(From +Yusu Wang
. Please submit your workshop proposals!)Call for CG Week Workshops/Tutorials ProposalsSoCG Workshops (June 14–17, 2016), andJoint STOC/SoCG Workshop Day (June 18, 2016)Boston, MA
This year, the CG Week will follow its tradition and host workshop events during the Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG) 2016 conference. Different from previous years, this year there would be two types of workshops. Regular SoCG Workshops:
We plan to host workshops during the SoCG conference dates as usual. Typically, these workshops happen on the afternoons during the SoCG conference, while mornings will host standard talks for SoCG papers. These workshops will happen during the June 14--17, 2016. See http://socg2016.cs.tufts.edu/workshops.html
for more information about both CG Week and the regular SoCG Workshops. Joint SoCG/STOC Workshop Day:
This year, the 48th ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC 2016) and the 32nd International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2016) will be co-located in Cambridge/Boston, MA. In particular, SoCG 2016 will take place June 14 – 17, 2016, and STOC 2016 will take place June 19 – 21, 2016. STOC brings together a global community of researchers working in a broad range of topics in theoretical computer science. SoCG attracts an international community of researchers working on computational aspects of geometry and topology. To foster closer interaction and better cross-fertilization between the two communities, there will be a Joint STOC/SoCG Workshop Day on Saturday June 18, 2016. This single day event will feature two invited talks, and several parallel workshops. See http://socg2016.cs.tufts.edu/stocday.html
for more information.
We invite proposals for workshops and tutorials on topics related to computational geometry/topology and theoretical computer science to be submitted for either types of workshops. For workshops submitted to the Joint Workshop Day, we especially encourage topics that are likely to be of interest to researchers in both SoCG and STOC communities.
We expect a typical regular SoCG workshop to be about 3 hours in total time (spans one afternoon). For the Joint Workshop Day, we expect a typical event to consist of either a single 2 to 2.5 hour session, or spans two sessions totaling about 4 hours. The individual workshop organizers can decide the precise form of its workshop session. For example, a typical event may feature a combination of invited talks and contributed presentations. Some workshops may also include tutorials, panel discussions and software demos. The 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). PROPOSAL SUBMISSION:
Proposals (for both the regular SoCG workshops and the Joint Workshop Day) should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals should be brief (at most 3 typeset pages) and should include the following information:
1. Title or theme of the workshop/minisymposium/tutorial event
2. Name and email address of the organizer(s)
3. Brief scientific summary and discussion of merits of the proposed topic as a joint SoCG/STOC event, and intended audience.
4. A description of the proposed format and agenda, and potential invited speakers/panelists
5. Please indicate the proposed length of the workshop, that is, whether it is a one-session event or a full-day two-session event. You can also specify the minimum and ideal duration for the proposed event.
6. Please indicate whether you are interested in the Joint workshop day or the regular SoCG workshops. If you propose for a workshop during the Joint workshop day, you could also specify if you are interested in moving your event to regular SoCG conference time in cases that Joint Workshop Day slots are full.
7. OPTIONAL: Plans for dissemination if any (such as journal special issues), and/or past experience of the organizer(s) relevant to the event. IMPORTANT DATES:
Feb. 22, 2016: Workshop proposals due
March 1st, 2016: Notification of acceptance/rejection
June 14-17, 2016, regular SoCG Workshops / CG Week
June 18, 2016: Joint STOC/SoCG Workshop Day in Cambridge/Boston, MA, USA.SOCG WORKSHOP COMMITTEE:
• Suresh Venkatasubramanian (University of Utah)
• Yusu Wang (Ohio State University)JOINT WORKSHOP DAY COMMITTEE:
• Alexandr Andoni (Columbia University)
• Chandra Chekuri (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
• Suresh Venkatasubramanian (University of Utah)
• Yusu Wang (Ohio State University)FURTHER INFORMATION:
SoCG and STOC organizers will provide assistance with logistics including registration, meeting rooms, coffee breaks, wireless network, and a link to the web page of the event. Please feel free to contact Yusu Wang (email@example.com) or send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
More information on the SoCG conference and CG Week can be found at http://socg2016.cs.tufts.edu/index.html
. The information on the Joint STOC/SoCG Workshop Day can also be found at: http://socg2016.cs.tufts.edu/stocday.html
as well as the STOC website http://acm-stoc.org/stoc2016/