CfP SoCG 2022

The 38th International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2022) is planned to be held in Berlin, Germany, June 7-10, 2022, as part of the Computational Geometry (CG) Week. We invite submissions of high quality that describe original research on computational problems in a geometric setting. 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;
* Implementation and experimental evaluation of geometric algorithms
  and heuristics, including mathematical, numerical, and algebraic
  aspects;
* Discrete and combinatorial geometry;
* Computational topology, topological data analysis, and topological
  combinatorics;
* Applications of computational geometry in any field.

Important Dates

* November 25, 2021: Abstracts due (23:59 AoE (anywhere on Earth))
* December 2, 2021: Papers due (23:59 AoE (anywhere on Earth))
* February 10, 2022: Notification of acceptance/rejection
* March 16, 2022: Final versions of accepted papers due
* June 7-10, 2022 (Tuesday-Friday): Symposium

Conference Web Page

https://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/inst/ag-ti/socg22/socg.html

Program committee

https://computational-geometry.org/SoCG_PC.html

Submit via the EasyChair Link

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cgweek2022

Submission Guidelines

Format.

Submissions must be formatted in accordance with the LIPIcs
proceedings guidelines. Authors must use the LaTeX class file
socg-lipics-v2021.cls, which is a wrapper around the standard LIPIcs
class. The LIPIcs style and instructions are available here; the
socg-lipics-v2021.cls class file is available here, and instructions
on how to use it are available here. Submissions must not exceed 500
lines, excluding front matter (title, authors, and affiliations),
references, and a clearly marked appendix (further described below),
but including all other lines (in abstract, algorithms, tables,
captions, etc.). The class files provide line counting which should be
accurate in most cases. Authors should refrain from putting excessive
amounts of text in parts in which lines are not counted
automatically. If authors need constructs that contain uncounted lines
of text, they should compensate for this by reducing the final line
count accordingly. It is the sole responsibility of the authors to not
exceed 500 lines even if some lines are not counted automatically.

Contents of the submission.

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.

Appendix and additional data.

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 500-line 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
and subreviewers 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. Experimental and implementation results
(independent of paper type) must be reproducible and
verifiable. Authors of all types of papers are encouraged to put
accompanying software and relevant data, if there are any, in a
repository accessible to the reviewers. Authors are asked to indicate
which of the supporting materials will remain publicly available if
their papers are accepted.

Previous or simultaneous submissions.

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. In particular, submissions of papers that have
appeared or will be submitted to EuroCG are allowed, since EuroCG does
not publish formal proceedings, while submissions of papers that have
appeared in CCCG are not allowed. Results that have already been
accepted (with or without revision) for publication in a journal at
the time of their submission to the symposium are not allowed. A paper
submitted to a journal but not yet accepted for publication 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 at the date of the full paper
submission deadline.

Strict guidelines.

Submissions deviating from the above guidelines risk being rejected
without further consideration.

Paper types.

When writing or evaluating a SoCG paper, it is important to keep in
mind that there are different types of contributions, each with its
own strengths. To ensure that a submission is evaluated on its own
merits, authors will need to identify the main strengths of their
submission, as captured by four possible paper types. PC members and
external reviewers will be asked to take into account these paper
types together with their associated evaluation criteria when they
evaluate a paper. There are no quotas for the paper types and
submissions can be labeled with more than one paper type at the time
of submission.

* Mathematical Foundations. A typical paper will contain theorems and
  proofs describing new results in discrete or combinatorial
  geometry, or in topological combinatorics. The paper will primarily
  be evaluated on its technical depth, the importance of the results,
  the elegance of the solution, the connection of the problem studied
  to computational geometry and topology, and the potential future
  impact on algorithm development.

* Algorithmic Complexity. A typical paper will contain algorithms,
  data structures, theorems, proofs, or lower bound constructions
  describing new results on computational geometry problems. The
  paper will primarily be evaluated on the (mathematical or
  computational) relevance and importance of the problem studied, its
  technical depth, the elegance of the solution, and the potential
  future impact of the results or the proposed new methods and
  techniques.

* Experiments and Implementation. A typical paper will make a clear
  contribution to the implementation and evaluation of geometric
  algorithms, such as exact, approximate, or algebraic computation,
  algorithms engineering, or the experimental evaluation of competing
  algorithmic approaches. The paper will primarily be evaluated on
  the completeness and the expected impact of the proposed
  implementation, the soundness of the experiments, the quality and
  quantity of testing, and on the general amount of knowledge gained.

* Applications. A typical paper will describe the modeling and
  algorithmic choices made when developing or adapting computational
  geometry techniques for an application area. The paper will be
  primarily evaluated on the soundness of the modeling decisions, the
  ingenuity of the solution, the effectiveness of the proposed
  method, and the expected impact in the application area. One might
  also consider the lesson learned regarding the applicability or
  suitability of computational geometry tools to the specific area.

Guidelines for reviewers.

The guidelines are available here:
https://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/inst/ag-ti/socg22/files/SoCG22%20Guidelines%20for%20reviewing.pdf

Accepted Papers

* Format.

  Final proceedings versions of accepted papers must respect the same
  formatting constraints as the submissions (LIPIcs proceedings
  format with socg-lipics-v2021; 500-line limit, excluding front
  matter and references), but must not comprise any appendix. If any
  supporting material (including complete proofs of theoretical
  claims and experimental details) does not fit in the specified
  limit, then the full version of the paper containing this
  information must be referenced in the conference version and made
  available at a public repository, such as arXiv, by the time the
  final version is submitted. Where applicable, we encourage the
  authors to make accompanying software and/or data publicly
  accessible, with proper references in the paper.

* Presentation, awards, and special issues.

  An author of each accepted paper will be expected to attend the
  symposium and present the paper (approximately 20 minutes). Given
  the developing COVID-19 pandemic, the format of both attendance and
  presentation will be clarified closer to the event. Awards will be
  given for the best paper and for the best student
  presentation. Authors of a selection of papers from the symposium
  will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to
  special issues of Discrete & Computational Geometry and Journal of
  Computational Geometry. As in the previous years, the authors of
  the best paper will be invited to submit an extended version of
  their paper to Journal of the ACM.

Code of Conduct

SoCG is dedicated to providing an environment that is free from
harassment, bullying, discrimination, and retaliation for all
participants. All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at our
conference are required to agree with the CG Week code of conduct.

If an author has a conflict of such nature with a potential reviewer, and the author has sufficient grounds to believe that the review would be negatively biased, then the author is asked to declare this conflict
by contacting a SoCG advocate who will treat any supporting
information confidentially.

For a list of SoCG advocates with contact information, please refer to
https://computational-geometry.org/codeofconduct.html.

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