Wednesday, March 7, 2012

[DMANET] Young Researchers Forum at SoCG -- DEADLINE EXTENSION!

Due to several requests, the dealine has been extended to Monday March 26, 23:59
Honolulu time:

Revised dates:
- March 26, 2012, 23:59 Honolulu time: Deadline for submissions
- April 14, 2012: Notification of acceptance
- May 14, 2012: Due date for final versions of 2-page abstracts
- June 16-20, 2012: CG Week 2012

Please note the rest of the submission instructions below, and the web pages.

Also note that the submission site allows you to register your submission, even
if your abstract is not quite ready yet. You are strongly encouraged to do so,
so that we can still work with the revised timeline, despite of the Easter break
- and be ready for your submisson!

Best regards,
Sándor Fekete

> Computational Geometry: Young Researchers Forum -- Call for Abstracts
> =====================================================================
> 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.
> See the event web page
> for further details.
> Formal aspects:
> - The topic must fit into the general context of SoCG, as described in the call
> for SoCG submissions; see
> - Submissions must be in the form of 2-page abstracts, to be submitted via easychair.
> See for details,
> and
> for the submission site, which is now open.
> - Formatting must be according to a provided style file.
> Please ensure that your submission is formatted in letter style, so that we get a uniform
> overall appearance.
> - 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
> context.
> 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
> Committee:
> Prosenjit Bose (Carleton University)
> Jeff Erickson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
> Sandor 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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