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ShApes, Geometry and Algebra

Objective

SAGA aims at advancing the mathematical foundations of CAD technology. Based on some exploratory work, we believe that this technology can be greatly enhanced by exploiting results and techniques from many different fields in mathematics: Algebraic Geometry, Symbolic Computation, but also Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory. The main goal of the proposal is to exploit the diverse knowledge of the partners (from universities, research institutes, and industry) for training a new generation of mathematicians. To master the challenges of combining CAD and Algebraic Geometry, Europe needs new experts with experience from different schools of thought and applications, who have built their own Europe-wide contact net and have either gathered important industrial experience before pursuing an academic career or have academic research experience before entering industry. SAGA offers an environment of researchers from different areas with a common vision, and tailor-made training opportunities to learn geometric modeling both from the industrial and the fundamental mathematics perspective. The network-wide training will offer one large training event per year, i.e. a school, two study groups for joint problem solving, and a final workshop. Complementary skills will be trained both locally and also at the annual events that are open also for external researchers. The topics envisaged for training-through-research include how current CAD algorithms can be improved when several representations for the same object are available, with easily performed conversion between them; how algebraic and geometrical tools can be adapted to solve CAD problems; how concrete CAD challenges (like hole filling, offsets, singularities) can be dealt with using Algebraic Geometry; as well as practical problems posed by industry.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-1-1-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 320 020
Administrative Contact
Tor Dokken (Dr.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 355 522
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helge Galdal (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 310 309
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Willi Voigt (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 323 862
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frederique La Virotte (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 294 585
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juan José San Miguel (Mr.)
VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 228 475
Address
Universiteto G. 3
01513 Vilnius
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vida Lapinskaite (Ms.)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 267 611
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Efi Kafentzi (Ms.)
FONDAZIONE GRAPHITECH
Italy
EU contribution
€ 328 049
Address
Via Alla Cascata 56/C
38123 Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Raffaele De Amicis (Dr.)
TOPSOLID
France
EU contribution
€ 189 490
Address
Rue Du Bois Sauvage 7
91055 Evry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dominique Laffret (Mr.)
Kongsberg SIM AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 201 762
Address
Havnegata 9
7010 Trondheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pål Robert Engnæs (Mr.)
KONGSBERG SIM GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
Address
Rainergasse 4/2
1040 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact