This issue marks the start of a new volume (volume 37) of Computer Graphics Forum (CGF). During 2017, CGF
published a total of 247 papers in volume 36. Based on the latest published reports from Thomson Reuters, CGF
has an impact factor (IF) of 1.611 for the papers published during 2014 and 2015, indicating an improvement
from 1.542 for the 2013/2014 period. While CGF continues to be among the top-ranking journals in the ﬁeld, we
look forward to making further signiﬁcant impact on computer graphics and its subﬁelds through the high quality
content in CGF.
At the point of the arrival of 2018, Richard Hao Zhang (Simon Fraser University) completed his term as co-editor-
in-chief of CGF for the period between 2014 and 2017, and the following 10 members of the editorial board also
completed their services as associate editors during 2014–2017:
Bedrich Benes, Purdue University
Zhigang Deng, University of Houston
Hui Huang, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology
Wojciech Jarosz, Dartmouth College
Mark W. Jones, Swansea University
Jaroslav Krivanek, Charles University
Pedro Sander, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Alla Sheffer, University of British Columbia
Michael Wand, University of Mainz
Tim Weyrich, University College London
On behalf of the CGF editorial board, we express our profound gratitude to all of them for their scientiﬁc
knowledge, research expertise, voluntary time, unselﬁsh effort, genuine integrity, and thorough professionalism.
We are particularly in indebted to Richard Hao Zhang for his tremendous service to the journal and to the computer
graphics community at large. In addition to devoting his time at the level of several hundreds of hours per year to
the day-to-day management of the editorial matters, Richard managed the CGF Annual Cover Contest over the
past 4 years. We wish Richard the very best as he seeks his next challenges.
The editorial board would also like to record our appreciation to the exceptional effort for managing various
detailed processes by Amit Bansal (Wiley) and Stefanie Behnke (EG). We also appreciate very much the advisory
support from the Wiley team including James Sullivan and Jack Patterson as well as from the EG publication
board including Dieter Fellner (chair), David Duce, Tom Ertl, Jean-Daniel Fekete, Roberto Scopigno, and Werner
In 2017, following the recommendation of the EG publication board and the approval of EG Executive Committee,
Bedrich Benes was appointed as the new co-editor-in-chief of CGF for the period from 2018 to 2021. Bedrich
is a full professor at Purdue University, a world-renowned expert on computer graphics, and has made signiﬁ-
cant scientiﬁc contributions in area of geometric modelling, procedural modelling, visual simulation of natural
phenomena, real-time rendering, and high performance computer graphics.
In 2017, 11 new associated editors joined the CGF editorial board for the period between 2017 and 2020. They
J. Andreas Bærentzen, Technical University of Denmark
Loic Barthe, University of Toulouse
Christopher Batty, Waterloo University
Nathan Carr, Adobe Systems Inc.
Yiorgos Chrysanthou, University of Cyprus
Robert Laramee, Swansea University
Rynson W. H. Lau, City University of Hong Kong
Silvia Miksch, Technische Universit
Niloy J. Mitra, University College London
Philipp Slusallek, Saarland University
Eugene Zhang, Oregon State University
2018 The Authors Computer Graphics Forum
2018 The Eurographics Association and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.