Main track

 Diagrams is the only conference series that provides a united forum for all areas that are concerned with the study of diagrams and has a multidisciplinary emphasis.
For 2022, 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 (separate call),
– 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,
– philosophy of diagrams (separate call),
– psychological issues pertaining to diagrams (separate call),
– reasoning with diagrams,
– semiotics of diagrams,
– software to support the use of diagrams, and
– usability and human-computer interaction issues concerning diagrams.
In addition to the main track, Diagrams 2022 will have two special tracks: Philosophy and Psychology and Education. If the main research contribution of your submission is considered to be on either of these themes then you are strongly encouraged to submit to the respective special track, each of which has a dedicated program committee.

[The details below are the same as for all tracks, except for the dedicated Program Committee.]

At least one author of each accepted submission will be expected to be in attendance at the conference to present their research and respond to questions presented by delegates.

Submission Categories
The conference will include presentations of refereed Papers, Abstracts, and Posters, alongside a graduate symposium.
We invite submissions for peer review that focus on any aspect of diagrams research, as follows:

    • Long Papers (16 pages)
    • Abstracts (3 pages)
    • Short Papers (8 pages)
    • Posters (4 pages – this is both a maximum and minimum requirement)

All submissions should include diagrams where appropriate.

Long Papers and Short Papers should report on original research contributions.

Submissions to the Abstracts category should report on significant research contributions, which may have been published elsewhere (such submissions must clearly cite prior work) or are intended to be published elsewhere. The contribution should be of a similar level to that expected of a Long Paper.

Submissions to the Abstracts category will not be included as an archival contribution in the proceedings. Accepted Abstract submissions will be offered the same presentation time in the program as Long papers. High quality Abstract submissions that nonetheless fall short of the standard required for full acceptance may be accepted for a short presentation. The Abstracts submission category is not intended for work-in-progress; the Poster submission category should be used for work-in-progress.

Posters may report on original, yet early stage, research or on previously published research that is of interest to the Diagrams community (such submissions must clearly cite prior work).


The proceedings will be published by Springer as a Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) proceedings volume. Authors must consult and follow Springer’s formatting requirements (see below).

There is no charge for publication via the standard route. However, some authors may be interested in Open Access or Open Choice publication routes and they should refer to Springer’s webpage for details. Authors need to inform the Diagrams 2022 organizers as soon as possible, and no later than one week after final notification, if they wish to pay to publish openly. This publication route is available only at cost to the authors’ and they must supply the invoice address and the CC-BY Consent-to-Publish form (instead of the standard Consent-To-Publish form) with their files for the publication.

Abstracts will not be included in the published proceedings but will be made available on the conference web site.

Previous editions of Diagrams were also published by Springer.

Formatting Guidelines and Requirements

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Springer’s LaTeX templates are available in Overleaf.

How to Submit
Submissions should be made by the respective deadline via EasyChair:

Track Chair: Richard Burns, West Chester University
Program Committee
Mohanad Alqadah, Umm Al-Qura University
Andrew Blake, University of Brighton
Leonie Bosveld de Smet, University of Groningen
Peter Chapman, Edinburgh Napier University
Gennaro Costagliola, Università di Salerno
Aidan Delaney, Bloomberg
Jacques Fleuriot, University of Edinburgh
Mateja Jamnik, University of Cambridge
Yasuhiro Katagiri, Future University Hakodate
John Lee, University of Edinburgh
Kim Marriott, Monash University
Mark Minas, Universität der Bundeswehr München
Martin Nöllenburg, TU Wien
Margit Pohl, TU Wien
Uta Priss, Ostfalia University
Peter Rodgers, University of Kent
Stephanie Schwartz, Millersville University
Gem Stapleton, University of Cambridge
Atsushi Shimojima, Doshisha University
Petrucio Viana, Federal Fluminense University
Michael Wybrow, Monash University
Reinhard von Hanxleden, University of Kiel