Call for Papers

Important notice to all SPM attendees: SPM 2020 will be organised as a teleconference due to the coronavirus outbreak. The conference program will be exactly the same as previously years; it will include paper presentations, keynote talks and several workshops but everything will be done using remote conferencing services. All attendees will participate to the conference remotely with video/audio and slide sharing; there will be no on-site participation.


The Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling (SPM) is an international conference series organised annually with the support of the Solid Modeling Association (SMA). This conference is in-cooperation with the ACM Siggraph and the Eurographics Association. SPM 2020 will be hosted at the University of Strasbourg and organised by the ICube laboratory. It will be co-located with the Shape Modeling International (SMI 2020). The conference aims at all aspects of geometric and physical modeling, and their application in design, analysis and manufacturing, as well as in biomedical, geophysical, digital entertainment, and other areas. The conference serves also as a ceremony for awarding the 2020 Pierre Bézier Prize for contributions to solid, shape, and physical modeling.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • 3D fabrication/printing/manufacturing technologies
  • Anisotropic/heterogeneous/composite materials
  • Applied algebraic and differential geometry
  • Applied computational geometry and topology
  • Conceptual, collaborative, and distributed design
  • Computational fabrication
  • Curve, surface, and manifold modeling
  • Dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Feature modeling, recognition, and understanding
  • Geometric algorithms
  • Geometric and topological representations
  • Geometric constraint solving and parametric modeling
  • Geometric interpolation and smoothing
  • Geometry generation and processing
  • Geometry compression and transmission
  • Isogeometric analysis
  • Meshing and mesh optimization
  • Multi-resolution modeling
  • Numerical analysis of geometric algorithms
  • Physically-based modeling and simulation
  • Product data exchange, standards, and interoperability
  • Reverse engineering/reconstruction of surfaces/solids
  • Robustness and validity of geometric computations
  • Shape modeling, synthesis and analysis


Paper Submissions: Accepted full-length papers will be published in the journal of Computer-Aided Design (Elsevier) after a rigorous two-stage double-blind review process. Papers should be formatted according to the style guidelines for Computer-Aided Design and should not exceed 12 pages, including figures and references. We strongly recommend using the LaTeX template to format your paper, but we also accept papers formatted by MS Word according to the style guidelines for Computer-Aided Design (Elsevier). The file must be submitted in PDF format using the EasyChair website.



  • Abstract for full papers: January 17, 2020 January 15, 2020
  • Full paper submission: January 27, 2020 January 20, 2020
  • First review notification: February 28, 2020
  • Revised papers due: March 21, 2020
  • Final notification: April 10, 2020
  • Camera ready papers: April 29, 2020 April 24, 2020
  • Conference: June 2-4, 2020


Conference chairs:

  • Hyewon Seo
  • Frederic Cordier
  • Charlie C.L. Wang

Program chairs:

  • Xin Li
  • Michael Barton
  • Sai Nelaturi



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