CG Week workshops

To allow a broad audience to actively participate in the community's major scientific event, a series of afternoon events will again 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. 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.

Important Dates

January 16, 2015:Workshop proposals due
Januray 26, 2015:Notification of acceptance/rejection


We invite proposals for events focusing on all topics of potential interest to the computational geometry community. 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.

Proposals should be submitted by email to the CG Week workshops chair, Stefan Langerman (, by Januari 16, 2014. 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 merits of the proposed topic 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
  9. Plans for dissemination (such as journal special issues)
  10. Past experience of the organizer(s) relevant to the event

Additional 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.