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CALL FOR STATE-OF-THE-ART REPORTS
All accepted STARs will be published in Computer Graphics Forum

Important Upcoming Dates
Submission of STAR sketch (two  pages +references+bibliography): 13 October 2017
Invitation for full STAR submission: 3 November 2017
Submission of full STAR: 2 February 2018

EuroVis 2018 is the 20th annual scientific gathering on visualization 
jointly organized by the Eurographics Working Group on Data Visualization 
and the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee. EuroVis 
2018 will be held in Brno, Czech Republic, from 4-8 June 2018.

Like last year, all accepted EuroVis 2018 STAR reports will be published 
in Computer Graphics Forum.  State-of-the-Art Reports (STARs) are intended 
to provide up-to-date and comprehensive surveys on topics of interest to 
the visualization research community.  We encourage the submission of 
STARs on topics that have not yet been covered in any recent previous 
STAR or other survey.  We welcome submissions that introduce emerging 
technologies, as well as proposals on more traditional visualization 
topics.  We also welcome contributions from related disciplines and 
application areas demonstrating contributions to, or benefits from, 
the area of visualization including, but not limited to, visual computing, 
computer graphics, human-computer interaction, virtual reality, 
image processing, computer vision, psychology, geography, chemistry, 
computational fluid dynamics, data analysis, computational sciences, 
medicine, biology, economy, politology, etc.

As part of the acceptance process into Computer Graphics Forum, STARs 
will undergo a multi-stage process.  First, authors are asked to submit 
an initial sketch by 13 October 2017. A STAR sketch briefly describes the 
planned STAR by outlining the topic, discussing its relevance to the 
visualization community, providing the planned structure and outline of 
the STAR together with all key references, and short biographies of the 
authors. The length of a STAR sketch main text is limited to two pages. 
References and short biographies are considered supplementary pages and 
are not counted within the two page limit. Bibliographies are be limited 
to 200 words per author. The format of the sketch can be found at 
http://www.eurovis2018.org/ <http://www.eurovis2018.org/>

STAR sketches will be reviewed by the STAR IPC and comments on suitability 
and relevance will be provided by 3 Nov 2016.  Authors will then be required 
to submit a full STAR. Full STAR submissions will then undergo a single 
blind, double cycle review, similar to the one for regular papers submitted 
to Computer Graphics Forum, where three external experts on the respective 
topic will evaluate the STAR. We do not impose strict maximum lengths for 
submitted STARs. However, it is unusual for STARs to exceed 20 pages in 
CGF latex style including all images but excluding references. To summarize, 
survey papers are up to 20 pages (excluding references). There is no page 
limit for references and author biographies are not included in the final 
version of the paper. 

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

Electronic submission of the STAR sketch and full proposal is mandatory and 
will be conducted using https://precisionconference.com/~vgtc/ <https://precisionconference.com/~vgtc/> according to 
the guidelines defined at:
http://www.eurovis2018.org/ <http://www.eurovis2018.org/>

We plan to schedule each STAR as an approximately 45 minute presentation 
(subject to the schedule management of the EuroVis 2018 program). In any 
circumstance, a STAR presentation will be given a longer time slot than 
that for a full paper.

For any questions concerning STAR submissions please contact the STARs 
co-chairs: 
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Important Dates
Submission of STAR sketch (two  pages +references+bibliography): 13 October 2017
Invitation for full STAR submission: 3 Nov 2017
Submission of full STAR: 2 Feb 2018
Review notification: 16 March 2018
Second round submission: 20 April 2018
Second review notification: 4 May 2018
Camera ready deadline: 18 May 2018

General Chair
Barbora Kozlikova, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

STAR CHAIRS ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>)
Robert S. Laramee, Swansea University, UK
Michael Sedlmair, University of Vienna, Austria
G. Elisabeta Marai, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
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