Graduate Symposium

Diagrams 2020 is the eleventh conference in the biennial series that
started in 2000, which provides a united forum for all areas concerned
with the study of diagrams.

The goal of the Diagrams 2020 Graduate Symposium is twofold. Firstly, the
Symposium will provide senior graduate students and recent Masters and
Doctoral graduates with the opportunity to present their research.
Established researchers will provide feedback and comments on each of the
presentations. Secondly, the Symposium will provide students with an
opportunity to network with each other as future colleagues.

In previous Diagrams Graduate Symposiums, lively and useful discussions have
enabled students to receive suggestions about their on-going research and
allowed more experienced participants to hear some fresh ideas and view some
of the new trends in the field.

Participants will be selected for the Graduate Symposium based on the
submission of a 3-page report describing their research (see the Submission
section). Submissions will be peer reviewed. Summaries of accepted
submissions will be available online on the conference website (as an
example, see Diagrams 2018 Graduate Symposium proceedings.
).

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Submission

Submissions that focus on any aspect of diagrams research are welcome.
Topics of interest are the same as those given in the calls for papers for
the three conference tracks.

Students who wish to present their work at the symposium must submit a
3-page report describing

– the thesis topic,
– the approach being taken,
– the work that has been completed,
– the expected contributions of the research, and
– aspects of the work on which advice is desired.

The report must be submitted in Springer LNCS format via the EasyChair system by

1st May 2020

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=diagrams2020

The submission should be prepared following the LNCS style guidelines, and each student can only submit one report.

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Participation Expectations

Graduate students whose Graduate Symposium submission is accepted are
expected to participate in the Graduate Symposium as follows.

Students who are not giving a presentation of a long or short paper, or an
abstract, in the main conference will be expected to give a presentation at
the Symposium and present a poster in the main conference.

Students who are presenting a long or short paper, or an abstract, in the
main conference, including either of the special tracks, will be expected to
attend the Symposium and present a poster in the main conference.

Students who are presenting a poster at the main conference, including
either of the special tracks, will be expected to give a presentation at the
Symposium. They do not need to prepare an additional poster for the main
conference.

All students who receive student funding from Diagrams 2020 will be required
to attend the Graduate Symposium.

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Supervisor Support

Students who submit to the graduate symposium must ask their main or lead
supervisor to submit a short supporting statement, by email to Yacin Hamami, grad.symp.diagrams [at] gmail.com. The supporting statement should confirm that the
supervisor supports the student’s participation in the symposium and
briefly explain why the student will benefit.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that their supervisor submits
the supporting statement.

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Financial Support

The organisers may be able to provide financial support for students
attending the conference. If support is available then those eligible to
apply for are expected to include:

– students whose Graduate Symposium submission is accepted,
– students presenting a paper, abstract or poster at the main conference
who submit a Graduate Symposium report by the symposium submission
deadline.

Support is expected to range from free registration to additional travel
support.

All students who obtain funding from the Diagrams conference must
participate in the Graduate Symposium as explained in the Participation
Expectations.

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Important Dates

For all submissions to the Graduate Symposium the following dates apply

Submission deadline: 1st May 2020
Supervisor supporting statement: 8th May 2020
Notification of acceptance: 29th May 2020
Camera ready deadline: 19th June 2020