Symposium on Computational Geometry

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The International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG) is an academic conference in computational geometry.[1] It was founded in 1985, with program committee consisting of David Dobkin, Joseph O'Rourke, Franco Preparata, and Godfried Toussaint; O'Rourke was the conference chair. The symposium was originally sponsored by the SIGACT and SIGGRAPH Special Interest Groups of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).[2] It dissociated from the ACM in 2014, motivated by the difficulties of organizing ACM conferences outside the United States and by the possibility of turning to an open-access system of publication.[3] Since 2015 the conference proceedings have been published by the Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics instead of by the ACM.[4] Since 2019 the conference has been organized under the auspices of the newly-formed Society for Computational Geometry.[5]

A 2010 assessment of conference quality by the Australian Research Council listed it as "Rank A".[6]


  1. ^ Chazelle, Bernard; et al. (1996), "Application Challenges to Computational Geometry: CG Impact Task Force Report", in Chazelle, Bernard; Goodman, Jacob E.; Pollack, Richard (eds.), Advances in Discrete and Computational Geometry: Proceedings of the 1996 AMS-IMS-SIAM Joint Summer Research Conference, Discrete and Computational Geometry–Ten Years Later, July 14–18, 1996, Mount Holyoke College, ISBN 978-0-8218-0674-6. Also available as a Princeton University technical report TR-521-96.
  2. ^ A brief history of SOCG and ACM, Jeff Erickson (chair, SOCG steering committee), June 5, 2014; discussion SoCG vs ACM.
  3. ^ Posting by Jeff Erickson, chair of the SoCG steering committee, July 16, 2014.[dead link]
  4. ^ Symposium on Computational Geometry, DBLP, accessed 2020-12-30.
  5. ^ Society for Computational Geometry Articles of Incorporation, accessed 2019-08-25.
  6. ^ "ERA 2010 ranked conference list", Australian Research Council, 2010, archived from the original on 2010-02-08, retrieved 2010-01-20.

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