The 36th Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG) will take place June 23-26, 2020 as an online event. It brings together the global community of researchers who work on a large variety of aspects that combine geometry, algorithms and applications. To allow a broad audience to actively participate in the community's major scientific event, this year SoCG will again be accompanied by a series of satellite events, which together constitute CG Week 2020.
One of these satellite events will be the "Computational Geometry: Young Researchers Forum" (CG:YRF), which is aimed at current and recent students. The active involvement by students and recent graduates in research, discussions, and social events has been longstanding tradition in the CG community. 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.
The YRF presents young researchers (defined as not having received a formal doctorate before 2018) an opportunity to present their work (in progress as well as finished results) to the CG community 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.
We will employ a two-phase screening process. After the first review phase, there will be a notification of either rejection (if the result is clearly out of scope, or technically incorrect), or conditional acceptance, accompanied with a description of required changes to be made (either with respect to content or format). In the second phase, we will check whether the changes have been implemented satisfactorily. The screening process is intended to ensure the technical quality of the presented work. Submissions that are not well-written risk rejection, irrespective of correctness. Authors are strongly encouraged to have their submissions proofread by their advisor or another experienced scientist.
Some young researchers need more time to arrange for travel, visas, or funding. For such cases, we have an early deadline for which there will be an early notification of conditional acceptance. All submissions will be judged according to the same standards of quality regardless of which submission date was used. The early submission date is before the SoCG notification date, and so it is acceptable to have parallel submission of the same results; however, it will be expected that the YRF submission will be withdrawn if the full paper is accepted to SoCG. The reviewing for YRF is completely independent of the reviewing for SoCG.