Diagrams is an international interdisciplinary conference series, covering all aspects of research on the theory and application of diagrams. In 2016 it will be held near Philadelphia at the Chubb Hotel and Conference Center (formerly ACE) in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, USA. Diagrams 2016 will run from 7th of August 2016 to the 10th of August 2016. It will be co-located with Spatial Cognition 2016 (2-5 August) and Cognitive Science 2016 (10-13 August).

**Registration is now open!**

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. Diagrams 2016 is the ninth conference in the bi-annual series that started in 2000.

Diagrams 2016 will include presentations of refereed papers, posters, tutorials, workshop sessions, and a graduate symposium. We invite submissions that focus on any aspect of diagrams research, as follows:

  • long research papers (15 pages)
  • short research papers (7 pages)
  • posters (3 pages)
  • tutorial proposals (2 pages; see the conference web page for full details)
  • workshop proposals (2 pages; see the conference web page for full details)
  • graduate symposium submissions (3 pages; see the conference web page for full details)

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. 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.