The SIAM Special Interest Activity Group on Geometric Design and the Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling have a shared heritage dating back to the early 1980s. This biennial joint conference (started in 2009) represents a historic union of these communities, their rich academic and industrial histories, as well as the common intellectual themes that continue to move them forward. Over the past twenty years the meetings of the SIAM Special Interest Activity Group on Geometric Design have been one of the main general international conferences on geometric modeling and related areas, and have been well attended by mathematicians and engineers from academia, industry, and government. Since its inception in 1991, the Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling has been the primary international forum for disseminating research results and exchanging new ideas in relevant mathematical theory, solid modeling, physical modeling, geometric design, analysis, simulation and processing, shape computing and visualization, and various applications.
GD/SPM 15 is in cooperation with ACM SIGGRAPH.