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Uriel Feige answers some frequently asked questions to STOC submitters, but they apply almost verbatim to *any* theory conference.

Q: Who wrote the reviews?

A: Individual PC members and external reviewers. The reviews do NOT represent the collective opinion of the program committee, and need not include the reasons for accepting or rejecting the given submission.Q: What other information was available to the program committee in making accept/reject decisions?

A: The submitted papers themselves. Other written information includes numerical scores and confidence levels (at least three per paper), and comments to the PC only. In addition, there were oral discussions during the PC meetings.Q: Some of the reviews forwarded to me say wrong things about the paper.

A: We know and ignored these reviews.Q: All of the reviews forwarded to me are by reviewers who did not understand the paper.

A: Try to write your paper more clearly. Alternatively, it may be the case that STOC attendees (as reflected by the composition of the STOC committee) are not the right audience for your paper.Q: All reviewers liked my paper. How come it was not accepted?

A: Given many good papers, some difficult choices had to be made.Q: No reviewer liked my paper. How come it was accepted?

A: Probably some committee members are asking the same question. But note again that the reviews forwarded to the authors do not reflect the full discussion. Several committee members must have liked the paper.Q: I think that the program committee made a wrong decision in my case. How can I get more information about the reasons for this decision?

A: The only information released to the authors is the information that you already received: the accept/reject decision and those reviews of reviewers who explicitly allowed the review to be forwarded to the authors. Any additional information is confidential.Q: What is the procedure for appealing?

A: There is no such procedure. The decisions of the program committee about rejected papers are final. The decisions about accepted papers are also final, unless subsequently a major error is discovered in the paper, in which case the authors are expected to withdraw their paper.

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The following 45 papers have been accepted to the 23rd Annual ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry. There were 139 submissions.

- A Data Structure for Multi-Dimensional Range Reporting

Yakov Nekrich - A Geometric Framework for Solving Subsequence Problems in Computational Biology Efficiently

Thorsten Bernholt, Friedrich Eisenbrand, and Thomas Hofmeister - A New Upper Bound for Embedding 3-Polytopes on the Grid

Ares Ribó, Günter Rote, and André Schulz - A PTAS for k-Means Clustering Based on Weak Coresets

Dan Feldman, Morteza Monemizadeh, and Christian Sohler - A Space-Optimal Data-Stream Algorithm for Coresets in the Plane

Pankaj K. Agarwal and Hai Yu - An Optimal Generalization of the Centerpoint Theorem, and its Extensions

Nabil H. Mustafa and Saurabh Ray - Aperture-Angle and Hausdorff-Approximation of Convex Figures

Hee-Kap Ahn, Sang Won Bae, Otfried Cheong, Joachim Gudmundsson, and Mira Lee - Approximating the centroid is hard

Luis Rademacher - Between Umbra and Penumbra

Julien Demouth, Olivier Devillers, Hazel Everett, Sylvain Lazard, and Raimund Seidel - Computing the Volume of the Union of Cubes

Pankaj K. Agarwal, Haim Kaplan, and Micha Sharir - Constant-Factor Bicriteria Linear-time Approximations for Generalized k-Mean/Median/Center

Dan Feldman, Amos Fiat, and Micha Sharir - Decomposition of Multiple Coverings into Several Parts

Janos Pach and Geza Toth - Distributed Computation of Virtual Coordinates

Mirela Ben-Chen, Craig Gotsman, and Camille Wormser - Embeddings of Moving Points in Euclidean Space

Pankaj K. Agarwal, Sariel Har-Peled, and Hai Yu - Finding Bounded-Curvature Paths in Narrow Simply Connected Regions

Jonathan Backer and David Kirkpatrick - Fully Dynamic Geometric Spanners

Liam Roditty - Guard Placement For Wireless Localization

David Eppstein, Michael T. Goodrich, and Nodari Sitchinava - Hardness of Minkowski Addition and Related Operations

Hans Raj Tiwary - Kinetic kd-Trees and Longest-Side kd-Trees

Mohammad Ali Abam, Mark de Berg, and Bettina Speckmann - Happy Endings for Flip Graphs

David Eppstein - Line Transversals to Disjoint Balls

Ciprian Borcea, Xavier Goaoc, and Sylvain Petitjean - Manifold Reconstruction in Arbitrary Dimensions using Witness Complexes

Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, Leonidas J. Guibas, and Steve Y. Oudot - New Upper Bounds on the Quality of PCA Bounding Boxes in R
^{2}and R^{3}

Darko Dimitrov, Christian Knauer, Klaus Kriegel, and Günter Rote - Offline Variants of the ``Lion and Man'' Problem

Adrian Dumitrescu, Ichiro Suzuki, and Pawel Zylinski - On Approximate Halfspace Range Counting and Relative ε-Approximations

Boris Aronov, Sariel Har-Peled, and Micha Sharir - On Approximate Range Counting and Halfspace Depth

Peyman Afshani and Timothy Chan - On Regular Vertices on the Union of Planar Objects

Esther Ezra, Janos Pach, and Micha Sharir - On the Exact Maximum Complexity of Minkowski Sums of Convex Polyhedra

Efi Fogel and Dan Halperin - On the Number of k-rich Transformations

Jozsef Solymosi and Gabor Tardos - Optimal Simplification of Polygonal Chain for Rendering

Lilian Buzer - Pareto envelopes in R
^{3}under l_{1}and l_{∞}distance functions

Victor Chepoi and Karim Nouioua - Probabilistic Embeddings of Bounded Genus Graphs Into Planar Graphs

Piotr Indyk and Anastasios Sidiropoulos - Quadratic and Cubic B-Splines by Generalizing Higher-Order Voronoi Diagrams

Yuanxin Liu and Jack Snoeyink - Querying Approximate Shortest Paths in Anisotropic Regions

Siu-Wing Cheng and Hyeon-Suk Na and Antoine Vigneron and Yajun Wang - Shortest Paths on Realistic Polyhedra

Yevgeny Schreiber - Similar Simplices in a d-dimensional Point Set

Pankaj K. Agarwal, Roel Apfelbaum, George Purdy, and Micha Sharir - Snap Rounding of Bézier Curves

Arno Eigenwillig, Lutz Kettner, and Nicola Wolpert - Streaming Algorithms for Line Simplification

Mohammad Ali Abam, Mark de Berg, Peter Hachenberger, and Alireza Zarei - The Theory of Multidimensional Persistence

Gunnar Carlsson and Afra Zomorodian - The Voronoi Diagram of Three Lines in 3D

Hazel Everett, Daniel Lazard, Sylvain Lazard, and Mohab Safey El Din - There Are Not Too Many Magic Configurations

Eyal Ackerman, Kevin Buchin, Christian Knauer, Rom Pinchasi, and Günter Rote - Thick Non-Crossing Paths and Minimum-Cost Flows in Polygonal Domains

Joseph S. B. Mitchell and Valentin Polishchuk - Tight Bounds for Dynamic Convex Hull Queries

Erik D. Demaine and Mihai Patrascu - Traversing a Set of Points with a Minimum Number of Turns

Sergey Bereg, Prosenjit Bose, Adrian Dumitrescu, Ferran Hurtado, and Pavel Valtr - Weak ε-nets have a basis of size O(1/ε) in any dimension

Nabil H. Mustafa and Saurabh Ray

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