6th Annual Minisymposium on Computational Topology (2 days)
Organizer(s): Mickaël Buchet, Emerson G. Escolar, Clément Maria, and Bei Wang

Algorithms for the Medial Axis
Organizer(s): Erin Chambers, Tao Ju, and David Letscher

Geometric Perspectives in Graph Drawing and Information Visualization
Organizer(s): Steven Chaplick and Kevin Verbeek

Tutorial on Probabilistic Graphical Models: A Geometric and Topological View
Organizer(s): Chao Chen and Qinfeng (Javen) Shi

Workshop on Practical Methods for Solving Computational Geometry Problems
Organizer(s): Sándor Fekete

Workshop on "Geometric aspects of materials science" (2 days)
Organizer(s): Vanessa Robins, Ileana Streinu, Monique Teillaud

The 2nd Workshop on Geometry and Machine Learning
Organizer(s): Jinhui Xu and Jeff M. Phillips

Call for Workshops

CG Week 2017 will take place July 4-7, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia, anchored by the 33rd International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG). SoCG brings together a global community of researchers working on a large variety of topics that combine geometry, topology, algorithms, and applications. Information about the event can be found at

To allow a broad audience to participate actively in the community's major scientific event, a series of events will be organized in the afternoons as part of CG Week; the regular SoCG talks will be scheduled for the mornings.

One of these afternoon events is a series of workshops and minisymposia on topics related to all aspects of computational geometry and its applications.

Typical events may feature some number of invited speakers and possibly some number of contributed presentations. Events may include other forms of presentations, such as software demos, panel discussions, industry forums, tutorials, posters, videos, implementation challenges, or artwork. Discussion among workshop participants is encouraged. CG Week workshops will have no formal proceedings. Optionally, the organizers may coordinate with journals to publish special issues, or arrange for other dissemination (via arXiv, webpages, or printed booklets, for example). We expect most events to last one afternoon (3-4 hours), but some meritorious events may extend across two afternoons.

We invite proposals for events focusing on all topics of potential interest to the computational geometry community. Some possible topics include (in alphabetical order): algebraic methods, biology, cache-oblivious algorithms, chemistry, combinatorial geometry, computational photography, computational topology, computer graphics, computer vision, conformal geometry, differential geometry, folding/origami, games and puzzles, geographic information systems, geometric aspects of privacy, geometric software, geometry of graphs, geometry processing, high-dimensional geometric algorithms, implementation challenges, machine learning, manufacturing, massive data sets, mesh generation, motion planning, optimization, physical simulation, physics, real-world applications of CG, robotics, sensor networks, surface reconstruction, and visualization.

For examples of previous CG Week workshops, please refer to the conference websites for 2012-2016, accessible from the Computational Geometry Pages at

For planning purposes, prospective workshop organizers are requested (but not required) to notify the committee of their intent to submit a proposal by December 16, 2016. Formal proposals should be submitted by email to the CG Week workshops chair, John Hershberger (, by January 16, 2017. Proposals should be brief (at most 3 typeset pages) and should include the following information:

  1. Title or theme of the workshop/minisymposium/event
  2. Name and email address of the organizer(s)
  3. Brief scientific summary and discussion of the merits of the proposed topic as it relates to computational geometry
  4. A description of the proposed format and agenda
  5. Proposed duration (both minimum and ideal)
  6. Procedures for selecting participants and presenters
  7. Intended audience
  8. Potential invited speakers/panelists (confirmed?)
  9. Plans for dissemination (such as journal special issues), if any
  10. Past experience of the organizer(s) relevant to the event

Important Dates

Dec 16, 2016 Intent-to-submit requested
Jan 16, 2017 Workshop proposals due
Jan 30, 2017 Notification of acceptance/rejection
Jul 4-7, 2017 CG Week in Brisbane

Further Information

We anticipate that CG Week workshops will be operated at low cost. In particular, there is no intended budget for invited speakers, except as arranged by the individual workshop organizers. CG Week organizers will provide organizational assistance, including registration, meeting rooms at the CG Week venue, coffee breaks, wireless network, and a link to the web page of the event.

Workshops Committee

John Hershberger (chair), Mentor Graphics
David Hsu, National University of Singapore
Donald Sheehy, University of Connecticut
Bettina Speckmann, TU Eindhoven