Psychology and Education

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, we will have a special track devoted to psychological and educational issues pertaining to diagrams. Special theme topics include any research dealing with psychological and/or educational aspects of diagrams, such as:
– cognitive aspects of diagrams and diagrammatic thinking,
– comprehension of diagrams,
– construction and use of diagrams,
– diagrams and wayfinding,
– diagrams as learning and pedagogical tools,
– diagrams in the mind,
– diagrams in communication,
– human perception and the design of diagrams,
– individual differences in diagram use,
– mental imagery and mental animation,
– problem solving with diagrams,
– reasoning with diagrams from a psychological or educational perspective,
– sociocultural interpretations of diagrams,
– spatial structure of diagrams,
– students’ use or misuse of diagrams.
If the main research contribution of your submission is considered to be on the psychology of diagrams or their uses in educational contexts then you are strongly encouraged to submit to this track with its dedicated Program Committee.

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

A least one authors 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: Jean-Michel Boucheix, Universite de Bourgogne
Program Committee
Amrita Basu, Jadavpur University, India
Peter Cheng, University of Sussex
James Corter, Columbia University
Erica de Vries, Universite Grenoble Alpes
Amy Fox, University of California, San Diego
Emmanuel Manalo, Kyoto University
Yuri Uesaka, University of Tokyo,
Peggy Van Meter, Penn State College of Education
Julia Xing, Minot State University