The Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2016 will take place in Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, over 22-24 June 2016. This 27th event continues the series of highly successful Eurographics Symposia and Workshops on rendering. It will be co-located with Eurographics High Performance Graphics, which will be held 20-22 June 2016.

With the success of the last year’s submission process, the “Experimental Ideas & Implementations” track will be maintained in addition to the traditional EGSR papers track (the “CGF track”). Authors will have the choice of submitting their work to the CGF track, the experimental track, or both.

The CGF submission track will remain as is, continuing the long tradition of disseminating state-of-the-art scientific results in rendering and related fields. Accepted papers in this track will be published as an issue of Computer Graphics Forum after a full peer review, including a rebuttal and a second review cycle.

The “Experimental Ideas & Implementations” conference-papers track has as an explicit goal to solicit submissions that describe either exciting new ideas that have not yet been validated according to the high academic standard of the CGF track, or interesting implementation issues for known algorithms in industry-scale uses. The requirements on comparisons to related work, citations, and quality of results are relaxed in exchange for key questions such as the following. Is the idea stimulating and interesting? Would it spark discussion and give valuable insights to the rendering community? Papers in this track will undergo full double-blind peer review using its own review form, and will be published in the EGSR conference proceedings series and in the Eurographics Digital Library, but not the CGF journal. There is no rebuttal or second review cycle. Consistent with common practice, authors would have the opportunity to build upon the conference paper, add comparisons and validation, and submit the work to a journal later. Please see below for FAQ regarding the new track.

For both tracks, we are looking for work that shapes the future of rendering and related fields. In particular, we encourage submission in the related topics of appearance modeling, virtual/augmented reality, computational displays, fabrication, and hardware architectures.
Neither track imposes a fixed maximum paper length. However, submissions over 12 pages in length will be treated as exceptional cases, and length must be proportional to contribution.

If a paper is submitted to both tracks, the reviewers will be initially left oblivious of this fact. Of those papers rejected from the CGF track, the chairs at their discretion may select the strongest of those papers and submit them for an accelerated review to EI&I.
Core conference topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Global illumination
  • Real-time and offline rendering
  • Acquisition, modeling, and manipulation of light transport & appearance
  • Realistic, non-photorealistic, 2D, and 3D image processing & synthesis
  • Mathematical techniques for image synthesis
  • Computational photography/optics/displays
  • Image synthesis for augmented or virtual reality
  • Software and hardware systems/architectures for rendering
  • Audio/sound rendering

Important dates (applying to both CGF and EI&I tracks unless specifically indicated):

  • Abstract deadline Monday 28 March 2016
  • Papers deadline Friday 1 April 2016
  • Reviews due Wednesday 4 May 2016
  • Rebuttal due Monday 9 May 2016 (CGF track)
  • Author notification Tuesday 17 May 2016
  • Final papers due Tuesday 24 May 2016
  • Final notification Friday 27 May 2016 (CGF track)

All times are 23:59 (midnight) UTC.

We hope to see you and your work in Dublin!

Elmar Eisemann
Eugene Fiume
EGSR 2016 papers chairs


Frequently Asked Questions about the Experimental Ideas & Implementations Track

Q: What’s the process with the extended journal version?

A: Once you have a paper accepted in the new track and published in the conference proceedings, many journals, CGF included, apply the rule by which adding 30% new material and addressing any major issues that had precluded journal publication would qualify the revised paper for consideration in the journal. The authors should indicate the nature of the submission in a cover letter.
In addition, the EGSR papers committee and CGF editors may, at their discretion, invite select papers from the Experimental Ideas & Implementations track to a fast-track second review cycle in Computer Graphics Forum.

Q: Why would I submit to both tracks?

A: Should the committee decide your paper is not, in the form it was submitted, suitable for the CGF track, it could then be forwarded to the Experimental Ideas & Implementations track by the paper chairs. You, the author, get a paper, valuable feedback, visibility for your ideas, and the possibility of later extending your work into a journal paper if the work is accepted in this second track.
However, if you feel your contribution clearly falls within the scope of the Experimental Ideas & Implementations track but not the CGF track, please only submit to the former. This makes the job of the reviewers and the committee easier, which is of particular importance because the review schedule is tight.

Q: What if my paper includes interesting system and implementation details but less algorithmic or mathematical novelty?

A: We would love to consider your work for the Experimental Ideas & Implementations track!

Q: What if I have an intriguing idea but I have no idea if it works or not, or it only works in a certain special case?

A: We would love to consider your paper for the Experimental Ideas & Implementations track! Come present it and we’ll all talk about it together.

Q: Are Experimental Ideas & Implementations papers presented in separate sessions?

A: No. In the spirit of promoting new and interesting ideas, all papers will be presented alongside in sessions that fit their topic.


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