Brisbane, Australia, July 4-7, 2017
Call for Papers
(see full version at http://socg2017.smp.uq.edu.au/multimedia.html)
Multimedia presentations are sought for the 26th International
Computational Geometry Multimedia Exposition (CG:MME), which will take
place in July as part of Computational Geometry Week 2017. Computational
Geometry Week also encompasses the 33rd 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, should be avoided, as well as speakers with too heavy accent.
Interactive applications (e.g., HTML5, Flash, AIR, Java, executable files,
etc.) should provide a "demo" video demonstrating the functionalities of
the software, for archiving on the website. These videos can be created
with any screen recording software (such as CamStudio/VideoPad for Windows,
QuickTime/iMovie for Mac, or Kazam/Kdenlive for GNU/Linux) together with
voice description (by the authors or by a speech generator, such as eSpeak).
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 www.computational-geometry.org.
It is strongly encouraged to contact the CG:MME program committee 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 distributed.
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.
The application itself should be submitted with a small "how-to" use
documentation in plain text. Ideally, the application should be universal
(be able to run on any device and OS), but it is ok as long as it runs in
reasonably common setups (for example, desktop computers with windows and
Mac OS). We also recommend adding a "makefile" or a similar file to ease
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, Matias Korman (korman at nii.ac.jp) by
March 10, 2017, 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 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.
March 10, 2017: Multimedia submissions due
March 24, 2017: Notification of acceptance/rejection
April 7, 2017: Final version of written abstracts due
May 19, 2017: Final versions of multimedia content due
July 4-7, 2017: CGWeek 2017
All deadlines are 23:59 anywhere on earth.
Matthew Gibson, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Matias Korman (chair), Tohoku University, Japan
Yoshio Okamoto, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Alexander Pilz, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Rodrigo I. silveira, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Darren Strash, Colgate University, USA
Kevin Verbeek, TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Sander Verdonschot, University of Ottawa, Canada
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