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Symposium on Computational Geometry

The Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG) is an academic conference in computational geometry.[1] It was founded in 1985, and in most but not all of its years it has been sponsored by the ACM's SIGACT and SIGGRAPH Special Interest Groups.[2] After a few years of discussion, the computational geometry community decided to leave the ACM and organize the conference on its own. The motivation for this decision was the difficulties to organize something with the ACM outside the United States of America and the possibility of turning to an open-access system of publication. Beginning in 2015 the conference proceedings are published by the Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics instead of the ACM.[3]

A 2010 assessment of conference quality by the Australian Research Council listed it as "Rank A".[4]


  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.
  3. ^ Posting by Jeff Erickson, chair of the SoCG steering committee, November 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "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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