Monday, December 16, 2013


Dear colleague, apologies if you receive multiple copies of this message. Please note that the deadline for submitting papers to Diagrams 2014 has been extended to 6th January.

Call for Papers: Extended deadline Diagrams 2014

Eighth International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams

Submission deadline extended to 6th January 2014

28th July to 1st August
Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia


Diagrams is an international interdisciplinary conference series,
covering all aspects of research on the theory and application of
diagrams. In 2014 it will be held at Swinburne University, Melbourne,
Australia, from the 28th of July 2014 to the 1st of August 2014.
Diagrams 2014 will be co-located with the IEEE Symposium on Visual
Languages and Human-Centric Computing.

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, biology, 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 almost all these related fields,
positioning Diagrams as the major international event in the area.

Diagrams 2014 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,

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

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
- 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
- psychological issues pertaining to perception, comprehension or production
of diagrams
- software to support the use of diagrams
- usability and human-computer interaction issues concerning diagrams

* Submission Dates *

Paper submissions: 6th January 2014

Poster submission: 20th December 2013
Tutorial proposal submissions: 10th January 2014
Graduate symposium submissions: 18th April 2014
Conference dates: 28th of July 2014 to the 1st of August 2014

* Organising Committee *

General Chair: Tim Dwyer (Monash University)
Program Chairs: Aidan Delaney (University of Brighton),
Helen Purchase (University of Glasgow)
Workshops Chair: Karsten Klein (University of Sydney)
Tutorials Chair: Michael Wybrow (Monash University)
Graduate Symposium Chair: Stephanie Schwartz (Millersville University)
Treasurer: Cagatay Goncu (Monash University)
Publicity Chair: Jim Burton (University of Brighton)

* Program Committee *

Lisa Best, University of New Brunswick
Peter Rodgers, University of Kent
Sandra Carberry, University of Delaware
Sun-Joo Shin, Yale University
Ashok Goel, Georgia Institute of Technology
Emmanuel Manalo, Waseda University
Barbara Tversky, Columbia and Stanford
Beryl Plimmer, University of Auckland
Gem Stapleton, University of Brighton
Jacques Fleuriot, University of Edinburgh
Mark Minas, Universität der Bundeswehr München
Paolo Bottoni, University of Rome
Max Egenhofer, University of Maine
Ian Oliver, Nokia Research Center
Ryo Takemura, Nihon University
Hari Narayanan, Auburn University
Kim Marriott, Monash University
Richard Cox, University of Edinburgh
Yuri Uesaka, University of Tokyo
Lopamudra Choudhury, Jadavpur University
John Howse, University of Brighton
Gerard Allwein, US Navy Research Lab
Nik Swoboda, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Jim Davies, Carleton University
James Corter, Columbia University
Frank Ruskey, University of Victoria
Jean Flower, Autodesk
Alan Blackwell, Cambridge University
Michael Wybrow, Monash University
Nathaniel Miller, University of Northern Colorado
Luis Pineda Cortes, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Mateja Jamnik, University of Cambridge
Frithjof Dau, SAP
Peter Cheng, University of Sussex
Mary Hegarty, University of California, Santa Barbara
Stephanie Elzer-Schwartz, Millersville University
Dave Barker-Plummer, Stanford University
Phil Cox, Dalhousie University
John Lee, University of Edinburgh
Atsushi Shimojima, Doshisha University
B. Chandrasekaran, Ohio State University

Apart from submissions to the main Diagrams 2014 conference we are also
soliciting proposals for:

- half-day or full-day workshops

- one or two hour tutorials

- the graduate student symposium

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