About DGA 2013
The WORKSHOP ON DISTANCE GEOMETRY AND APPLICATIONS - DGA'2013 will take place in a jungle hotel, along the Amazon River and in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, one of the world´s greatest natural environments and a 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 Computer Science as key areas at 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 known.
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 by using NMR data, localization of sensor networks, graph rigidity, graph realization, data visualization, and robotics.
Topics of interest
The topics of interest of the workshop are theory, algorithms, and applications of Distance Geometry related to the following research areas, but are not limited to:
- Coding Theory
- Computer Networks
- Data Visualization
- Graph Theory
- Molecular Structure
- Pattern Recognition