[hpc-announce] EGPGV 2021 Call for Papers

Markus Hadwiger markus.hadwiger at kaust.edu.sa
Tue Oct 6 11:03:22 CDT 2020

Call for Papers

The Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization 
(EGPGV) aims to foster the exchange of experiences and knowledge on 
exploiting and defining new trends in parallel graphics and 
visualization. This area is of growing importance due to the rapidly 
increasing availability of multi-core CPUs, GPUs, and cluster systems. 
Computationally demanding and data-intensive applications in graphics 
and visualization are strongly affected by this trend and require novel, 
efficient parallel solutions.

EGPGV has two submission deadlines: early submission in December and 
regular submission typically in February. This offers authors the 
flexibility to choose between two separate submission deadlines. The 
early submission deadline also provides the opportunity of improving 
manuscripts and resubmitting them to the regular deadline in case they 
are not successful in the early review phase, resembling a major 
revision review process. An FAQ about the early submission process can 
be found at the bottom of this email. Please notice also that this year 
there are again abstract deadlines one week in advance to the paper 

EGPGV 2021 will take place on June 14, 2021, and be co-located with 
EuroVis 2021, held June 14-18, 2021, in Zurich, Switzerland.

The proceedings of EGPGV will be published in the Eurographics 
Proceedings Series and in the Eurographics Digital Library. Best papers 
from the EGPGV symposium will be invited to submit an extended journal 
version to IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.

EGPGV seeks papers on graphics and visualization that involve any type 
of parallel computing, and/or focus on very large data sets. Papers on 
techniques, data structures, algorithms, systems, and applications are 
welcomed. Parallel computing is broadly defined, including 
high-performance computing and cloud environments, (multi-)GPU computing 
and heterogeneous, hybrid architectures, and shared and/or distributed 
memory architectures. Further, papers focused on processing very large 
data sets (either for visualization or graphics) are welcomed, even if 
they do not have a particular focus on parallelism.

Typical symposium topics include:

- Computationally and data-intensive rendering
- Scientific visualization (e.g., volume, flow, and tensor visualization)
- Information visualization and visual analytics
- In situ analytics and in situ visualization
- Out-of-core processing of large data sets for visualization or graphics
- Simulations for virtual environments (physics-based animation, 
collision detection, acoustics)
- Mesh processing, level-of-detail, and geometric methods
- Visual computing (image- and video-based rendering, image processing 
and exploitation, segmentation)
- Scheduling, memory management, and data coherence
- Parallelization approaches and algorithms, such as MapReduce
- Database-related methods, algorithms or approaches, and query-based 
- Advanced hardware for data handling or visualization
- Large and high-resolution displays, virtual environments
- Scientific, engineering, and industrial applications
- Data analytics on large scientific data sets
- Machine learning as applied to parallel graphics, visualization and/or 
large data analytics

In general, appropriate topics for the symposium fall into one of four 

(1) parallel graphics,
(2) rendering of very large data sets,
(3) parallel visualization and analytics, and
(4) processing of large data sets for visualization or analytics.

For additional information regarding paper submission and publication, 
please contact the program chairs.

EGPGV again calls for Full Papers (8 to 10 pages) and Short Papers (up 
to 4 pages) in Eurographics format. The EGPGV webpage will be updated 
soon with more details on submission.

Important Dates:

December 7, 2020 - Early Submission Abstract Deadline
December 14, 2020 - Early Submission Paper Deadline
January 25, 2021 - Early Submission Notification
Regular Submission deadline: expected to be late February

For additional information, please contact us via papers at egpgv.org.

EGPGV Leadership:

Symposium Chair: Markus Hadwiger, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Program Co-Chair: Matthew Larsen, Lawrence Livermore, USA
Program Co-Chair: Filip Sadlo, Heidelberg University, Germany

FAQ on Early Submission:

Q: What happens if my paper is accepted in the early submission review 
A: Your paper will have the exact same status as any paper accepted 
during the regular submission review cycle. It will appear in the 
proceedings and you will present your paper at EGPGV21.

Q: Who can benefit from the early submission process?
A: There are benefits whether the paper is accepted or not accepted. For 
accepted papers, the benefit is in getting acceptance earlier and having 
more time for, e.g., travel organization. For multiple minor revisions, 
major revisions, and rejected papers, the benefit is in effectively 
adding a revision cycle, i.e., getting feedback from the early 
submission and then submitting the revised paper to the regular 
submission deadline.

Q: If I do not submit to the early submission deadline, can I still 
submit to the regular submission deadline?
A: Yes, you can absolutely submit to only the regular submission deadline.

Q: What is the timeline for the regular submission deadline?
A: We are still in discussions with Eurographics with respect to 
camera-ready deadlines. Traditionally, EGPGV has a submission deadline 
of late February and a notification of early April. We expect the 
timeline for the regular submissions to match this traditional schedule.

Q: What paths can an early submission take?
- It might be accepted straightaway on January 25.
- It could be conditionally accepted on January 25, which would require 
a revision on February 8. This could result in an accept, another 
conditional accept, or a reject on February 15. In case of another 
conditional accept, the revision will be due at the regular submission 
deadline. In case of a reject, the work can be resubmitted as new at the 
regular submission deadline.
- It could receive a major revision decision on January 25, which would 
be due at the regular submission deadline.
- It could be rejected on January 25. In this case, the work can still 
be resubmitted as new at the regular submission deadline.


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