Graduate Student Symposium

The goal of the Diagrams 2012 Graduate Symposium is twofold. Firstly, the Symposium will provide senior graduate students and recent graduates with the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from established researchers who will provide comments on each of the presentations. Secondly, the Symposium will provide students with an opportunity to network with each other as future colleagues. There will be a faculty talk from the coordinator of the symposium on how to prepare for a successful academic career.

Graduate students who have papers accepted at the Symposium will be asked to give a presentation. Students attending the Symposium who have posters in the general conference will have a poster in the general conference and will also be asked to give a presentation at the Symposium. Students who present long or short papers in the main conference will not present at the Symposium, however all students who receive student funding from Diagrams 2012 will be required to attend the Symposium.


Program: The Graduate Symposuim will be held on the afternoon of Thursday 5 July 2012

Graduate Symposium Session 1

  • 13:00-13:40 Opening Remarks - Lisa Best, University of New Brunswick
  • 13:40-14:00 What Makes an Effective Euler Diagram? - Andrew Blake, University of Brighton
  • 14:00-14:20 Towards a Visual Compositional Relational Programming Methodology - Görkem  Paçaci, Uppsala University
  • 14:20-14:40 The Serial Area (SEAR) Profile - Luke MacNeill, University of New Brunswick
  • 14:40-15:00 A Sketch Recogniser as a Virtual Machine - Alistair Stead, University of Cambridge

15:00-15:30 Break

Graduate Symposium Session 2

  • 15:30-15:50 The Efficacy of Diagrams in Syllogistic Reasoning: A Case of Linear Diagrams - Yuri Sato, Keio University
  • 15:50-16:10 Classification Tree Diagrams in Health Informatics Applications - Farrukh Arslan, Purdue University
  • 16:10-16:30 Enhanced Vector Diagrams for Illustrating Elementary Mechanics - Peter Vivian, Coventry University
  • 16:30-16:50 Work in Progress: Annotating Gestures in Communication Through Graphs - Ozge Alacam, Middle East Technical University
  • 16:50-17:10 The Use of Diagrams in Science: An Examination of Trends in Articles Published in Science between 1880 and 2010 - Lilly Fanjoy, University of New Brunswick
  • 17:10-17:30 Notes About the London Underground Map as an Iconic Artifact - Breno Bitarello, State University of Rio de Janeiro



The Graduate Symposium Symposium Chair is Lisa Best.