28th Canadian Conference

on Computational Geometry

August 3-5, 2016

Simon Fraser University

Vancouver, British Columbia

The Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry
(CCCG) focuses on the mathematics of discrete geometry from a computational point of view. Abstracting and studying the geometric problems that underlie important applications of computing (such as geographic information systems, computer-aided design, simulation, robotics, solid modelling, big data, and computer graphics) leads not only to new mathematical results, but also to improvements in these application areas. Despite its international following, CCCG maintains the informality of a smaller workshop and attracts a large number of students.


Submission date:    May 17, 2016

Notification date:   June 13, 2016



The conference will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia,
nestled against the foot of the majestic Coast Mountain Range, on the sheltered Strait of Georgia, on the Pacific Ocean. Vancouver is a destination city for outdoor sports, with hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, scuba diving, fishing, surfing, windsurfing, and rock climbing all easily accessible from the city in the summer. It has professional teams in football (BC Lions), soccer (Whitecaps FC), and baseball (AAA Canadians) active in the summer as well. It has a lively arts and culture scene, with dance, literature, music, theatre, poetry, architecture, visual arts, asian culture, and aboriginal culture topping the list. It boasts some of the finest dining in North America, with a staggering variety of choice and many world-renowned chefs. And, during the conference, there will be plenty of world-renowned computational geometers in town, too!
Vancouver is one of the most accessible cities in the world, where disabled visitors find most attractions and many recreational sites fully accessible.  It is a model of ethnic and cultural diversity, welcoming and celebrating those of any race, creed, religion, nation, gender, or orientation. It is a world leader in urban design and eco-friendliness:  it has the smallest carbon footprint of any major North American city; regionally, it has 300 kilometers of bike paths for commuting and for recreation; it has undertaken decades of work towards sustainability; it has dozens of hotels awarded four Green Keys for environmental stewardship; and it is ranked the greenest city in Canada. It is no surprise that Vancouver is consistently ranked in the top five most livable (and visitable!) cities in the world.

Program committee

Each year the CCCG gathers a panel of distinguished academics from Canada and abroad to review the quality of the submissions and to otherwise assist in creating an interesting and exciting program for the conference attendees. This panel gets no recompense for the time and effort they put in; they do it for the good of our academic community.   Please thank these people for their tireless and otherwise thankless work they do on our behalf.

This is a partial list; other program committee members have been invited, and will be added as they are confirmed.

Binay Bhattacharya Simon Fraser University
Prosenjit Bose Carleton University
David Bremner University of New Brunswick
Jean Cardinal Université Libre de Bruxelles
Erin Chambers St. Louis University
Mirela Damian Villanova University
Vida Dujmovic University of Ottawa
Stephane Durocher University of Manitoba
William Evans University of British Columbia
Marina Gavrilova University of Calgary
Alejandro López-Ortiz University of Waterloo
Lata Narayanan Concordia University
Belén Palop Universidad de Valladolid
Suneeta Ramaswami Rutgers University
David Rappaport Queen's University
André van Renssen National Institute of Informatics (Japan)
Maria Saumell University of West Bohemia
Thomas Shermer (chair) Simon Fraser University
Rodrigo Silveira Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Bettina Speckmann Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Ileana Streinu Smith College
Hamid Zarrabi-Zadeh Sharif University of Technology


Call for papers


CCCG focuses on the design of efficient algorithms, the development of software, and the study of the mathematical foundations of computational problems whose formulations involve geometric constraints. The field of computational geometry is motivated by problems from a broad range of application areas, as diverse as computer graphics and animation, computer vision, computer-aided design and manufacturing, geographic information systems, pattern recognition, wireless communications, robotics, protein folding, urban planning, graph drawing, or statistical analysis, to name just a few. Authors are invited to submit papers describing original research of theoretical or practical significance in computational, combinatorial and discrete geometry, as well as related areas.


CCCG is an international forum, accessible to a broad community of researchers, to disseminate and discuss new theoretical and applied results in discrete and computational geometry. The intended audience for this conference includes graduate and undergraduate students, researchers in the area, and members of industry whose work involves geometric computation.

Submission details

Submissions should not exceed six pages, and must be prepared using LaTeX with the template available here. Submissions will be accepted only through this link to EasyChair. Authors who feel that additional details are necessary should include a clearly marked appendix, which will be read at the discretion of the Program Committee. Simultaneous submission to another conference or journal is not allowed. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the conference. Failure to do so will result in removal of the paper from the proceedings. The deadline for submissions is May 17, and notifications will be by June 13.

Submission date

Submissions will be accepted until the end of May 17, 2016, PST(UTC-8).


Proceedings will be published online. There will be no paper proceedings.

Registration and travel


Registration will all be performed online.

Here is a link to the web page describing the registration process.

Getting to downtown Vancouver from the airport

Downtown Vancouver can be easily accessed from the airport either on the skytrain (metro) ($9) or via taxi ($35). Limousines and rental cars are also available at the airport.


There is no official hotel for the conference. However, we have a map showing accommodations near the conference site. There are options from $33/night up to $525/night on the map. We do not vouch for the suitability of any of these accommodations; the map and list are provided for information only. There are many other Vancouver accommodations that are not listed, and you are free to stay wherever you like. The conference site is one block from the Waterfront station on the skytrain (metro) line, so it is also possible to get accommodations near other stations.

Map of accommodations near conference site


During the conference, the proceedings is only available in preliminary form as a single PDF file (17.42 MB), located here.


If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact

Prof. Thomas C. Shermer

program and local arrangements chair, CCCG 2016