Submission Format

We invite authors to submit extended abstracts reporting original research and recent developments in topics related to the workshop. Every submission should have a suitable list of references, citing the most important related work.

There is a limited refereeing process, to make sure that the presented papers are in scope and meet some minimal standards. EuroCG does not have formally reviewed proceedings. The 6-page abstracts of the accepted papers will be made available through the EuroCG website. The booklet of abstracts, without ISBN number, is distributed for the benefit of the community and must be regarded as a collection of preprints rather than a formally reviewed selection of papers. Results presented at EuroCG are expected to appear in other conferences with formal proceedings and/or in journals.

Papers must be formatted according to the EuroCG style (using the LaTeX style file "eurocg18.cls") and must not exceed 6 pages. The mandatory submission format is PDF (see here for an example).

Attention: This year, EuroCG18 has switched to a new single-column submission format. Please make sure to format your papers according to the new eurocg18.cls style and contact us with any questions or comments you might have.

Submission Server

Submissions should be contributed using EasyChair system (submission page on easychair). Submissions are due on January 9, 2018, 23:59, AoE.

Final Versions

The final versions are due on or before February 19, 2018, 23:59, AoE. The final version must also use the EuroCG style file and it must not exceed six pages. Final versions should be contributed using the EasyChair system (submission page on easychair). Accepted papers will be made available online through the EuroCG 2018 web page. For every accepted submission one of the authors must attend the workshop and present the paper there.

Abstract Booklet and Fast-Forward Slides

We will prepare a booklet of short abstracts of the talks. The purpose of these abstracts is to give the attendants of EuroCG an orientation what to expect from your talk and to help them to decide whether they want to come to your talk. It thus performs some of the functions that have been fulfilled by the fast forward sessions in previous EuroCG's. The fast-forward sessions are still useful for seeing the speakers in action, and thus we will have fast-forward sessions as well.

You can enrich your abstract by one or two thumbnails: small figures that may be taken from your slides and that may support the text or characterize your contribution at a glance, See this sample of how the abstracts might look like. You can spend as much thought on designing your abstract as you would spend on your fast-forward slides. Your text for the abstract booklet need not be the same as the abstract of the 6-page submission. If your talk has cute animations, you can mention this. A good length for a short abstract is 6–15 lines. Excessively long abstracts will likely not be read. The upper bound is 20 lines.

We will print the booklet of abstracts and distribute it at the conference. You will also be able to download it in advance or print it yourself.

Detailed Instructions

Preparing the abstract

Download the package (corrected version, Feb 27), which contains the main driver file eurocg18-short-abstract.tex, the template file abstract.tex for the abstract itself, a sample picture file SIRAR-fig1.pdf, and the sample output eurocg18-short-abstract.pdf.

The file abstract.tex is a template file, which you should edit (but not rename) according to the commented instructions in the file.

Your thumbnail figures must be PDF files with the extension .pdf. These figures will be scaled to a height of 29 millimeters and enclosed by boxes with a margin of 3pt. It is best to design your figures in this size. Otherwise, you should make sure that the thickness of your lines survives the rescaling. Prefix the name of your figure files with the first 5 initials of your talk title to avoid name clashes with abstracts of other talks.

Run "pdflatex eurocg18-short-abstract.tex" to check how your abstract will look like.

For entering accents or special characters, use either the TeX conventions like G\"unter or \'Eric for Günter or Éric, or use the UTF-8 encoding(\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}). If you work on abstracts for several talks, you should use a different directory for each talk.

In case of problems, contact Günter Rote.


Tuesday, March 6

How to submit

Send a tar- or zip-package with your file abstract.tex and the additional figure file(s), and possibly also the output eurocg18-short-abstract.pdf for checking purposes. If you have no figures, you can also just send your single abstract.tex file. In addition, include a file eurocg18-FF.pdf, a pdf-file that contains 1 or 2 slides for use in the fast forward session of your talk.

Email your package to Kristin Knorr at with the Subject "ECG18-Abstract-no.XX",where "XX" should be replaced by the paper number from the list of accepted papers:

If you don't submit a short abstract by the deadline of March 6, we will take the abstract that you submitted with your 6-page paper.