Computational Geometry: Young Researchers Forum

The 33rd Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG) will take place July 4–7, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. It brings together the global community of researchers who work on a large variety of aspects that combine geometry, algorithms and applications. To allow a broad audience to actively participate in the community's major scientific event, this year SoCG will again be accompanied by a series of satellite events, which together constitute “CG Week 2017”. See here for details.

One of these satellite events will be the “Computational Geometry: Young Researchers Forum” (CG:YRF), which is aimed at current and recent students. The active involvement by students and recent graduates in research, discussions, and social events has been longstanding tradition in the CG community. Participation in a top-level event such as SoCG can be educating, motivating, and useful for networking, both with other students and with more senior scientists.

The YRF presents young researchers (defined as not having received a formal doctorate before 2015) an opportunity to present their work (in progress as well as finished results) to the CG community in a friendly, open setting. Just like in the main event, presentations will be given in the form of talks. A pre-screening (but no formal review process) will ensure appropriate quality control.

CG:YRF Programme Committee

Therese Biedl, University of Waterloo, Canada (chair)
Arijit Bishnu, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Stephane Durocher, University of Manitoba, Canada Seok-hee Hong,
University of Sydney, Australia
John Iacono, New York University, USA
Clement Maria, University of Queensland, Australia
David Mount, University of Maryland, USA
Yoshio Okamoto, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan

Submission Guidelines

  • The idea of the event is for young researchers to present new and ongoing work. Therefore, the work should not have appeared in print in a formally reviewed proceedings volume or journal by the time of submission, and at least one author must be young researcher.
  • Topics must fit into the general context of SoCG, as described in the call for SoCG submissions.
  • A submission must be in the form of a 2-page abstract, formatted according to this style file and submitted via easychair.
  • Accepted abstracts will be compiled in a booklet of abstracts that will be distributed among the participants; this should not be considered a formal publication. In particular, participants are encouraged to submit (an extended version of) their presented work to a conference with formal proceedings and/or to a journal.
  • The work must be presented at CG:YRF by an author who is a young researcher, else it will be removed from the program.

We will employ a two-phase screening process. After the first review phase, there will be a notification of either rejection (if the result is clearly out of context, or technically incorrect), or conditional acceptance, accompanied with a description of required changes to be made (either with respect to content or format). In the second phase, we will check whether the changes have been implemented satisfactorily. The screening process is intended to ensure the technical quality of the presented work. Submissions that are not well written risk rejection, irrespective of correctness. Authors are requested to have their submissions proofread by their advisor or another experienced scientist.

Important Dates

(deadlines are 23:59 Honolulu time)

April 17, 2017: Deadline for submissions
May 12, 2017: Notification of conditional acceptance
May 19, 2017: Deadline for revisions
May 26, 2017: Notification of acceptance
July 3-7, 2017: CG-Week 2017