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Application Challenges to Computational Geometry: CG Impact Task Force Report

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March 1996
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With rapid advances in computer hardware and
visualization systems,
geometric computing is creeping into virtually every corner of
science and engineering,
from design and manufacturing to astrophysics to
molecular biology to fluid dynamics.
This report assesses the opportunities
and challenges this presents for the field of
computational geometry in the years ahead.
Can CG meet the algorithmic needs of practitioners?
Should it look to applied areas
for new sources of problems?
Can CG live up to its potential and
become a key player in
the vast and diverse world of geometric
computing? These are some of the
questions addressed in this document.
It was prepared by a group of computer scientists,
engineers, and mathematicians with
extensive experience in geometric computing.
This report is intended as a wake-up call rather than an agenda setter.
It is hoped it will engage a community-wide
discussion on the future of computational geometry.

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