Call for Papers

Diagrams is an international and interdisciplinary conference series, covering all aspects of research on the theory and application of diagrams.

Recent advances in technology have enabled the use of diagrams, sketches and other visualizations to become an integral part of our lives. For effective communication with these novel and sophisticated visual representations, we need insight into how diagrams are used, how they are represented, which types are available and when it is appropriate to use them. These concerns have triggered a surge of interest in the study of diagrammatic notations for communication, cognition, creative thought, computation and problem-solving.

The study of diagrammatic notations and their use must be pursued as an interdisciplinary endeavour. Diagrams is the only conference series that provides a united forum for all areas that are concerned with the study of diagrams: for example, architecture, artificial intelligence, cartography, cognitive science, computer science, education, graphic design, history of science, human-computer interaction, linguistics, logic, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, and software modelling.

Diagrams 2010 is the sixth event in this conference series, which was launched in Edinburgh in 2000. Diagrams attracts a large number of researchers from virtually all related fields mentioned, placing the conference as a major international event in the area.

Diagrams 2010 will be co-located with the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (Cogsci-2010). This co-location will provide a lively and stimulating environment, enabling researchers from related communities to exchange ideas and more widely disseminate research results.

Diagrams 2010 will consist of sessions including presentations of refereed papers, posters, and also tutorial and workshop sessions. For the first time in history of Diagrams we will organize workshops and postgraduate student sessions. We invite submissions of:

- long research papers (15 pages)
- short research papers (7 pages)
- posters (3 pages)
- tutorial proposals (2 pages; see here for full details)
- workshop proposals (2 pages; see here for full details)
- graduate symposium submissions (3 pages; see here for full details)

that focus on any aspect of diagrams research. Long papers should present original research results. Short papers and posters should present original research contributions, position or problem statements, summarise software to support the use of diagrams, or integrate results published elsewhere which are of interest to the Diagrams community.

All submissions will be fully peer reviewed. The proceedings, which will include accepted long and short papers and posters, will be published by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science series,

Full details on the preparation of submissions can be found here.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • applications of diagrams
  • computational models of reasoning with, and interpretation of, diagrams
  • design of diagrammatic notations
  • diagram understanding by humans or machines
  • diagram aesthetics and layout
  • educational uses of diagrams
  • evaluation of diagrammatic notations
  • graphical communication
  • heterogeneous notations involving diagrams
  • history of diagrammatic notations
  • information visualization using diagrams
  • novel uses of diagrams
  • psychological issues pertaining to perception, comprehension or production of diagrams
  • reasoning with diagrams
  • software to support the use of diagrams
  • theoretical aspects of diagrams including, for example, classification and formalization
  • usability and human-computer interaction issues concerning diagrams
  • use of diagrams in disciplines of humanities, engineering, mathematics, science and technology.

Important dates
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