Friday, November 20, 2009

[DMANET] Diagrams 2010 - 2nd Call for papers

Diagrams 2010

Sixth International Conference on the
Theory and Application of Diagrams

9-11 August 2010
Portland, Oregon, USA

Second Call for Papers

- New Program Committee Members
- Call for Workshop Proposals
- Call for Tutorial Proposals
- Call for Graduate Symposium Submissions


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

Recent advances in technology have enabled the use of diagrams, sketches and
other visualizations to become an integral part of our lives. For effective
communication with these novel and sophisticated visual representations, we
need insight into how diagrams are used, how they are represented, which
types are available and when it is appropriate to use them. These concerns
have triggered a surge of interest in the study of diagrammatic notations
for communication, cognition, creative thought, computation and

The study of diagrammatic notations and their use must be pursued as an
interdisciplinary endeavour. Diagrams is the only conference series that
provides a united forum for all areas that are concerned with the study of
diagrams: for example, 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.

Diagrams 2010 is the sixth event in this conference series, which was
launched in Edinburgh in 2000. Diagrams attracts a large number of
researchers from virtually all related fields mentioned, placing the
conference as a major international event in the area.

Diagrams 2010 will be co-located with the 32nd Annual Meeting of the
Cognitive Science Society (Cogsci-2010). This co-location will provide a
lively and stimulating environment, enabling researchers from related
communities to exchange ideas and more widely disseminate research results.

Diagrams 2010 will consist of sessions including presentations of refereed
papers, posters, and also tutorial and workshop sessions. For the first time
in history of Diagrams we will organize workshops and postgraduate student
sessions. We invite submissions of:

- 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)

that focus on any aspect of diagrams research. Long papers should present
original research results. Short papers and posters should present original
research contributions, position or problem statements, summarize software
to support the use of diagrams, or integrate results published elsewhere
which are of interest to the Diagrams community.

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,

Full details on the preparation of submissions can be found on the
conference web site

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
- novel uses of diagrams
- psychological issues pertaining to perception, comprehension or production
of diagrams
- reasoning with diagrams
- software to support the use of diagrams
- theoretical aspects of diagrams including, for example, classification and
- usability and human-computer interaction issues concerning diagrams
- use of diagrams in disciplines of humanities, engineering, mathematics,
science and technology.

Important dates

Abstract submission: 8 January 2010
Paper, tutorial and workshop proposal submissions: 18 January 2010
Poster submission: 1 February 2010
Notification for workshops: 8 February 2010
Notification for papers and tutorials: 1 March 2010
Notification for posters: 8 March 2010
Camera ready copies due: 29 March 2010
Graduate symposium submissions: 5 April 2010
Notification for graduate symposium submissions: 19 April 2010
Diagrams 2010 conference: 9-11 August 2010


Conference Chairs:
Ashok Goel (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Mateja Jamnik (Cambridge University, UK)
N. Hari Narayanan (Auburn University, USA)

Workshop Chair:
Unmesh Kurup (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)

Tutorial Chair:
Stephanie Elzer (Millersville University, USA)

Graduate Symposium Chair:
Jim Davies (Carleton University, Canada)

Contact Us

Call For Workshop Proposals At Diagrams 2010

We solicit proposals for half-day workshops to be held as part of Diagrams
2010. Interested researchers should submit a one or two page proposal that
includes a title, the focus areas and goals of the proposed workshop, the
target community (or communities), the number of expected talks, the planned
format and the program committee. For more information see:

Call for Tutorial Proposals at Diagrams 2010

We call for proposals for two or four hour tutorials to be offered as part
of Diagrams 2010. Proposals should include a title, names and affiliations
of instructors, preferred duration, benefits to be gained from attending the
tutorial, features of the tutorial content, description of the intended
audience, presentation formats, tutorial history, and any additional
equipment or support requirements. For more details, please see:

Call for Graduate Symposium Submissions at Diagrams 2010

We solicit submission for Graduate Symposium to be held as part of Diagrams
2010. The goal of the Graduate Symposium is to provide senior graduate
students or recent master's and Ph.D. graduates with an opportunity to
present their work and get feedback from established people. A group of
experts will be present to comment on the presentations. Talks will also be
given on 1) how to present scientific papers and 2) dissertation advice.
Submissions should be up to three pages long. Accepted papers will be
printed and made available at Diagrams 2010 and also on the conference web
page. For more details, please see:

Mateja Jamnik
Computer Laboratory Email:
University of Cambridge
J.J. Thomson Avenue Tel: +44 (0)1223 763 587
Cambridge, CB3 0FD, UK Fax: +44 (0)1223 334 678

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