The 40th International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2024) is planned to take place in Athens, Greece, June 11–14, 2024. 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 2024”.
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 January 1, 2022) 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 2024 conference web page https://sites.google.com/alumni.stonybrook.edu/cgyrf24/
CG:YRF 2024 easychair submission page https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cglyrf2024
Important Dates, 2024
- 1 March deadline for submissions
- 24 March notification of conditional acceptance
- 7 April deadline for revisions
- 14 April notification of acceptance
- June 11–14 CG Week
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 deadline, 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
Submissions must be formatted according to the same style file as regular SoCG submissions and not exceed 80 lines, excluding front matter and references. Unlike SoCG, YRF is not employing double-blind reviewing this year. To ensure an accurate line counting, authors must use the LaTeX class file socg-lipics-v2021, which is a wrapper around the standard LIPIcs class, see these guidelines. Authors should refrain from putting excessive amounts of texts in parts in which lines are not counted automatically.
Submissions can contain an appendix of arbitrary length to provide further details for the screening process, but the main body of the text should be understandable without reading the appendix. Appendices will also not be contained in the booklet (see below).
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. Booklets of abstracts from previous years’ YRF are available on https://www.computational-geometry.org.
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, and if not, a paper may still be rejected. 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.
Some young researchers need more time to arrange for travel, visas, or funding. Authors are thus welcome to submit before the deadline above, in order for the submission to be reviewed earlier (including earlier notification of acceptance, rejection or conditional acceptance). Please notify the PC chair after you have made such an early submission.
All submissions will be judged according to the same standards of quality regardless of the submission date. It is acceptable to have parallel submission of the same results to SoCG and YRF; 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.
- Mayank Goswami, CUNY Queens College, USA
- Erik Krohn, University of Wisconsin, USA
- Yakov Nekrich, Michigan Technological University, USA
- Valentin Polishchuk (chair), Linköping University, Sweden
- Frank Staals, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
- Csaba D. Tóth, California State University Northridge, USA
- Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson, CUNY College of Staten Island, USA
- Kevin Verbeek, TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands