Graduate Symposium

Graduate Student Symposium

The goal of the Diagrams 2010 Graduate Symposium is to provide senior graduate students or recent master's and PhD graduates with an opportunity to present their work and get feedback from established people. A group of experts will be present to comment on the presentations. There will also be a faculty talk from Jim Davies, coordinator of the symposium on how to present scientific talks.

Another important function of the Graduate Symposium is to provide students with an opportunity to network with each other, as they will be each others' future colleagues.

Anyone may attend the symposium. Graduate students who seek funding from the Diagrams conference must attend to be eligible.

Student papers that have been accepted to present at the symposium will give short talks on their work if that work will not be presented as a talk in the Diagrams conference proper. That is, accepted papers that are posters in the general conference or papers that were submitted for the symposium only will be presented.

Symposium Schedule

Monday, August 9
Monday, August 9
02:00 - 03:00 invited talk: Jim Davies
How to design and present presentations
03:00 - 04:00 Student talks
Aidan Delaney
The language of a unitary spider diagrams
Anne Schueler
Can text characteristics influence the effectiveness of diagrams?
Lixui Yu
Discovering perceptions of personal social networks through diagrams
Jessica Weller
"The molecules are inside the atoms": Students' personal external representations of matter
04:00 - 04:30 break
04:40 - 05:30 Student talks
Ozge Alacam
Effects of graph type in the comprehension of cyclic events
Noora Fetais
An experiment to evaluate constraint diagrams with novice users
Ashok Basawaptana
Gleaning classroom insights from a visualization depicting student game design project similarities
Matej Urbas
Heterogeneous reasoning in real arithmetic
Tuesday, August 10
02:00 - 03:00 invited talk: Unmesh Kurup
Crossing the final hurdle: Tips on writing the thesis
03:00 - 04:00 Student talks
Peter Coppin
An attention based theory to explore the cognitive affordances of diagrams relative to text
Grecia Garcia Garcia
A cognitive processing approach to characterising the `graph-as-picture misconceptions' of primary school students
Qutaibah Hamadah
Exploring ideas in complexity for turning the architectural diagram into an interactive information model
04:00 - 04:30 break
04:40 - 05:30 Student talks
Michael Smuc
Unveiling the exploratory mind: A cognitive approach to human-graph interaction
Lutz Dickmann
Context-based techniques for arrow interpretation in digital diagram sketching
Jim Burton
A decision procedure for constraint diagrams
Jim Davies: Closing Remarks

Important Dates

Graduate symposium submissions: 5 April 2010
Notification for graduate symposium submissions: 19 April 2010
Camera ready copies of graduate submissions due: 30 May 2010
The graduate symposium will be held on the afternoons of the first two days of the conference, August 9 and 10, 2010.