Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2015 will take place in Darmstadt, Germany, from June 24 to June 26, 2015. This 26th event continues the series of highly successful Eurographics Symposia and Workshops on rendering.

This year brings some changes to the submission process: the introduction of a second “Experimental Ideas & Implementations” track in addition to the traditional EGSR papers track (the “CGF track”). Authors have the choice of submitting their work to either the CGF track, the experimental track, or both.

The CGF submission track will remain as is, and continue the long tradition of disseminating state-of-the-art academic results in rendering and related fields. The papers in this track will be, as before, published as an issue of Computer Graphics Forum after a full peer review, including a rebuttal and a 2nd review cycle.

In addition, EGSR 2015 introduces a new “Experimental Ideas & Implementations” conference papers track. Its explicit goal is to solicit submissions that describe either exciting ideas that are not (yet) validated according to the high academic standard of the CGF track, or interesting implementation details for known algorithms in industry-scale uses. In particular, requirements on comparisons to related work, citations, and quality of results are relaxed in exchange for the key questions: 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 be published in the EGSR conference proceedings series, but not the CGF journal. There is no rebuttal or 2nd review cycle. As per common practice, the authors have the possibility to build on top of 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, computational displays, fabrication, and hardware architectures.

Neither papers track has a fixed maximum limit on the number of pages. However, submissions over 12 pages in length will be treated as exceptional cases, and length must always be in proportion to contribution.

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
  • Software and hardware systems/architectures for rendering
  • Audio/sound rendering

Important dates

Event Time Additional information
Abstract deadlineWednesday, April 1
Papers deadlineTuesday, April 7
Reviews dueSunday, May 3
Rebuttal dueWednesday, May 6for CGF track only
Author notificationThursday, May 14
Final papers dueThursday, May 21
Final notificationSunday, May 24for CGF track only

All times are 23:59 (midnight) UTC.

We hope to see you and your work in Darmstadt!

Jaakko Lehtinen
Derek Nowrouzezahrai

EGSR 2015 papers chairs

Paper Submission

Papers and supplemental material are submitted using the SRM submission system. Please follow this link for the CGF track. For the “Experimental Ideas & Implementations” track follow this link.

Respective LaTeX templates are available by selecting “Instructions”. Alternatively, you can directly use this (CGF) or this (EI&I) link.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Experimental Ideas & Implementations Track

What’s the process with the extended journal version?

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 preclude journal publication qualifies 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.

Why would I submit to both tracks?

Should the committee decide your paper is not, in the form it was submitted, suitable for the CGF track, it then has the option of accepting it to the Experimental Ideas & Implementations track. You, the author, get a paper, valuable feedback, visibility for your ideas, and the possibility of later extending your work into a journal paper.

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 the former. This makes the job of the reviewers and the committee easier, which is of particular importance because the review schedule is tight.

What if my paper includes interesting system and implementation details but less algorithmic or mathematical novelty? We would love to consider your work for the Experimental Ideas & Implementations track! 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? We would love to consider your paper for the Experimental Ideas & Implementations track! Come present it and we’ll all talk about it together. Are Experimental Ideas & Implementations papers presented in separate sessions? No. In the spirit of promoting new and interesting ideas, all papers will be presented alongside in sessions that fit their topic.