History of International Society for Geometry and Graphics (ISGG)
and International Conference on Geometry and Graphics (ICGG)

The first Conference was held in Vancouver, Canada (1978) hosted by Engineering Design Graphics Division of American Society for Engineering Education. The conference was called "International Conference on Descriptive Geometry." Since then the conferences were hold almost every two years. The late Steve M. Slaby, emeritus professor of Princeton University, founded the international conference.

2nd International Conference on Engineering Computer Graphics and Descriptive Geometry (ICECGDG) was held in Beijing, China (1984).

3rd ICECGDG was held in Wien, Austria (1988). Prof. Kenjiro Suzuki proposed an establishment of permanent commission which could offer a platform to exchange information. The proposal was approved by all the participants, and preparatory committee was launched. The members of the committee were Prof. Slaby, Prof. Kenjiro Suzuki and Prof. Stachel.

4th ICECGDG was held in Miami, USA (1990). The first draft for a new international society was approved. It was named "International Society for Geometry and Graphics" and steering committee was comprised. The steering committee prepared a draft of bylaws including objective, constitution, operations, etc.

5th ICECGDG was held in Melbourne, Australia (1992). In this conference "Bylaws" for the new international society was approved and "International Society for Geometry and Graphics (ISGG)" was formally established in order to foster international collaboration and to stimulate scientific researches and teaching methodologies in the field of Geometry and Graphics.

6th ICECGDG was held in Tokyo, Japan (1994). In this year, Web site of ISGG started.

7th ICECGDG was held in Cracow, Poland (1996). The decision was made about publication of "International Journal for Geometry and Graphics" as semiyearly one. The first issue was planed to publish in 1997 with selected papers from 7th ICECGDG papers in 1997.

In 1997, the first issue of "Journal for Geometry and Graphics" was published through effort of Prof. Stachel.

8th ICECGDG was held in Texas, USA (1998). In this conference ISGG was formally recognized as host organization of the conference. The semantic contents and area of specialization were discussed in the forum called "Taxonomy of Geometry and Graphics." On the solution of this forum, the name of the conference was changed from ICECGDG to ICGG (International Conference on Geometry and Graphics) with the sequential serial number. You can find the report of this forum in JGG Vol.2, No.2 (1988).

9th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics (ICGG) was held in Johannesburg, South Africa (2000).

10th ICGG was held in Kiev, Ukraine (2002).

11th ICGG was held in Guangzhou, China (2004).
12th ICGG was held in Salvador, Brazil (2006).
13th ICGG was held in Dresden, Germany (2008).
14th ICGG will be held in Kyoto, Japan (2010).