Friday, January 20, 2012

[DMANET] Young Researchers Forum at SoCG -- First Announcement

Computational Geometry: Young Researchers Forum -- First Announcement

The 28th Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG) will take place June 16-20,
2012 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. See It brings together the global community of
researchers who work on a large variety of aspects that combine geometry,
algorithms and applications.

Traditionally, the participation and involvement of students in research,
discussions, and social events plays a large role. Participation in a
top-level event such as SoCG can be educating, motivating, and useful for
networking, both with other students and with more senior scientists.

To allow a broad audience to actively participate in the community's major
scientific event, this year's Symposium will be accompanied by a series of
afternoon events, under the collective title "Computational Geometry:
Applications, Practice, and Theory" (CG:APT), which, together with SoCG (whose
talks are scheduled for the mornings), will constitute "CG Week 2012".

One of these events will be "Computational Geometry: Young Researchers Forum"
(CG:YRF), which aims at current and recent students. Its objective is to let
young researchers present their work (in progress as well as finished
results) in a friendly, open setting. Just like in the main event,
presentations will be given in the form of talks. A pre-screening (but no
formal review process) will ensure appropriate quality control.

Formal aspects:
- The topic must fit into the general context of SoCG, as described in the call
for SoCG submissions.
- Submissions must be in the form of 2-page abstracts, to be submitted via easychair.
- Formatting must be according to a provided style file.
- At least one of the authors must be a current or recent student; this is defined as
not having received a formal doctorate before 2010.
- The idea of the event is to present new and ongoing work. Therefore, abstracts should
not have appeared in print in a formally reviewed proceedings volume or journal by
the time of submission.
- The paper must be presented by a co-authoring student during CG:YRF.
- Accepted abstracts will be compiled in a booklet of abstracts that will be
distributed among the participants; however, these should not be considered a
formal publication. In particular, participants are encouraged to turn their
presented work into a form that can be published in a formal, peer-reviewed

After acceptance, appropriate acceptance letters can be provided.

Important dates:
- March 11, 2012, 23:59 Honolulu time: Deadline for submissions
- March 31, 2012: Notification of acceptance
- April 30, 2012: Due date for final versions of 2-page abstracts
- June 16-20, 2012: CG-Week 2012

Prosenjit Bose (Carleton University)
Jeff Erickson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Sándor Fekete (TU Braunschweig, chair)
Marc van Kreveld (Utrecht University)
Alexander Kroeller (TU Braunschweig)
Joseph Mitchell (Stony Brook University)
Bettina Speckmann (TU Eindhoven)
Jan Vahrenhold (TU Dortmund)
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