Accepted STARs will be published in Computer Graphics Forum

State-of-the-Art Reports (STARs) provide an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of a special topic of current interest related to Computer Graphics. We welcome submissions on all topics relevant to EUROGRAPHICS, and particularly encourage STARs on topics that have not been covered in any recent previous STAR. A STAR can also address the use of Computer Graphics techniques in a different scientific discipline or in industrial practice. For examples of suitable STAR topics, please refer to the EUROGRAPHICS digital library.

At EUROGRAPHICS 2017, the authors of a STAR will be given 90 minutes to present the report at a level that also allows non-experts in the particular domain to follow this presentation.

For any questions concerning STAR submissions please contact the STARs co-chairs Matthias Zwicker and Victor Ostromoukhov :

Submission Details

STARs submissions will undergo a single-blind, double cycle review, similar to the one for regular papers. Hence, there is no need to prepare a STAR proposal first. Instead, authors must submit their full-length STAR. We do not impose strict maximum lengths for these submissions. However, it is recommended that papers be up to 20 pages excluding references and the authors’ short bios, to conform to the general recommendation for CGF survey papers. Each STAR will be reviewed by three members of the IPC who are experts in the respective topic. Accepted STARs will be published in a special issue of Computer Graphics Forum, which appears right before the Eurographics conference. Submissions needing a major revision will be transferred to the standard submission track of Computer Graphics Forum.

To demonstrate the relevant expertise needed to produce the proposed STAR, authors are required to submit the brief biographies of all authors as a piece of supplementary materials.

The deadline for the submission of STAR proposals is 23:59 UTC/GMT, September 24th 2016 (deadline extended), with notification of conditional acceptance on December 23rd, 2016. The revised version of conditionally accepted STARs will have to be submitted at a later date for a second review, and the camera ready version will be due about 6 weeks before the start of the conference.

Submission process

Electronic submission of all papers is mandatory and will be conducted using the Submission and Review Management (SRMv2) system. Papers must be written in English, and must be formatted according to the Eurographics Computer Graphics Forum guidelines. The publication guidelines and LaTeX templates are available on SRMv2 .  Accepted papers must be presented orally in English at Eurographics 2017. The review process will be single-blind. Brief biographies of the authors should be included in the submission, demonstrating their qualification to produce the proposed STAR.
Note that there is no maximum length imposed on papers. However, papers should only be as long as they need to be, but not longer. Reviewers might rank submissions perceived as being either repetitive or unnecessarily long lower than they would score concisely written papers.

Important Dates

September 24th, 2016, 23:59 GMT (deadline extended)
Full STAR submission
December 23rd, 2016 First review notification
January 29th, 2017 Revised STAR submission
February 25th, 2017 Second review notification
March 11th, 2017 Final STAR submission

STAR Chairs

Matthias Zwicker, University of Bern, Switzerland
Victor Ostromoukhov, University of Lyon, France