Like last year, all accepted EuroVis 2017 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 being asked to submit an initial sketch by October 9, 2016. 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 STAR sketches will be reviewed by the STAR IPC and comments on suitability and relevance will be provided by October 30, 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 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 according to the guidelines defined at
We plan to schedule each STAR as a 40-100 minute presentation as in Eurographics conferences (subject to the schedule management of the EuroVis 2017 program). In any circumstance, a STAR presentation will always be given a longer time slot than that for a full paper.

For any questions concerning STAR submissions please contact the STARs co-chairs: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Important Dates

Submission of STAR sketch (two pages+references+bibliography): October 9, 2016
Invitation for full STAR submission: October 30, 2016
Submission of full STAR: January 26, 2017
Review notification: March 12, 2017
Second round submission: April 19, 2017
Second review notification: April 30, 2017
Camera ready deadline: May 14, 2017

STAR Chairs (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Miriah Meyer, University of Utah, USA
Shigeo Takahashi, University of Aizu, Japan
Anna Vilanova, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

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