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Updated paper submission deadline is now 6th January 2014.  Instructions on how to submit a paper are on the submission instructions page.Diagrams is an international interdisciplinary conference series, covering all aspects of research on the theory and application of diagrams. In 2014 it will be held at Novotel Melbourne on Collins, Melbourne, Australia, and will be co-located with the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing. Diagrams will run from the 28th of July 2014 to the 1st of August 2014. Diagrams is the only conference series that provides a united forum for all areas that are concerned with the study of diagrams, including architecture, artificial intelligence, biology, cartography, cognitive science, computer science, education, graphic design, history of science, human-computer interaction, linguistics, logic, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, and software modelling. The conference attracts a large number of researchers from almost all these related fields, positioning Diagrams as the major international event in the area. Long papers, short papers and posters may be submitted to the main conference. Tutorial and workshop proposals are solicited, and a Graduate Student Symposium will be accepting papers from current and recent research students. The conference proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Individual authors may pay an article-processing fee if they wish their paper to be available under Springer’s ‘Open Choice’ open-access arrangements. We invite submissions that focus on any aspect of diagrams research.Conference topics 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 and literacy,
  • heterogeneous notations involving diagrams,
  • history of diagrammatic notations,
  • information visualization using diagrams,
  • nature of diagrams and diagramming,
  • novel technologies for diagram use,
  • psychological issues pertaining to perception, comprehension or production of diagrams,
  • software to support the use of diagrams, and
  • usability and human-computer interaction issues concerning diagrams.