Monday, February 4, 2013

[DMANET] Distance Geometry and Applications, Manaus, June 2013 - 3rd Annoucement

DGA 2013
Workshop on Distance Geometry and Applications
June 24-17, Manaus-Amazonas-BRAZIL


** EXTENDED DEADLINE (maximum 4 pages extended abstract): February 15, 2013 **

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This is the 3rd Announcement of the WORKSHOP ON DISTANCE GEOMETRY
AND APPLICATIONS - DGA'2013, which will take place in a jungle hotel,
along the Amazon river and in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, one
of the world greatest natural environments and huge biodiversity
hotspots, close to Manaus, capital of the Amazonas state, Brazil, on
June 24-27, 2013.

The aim of the Workshop is to bring together researchers in
multidisciplinary fields, with emphasis on Distance Geometry (DG).
Distance Geometry is an area of research already consolidated, with
Mathematics and Computation as key areas in its foundation. The
concept of distance is essential to the human experience and DG puts
this concept as the main object in a given geometric structure. The
fundamental problem of DG is to find a set of points in a given
geometric space whose distances between some of these points are

Besides the beauty of the mathematical theory associated to DG, the
interest in this research topic is explained by the richness and
variety of its applications. Among the best known ones we find
molecular structure determination, localization of sensor networks,
graph rigidity, graph realization, data visualization, and robotics.

We accept contributions in the form of extended abstracts (maximum 4
pages) to be published in the workshop proceedings without copyright.
They will be presented in a poster session, which will be a very
important part of the workshop. The best accepted extended abstracts
will be selected for a special session of oral presentations (5-10 min

The official language of the workshop is English.

There will be a special issue of the journal "Discrete Applied
Mathematics (DAM)", where the participants will be invited to submit
their corresponding full papers.

Submission 'extended' deadline: February 15, 2013
Acceptance notification: March 18, 2013
Workshop dates: June 24-27, 2013


Abdo Alfakih (University of Windsor, Canada)
- Rigidity of bar-and joint frameworks via distance geometry
Amit Singer (Princeton University, USA)
- Localization by Global Registration
Antonio Mucherino (Université de Rennes 1, France)
- Discretization Orders for Distance Geometry
Ehtibar Dzhafarov (Purdue University, USA)
- Pseudo-quasi-metrics on spaces of random variables applied to
problems in behavioral sciences and quantum physics
Fábio Almeida (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
- Discrete conformational states and the energy landscape of proteins:
demand for computational methods for structure calculation of excited
Federico Arroyo (Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain)
- Distance-based formulations for the position analysis of kinematic chains
Floor van Leeuwen (University of Cambridge, England)
- The self-calibrating solutions of all-sky space astrometry
Gordon Crippen (University of Michigan, USA)
- An Alternative Approach to Distance Geometry Using L∞ Distances
Janez Žerovnik (Fakulteta za strojništvo Ljubljana, Slovenia)
- Multicoloring of 3D hexagonal graphs
Leo Liberti (École Polytechnique, France; and IBM TJ Watson Research
Center, USA)
- Distance Geometry: the past and the present
Michel-Marie Deza (Ecole Normale Supérieure, France)
- Distances and Geometry
Thérèse Malliavin (Institut Pasteur, France)
- The protein structures as constrained geometric objects
Zhijun Wu (Iowa State University, USA)
- Distance Geometry Optimization and Applications

Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Ecole Polytechnique, France
Universite de Rennes 1, France

Nelson Maculan, COPPE - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Carlile Lavor, IMECC - Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

Rosiane de Freitas Rodrigues, ICOMP - Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil


Alberto Krone-Martins (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
Antonio Mucherino (Université de Rennes 1, France)
Bruce Donald (Duke University, USA)
Celina Herrera de Figueiredo (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Daniel Aloise (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)
Deok-Soo Kim (Hanyang University, South Korea)
Di Wu (Western Kentucky University, USA)
Dieter Rautenbach (Universität Ulm, Germany)
Fabio Schoen (Universitá di Firenze, Italy)
Guilherme Fonseca (Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Guilherme Liberali (Erasmus University, The Netherlands)
Hans Colonius (Universität Oldenburg, Germany)
Jayme Szwarcfiter (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Jose Mario Martinez (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil)
Julius Zilinskas (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
Kelson Mota (Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil)
Kim-Chuan Toh (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Leo Liberti (École Polytechnique, France; and IBM TJ Watson Research
Center, USA)
Lu Yang (East China Normal University, China)
Manfred Sippl (University of Salzburg, Austria)
Marcelo Firer (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil)
Michael Nilges (Institut Pasteur, France)
Michel Petitjean (Université Paris 7, France)
Monique Laurent (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica and Tilburg
University, The Nertherlands)
Nair Abreu (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Ramachrisna Teixeira (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
Raphael Machado (Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e
Tecnologia, Brazil)
Rosiane de Freitas Rodrigues (Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil)
Rumen Andonov (Université de Rennes 1, France)
Sueli Costa (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil)


Alessandro Andrioni (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil)
Altigran Soares da Silva (Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil)
Antonio Mucherino (Université de Rennes, France)
Carlile Lavor (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil)
Carlos Gustavo (Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil)
Danielle Gordiano Valente (Universidade do Estado do Amazonas, Brazil)
Edleno Silva de Moura (Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil)
Eulanda Santos (Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil)
Fabíola Guerra Nakamura (Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil)
Hidembergue Ordozgoith da Frota (Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil)
Ivan Tribuzy (Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil)
José Luiz de Souza Pio (Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil)
Kelson Motta (Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil)
Leo Liberti (École Polytechnique, France; and IBM TJ Watson Research
Center, USA)
Maria de Fatima Cruz Marques (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Nelson Maculan (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Rainer Xavier de Amorim (Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil)

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