2011-08-12: CFP: Diagrams 2012

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Diagrams 2012

Seventh International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams

www.diagrams-conference.org/2012/ diagrams2012@diagrams-conference.org

2-6 July 2012 Canterbury, UK




Diagrams is an international interdisciplinary conference series, covering all aspects of research on the theory and application of diagrams.

Diagrams is the only conference series that provides a united forum for all areas that are concerned with the study of diagrams, including architecture, artificial intelligence, 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 virtually all these related fields, positioning Diagrams as a major international event in the area.

Diagrams 2012 will include presentations of refereed papers, posters, tutorials, workshop sessions, and a graduate symposium. We invite submissions that focus on any aspect of diagrams research, as follows.

- long research papers (15 pages) - short research papers (7 pages) - posters (3 pages) - tutorial proposals (2 pages; see the conference web page for full details) - workshop proposals (2 pages; see the conference web page for full details) - graduate symposium submissions (3 pages; see the conference web page for full details)

All submissions will be fully peer reviewed. The proceedings, which will include accepted long and short papers and posters, will be published by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, http://www.springer.com/lncs.

Full details on the preparation of submissions can be found on the conference web site http://www.diagrams-conference.org/2012/content/submission

Topics of interest 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 - evaluation of diagrammatic notations - graphical communication - heterogeneous notations involving diagrams - history of diagrammatic notations - information visualization using diagrams - psychological issues pertaining to perception, comprehension or production of diagrams - software to support the use of diagrams - theoretical aspects of diagrams including, for example, classification and formalization - usability and human-computer interaction issues concerning diagrams

Submission dates


Abstract submissions: 1 December 2011 Paper submissions: 8 December 2011

Workshop proposal submissions: 24 November 2011 Tutorial proposal submissions: 8 December 2011 Poster submission: 15 December 2011 Graduate symposium submissions: 29 March 2012



General Chair: Peter Rodgers (University of Kent, UK)

Program Chairs: Philip Cox (Dalhousie University, Canada) Beryl Plimmer (University of Auckland, NZ)

Workshop Chair: Nathaniel Miller (University of Northern Colorado, USA)

Tutorial Chair: Gem Stapleton (University of Brighton, UK)

Graduate Symposium Chair: Lisa Best (The University of New Brunswick, Canada)

Publicity Chair: Aidan Delaney (University of Brighton, UK)

Program Committee (pending)


- Gerard Allwein (Naval Research Laboratory, USA) - Dave Barker-Plummer (Stanford University, USA) - Alan Blackwell (Cambridge University, UK) - Dorothea Blostein (Queen's University, Canada) - Paolo Bottoni (University of Rome, Italy) - B. Chandrasekaran (Ohio State University, USA) - Richard Cox (University of Edinburgh, UK) - Frithjof Dau (University of Wollongong, Australia) - Richard Davis (Singapore Management University, Singapore) - Jim Davies (Carleton University, Canada) - Max J. Egenhofer (University of Maine, USA) - Stephanie Elzer (Millersville University, USA) - Jacques Fleuriot (University of Edinburgh, UK) - Jean Flower (Autodesk, UK) - John Gero (George Mason University, USA) - Ashok Goel (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) - Kirstie Hawkey (Dalhousie University, Canada) - Mary Hegarty (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA) - John Howse (University of Brighton, UK) - Mateja Jamnik (Cambridge University, UK) - Unmesh Kurup (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA) - John Lee (University of Edinburgh, UK) - Richard Lowe (Curtin University of Technology, Australia) - Kim Marriott (Monash University, Australia) - Mark Minas (Universitaet der Bundeswehr, Germany) - N. Hari Narayanan (Auburn University, USA) - Luis Pineda (Universidad Nacional Autunoma de Mexico, Mexico City) - Helen Purchase (Glasgow University, UK) - Frank Ruskey (University of Victoria, Canada) - Metin Sezgin (Koç University, Turkey) - Atsushi Shimojima (Doshisha University, Japan) - Nik Swoboda (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)


Apart from submissions to the main Diagrams 2012 conference we are also soliciting proposals for:

- half-day or full-day workshops


- one or two hour tutorials


- the graduate student symposium