Research Workshop on Algebraic Representations in Computer-Aided Design for Complex Shapes

First Announcement and Call for Applications

Algebraic Representations in Computer-Aided Design for Complex Shapes

25-27 April 2016
Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria

This is the Kickoff Workshop of European Network ARCADES, and serves as a Recruitment event for the Network’s 13 open PhD positions. There is funding available for student participants.

ARCADES is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, funded by EC within H2020, starting on January 1st, 2016, and lasting for 4 years. It includes 8 sites offering 13 PhD’s, and 5 industrial partners. ARCADES offers a comprehensive training program at the crossroads of mathematics, computer-aided design technology, and software development. Our methods lead to real-time modelers for architectural geometry and visualisation, to isogeometric and design-through-analysis software for shape optimisation, marine design and hydrodynamics, and tools for motion design, robot kinematics, path planning, and control of machining tools.

Recruitment event

Students that have recently obtained, or are completing their Master’s studies in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or any other relevant field, and are interested in the Network’s PhD positions, are encouraged to apply for participation, see below. All participating students (funded or not) shall learn of our planned activities, shall meet potential advisors, and may present their work in a poster session. Please visit for details on the PhD positions.

Students and researchers from countries affected by conflicts and having their careers interrupted are encouraged to apply. Researchers faced by these circumstances can also visit:


ARCADES offers funding to support the participation of a limited number of qualified students interested in the Network’s PhD positions, typically of up to 700 Euro per student, in order to cover travel and/or accommodation. Interested students must apply by January 31st, 2016, by sending an email to, with subject line marking “WORKSHOP APPLICATION” and containing one file with:

1) a detailed Curriculum Vitae,
2) the completed eligibility form (see,
3) an estimate of the cost of participation, based on their travel and accommodation plans, and an estimate of the funding requested from ARCADES,
4) [optionally] the title of a poster that they may wish to present.