Sunday, January 13, 2013

[DMANET] 2nd Call for Video and Multimedia for SoCG 2013

29th Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2013)
June 17-20, 2013
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Video and multimedia presentations are sought for the 22nd Annual Video and Multimedia Review of Computational Geometry, to accompany the 29th Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry. 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. There are no limitations on creativity, anything that leverages the possibilties of multimedia to enlighten and entertain the viewer while learning about computational geometry will do. This includes rendered animation, films with narrators and/or actors, and interactive stories. We seek submissions of high quality, judged by how well they exploit the creative possibilities of their respective format!
s. That is, a screencast of a powerpoint presentation with some voice-over will hardly do.
For videos, three to five minutes is usually ideal; ten minutes is the upper limit. For the final version, we require video in 720P or better, using H.264. The audio stream should be AAC, better quality (e.g., dts) is fine. Videos have to be uploaded to YouTube (720P or better) for reviewing, to ensure all the PC can play them.

For other content, there can be no guidelines on how to submit. Interactive applications (e.g., Flash, AIR, Java, etc.) should provide a "demo" mode where they run by themselves. They should be submitted as a distributable package. It is advisable to contact the Video/MM PC chair well in advance to discuss your idea and how it could be reviewed, presented, and distributed.

Each submission should include a 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 proceedings. LaTeX style files will be provided to authors of accepted presentations.


Video submissions must be uploaded to YouTube. Mark the video as "unlisted". That way, the PC can evaluate it, but it will not be visible to the general public.

Send a mail to the Video/MM committee chair, Alexander Kroeller <> by February 18, 2013, 23:59 (Anywhere on Earth), with the following information: the names and institutions of the authors, the email address of the corresponding author, the link to the YouTube video, and the PDF abstract.

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 10, 2013. For each accepted submission, the final version of the 2-page textual description will be due by March 22, 2013 for inclusion in the proceedings. Final versions of accepted video/multimedia presentations will be due April 26, 2013.

Important Dates

February 18, 2013: Video and multimedia submissions due
March 10, 2013: Notification of acceptance/rejection
March 22, 2013: Camera-ready versions of abstracts due
April 26, 2013: Final versions due for videos/multimedia due
June 17-20, 2013: Symposium in Rio de Janeiro

Video and Multimedia Presentation Program Committee

Kevin Buchin (TU Eindhoven)
Sandor Fekete (TU Braunschweig)
Joachim Giesen (Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena)
Michael Hemmer (Tel Aviv University)
Alexander Kroeller, chair (TU Braunschweig)
Valentin Polishchuk (University of Helsinki)
Guenter Rote (Freie Universitaet Berlin)
Christiane Schmidt (TU Braunschweig)

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