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Diagrams 2018 is the tenth conference in the biennial series that started in 2000. The multidisciplinary nature of Diagrams means it encompasses: architecture, art, 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 these interrelated fields, positioning Diagrams as the major international event in the area.

Diagrams 2018 will be held from June 18th to 22nd in 2018, hosted by Edinburgh Napier University in the UK. The conference venue is located within a short distance of the UNESCO World Heritage designated-centre of Edinburgh. This makes the venue an ideal location for delegates to explore the vibrant city, famous for its castle, culture, and history.

The organisers are delighted to announce various new additions for 2018, two exciting keynote speakers, and other highlights:

New for 2018

  • Abstract-submissions, as well as Long, Short and Poster submissions: Abstract acceptance leads to a full oral presentation. This new category is specifically targeted at disciplines where conference publication is not considered high status.
  • Special Themes with dedicated submission tracks: Philosophy of Diagrams and Psychology of Diagrams.

Keynote Speakers

Further Highlights

  • Long Paper, Short Paper and Poster submission categories: increased page limits.
  • Best Paper and Best Student Paper Awards.
  • Graduate Symposium with possibility of funding.
  • Workshops and tutorials.
  • Low cost registration and accommodation.
  • Co-location with the International Conference on Conceptual Structures.
  • Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a vibrant cultural atmosphere.

The organisers are pleased to be able to offer centrally located, ensuite accommodation to delegates for £45 per night which, alongside a low early registration fee, makes this high-quality conference research-budget friendly.

Poster and Flyer

Download our Poster and Flyer here!


Best Paper Awards

The Program Chairs, in association with the General Chair, are pleased to announce a Best Paper, and Best Student Paper award. The recipients are:

  • Best Paper : Using Diagrams to Reason about Biological Mechanisms. William Bechtel, Adele Abrahamsen and Benjamin Sheredos
  • Best Student Paper: Generating Effective Euler Diagrams. Almas Baimagambetov, John Howse, Gem Stapleton and Aidan Delaney