I have a remark related to a different issue: the future name of the conference. Will there be any attempt to choose a new name? keeping the name “SoCG” sounds great, but previous discussions in this blog imply that there may be problems to do this in the future (however, it wasn’t sufficiently clear what is the severity of the problem and whether it is with the full name, the short name, or both). Below is a partial list of suggestions for possible short names and several suggestions for the full name which are scattered here and there in the posts and the comments:

Short names:

“SoCG” (or “SOCG”)

“SoCG++”,

“Open SoCG” ,

“iSoCG”,

“SOS”,

Full names

“Symposium on Computational Geometry”,

“Independent Symposium on Computational Geometry”,

“Libre Symposium on Computational Geometry”,

“Independent Symposium on Computational Geometry and Topology”,

“International Symposium on Computational Geometry and Topology”,

“Symposium on Computational Geometry and Topology”,

“Community Symposium on Computational Geometry”,

“Citizen’s Symposium on Computational Geometry”,

“Free Symposium on Computational Geometry”,

“Public Symposium on Computational Geometry”,

“Open Symposium on Computational Geometry”,

“Original Symposium on Computational Geometry”,

“The Symposium on Shape”.

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SOCG 2015 will be collocated with STOC 2015 in Boston/Cambridge.

2016, right?

]]>we can show the strength of independence by lowering SoCG’s registration cost to those that attended STOC as well, right?

Yes. In fact, I think the discount should be 100%; let anyone wearing a STOC name tag participate **for free**. Since our proceedings will already be freely available, the only thing we would actually lose money on would be the coffee breaks. And it would dramatically simplify the bookkeeping.

As for the first problem, we could add a list of nearby conferences (in time & space sense) to which they suggest attending. I am certain that this (plus the information on blogs, etc) will be enough so that people are aware of both conferences happening together.

Clearly STOC cannot lower the price, but we can show the strength of independence by lowering SoCG’s registration cost to those that attended STOC as well, right? Something like “come with a registration receipt of any other conference held in the same city and week to get a x$ discount in your registration”? I will probably only attend SoCG, but I would not mind paying a bit extra to support those that also go to ACM conferences nearby.

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