Young Researchers Forum

The 28th Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG) will take place June 17-20,
2012 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  
It brings together the global community of researchers who work on a large
variety of aspects that combine geometry, algorithms and applications.
See http://www.ibr.cs.tu-bs.de/users/fekete/CGYRF/main.html.
Traditionally, the participation and involvement of students in research,
discussions, and social events plays a large role.  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.

To allow a broad audience to actively participate in the community's major
scientific event, this year's Symposium will be accompanied by a series of
afternoon events, under the collective title "Computational Geometry:
Applications, Practice, and Theory" (CG:APT), which, together with SoCG (whose
talks are scheduled for the mornings), will constitute "CG Week 2012". 

One of these events will be "Computational Geometry: Young Researchers Forum"
(CG:YRF), which aims at current and recent students. Its objective is to let
young researchers present their work (in progress as well as finished
results) 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. 

Formal aspects:
- The topic must fit into the general context of SoCG, as described in the call
  for SoCG submissions.
- Submissions must be in the form of 2-page abstracts, to be submitted via easychair.
- Formatting must be according to a provided style file.
- At least one of the authors must be a current or recent student; this is defined as
  not having received a formal doctorate before 2010.
- The idea of the event is to present new and ongoing work. Therefore, abstracts should
  not have appeared in print in a formally reviewed proceedings volume or journal by
  the time of submission.
- The paper must be presented by a co-authoring student during CG:YRF.
- Accepted abstracts will be compiled in a booklet of abstracts that will be
  distributed among the participants; however, these should not be considered a
  formal publication. In particular, participants are encouraged to turn their
  presented work into a form that can be published in a formal, peer-reviewed
  context. 

After acceptance, appropriate acceptance letters can be provided. 

Important dates:
- March 11 26, 2012, 23:59 Honolulu time: Deadline for submissions
- April 14, 2012: Notification of acceptance
- May 14, 2012: Due date for final versions of 2-page abstracts
- June 16-20, 2012: CG-Week 2012

Committee:
Prosenjit Bose     (Carleton University)
Jeff Erickson      (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Sándor Fekete      (TU Braunschweig, chair)
Marc van Kreveld   (Utrecht University)
Alexander Kroeller (TU Braunschweig)
Joseph Mitchell    (Stony Brook University)
Bettina Speckmann  (TU Eindhoven)
Jan Vahrenhold     (TU Muenster)