Computational Geometry: Young Researchers Forum

The 35th Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG) will take place June 18-21, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. 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 2019”. See 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 a 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 2017) 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.

Submission guidelines

The idea of the event is for young researchers (such as defined above) to present new and ongoing work, and to receive constructive feedback from peers and senior researchers. 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 a young researcher. Topics must fit into the general context of SoCG, as described in the call for SoCG submissions (see A submission must be in the form of a 2-page abstract, formatted according to the same style file as regular SoCG submissions (LIPIcs typesetting instructions can be found here). The Easychair submission link is Accepted abstracts will be compiled in a booklet of abstracts that will be distributed among the participants; this is not 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. Otherwise, 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 scope, 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 strongly encouraged to have their submissions proofread by their advisor or another experienced scientist.

Early Submission

Some young researchers need more time to arrange for travel, visas, or funding. For such cases, we have an early deadline for which there will be an early notification of conditional acceptance. All submissions will be judged according to the same standards of quality regardless of which submission date was used. The early submission date is before the SoCG notification date, and so it is acceptable to have dual parallel submission of the same results, however, it will be expected that the YRF submission will be withdrawn if the full paper is accepted to SoCG. The reviewing for YRF is completely independent of the reviewing for SoCG.

Important dates (deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth)

  • Jan 11, 2019: Early Submission Deadline
  • Jan 21, 2019: Early Submission Notification of conditional acceptance
  • Jan 28, 2019: Early Submission Deadline for revisions
  • Feb 4, 2019: Early Submission Notification of acceptance
  • March 22, 2019: Deadline for submissions
  • April 15, 2019: Notification of conditional acceptance
  • April 22, 2019: Deadline for revisions
  • April 29, 2019: Notification of acceptance
  • June 18-21, 2019: CG-Week 2019

YRF Program Committee

  • Kyle Fox, UT Dallas (USA)
  • Radoslav Fulek, IST Austria (Austria)
  • Jie Gao, Stony Brook University (USA)
  • Panos Giannopoulos, Middlesex University (UK)
  • Irina Kostitsyna, TU Eindhoven (Netherlands)
  • Steve Oudot (chair), Inria (France)
  • Jeff Phillips, University of Utah (USA)
  • Christian Sohler, TU Dortmund (Germany) and Google Zurich (Switzerland)
  • Jonathan Spreer, FU Berlin (Germany) until Feb. 2019 then University of Sydney (Australia)