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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Symposium on Computational Geometry SOCG2008 - videos and multimedia


     24th Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry

     June 9-11, 2008
     College Park, Maryland, USA
     Sponsored by ACM SIGACT and SIGGRAPH

The Twenty-fourth Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry will be
held at The University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA.

Local Organizers
      * David Mount (University of Maryland)
      * G. Anandalingam (University of Maryland)


We invite submissions of high-quality papers, videos, and multimedia
presentations describing original research addressing the algorithmic
solution of geometrically-constrained problems, including supporting
mathematics, implementation issues and applications.

The topics of the Symposium reflect the rich diversity of research
interests in computational geometry. Topics of interest include, but are
not limited to:
. design and analysis of geometric algorithms and data structures; lower
bounds on the computational complexity of geometric problems;
. discrete and combinatorial geometry; discrete differential geometry;
computational topology;
. implementation of geometric algorithms and data structures;
mathematical and numerical issues arising in implementations;
experimental evaluation of geometric algorithms and heuristics;
. novel algorithmic applications of geometry in computer graphics,
geometric modeling, computer-aided design and manufacturing, scientific
computing, geographic information systems, database systems, robotics,
computational biology, machine learning, sensor networks, combinatorial
optimization, theoretical computer science, graph drawing, economics,
pure mathematics, and other fields.

Important Dates
(midnight, Honolulu time)
      * November 21, 2007: Paper titles and abstracts due
      * December 3, 2007: Paper submissions due
      * February 14, 2008: Notification of acceptance or rejection of papers
      * February 15, 2008: Video and multimedia submissions due
      * February 29, 2008: Notification of acceptance or rejection of
video/multimedia submissions
      * March 14, 2008: Camera-ready papers and video/multimedia
abstracts due
      * April 20, 2008: Final versions of video/multimedia presentations due


We invite submissions of high-quality papers describing original
research of theoretical, applied, or experimental nature, on the topics
listed above.
Submission of the same (or essentially the same) abstract to SOCG and to
another conference with a strict selection procedure and published
proceedings is not allowed.
The program committee explicitly encourages the submission of video or
multimedia presentations that support submitted papers. Supporting
presentations will be automatically considered as a submission to the
video/multimedia track, unless the authors request otherwise. Papers and
accompanying presentations will be reviewed separately; acceptance or
rejection of one will not influence acceptance or rejection of the other.

Final versions of accepted papers will be published by ACM in the
symposium proceedings, which will be distributed to symposium
participants and will also be available from ACM for purchase or through
the digital library. An author of each accepted paper will be expected
to give a presentation (roughly, 20 minutes) of the paper during the
Authors of a selection of papers from the conference will be invited to
submit to a special issue of Discrete and Computational Geometry (for
theory papers) or Computational Geometry Theory and Applications (for
applications and experiments papers).

Paper Submission

Electronic submissions in pdf or postscript are strongly preferred; see
the EasyChair SoCG'08 web pages http://www.easychair.org/SoCG08/ for
detailed submission instructions. If electronic submission is
infeasible, please contact the program committee chair.

      Monique Teillaud
      BP 93
      06902 Sophia Antipolis cedex
      Email: socg08-pcchair@sophia.inria.fr
      Fax: +33 4 97 15 53 95
      If nothing else is working, phone: +33 4 92 38 77 62

Submission Guidelines

Papers should be submitted in the form of an extended abstract, which
begins with the title of the paper, each author's name, affiliation, and
e-mail address, followed by a clear statement of the problem considered,
a succinct summary of the results obtained, a discussion of the
significance and novelty of the research, including a clear comparison
with related work. The remainder of the extended abstract should provide
sufficient detail to allow the program committee to evaluate the
validity, quality, and relevance of the contribution.
The whole extended abstract should be written very carefully, to allow
the program committee to clearly understand the results.

Submissions should be typeset in single column format, using 11-point or
larger font, with at least 1 inch/2.54 cm margins and single line
spacing. Excluding the title page and bibliography, the extended
abstract should not exceed 10 pages. Submissions deviating from these
guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. The
program committee does not promise to read any double-column eight-point
submissions. The PC does not promise either to fully read a submission
whose length exceeds ten pages.

Appendices of reasonable length (e.g. to present proofs or other
additional information, that do not fit in the ten pages) may be
included directly in the submitted file; other supporting materials
(such as video or multimedia presentation, source code, experimental
data...) may be submitted by including a URL in the submission (if
infeasible, contact the program committee chair by e-mail).
Appendices and supporting materials will not be regarded as part of the
actual submission and will be considered only at the discretion of the
program committee.

Authors must electronically submit the title and abstract of their paper
by November 21, 2007 (midnight, Honolulu time).
Extended abstracts must be received before the end of December 3, 2007
(Honolulu time).
There will be no extension of deadlines. Late submissions will not be
Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by February 14,
2008. Final versions of accepted submissions will be due by March 14,
2008 for inclusion in the proceedings. The final proceedings papers must
be formatted in accordance with ACM proceedings guidelines; LaTeX style
files will be made available to authors of accepted papers.

Program Committee
      * Franz Aurenhammer (Technische Universitt Graz)
      * Siu-Wing Cheng (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
      * Sariel Har-Peled (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)
      * Martin Held (Universitt Salzburg)
      * Michael Joswig (Technische Universitt Darmstadt)
      * David Kirkpatrick (University of British Columbia)
      * Christian Knauer (Freie Universitt Berlin)
      * Patrice Koehl (University of California, Davis)
      * Marc van Kreveld (Utrecht University)
      * Stefan Langerman (Universit Libre de Bruxelles)
      * Andr Lieutier (Dassault Systmes and LMC/IMAG)
      * Sylvain Petitjean (LORIA)
      * Alla Sheffer (University of British Columbia)
      * Shakhar Smorodinsky (Ben-Gurion University)
      * Diane Souvaine (Tufts University)
      * Monique Teillaud (chair; INRIA Sophia Antipolis)
      * Emo Welzl (ETH Zrich)

17th Annual Video/Multimedia Review of Computational Geometry

Video and multimedia presentations are sought for the 17th Annual Video
and Multimedia Review of Computational Geometry. This review showcases
the use of visualization in computational geometry for exposition and
education, the use of computational geometry in computer graphics, the
visual exploration of geometry in research, and the role of geometry 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. Videos that accompany papers submitted to
the technical program committee are encouraged. Potential authors who
are in doubt about the appropriateness of their material are encouraged
to contact the PC chair.

Three to five minutes is ideal for most animations and presentations of
applications; eight minutes is the upper limit. Submissions of videos in
QuickTime MPEG-4 or DivX Version 5 or 6 are encouraged. We also
encourage submission of Macromedia Flash, Java applets, and limited
forms of other multimedia. These formats must come with a script that
will allow them to be distributed in both interactive and canned QT or
MPEG movie formats. In case of doubt, please email the Video and
Multimedia Program chair. Some suggestions on making videos can be found

Accepted video and multimedia presentations will have an abstract in the
published conference proceedings and will be available online in various
formats in a web proceedings.

Video/Multimedia Submission

We explicitly encourage the submission of multimedia or video
presentations that support submitted papers. Submissions of papers and
accompanying presentations will be treated as separate submissions:
acceptance or rejection of one does not influence acceptance or
rejection of the other, and presentations supporting regular paper
submissions still need to be accompanied by a description of (at most)
two pages, as described below.

Video and multimedia presentations can also be submitted separately, to
arrive by February 15, 2008 (midnight, Honolulu time).

The author(s) should submit a one or two-page description of the
material shown in the presentation, and where applicable, the techniques
used in the implementation. An email address of the correspondence
author and a URL or ftp address where the presentation can be retrieved
must be included. Additional material describing the contents of the
presentations, such as the full text of accompanying papers, may also be
included. The final descriptions must be formatted according to the
guidelines for ACM proceedings; LaTeX style files will be provided to
authors of accepted presentations.
Submissions should be sent by e-mail to the Video/Multimedia committee
chair: s.fekete_at_tu-bs.de. An acknowledgement of reception will be
sent within a few days.

Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection, and given
reviewers' comments by February 29, 2008. For each accepted
presentation, the final version of the 2-page textual description will
be due by March 14, 2008 (electronically) for inclusion in the
proceedings. Final versions of accepted video/multimedia presentations
will be due April 20, 2008 in the best format available.

Program Committee
      * Sndor Fekete (chair; TU Braunschweig)
      * Christian Knauer (FU Berlin)
      * Alexander Krller (TU Braunschweig)
      * Marcus Magnor (TU Braunschweig)
      * Joe Mitchell (Stony Brook)
      * Holger Theisel (Magdeburg)

SOCG Steering Committee (2006-2009)

      * Pankaj K. Agarwal (Duke)
      * Jeff Erickson (UIUC)
      * Marc van Kreveld (secretary; Utrecht)
      * Joseph S. B. Mitchell (Stony Brook)
      * Gnter Rote (chair; FU Berlin)