Invited Speakers

Vanessa Robins, Australian National University (ANU)
Micha Sharir, Tel Aviv University (TAU)

Accepted Papers

You can download the list of accepted papers here.

The full papers (and their abstracts) can be found at the LIPIcs site.

Program Committee

Peyman Afshani, Madalgo, Denmark
Boris Aronov (co-chair), New York University, USA
Maike Buchin, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Danny Chen, University of Notre Dame, USA
Sariel Har-Peled, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Michael Hoffmann, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Ravi Janardan, University of Minnesota, USA
Matthew Katz (co-chair), Ben-Gurion University, Israel
David Kirkpatrick, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Sylvain Lazard, INRIA Nancy Grand Est, France
Maarten Löffler, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Anil Maheshwari, Carleton University, Canada
Arnaud de Mesmay, CNRS, Gipsa-lab, France
Pat Morin, Carleton University, Canada
Yoshio Okamoto, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Evanthia Papadopoulou, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
Valentin Polishchuk, Linköping University, Sweden
Günter Rote, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Rodrigo I. Silveira, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Martin Tancer, Charles University, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

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The 33rd International Symposium on Computational Geometry will be held in Brisbane, Australia, July 4- 7, 2017, as part of Computational Geometry Week. We invite submissions of high-quality that describe original research on computational problems in a geometric setting, in particular their algorithmic solutions, implementation issues, applications, and mathematical foundations. The program committee intends to interpret the scope of the conference broadly, and will consider all papers that are of significant interest to the computational geometry research community.

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.
  • Novel algorithmic applications of geometry in combinatorial optimization, computational biology, computer graphics, computer-aided design and manufacturing, database systems, discrete differential geometry, geographic information systems, geometric modeling, graph drawing, machine learning, medical imaging, pure mathematics, robotics, scientific computing, sensor networks, statistical analysis, theoretical computer science, and other fields.

Important Dates

Nov 28, 2016 Abstracts due (at most 300 words) (23:59, UTC-12)
Dec 05, 2016 Paper submission due (23:59, UTC-12)
Feb 12, 2017 Notification of acceptance/rejection of papers
Mar 20, 2017 Final versions of accepted papers due
Jul 4-7, 2017 Symposium in Brisbane

Publication and Awards

Final versions of accepted papers will be published by LIPIcs (Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics) in the symposium proceedings. An author of each accepted paper will be expected to attend the conference and present the paper (approximately 20 minutes). Authors of a selection of papers from the conference 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 also be given based on the quality of the presentation of a paper by a student during the conference.

Paper Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be formatted in accordance with the LIPIcs proceedings guidelines and not exceed 15 pages including title page and references, but excluding a clearly marked appendix (further described below). LIPIcs typesetting instructions can be found at and the lipics.cls LaTeX style file at Final proceedings versions of accepted papers must be formatted using the same rules but without the appendix. (See for the proceedings of 2016.)

We welcome both theoretical and practical submissions. In order to ensure that a submission is evaluated appropriately, we ask authors to identify the main thrust of the submission by checking one of the following categories via EasyChair (see link to submission page below).
(T) Contributions to the theory of computational geometry
(P) Contributions to practical aspects of computational geometry
(B) Contributions to both theory and practice
There are no quotas for the categories nor will there be separate tracks.

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 15-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 by a journal at the time of their submission to the conference are not allowed. A paper submitted to a journal but not yet accepted to it 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 November 28, 2016.

Submission Server

All submissions must be made electronically; see the EasyChair SoCG2017 web page for detailed submission instructions.