Important Announcement: Deadline Extension

Due to requests, we have taken the decision to extend the deadlines for Long Papers, Short Papers, Abstracts and Posters.

The new deadlines are as follows:

  • All submission categories: pre-submission of title and 200 word descriptive abstract due 30th November 2017.
  • All submission categories: full versions due 7th December 2017.

Not only does this give you more time to complete your paper, but the extension of the pre-submission deadline allows you to make further submissions if you wish; authors are permitted to make multiple submissions to Diagrams. If you do intend to submit a further paper, poster or abstract, the organisers would appreciate receiving your pre-submission information at your earliest convenience.

Note: the deadlines for Tutorial and Graduate Symposium submissions remain unchanged.


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 around £45 per night which, alongside a low early registration fee (expected to be under £300 for faculty, £230 for students; amounts to be confirmed), makes this high-quality conference research-budget friendly.

Poster and Flyer

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