[robotics-worldwide] SoCG 2008 -- 2nd Call for papers, videos and multimedia

Monique.Teillaud at sophia.inria.fr Monique.Teillaud at sophia.inria.fr
Fri Nov 9 00:30:35 PST 2007

	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)

----- Topics -----

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/conferences/?conf=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 at sophia.inria.fr
     Fax: +33 4 97 15 53 95
     Only 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 Universität Graz)
     * Siu-Wing Cheng (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
     * Sariel Har-Peled (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)
     * Martin Held (Universität Salzburg)
     * Michael Joswig (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
     * David Kirkpatrick (University of British Columbia)
     * Christian Knauer (Freie Universität Berlin)
     * Patrice Koehl (University of California, Davis)
     * Marc van Kreveld (Utrecht University)
     * Stefan Langerman (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
     * André Lieutier (Dassault Systèmes 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 Zürich)

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 -----

     * Sándor Fekete (chair; TU Braunschweig)
     * Christian Knauer (FU Berlin)
     * Alexander Kröller (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)
     * Günter Rote (chair; FU Berlin)

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