Computer Graphics and Visual Computing 2018 Call for Papers

The 36th Annual Conference 
organised by the UK chapter of the Eurographics Association,
13-14 September 2018, Swansea University, UK

The annual EGUK conference is a meeting place for all those in the UK working in computer graphics and visual computing (including, Computer Graphics and Vision, Information and Scientific Visualization, and Visual Analytics). It attracts researchers from across the country and from further afield.

The 2018 conference Computer Graphics & Visual Computing will be an overnight meeting (lunchtime to lunchtime). The conference wants to focus on increasing the dialogue between academic research groups, researchers in academic and in industrial developments. In order to facilitate such dialogue, we are seeking contributions in the form of full papers, short papers, viewpoint papers, and extended abstracts (poster papers).

 Full papers - a paper of 4 to 8 pages describing completed research, plus an additional page of references. Papers are refereed by members of an international program committee (IPC). Authors of accepted papers are expected to give a 20 minute presentation at the conference. Accepted papers will appear in the Eurographics digital library and will serve as full paper publications.

 Short papers - The purpose of short papers is to present late-breaking results, work-in-progress, and follow-up extensions or evaluations of existing methods. Short papers will be peer-reviewed in a one-stage double-blind process by an international program committee (IPC). They will be electronically archived and are fully citable publications. Submissions for the short paper track should be at most 4 pages, with an additional page allowed for references. Accepted short papers will be presented orally at the conference in (approximately) 15 minute presentations.

 Viewpoint Papers (aka. Position paper, ***new in CGVC2018***) - Viewpoint paper track enables researchers a new possibility to publish their ideas. Viewpoints articles offer detailed technical opinions on trends in visual computing or reports on how visual computing has contributed to the comprehension of data or phenomena, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. We encourage discussions of challenges or limitations in today's methods and areas of potential new topics of research. We are also interested in application discussions that focus on, for example, the areas of physical, life or social sciences, engineering, or commerce, or areas related to the process of visual computing in general. We encourage an emphasis on lessons learned from practical experience for application discussions, particularly where visual computing has been employed in a real, working environment. Viewpoint papers are submitted with author names and affiliations (at most 4-pages). Accepted viewpoint papers will be electronically archived, are fully citable publications and will be presented orally at the conference in (approximately) 15 minute presentations.

Submissions to the full, short and viewpoint paper tracks that are not accepted for publication but are deemed suitable for poster presentation by the IPC will be offered an opportunity to present in the poster track.

 Extended Abstracts (Poster Papers) - CGVC 2018 is re-introducing a poster track. The purpose of this track is to present late-breaking results, work in progress, and follow-up extensions or evaluations of existing methods. In particular, it provides young researchers, especially postgraduate students, with valuable opportunities to receive feedback from other researchers, and engage in stimulating discussions. The poster track will be managed by the co-chair team and the International Program Committee (IPC) for the papers track. We solicit poster submissions in the form of a poster and an accompanying sketch (i.e., an extended abstract of at most 2 pages, with an additional page allowed for references only). Posters will be peer-reviewed in a one-stage double-blind process. Accepted posters will be presented at the poster viewing session of the conference.

Accepted extended abstracts (poster papers) do not appear in the Eurographics digital library, and will not be considered as a paper publication, instead being similar to a SIGGRAPH one-page sketch or to a conference poster without an associated full paper. As such, presenting an extended abstract or a poster at the conference has no effect on your ability to publish a fuller version of the same work in another venue.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
Computer Graphics
Computer Vision
Virtual Reality
Visual Analytics
Visual Data Science
Computer Animation
Computer-based Arts and Entertainment
Image processing
Acquisition and Reconstruction Techniques
Graphics Architectures and Acceleration Hardware
Medical Imaging
Multimedia Visualisation
Computer Games
Rendering Techniques
Scientific Visualisation and Big Data
Information Visualization and Visual Analytics
Geospatial Visualisation
Augmented Reality and Collaborative Environments
Mobile Apps and Interactive Devices
Human Computer Interaction, Robotics, and Haptics
Modelling Methods

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: 8 June 2018 (Fri)
Notification of Acceptance: 13 July 2018 (Fri)
Camera Ready: 03 August 2018 (Fri)
Conference: 13-14 September 2018 (Thu-Fri)


Publication type                      | Page limit                    | Accepted publication
Full Paper                            | 4-8 pages, + 1-page refs only | fully citable publication
Short Paper                           | 2-4 pages, + 1-page refs only | fully citable publication
Viewpoint Paper (i.e. Position Paper) | 2-4 pages, + 1-page refs only | fully citable publication
Extended Abstract (i.e. Poster Paper) | 1-2 pages                     | not considered as a paper publication

Conference Chair
Robert S. Laramee (Swansea University)

Programme Chairs
Gary KL Tam (Swansea University)
Franck Vidal (Bangor University)

Local organisers
Richard Roberts (Swansea University)
Dylan Rees (Swansea University)
Liam McNabb (Swansea University)