"Mathematics often owes more to those who ask questions than to those who answer them." - Richard Guy
The 23rd Bellairs Winter Workshop on Computational Geometry
Bellairs Research Institute of McGill University
Workshop on Reconfiguration - II
February 1-8, 2008
Bellairs Research Institute, Barbados
Since 1986 I have organized workshops on Computational Geometry at Bellairs Research Institute of McGill University in Holetown, St. James, Barbados, West Indies. Every year in early February I invite a selected group of world authorities as well as students (about 16-25 people in all) and we spend a week living together at Bellairs Research Institute working on open problems in the field. Every year the specific topic changes.
It is a rare oportunity for students to work (and live) in close proximity with world-experts in their field of study. Papers on the results obtained at the workshops are written up afterwards via the internet and exchange visits. The format has been very successful and each workshop usually leads to several publications. In addition to the results obtained at Bellairs itself, the workshops have established close links between McGill and research groups in industry and universities throughout Canada and around the world, most notably in Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Japan, Australia, Mexico, Israel and the United States.