20th EG/VGTC Conference on Visualization, 4.-8. June 2018, Brno, Czech Republic


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.

All accepted EuroVis 2018 STAR reports will be published in Computer Graphics Forum. A list of all CGF STARs and survey papers can be found at the CGF web site.

For any questions concerning STAR submissions please contact the STARs co-chairs: star@eurovis2018.org.


As part of the acceptance process into Computer Graphics Forum, STARs will undergo a multi-stage process. First, authors are being asked to submit an initial sketch by October 13, 2017. A STAR sketch briefly describes the planned STAR by outlining the topic, discussing its relevance for 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 page. References and short biographies are considered extra pages and are not counted within the two-page limit. Bibliographies should be limited to 200 words per author. The format of the sketch can be found at www.eurovis2018.org/submitters#stars. STAR sketches will be reviewed by the STAR IPC and comments on suitability and relevance will be provided by November 3, 2017. 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 a piece of supplementary materials.

Electronic submission of the STAR sketch and full proposal is mandatory and will be conducted using the Precision Conference System (PCS).

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

For detailed STAR preparation and submission instructions please refer to the submission guidelines!

Submission of STAR sketch (two pages+references+bibliography) October 13, 2017
Invitation for full STAR submission November 3, 2017
Submission of full STAR February 2, 2018
Review notification March 16, 2018
Second round submission April 20, 2018
Second review notification May 4, 2018
Camera ready deadline May 18, 2018

All submission deadlines are at 23:59 GMT on the date indicated.

STAR CHAIRS (star@eurovis2018.org)

Robert S. Laramee, Swansea University, UK
Michael Sedlmair, Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany
G. Elisabeta Marai, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA


Natalia Andrienko, Fraunhofer Institute IAIS, Germany
Daniel Archambault, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Michaël Aupetit, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Rita Borgo, Kings College London, United Kingdom
Fanny Chevalier, Inria, Lille, France
Danyel Fisher, Microsoft Research, United States
Ingrid Hotz, Linköping University, Sweden
Jessica Hullman, University of Washington, United States
Christophe Hurter, ENAC, Ecole National de l'Aviation Civile, France
Stefan Jänicke, Leipzig University, Germany
Won-Ki Jeong, UNIST, Republic of Korea
Dirk Lehmann, University Magdeburg, Germany
Laura McNamara, Airborne ISR, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
Vijay Natarajan, Indian Institute of Science, India
Penny Rheingans, CSEE, UMBC, Baltimore, United States
Hans-Joerg Schulz, University of Rostock, Germany
Danielle Szafir, University of Colorado, Boulder, United States
Shin Takahashi, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Cagatay Turkay, University of London, United Kingdom
Tatiana von Landesberger, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Yunhai Wang, Shandong University, Qingdao, China