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Call for Contributions

Minisymposium on Publicly Available Geometric/Topological Software

Part of the CG-Week 2012

June 17th, 2012, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

This year an expanded set of events will be co-located with the 28th Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG), hosted at UNC Chapel Hill, June 17-20, 2012. The Minisymposium on Publicly Available Geometric/Topological Software is one of them, scheduled for the afternoon of June 17th.

The aim of the minisymposium is to provide a platform for the presentation of publicly available and/or open source geometric and topological software. It will provide a means for the dissemination and familiarization of existing or forthcoming publicly available software.

About half of the lectures and presentations will be based on speakers invited by the organizers (see the GTS2012 web page for the list of invited speakers), while the other half will be based on submissions. The last hour of the half-day event is scheduled to an open demo/software presentation session.

Important Dates
Deadline for proposal submissions: April 6th, 2012
Notification of proposal acceptance: April 23rd, 2012
Final abstracts due: May 11th, 2012

We solicit submissions, consisting of an abstract (up to 4 pages) presenting the software, and a short proposal (up to 2 pages) describing the proposed presentation and tutorial. We expect attendees to be able to use the presented software during the tutorial talks and follow the tutorials on their own laptops.

In the submitted abstract the authors are expected to briefly describe their software, while the 2-page proposal should give the details of the proposed presentation and tutorial, as well as indicate the necessary actions that should be taken by the organizers or the attendees so that they can use the presented software on their laptops.

The final version of the 4-page abstract of the accepted submissions will be posted on the minisymposium web page. Files of examples used by the presenters during their tutorial session will also be posted on the miniymposium web page so that the prospective attendees can download and use them during the minisymposium tutorial talks.

Information about the necessary installation instructions for the presented software (or a suitable link to such instructions) will also be posted on the minisymposium web page.

All submissions should be sent in PDF to:

The dealine for proposal submissions is April 6th, 2012. Notifications of acceptance or rejection of proposals will be sent to the proposers by April 23rd, 2012. Revised versions of the 4-page abstracts of the accepted proposals are due on May 11th, 2012, and will be posted on the minisymposium web site shortly afterwards.

Menelaos Karavelas, University of Crete & FO.R.T.H.
Monique Teillaud, INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée