Joint STOC/SoCG Workshop Day
Joint STOC/SoCG Workshop Day
Call for Workshop / Tutorial Proposals:
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. The two confirmed invited speakers are:
We invite proposals for workshops and tutorials on topics related to theoretical computer science and computational geometry/topology. We especially encourage topics that are likely to be of interest to researchers in both communities.
We expect a typical workshop to consist of a single 2 to 2.5-hour session, or two sessions (consisting of a 1.5 to 2-hour morning session and a 2 to 2.5-hour afternoon session). 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).
Given the time-limitation of the Joint Workshop day, workshops whose topics are appropriate for the SoCG audience may also have the option of being moved to June 14--17 to be held together with the SoCG conference (as in the standard CG-Week in the past few years). Workshops that are interested in this option should indicate it in the proposal.
Proposals 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 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.
Feb. 22, 2016: Workshop proposals due
March 1st, 2016: Notification of acceptance/rejection
June 18, 2016: Joint STOC/SoCG Workshop Day in Cambridge/Boston, MA, USA.
STOC and SoCG will not provide funds to support travel expenses for workshop and tutorial speakers. Workshop and tutorials attendance will be free. STOC and SoCG 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 the workshop committee at email@example.com if you have any questions.
STOC/SOCG WORKSHOP DAY COMMITTEE:
The information on the Joint STOC/SoCG Workshop Day can also be found at the following url at SoCG Conference website, as well as at the STOC website.