Call for Workshop Paper Submissions
Structured Meshing: Theory, Applications,
and Evaluation

This workshop is jointly organized by
The Visualization and Modeling (ViM) lab at the University of Houston, USA,
The CAD&CG Lab at Zhejiang University, China, and
The Computational Bio-Modeling Lab at Carnegie Mellon University.

In many applications, such as surface or volume modeling, data field representation (e.g. texture mapping), variously scientific computing, like free-form deformation, physically-based simulation, structured or semi-structured meshes are typically preferred over the unstructured ones. This is because a structured mesh can offer a number of desired properties. For example, 1) it naturally leads to tensor product structure, facilitating the generation of subsequent smooth representation, such as trivariate spline representation; 2) it is easy to refine, enabling the implementation of multi-grid and adaptive computations; 3) it has larger tolerance for anisotropy and less numerical stiffness. These characteristics facilitate subsequent scientific computations that are run on these meshes so that the generated results are of higher accuracy and faster to compute. Hexahedral meshes are examples of such structured or semi-structured meshes.

Despite a number of recent advances on generating high quality hex-meshes, it remains an open problem to get a suitable structured hexahedral mesh from a given complex model with little manual intervention, especially considering the various requirements from the numerical applications. At the same time, there lacks of a set of criteria for the evaluation of the quality of the obtained meshes from the application’s point of view. This makes the selection of proper mesh generation and optimization techniques for the needs of specific applications challenging.

This workshop aims to provide a platform for the researchers in the meshing community to report their recent developments, and for the practitioners in the application domains to present their specific requirements of new computation tasks to the meshing community. The goal is to enable the meshing community to better understand the needs of the application domains and determine the set of quality metrics (both local and global) that will be used to shape the investigation of future techniques.


This workshop aims to attract recent advances of the techniques on addressing the structured mesh generation and optimization problems and their applications. Suggested topics for papers include, but are not limited to:


Deadline for submission: April 8, 2014
Notification of acceptance: April 13, 2014

All the papers should be submitted to Dr. Guoning Chen (, Dr. Jin Huang (, and Dr. Jessica Zhang ( Please refer to the CASA paper format for the formatting of the papers.

Papers selected to this workshop will be published as Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.