34th International Symposium on Computational Geometry

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Call for Papers

The 34th International Symposium on Computational Geometry will be held in Budapest, Hungary, June 11–14, 2018, as part of the Computational Geometry Week. We invite submissions of high quality that describe original research on computational problems in a geometric setting. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • design, analysis, and implementation of geometric algorithms and data structures;
  • lower bounds on the computational complexity of geometric problems;
  • mathematical, numerical, and algebraic issues arising in the formulation, analysis, implementation, and experimental evaluation of geometric algorithms and heuristics;
  • discrete and combinatorial geometry;
  • computational topology, topological data analysis, and topological combinatorics;
  • applications of computational geometry in any field.

To ensure that a submission is evaluated on its own merits, authors need to identify the main strengths of their submission, as captured by four possible paper types. Please consult the conference web-page for a detailed description of the paper types and associated evaluation criteria. There are no quotas for the paper types and submissions can be labeled with more than one paper type at the time of submission.

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Important Dates

December 4, 2017: Abstracts due (23:59 PST)
December 11, 2017: Papers due (23:59 PST)
February 14, 2018: Notification of acceptance/rejection
March 19, 2018: Final versions of accepted papers due
June 11–14, 2018: Symposium

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be formatted in accordance with the LIPIcs proceedings guidelines and not exceed 12 pages excluding references and a clearly marked appendix (further described below). LIPIcs typesetting instructions can be found at http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/ publications/lipics.

Papers should be submitted in the form of an extended abstract, which begins with the title of the paper, each author's name and affiliation, as well as a short abstract. This should be followed by the main body of the paper that begins with a precise statement of the problem considered, a succinct summary of the results obtained (emphasizing the significance, novelty, and potential impact of the research), and a clear comparison with related work. The remainder of the extended abstract should provide sufficient details to allow the program committee to evaluate the validity, quality, and relevance of the contribution. Clarity of presentation is very important; the entire extended abstract should be written carefully, taking into consideration that it will be read and evaluated by both experts and non-experts, often under tight time constraints. All details needed to verify the results must be provided.

Supporting materials, including proofs of theoretical claims and experimental details, that do not fit in the 12-page limit should be given in an appendix. If more appropriate, the full version may be given as the appendix. In both cases, however, the authors should include in the main part specific pointers to the relevant locations in the appendix. The appendix will be read by the program committee members at their discretion and will not be published as part of the proceedings. Thus the paper without the appendix should be able to stand on its own.

Submissions deviating from the above guidelines risk being rejected without further consideration.

Results previously published or accepted for publication in the proceedings of another conference cannot be submitted. Simultaneous submissions of the results to another conference with published proceedings are not allowed. Exempted are workshops and conferences without formal proceedings, but possibly with handouts containing short abstracts. Results that have already been accepted (with or without revision) for publication in a journal at the time of their submission to the symposium are not allowed. A paper submitted to a journal but not yet accepted for publication can be submitted to the symposium. In such cases, the authors must mention this on the front page of the submission and clearly identify the status of the journal submission as of December 4, 2017.

Format of Accepted Papers

Final proceedings versions of accepted papers must be formatted in accordance with the LIPIcs proceedings guidelines and not exceed 12 pages excluding references. These final versions must be submitted by March 19, 2018. If any supporting material (including complete proofs of theoretical claims and experimental details) does not fit in the 12-page limit, then the full version of the paper containing this information must be made available at a public repository, such as arXiv, and referenced in the conference version by March 19, 2018.

An author of each accepted paper will be expected to attend the symposium and present the paper (approximately 20 minutes). Authors of a selection of papers from the symposium will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to special issues of Discrete & Computational Geometry and Journal of Computational Geometry. An award will be given to the best paper, and its authors will be invited to submit an extended version to the Journal of the ACM. A best student presentation award will be given based on the quality of the presentation of a paper by a student at the symposium.

Program Committee

Luis Barba, ETH Zürich, Switzerland,
Pavle V.M. Blagojevic, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
and Mathematical Institute of SASA, Serbia,
Karl Bringmann, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Germany,
Siu-Wing Cheng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China,
Khaled Elbassioni, Masdar Institute, United Arab Emirates,
Jeff Erickson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA,
Fabrizio Frati, Roma Tre University, Italy,
Jie Gao, Stony Brook University, USA,
Andreas Holmsen, KAIST, Republic of South Korea,
Minghui Jiang, Utah State University, USA,
Michael Kerber, TU Graz, Austria,
David Mount, University of Maryland, USA,
Elizabeth Munch, Michigan State University, USA,
Steve Oudot, INRIA Saclay, France,
Dömötör Pálvölgyi, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary,
Benjamin Raichel, University of Texas at Dallas, USA,
Orit E. Raz, University of British Columbia, Canada,
Bettina Speckmann (co-chair), TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands,
Andrew Suk, University of California, San Diego, USA,
Csaba D. Tóth (co-chair), California State University Northridge, USA
Shira Zerbib, University of Michigan and MSRI, USA.