Guide for Contributors

Full Papers and Short Papers

Formatting Instructions

All submissions should be prepared as a PDF file using the VCBM 2017 LaTeX2e style (including a document class, a style file, a sample source file, and a corresponding PDF output file) which includes templates and formatting instructions for both full and short papers. Full papers can have a length of up to 10 pages (including references). Short papers are limited to a maximum of 5 pages (including references). If any other package should be used for typesetting a paper submission, the VCBM 2017 style, as demonstrated in the sample PDF files, must be reproduced as closely as possible. In either case, please make sure that an image embedded in your paper does not contain transparent pixels (i.e., an alpha channel of a transparent color), because this will lead to problems when the resulting PDF is displayed or printed.

LaTex style

Author Guidelines

VCBM 2017 full and short papers will undergo a one-stage double blind review process. Both paper types can be submitted using the Eurographics SRM conference management system.

Login with your existing SRM account, or create a new one using the relevant links.

In the submission form, the type of paper (full or short) can be specified. For full paper submissions, it also possible to indicate whether you are interested in being considered for the short paper track if the submission is not accepted as a full paper. In this case, when considered appropriate by the reviewers and chairs, authors will be asked to prepare a shortened version of the manuscript upon notification.

Full papers are up to 10 pages in length (including references) and describe original research contributions in the areas outlined in the call for papers. The authors of the best three papers will be invited to submit an extended article version of their paper as journal publication to Computer Graphics Forum.

Short papers describe a more focused and concise research contribution and are likely to have a smaller – yet significant – scope of contribution. Potential examples include the presentation of initial results from novel ongoing research projects or the exploration of new application areas. Short papers draw from the same list of topics as full papers. Their length is limited to a total of 5 pages (including references).

We expect that the submissions will clearly discuss the novel and significant contributions as well as place them in the context of prior art in the field. Authors should highlight how their contributions differ from previous work and advance the state of the art. Among the venues for important prior art are journals such as Computer Graphics Forum and IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics as well as conferences, symposiums, and workshops in visual computing (e.g., VCBM, VIS, EuroVis, PacificVis, VIZBI, …).

Submissions can also include supplementary material such as videos or executable programs. We encourage the use of digital videos to support paper submissions, particularly if part of, or all of the work covers interactive techniques. Please use only the most common video codecs to maximize the chances that the reviewers can see it.

VCBM 2017 will use a double-blind review process. Author identities will be hidden from the reviewers. Authors should therefore not include their name or institution on the cover page of the initial submission, and should make an effort to ensure that there is no self-revealing information in the text. However, you will still need to provide a complete list of authors when submitting your abstract so that members of the program committee can avoid conflicts of interest during reviewer assignment. All authors must be specified in the submission system (but not in the paper) at the time of the submission. Adding additional authors after the acceptance of a paper is not acceptable.

Authors should cite all relevant previous work and clearly explain the differences between it and their paper, including their own previous work. Authors should do this in a way that does not reveal which references are part of their own work. For example, do not write “In our previous work on foobar [13] … ” and then have “[13] Removed for blind review” for the citation. Instead, discuss the work in the third person: “We build on the previous work of Smith et al. [13] … ” and include the full reference details. If it is impossible to do so, for instance because the work is submitted or in press but not yet publicly available, then include an anonymized version of the relevant document(s) with your submission as supplemental material. Authors should not include an acknowledgments section in the submission, nor should they post their submitted manuscript on the web before the notification date of the first review cycle.

We will adhere to the VGTC ethics guidelines for reviewers, which can be found at