Advance Program

The Diagrams 2008 technical program includes three keynote talks, two tutorials, 28 paper presentations and 28 poster presentations.

The following is a draft program for Diagrams 2008 and is subject to change, and can be downloaded here.

The program for Visual Week can be found here and a program at a glance can be found here.

Friday, September 19

9:00-10:30Session 1: Welcome and Keynote (joint with VL/HCC)
This session will be chaired by Mark Minas in the Großer Saal

Model Driven Development with Mechatronic UML
Professor Dr Wilhelm Schafer

11:00-12:45Session 2: Diagram Aesthetics and Layout (joint with VL/HCC)
This session will be chaired by Paolo Bottoni in the Großer Saal

General Euler Diagram Generation
Peter Rodgers, Leishi Zhang and Andrew Fish

Euler Diagram Decomposition
Andrew Fish and Jean Flower

Smooth Linear Approximation of Non-overlap Constraints
Graeme Gange, Peter Stuckey and Kim Marriott

Extremes are Better: Investigating Mental Map Preservation in Dynamic Graphs
Helen Purchase and Amanjit Samra

14:15-15:30Session 3: Modelling and Graphs (joint with VL/HCC)
This session will be chaired by John Hosking in the Großer Saal

Design-Time Simulation of Domain-Specific Models by Incremental Pattern Matching
Istvan Rath, Dávid Vágó and Daniel Varro

Generic and Reflective Visual Specification of Modeling Guidelines with Graph Transformations
Carsten Amelunxen, Elodie Legros and Andy Schürr

A Model-Driven Approach for the Visual Specification of Role Based Access Control Policies in Web Systems
Paloma Diaz, Ignacio Aedo, Daniel Sanz and Alessio Malizia

The papers presented in this session are accepted for VL/HCC. Further information about the papers will be made available at the conference registration desk.

16:00-17:30Session 4: Psychological and Cognitive Issues
This session will be chaired by Stephanie Elzer in Seminarraum 3

An Eye-tracking Study of Exploitations of Spatial Constraints in Diagrammatic Reasoning
Atsushi Shimojima and Yasuhiro Katagiri

What Diagrams Reveal about Representations in Linear Reasoning, and How they Help
Krista DeLeeuw and Mary Hegarty

What Can Pictorial Representations Reveal about the Cognitive Characteristics of Autism?
Maithilee Kunda and Ashok Goel

Visual Thinking with an Interactive Diagram (short)
Colin Ware, Anne Gilman and Robert Bobrow

18:30-20:30Evening Reception and Poster Session

The posters will be presented in two slots during the reception which takes place in the conference centre Lobby. A list of accepted posters and details on the slot in which they will be presented can be found below.

Saturday, September 20

9:00-11:00Session 5: Tutorial
This session will be hosted in the Großer Saal

Cognitive Dimensions of Notations: Understanding the Ergonomics of Diagram Use
Alan Blackwell

11:30-13:00Session 6: Tutorial
This session will be hosted in the Großer Saal

Getting Started With Sketch Tools: A Tutorial on Sketch Recognition Tools
Beryl Plimmer and Tracy Hammond

14:30-15:45Session 7: Keynote
This session will be chaired by Dave Barker-Plummer in the Großer Saal

Heterogeneous Reasoning
Professor John Etchemendy

16:15-17:35Session 8: Applications of Diagrams
This session will be chaired by Richard Cox in the Großer Saal

Strategy Roadmaps: New Forms, New Practices
Alan Blackwell, Rob Phaal, Martin Eppler and Nathan Crilly

VAST Improvements to Diagrammatic Scheduling using Representational Epistemic Interface Design
David Ranson and Peter Cheng

Enhancing State-Space Tree Diagrams for Collaborative Problem Solving (short)
Steven Tanimoto

Visual Programming with Interaction Net (short)
Abubaker Hassan, Ian Mackie and Jorge Sousa Pinto

18:30Bus departs for Banquet
19:00Conference Banquet

The banquet will take place at Muehlfelder Brauhaus and include a brewery tour and beer tasting.

Sunday, September 21

9:00-11:00Session 9: Theoretical Aspects
This session will be chaired by Nik Swoboda in the Großer Saal

Spider Diagrams of Order and a Hierarchy of Star-Free Regular Languages
Aidan Delaney, John Taylor and Simon Thompson

Diagrammatic Reasoning System with Euler Circles: Theory and Experiment Design
Koji Mineshima, Mitsuhiro Okada, Ryo Takemura and Yuri Sato

A Normal Form for Euler Diagrams with Shading
Andrew Fish, Chris John and John Taylor

Ensuring Generality in Formalizations of Euclid's Diagrammatic Arguments
John Mumma

Depicting Negation in Diagrammatic Logic: Legacy and Prospects (short)
Fabien Schang and Amirouche Moktefi

11:30-12:45Session 10: Keynote
This session will be chaired by Mary Hegarty in the Großer Saal

Rich Data Representation: Sophisticated Visual Techniques for Ease and Clarity
W. Bradford Paley

14:00-15:30Session 11: Diagrams in Education
This session will be chaired by Andrew Fish in the Großer Saal

Transforming Descriptions and Diagrams to Sketches in Information System Design
Barbara Tversky, James E. Corter, Jeffrey V. Nickerson, Doris Zahner and Yun Jin Rho

Graphical Revelations: Comparing Students' Translation Errors in Graphics and Logic (short)
Richard Cox, Robert Dale, John Etchemendy and Dave Barker-Plummer

Learning from Animated Diagrams: How are Mental Models Built?
Richard Lowe and Jean-Michel Boucheix

Diagrams for the Masses: Raising Public Awareness - from Neurath to Gapminder and Google Earth
Raul Niño Zambrano and Yuri Engelhardt

15:50-17:30Session 12: Understanding and Comprehension and Closing Remarks
This session will be chaired by Alan Blackwell in the Großer Saal

Detection of Sample Differences from Dot Plot Displays
Lisa Best, Laurence Smith and D. Alan Stubbs

Visualizing Non-subordination and Multidominance in Tree Diagrams: Testing Five Syntax Tree Variants
Leonie M. Bosveld-de Smet and Mark de Vries

The Effects of Users' Background Diagram Knowledge and Task Characteristics upon Information Display Selection
Beate Grawemeyer and Richard Cox

Multimodal Comprehension of Graphics with Textual Annotations: The Role of Graphical Means Relating Annotations and Graph Lines (short)
Cengiz Acarturk, Christopher Habel and Kursat Cagiltay

Poster Session 1: 18:30-19:00

Room: Lobby

Talk to the Hand: An Agenda for Further Research on Tactile Graphics
Frances Aldrich

Openproof - A Flexible Framework for Heterogeneous Reasoning
Dave Barker-Plummer, John Etchemendy, Albert Liu, Michael Murray and Nik Swoboda

Cognitive and Semantic Perspectives of Token Representation in Diagrams
Rossano Barone and Peter Cheng

Estimating Effort for Trend Messages in Grouped Bar Charts
Richard Burns, Stephanie Elzer and Sandra Carberry

Types and Programs from Euler Diagrams
James Burton

Diagrams in the UK National School Curriculum
Grecia Garcia Garcia and Richard Cox

LePUS3: An Object-Oriented Design Description Language
Epameinondas Gasparis, Jonathan Nicholson and Amnon Eden

Utilizing Feature Diagrams to Assess the Capabilities of Tools that Support the Model Driven Architecture
Benjamin Gorry

Diagrammatic knowledge-based tools for complex multi-dynamic processes
Ronald Grau and Peter Cheng

Supporting Reasoning and Problem-Solving in Mathematical Generalisation with Dependency Graphs
Sergio Gutierrez Santos, Darren Pearce, Eirini Geraniou and Manolis Mavrikis

A Concept Mapping Tool for Nursing Education
Norio Ishii and Saori Sakuma

Cognitive Methods for Visualizing Space, Time, and Agents
Angela Kessell and Barbara Tversky

Benefits of Constrained Interactivity in Using a Three-Dimensional Diagram
Peter Khooshabeh, Mary Hegarty and Madeleine Keehner

A Strategy for Drawing a Conceptual Neighborhood Diagram Schematically
Yohei Kurata

Poster Session 1: 19:00-19:30

Room: Lobby

Supporting relational processing in complex animated diagrams
Richard Lowe and Jean-Michel Boucheix

Animated Cladograms: Interpreting Evolution from Diagrams
Camillia Matuk

Automatic Diagram Drawing based on Natural Language Text Understanding
Anirban Mukherjee and Utpal Garain

Texts and graphs elaboration: the effect of graphs' examination on recall
Gisella Paoletti and Sara Rigutti

Diagrammatic Logic of Existential Graphs: A Case Study of Commands
Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen

Diagrammatic Reasoning in Separation Logic
M. Ridsdale, M. Jamnik, N. Benton and J. Berdine

Method of Minimal Representation: An alternative Diagrammatic technique for testing the validity of Categorical Syllogisms
Sumanta Sarathi Sharma

The Relationship between Graph Comprehension and Spatial Imagery: Support for an Integrative Theory of Graph Cognition
Brandie Stewart, Aren Hunter and Lisa Best

Using MusicXML to Evaluate Accuracy of OMR systems
Mariusz Szwoch

Aestheticization of flowcharts
Wioleta Szwoch

Towards Diagrammatic Patterns
Merete Skjelten Tveit

Visualizing Meaning: Literacy Materials for Dyslexic Children
Myra Thiessen

Diagrammatic Interrelationships Between Global and Local Algebraic Visual Objects: Communicating the Visual Abstraction
Julie Tolmie

School Curriculum Development to Promote Student Spontaneous Diagram Use in Problem Solving
Yuri Uesaka and Emmanuel Manalo