Call for State-of-the-Art Reports

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 edition. STAR reports on cross-sectional, multi-disciplinary areas are also highly welcomed. 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. A list of recent STARs can be found here.

Accepted STARs will be published in a special issue of Computer Graphics Forum, which appears right before the EUROGRAPHICS conference. The journal status of the proceedings requires a two-stage review process with conditional acceptance after the first round and final acceptance based on the revised submissions. Submissions needing a major revision will be transferred to the standard submission track of Computer Graphics Forum.

At EUROGRAPHICS’2021, the authors of a STAR will be given 90 minutes to present the report at a level that allows non-experts in the particular domain to follow the presentation.


October 29, 2020 STAR abstract submission deadline
November 3, 2020 Full STAR submission deadline
December 22, 2020 First review notification
February 23, 2021 Revised STAR submission
March 9, 2021 Second review notification
March 26, 2021 Camera-ready
April 12, 2021 Video due

* All deadlines are at 23:59 UTC

Submission details

Electronic submissions of STARs is mandatory and will be conducted using the Submission and Review Management System. Papers must be written in English and prepared according to this year’s template, which can be found at the Submission and Review Management (SRMv2) system.

The deadline for the submission of STAR abstracts is October 29, 2020. The submission of an abstract is not mandatory, but will support the chairs in recruiting the right reviewers for your submission.

The deadline for the submission of STARs is 23:59 UTC, November 3, 2020, with notification of conditional acceptance on December 22, 2020. The revised version of conditionally accepted STARs will have to be submitted by February 23, 2021, for a second review, the final notification will happen by March 9, 2021, and the camera ready version will be due on March 26, 2021.

The STARs undergo a single-blind review process. To demonstrate the relevant expertise needed to produce the proposed STAR, authors should include their short biographies as supplementary materials.

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.

Eurographics’2021 STAR Chairs

Holly Rushmeyer, Yale University, United States
Katja Bühler, VRVis Research, Vienna, Austria

For any question concerning STAR submissions please contact the STAR co-chairs:

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