Authors' Guidelines

EuroVis 2012 full paper submissions will undergo a two-stage review process. The review process is double-blind meaning that submissions must not reveal the identity of the authors (see below). All full papers accepted to EuroVis 2012 appear in a special issue of Computer Graphics Forum, containing the conference proceedings, and will appear at the same time in the Eurographics digital library.

Note that for each full paper the submission of an abstract is mandatory by December 2, 2011, with completed papers due on December 9, 2011. All submissions must be original works that have not been published previously in any conference proceedings, magazine, journal, or edited book. Concurrent submissions are strictly forbidden. If it is determined that a manuscript is simultaneously under the consideration by another publication venue, the manuscript will be immediately rejected.

Full papers will undergo a revision and review cycle after initial notification of review results in order to ensure they are acceptable for publication and presentation in the journal. At least one author of an accepted paper must attend the conference to present the work, and authors will also be required to present a brief one-minute summary of their talk at the opening papers preview session.

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 in visualization. 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 like EuroVis, Vis, InfoVis, VAST, and PacificVis.

EuroVis 2012 will use a double-blind review process for the first review cycle. Author identities will be hidden from the external 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.

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