Multimedia presentations are sought for the 25th International
Computational Geometry Multimedia Exposition, which will take place in
June as part of Computational Geometry Week 2016 [socg2016.cs.tufts.edu].
Computational Geometry Week also encompasses the 32nd International
Symposium on Computational Geometry. The Multimedia Exposition showcases
the use of visualisation 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.
CONTENT AND FORM
The content of multimedia presentations should be related to computational
geometry or neighbouring areas, but is otherwise unrestricted. We
encourage submissions that support papers submitted to the Symposium on
Computational Geometry, but this is not required. In particular, results
being presented are not required to be new. We explicitly encourage
submissions that take new views on classic results from computational
geometry, which may help to make such results more widely accessible.
The form of multimedia presentations can be anything other than the
traditional paper or slide show. Algorithm animations, visual explanations
of structural theorems, descriptions of applications of computational
geometry, demonstrations of software systems, and games that illustrate
concepts from computational geometry are all appropriate. There are no
limitations on creativity, anything that leverages the possibilities of
multimedia to enlighten and entertain the viewer while learning about
computational geometry or neighbouring areas will do. This includes
rendered animation, films with narrators and/or actors, and interactive
stories, as well as interactive demos.
The "format" as well as the creative content of Multimedia submissions
influences their acceptance. For videos, a length of 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 embedded audio stream
should be AAC of at least 128kBit/s. Telephone-sounding audio (limited
frequency range, noise) or live rooms, as often recorded with cheap
headsets, must be avoided, as well as speakers with too heavy accent.
Interactive applications (e.g., HTML5, Flash, AIR, Java, etc.) should
provide a "demo" mode where they run by themselves. They should be
submitted as a distributable package.
To conserve resources, multimedia submissions are limited to 100Mb.
Authors are free to post higher quality versions on their own web sites,
and we will include links in the electronic proceedings to their version,
in addition to the official (<100MB) version archived on
It is strongly encouraged to contact the CG:MM PC well in advance to 1)
discuss the quality of a video submission (based on sample files) or 2) to
present your non-video idea and how it could be reviewed, presented, and
Submissions should be deposited online where they are accessible through
the web or via FTP. A video submission should play trouble-free on
programs like VLC Media Player. For ease of sharing and viewing, we
encourage (but do not require) that each video submission be uploaded to
YouTube, and that the corresponding URL be included with the submission.
Each submission should include a description of at most four pages of the
material shown in the presentation, and where applicable, the techniques
used in the implementation. This four-page description must be formatted
according to the guidelines for the conference proceedings, using the
LIPIcs format. LIPIcs typesetting instructions can be found at
[http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/publications/lipics] and the lipics.cls LaTeX
style file at [http://drops.dagstuhl.de/styles/lipics/lipics-authors.tgz].
Send a mail to the CG:MM chair, Maarten Löffler [firstname.lastname@example.org] by
February 24, 2016, with the following information:
- the names and institutions of the authors
- the email address of the corresponding author
- instructions for downloading the submission
- if available: the link to the YouTube video
- and the PDF abstract.
We explicitly encourage multimedia submissions that support papers
submitted to the Symposium. However, submitted papers and associated
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 16, 2016. For each accepted submission, the final
version of the 4-page textual description will be due by March 23, 2016
for inclusion in the proceedings. Final versions of accepted multimedia
presentations will be due April 27, 2016.
February 24, 2016: Multimedia submissions due
March 16, 2016: Notification of acceptance/rejection
March 23, 2016: Camera-ready versions due for abstracts
April 27, 2016: Final versions due for multimedia
June 14-18, 2016: CGWeek 2016
All deadlines are 23:59 anywhere on earth.
COMPUTATIONAL GEOMETRY: MULTIMEDIA EXPOSITION PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Martin Demaine (MIT)
William Evans (University of British Columbia)
Michael Hoffmann (ETH Zürich)
Irina Kostitsyna (TU Eindhoven)
Maarten Löffler (Utrecht University, chair)
Martin Nöllenburg (TU Wien)
Don Sheehy (University of Connecticut)
Birgit Vogtenhuber (TU Graz)
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