibas, Stanford University, guibas@cs.stanford.edu
Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Focus on Computational Geometry and Applications.

Motion, like shape, is one of the fundamental modalities to be modeled in order to represent and manipulate the physical world in a computer. As such, motion representations and the algorithms that operate on them are central to all computational disciplines dealing with physical objects: computer graphics, computer vision, robotics, etc. Modeling motion is also crucial for other disciplines dealing with temporally varying data, including mobile networks, temporal data bases, etc. Motion algorithms require computational resources, and frequently sensing and communication resources as well, in order to accomplish their task. Despite the prominent position that motion plays in so many computer disciplines, little has been done to date to provide a clean conceptual framework for representing motion, describing algorithms on moving objects, and analyzing their behavior and performance.

This workshop aims to bring together people from the different research communities interested in algorithmic issues related to moving objects. The workshop will address core algorithmic issues as well as aspects of modeling and analyzing motion. The goal is to debate and discuss the issues in representing, processing, reasoning, analyzing, searching, and visualizing moving objects; to identify key research issues that need to be addressed, and to help establish relationships which can be used to strengthen and foster collaboration across the different areas.

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