Friday, November 12, 2010

CFP 27th Symposium on Computational Geometry (papers, videos, and multimedia)

27th Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2011)
June 13-15, 2011
Paris, France
In cooperation with ACM SIGACT and SIGGRAPH

The Twenty-Seventh Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry will be held
in Paris, France. We invite submissions of high-quality papers, videos, and
multimedia describing original research addressing computational problems in
a geometric setting, in particular their algorithmic solutions,
implementation issues, applications, and mathematical foundations.

The topics of the Symposium reflect the rich diversity of research interests
in computational geometry. They are intended to highlight both the depth and
scope of computational geometry, and to invite fruitful interactions with
other disciplines. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* design, analysis, and implementation of geometric algorithms and data
structures; lower bounds on the computational complexity of geometric problems;
* mathematical, numerical, and algebraic issues arising in the
formulation, analysis, implementation, and experimental evaluation of
geometric algorithms and heuristics; discrete and combinatorial geometry;
computational topology;
* novel applications of computational geometry in computer graphics,
geometric modeling, computer-aided design and manufacturing, scientific
computing, geographic information systems, database systems, robotics,
computational biology, machine learning, sensor networks, medical imaging,
combinatorial optimization, statistical analysis, discrete differential
geometry, theoretical computer science, graph drawing, pure mathematics, and
other fields.

----- Important Dates -----

* November 22, 2010: Paper titles and (short) abstracts due
* December 1, 2010: Paper submissions due (23:59, Honolulu time)
* February 14, 2011: Notification of acceptance/rejection of papers
* February 18, 2011: Submissions of videos and multimedia due (23:59,
Pacific Standard Time)
* March 1, 2011: Notification of acceptance/rejection of video/multimedia
* March 14, 2011: Camera-ready versions due for papers and
video/multimedia abstracts
* April 19, 2011: Final versions of video/multimedia due
* June 13-15, 2011: Symposium in Paris, France


We invite submissions of high-quality papers describing original research on
geometric algorithms and data structures, their mathematical foundations and
correctness, their implementation, and their applications.

The program committee explicitly encourages the submission of video or
multimedia in support of submitted papers. Authors may wish to consider
making a separate submission to the video/multimedia track. Papers and
video/multimedia submissions will be reviewed separately; acceptance or
rejection of one will not influence acceptance or rejection of the other.

Final versions of accepted papers will be published by ACM in the symposium
proceedings. Proceedings will be distributed to symposium participants and
will also be available from ACM for purchase or through the digital library.
An author of each accepted paper will be expected to attend the Symposium
and give a presentation (approximately 20 minutes) of the paper. Authors of
a selection of papers from the conference will be invited to submit extended
versions of their papers to a special issue of one or more journals.

----- Paper Submission -----

All submissions should be made electronically; see the EasyChair SoCG2011
web pages
for detailed submission instructions. If electronic submission is not
feasible, please contact the program committee chairs, Ferran Hurtado and
Marc van Kreveld, well in advance of the submission deadlines.

----- Submission Guidelines ------

Papers should be submitted in the form of an extended abstract, which begins
with the title of the paper, each author's name, affiliation, and e-mail
address. This should be followed by a precise statement of the problem
considered, a succinct summary of the results obtained (emphasizing the
significance, novelty, and potential impact of the research), and a clear
comparison with related work. The remainder of the extended abstract should
provide sufficient detail to allow the program committee to evaluate the
validity, quality, and relevance of the contribution. Clarity of
presentation is very important; the whole extended abstract should be
written carefully, taking into consideration that it will be read and
evaluated by both experts and non-experts, often under tight time constraints.

Submissions should be typeset in single column format, using 11-point or
larger font, with at least 1 inch/2.54 cm margins and single line spacing.
Excluding the title page and bibliography, the extended abstract must not
exceed 10 pages. Submissions deviating from these guidelines risk rejection
without consideration of their merits.

A clearly marked appendix (of reasonable length) containing omitted proofs
may be included directly in the submission, and is mandatory for crucial
proofs. Appendices are not counted in the 10 page limit, so while they may
serve as a reference, they are not necessarily read by the program
committee. Other supporting materials, such as a video or multimedia
presentation, source code, or experimental data, may be provided by
including a URL in the submission, but again, these will be considered only
at the discretion of the program committee.

Anticipating the usual high overall quality of submissions, the program
committee intends to accept more papers than was typical in previous years.
Also, we intend to interpret the scope of the conference broadly, and will
accept all papers of high quality that are of significant interest to our
research community. The conference venue in Paris is attractive and allows a
bigger conference than previous years.

Authors must submit the title and a short abstract of their paper by
November 22, 2010. This pre-submission will be used to help make program
committee reading assignments. Extended abstracts must be received by
December 1, 2010 (23:59, Honolulu time). There will be no extension of this
deadline; late submissions will not be considered. Authors will be notified
of acceptance or rejection by February 14, 2011. The final proceedings
papers must be formatted in accordance with ACM proceedings guidelines;
LaTeX style files will be made available to authors of accepted papers.

Concurrent submission of the same (or essentially the same) abstract to SoCG
and to another conference with published proceedings is not allowed. An
extended abstract of a paper that is under journal review, or scheduled for
publication in a journal after June 2011, may be submitted, when it is clear
that the extended abstract differs substantially from the journal version.
In such cases, the authors must include the journal version in an appendix
that clearly identifies the status of the journal submission.

----- Program Committee -----

# Lars Arge (MADALGO, Aarhus University)
# Esther Arkin (State University of New York at Stony Brook)
# Prosenjit Bose (Carleton University)
# Sergio Cabello (University of Ljubljana)
# Éric Colin de Verdière (École normale supérieure and CNRS, Paris)
# Olivier Devillers (INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée)
# Adrian Dumitrescu (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
# Herbert Edelsbrunner (IST Austria and Duke University)
# Joachim Giesen (Universität Jena)
# Joachim Gudmunsson (National ICT Australia, Sydney)
# Ferran Hurtado, co-chair (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
# Naoki Katoh (Kyoto University)
# Klara Kedem (Ben-Gurion University)
# Marc van Kreveld, co-chair (Utrecht University)
# Anna Lubiw (University of Waterloo)
# David Mount (University of Maryland)
# Stefan Schirra (Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg)
# Micha Sharir (Tel Aviv University)


Video and multimedia presentations are sought for the 20th Annual Video and
Multimedia Review of Computational Geometry, to accompany the 27th Annual
Symposium on Computational Geometry in Paris, France. This review showcases
the use of visualization in computational geometry for exposition and
education, for visual exploration of geometry in research, and as an
interface and a debugging tool in software development. Algorithm
animations, visual explanations of structural theorems, descriptions of
applications of computational geometry, and demonstrations of software
systems are all appropriate.

Three to five minutes is ideal for most presentations; eight minutes is the
upper limit. Accepted video and multimedia presentations will have an
abstract in the published conference proceedings; video/multimedia authors
will have an opportunity to present their work at the Symposium during a
dedicated video session. Accepted presentations will be available online in
various formats in a web proceedings. See for examples of previous years'

Submissions of video clips in QuickTime or MPEG-4 compressed formats (e.g.,
XviD or DivX version 6) are encouraged. We also encourage submissions of
Macromedia Flash, Java applets, and limited forms of other multimedia or
software. These formats must come with a script that will allow them to be
distributed in both interactive and canned Quicktime or MPEG video formats.
In case of doubt, please email the Video and Multimedia Program chair.

Each submission should include a one or two-page description of the material
shown in the presentation, and where applicable, the techniques used in the
implementation. The final two-page descriptions must be formatted according
to the guidelines for ACM proceedings. LaTeX style files will be provided
to authors of accepted presentations.

Video/Multimedia Submission

Submissions should be deposited online where they are accessible through the
web or via FTP. Send email to the Video/Multimedia committee chair,
Jonathan Shewchuk, by 23:59 Pacific Standard Time,
Friday, February 18, 2011, with the following information: the names and
of the authors, the email address of the corresponding author, and
instructions for downloading the submission.

For ease of sharing and viewing, we encourage (but do not require) that each
submission be uploaded to YouTube, and that the corresponding URL be
included with the submission.

We explicitly encourage video/multimedia submissions that support papers
submitted to the Symposium. Submitted papers and associated
video/multimedia submissions will be treated entirely separately by the
respective committees: acceptance or rejection of one will not influence
acceptance or rejection of the other.

Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection, and given reviewers'
comments by March 1, 2011. For each accepted submission, the final version
of the 2-page textual description will be due by March 14, 2011
(electronically) for inclusion in the proceedings. Final versions of
accepted video/multimedia presentations will be due April 19, 2011 in the
best format available.

Video and Multimedia Presentation Program Committee

# Kevin Buchin (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)
# Ken Goldberg (University of California, Berkeley)
# Joshua Levine (Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute)
# Jyh-Ming Lien (George Mason University)
# James O'Brien (University of California, Berkeley)
# Carlo Sequin (University of California, Berkeley)
# Jonathan Shewchuk, chair (University of California, Berkeley)
# Dianna Xu (Bryn Mawr College)

SOCG 2011 Local Arrangements Committee

* Steve Oudot, co-chair (INRIA Saclay - Île-de-France)
* Frédéric Chazal, co-chair (INRIA Saclay - Île-de-France)
* Marc Glisse (INRIA Saclay - Île-de-France)
* Gaëlle Dorkeld (INRIA Paris - Rocquencourt)
* Christine Biard (INRIA Saclay - Île-de-France)

SOCG Steering Committee (2009-2012)

* Jack Snoeyink, chair (University of North Carolina)
* Mark de Berg, secretary (TU Eindhoven)
* Joe Mitchell (SUNY Stony Brook)
* Guenter Rote (FU Berlin)
* Monique Teillaud (INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée)