Seventh International Conference on
Curves and Surfaces
organized by SMAI-AFA

Avignon - FRANCE
June 24-30, 2010

Authors will be notified on the status of their contribution


The conference will take place at the conference center in Avignon called "Palais des Papes"

                                   from Thursday 24 June to Wednesday 30 June, 2010

Sunday, June 27 is free for sightseeing and in particular for boat excursion

Welcome and Registration in the Salle des Gardes,

  • on Wednesday, June 23, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • on Thursday, June 24, from 8:00 am to 12:00.

The entry of the Conference Center is near the main entry of the Popes' Palace (50 meters on the left).

The conference is organized by SMAI-AFA (Association Française d'Approximation), an activity group of Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (SMAI) in collaboration with the following institutions:

Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble INP,Arts et Métiers ParisTech,INRIA,Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann,CNRS

Conference topics

Overall theme "Representation and Approximation of Curves and Surfaces and Applications"

with subtopics (in alphabetical order)
  • Computer-aided geometric design
  • Computer graphics and visualisation 
  • Computational Geometry and Topology
  • Geometry processing
  • Image and signal processing
  • Interpolation and smoothing
  • Mesh generation, finite elements and splines
  • Scattered data processing and learning theory
  • Sparse and high-dimensional approximation
  • Subdivision, wavelets and multi-resolution methods

    as well as related applications in manufacturing, mechanics, solid modelling,  terrain modelling, oceanography, geosciences, ...

Important dates

  • January 15, 2010 : Deadline for abstract submission. -> Deadline postponed to January 22, 2010
  • February 28, 2010 : E-mail notification of accepted abstracts.
  • April 15 , 2010 :
      - Deadline for conference registration and payment for talk/poster participants.
      - Deadline for hotel reservation.
  • October 31, 2010 : Deadline for proceedings submission.

Invited speakers


  • Open Source Software for Curves and Surfaces
    Organizer : Pierre Alliez (INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France)
  • Geometry and Topology of Data
    Organizer : Frédéric Chazal  (INRIA Saclay, France)
  • Approximation problems in image processing 
    Organizer : Shai Dekel (GE Healthcare, Israel)
  • Discrete differential geometry 
    Organizer : Mathieu Desbrun  (Caltech, Pasadena, USA)
  • Non-linear subdivision schemes 
    Organizer : Kai Hormann (Clausthal univ. of technology, Germany)
  • Sparse Approximation
    Organizer : Gitta Kutyniok  (Osnabrueck University, Germany)
  • Architectural Geometry 
    Organizer : Johannes Wallner (TU Graz, Austria)
  • Radial Basis Functions, Kernel-based and Meshfree Methods
    Organizer : Holger Wendland  (Univ. of Sussex, UK)


with the collaboration of

Scientific committee


The conference proceedings will be published in Springer's wellknown book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science . The deadline for proceedings submission is october 31, 2010. More information on the submission process here. Note from Springer Volumes published as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, incl. its subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI), are indexed by the following services:
- EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases) --
- ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S), included in ISI Web of Science --
- dblp --
- Scopus --
- ACM Digital Library --
- Zentralblatt MATH --
- MathSciNet --
- Google Scholar --
- IO-Port --
Please note that it may take several months following publication of a new LNCS volume until papers show up on the websites or portals of the services mentioned above. Depending on the focus of the particular indexing services, they may decide to only include selected volumes of the LNCS series.
Not being a journal, but a book series publishing primarily proceedings, LNCS is not included in ISI's Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-E) and hence does not have an impact factor. However, references to ISI-listed journals that are cited in LNCS papers do contribute to the respective journal’s impact factor.

Registration fees

SMAI members
Payment before April 15, 2010 (included)
All Others
Payment before April 15, 2010 (included)
Payment after April 15, 2010
Participant (full fare) 360 Euros 400 Euros 520 Euros
Academic (university staff) 180 Euros 200 Euros 260 Euros
Student 85 Euros 100 Euros 200 Euros
Retired person 85 Euros 100 Euros 200 Euros
Organizer (*) free
(*) Invited speakers and mini-symposium organizers.

Excursion - Cruise: June 27, 2010

The cruise reservation is closed from now because all places have been booked. We will inform you at the conference if some places were freed.
Excursion on the river Rhone, Avignon - Arles on the boat Miréio (without lunch ).
11h00 : embark, Allées de l'Oulle, Avignon
11h30 : departure.
14h15/16h00 : free call at Arles.
18h45 : arrival in Avignon.
Individual rates : 29?

More information :

Interesting combinations with other events

For overseas travelers, it might be interesting to note other meetings: Thus it is possible to combine these events in one trip!