EuroVis 2016 is the 18th annual scientific gathering on visualization jointly organized by the Eurographics Working Group on Data Visualization and the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee. Based on the continued growth and success of the event, EuroVis will be a conference for the fourth time. EuroVis 2016 will be held in Groningen, the Netherlands, June 6-10 2016.

For the first time, all accepted EuroVis 2016 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. 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 is limited to three pages whereby the last page may only contain references. The format of the sketch can be found in Submission Guidelines. STAR sketches will be reviewed by the STAR program co-chairs for suitability and relevance, and the authors of accepted sketches will be invited to submit a full STAR. Full STAR submissions will then undergo a single blind, double cycle review, similar to the one for regular papers, where three external experts on the respective topic will evaluate the STAR. Full submissions are 25 pages maximum.

Electronic submission of the STAR sketch and full proposal is mandatory and will be conducted using PCS according to the Submission Guidelines.

We plan to schedule each STAR as a 50-100 minute presentation as in Eurographics conferences (subject to the schedule management of the EuroVis 2016 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:

Important Dates

The STAR deadline is 23:59GMT, Sunday Feb 14th 2016. 23:59GMT, Friday Jan 22th 2016.

Please see the important dates page for details.

!Submission Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of the contribution quality and topic suitability for presentation in a STAR format, the past experience and qualifications of the authors and the overall balance in the program. A STAR submission should be an almost complete version of the planned STAR, outlining the topic, documenting its relation and relevance to the visualization community, including a planned table of contents and a major subset of the targeted literature references, as well as including brief biographies of the authors, demonstrating their qualification to produce the proposed STAR. Such a proposal should be 10-20 pages (at most) in length, including references; submissions can also include supplementary material.

For detailed paper preparation and submission instructions please refer to the guidelines in the submitters area of the conference web pages.

General Chair

Jos Roerdink, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

State-of-the-Art Reports (STARs) Program Co-Chairs

Ross Maciejewski, Arizona State University, USA

Timo Ropinski, Ulm University, Germany

Anna Vilanova, TU Delft, the Netherlands