Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Graph Drawing and Network Visualization, GD 2015 - Call for Papers


Call for Papers

GD 2015

23rd International Symposium on
Graph Drawing and Network Visualization

September 24-26, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA, USA


Graph Drawing is concerned with the geometric representation of graphs and
constitutes the algorithmic core of Network Visualization. Graph Drawing and
Network Visualization are motivated by applications where it is crucial to
visually analyze and interact with relational datasets. Examples of such
application areas include social sciences, Internet and Web computing,
information systems, computational biology, networking, VLSI circuit
and software engineering.

The International Symposium on Graph Drawing has been the main annual event
in this area for more than twenty years. This year the Steering
Committee of
GD decided to extend the name of the conference from the "International
Symposium on Graph Drawing" to the "International Symposium on Graph
and Network Visualization" in order to better emphasize the dual focus of
the conference on combinatorial and algorithmic aspects as well as the
of network visualization systems and interfaces.

The conference will be hosted by the California State University at
in Los Angeles, CA, from September 24 to 26, 2015. Researchers and
working on any aspect of graph drawing and network visualization are
invited to
contribute papers and posters and to participate in the symposium and
the graph
drawing contest.


We invite authors to submit papers describing original research of
or practical significance to graph drawing and network visualization.
papers must be submitted explicitly to one of two distinct tracks. Papers
submitted to one track will not compete with papers submitted to the
other track.

Track 1: Combinatorial and algorithmic aspects

This track is mainly devoted to fundamental graph drawing advances, such as
combinatorial aspects and algorithm design. The range of topics for
this track
includes (but is not limited to) the following:

* Design and analysis of graph drawing algorithms
* Theory of geometric graphs
* Geometric computing
* Planarity and topological graph theory
* Optimization on graphs

Track 2: Experimental, applied, and network visualization aspects

This track is mainly devoted to the practical aspects of graph drawing,
such as
the development of network visualization systems and interfaces in
application areas. The range of topics for this track includes (but is not
limited to) the following:

* Visualization of graphs and networks in application areas (e.g.,
sciences, biology, geography, software engineering, circuit design,
business intelligence)
* Software systems for network visualization
* The engineering of visualization systems and algorithms
* Experimental results in graph theory and graph algorithms
* Benchmarks and experimental analysis for network visualization
systems and
user interfaces
* Cognitive studies on graph drawing readability and user interaction
* Interfaces for interacting with graphs

Notes and Demos

Besides the two tracks above there will be a separate category called
and Demos". In this category it will be possible to submit theoretical
contributions (notes) and applied papers (demos) of shorter length. Papers
in this category will be assigned a shorter time for presentation during
conference. In addition, the authors of demo papers will have the
to make a demo of their software/system during the poster session.

Submission format

All submissions must be formatted using the LaTeX style file for the
series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) provided by Springer.
The margins and font size must not be modified. Submissions that do not
with this format risk being rejected. The length of regular papers is
to 12 pages, while the length of notes and demos is limited to 6 pages. The
claims of the paper should be fully substantiated, including full proofs or
appropriate experimental data. If this information does not fit within
the page
limits, the authors should include it in a clearly marked appendix,
whose length
is not constrained and which the reviewers may read at their own discretion.


Submissions of posters on graph drawing, network visualization, and related
areas are also solicited. The poster session will provide a forum for the
communication of late-breaking research results (which may also appear
elsewhere) to the graph drawing community. Authors of posters should
an abstract (up to two pages in the LNCS style) that must be submitted
together with the poster.


Following the tradition of previous conferences, a Graph Drawing Contest
be held. Details about the contest will be provided on the conference
Web site.


Accepted papers (regular ones, notes and demos) will appear in the
proceedings, published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science
series. Twelve pages will be allocated for regular papers and six for notes
and demos. Abstracts of accepted posters will also appear in the conference
proceedings (two pages), but will not be made available for indexing.
Selected papers will be invited for submission to a special issue of the
Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications.


For each of the two tracks, the Program Committee of GD 2015 will give a
Best Paper Award. In addition, to recognize the effort of participants to
present their work in a clear and elegant way, there will be a Best
Award voted on by the GD 2015 attendees.


Paper submission deadline June 12
Notification of paper acceptance July 22
Poster submission deadline August 18
Notification of poster acceptance August 28
Final versions due September 3
Contest submission deadline September 21
Symposium on Graph Drawing and Network Visualization September 24-26


Herbert Edelsbrunner, Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Kwan-Liu Ma, University of California at Davis


Carla Binucci, University of Perugia
Prosenjit K. Bose, Carleton University
Giuseppe Di Battista, Roma Tre University
Emilio Di Giacomo (co-chair), University of Perugia
Vida Dujmovińá, University of Ottawa
Tim Dwyer, Monash University
Fabrizio Frati, Roma Tre University
Michael Goodrich, University of California, Irvine,
Natalie Henry Riche, Microsoft Research
Yifan Hu, Yahoo Labs
Michael Kaufmann, University of Tübingen
Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University
Anna Lubiw (co-chair), Univeristy of Waterloo
Tamara Munzner, University of British Columbia
Martin Nöllenburg, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Stephen North, Infovisible LLC
Yoshio Okamoto, University of Electro-Communications
Ignaz Rutter, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Maria Saumell, University of West Bohemia
Marcus Schaefer, DePaul University
Heidrun Schumann, University of Rostock
Géza Tóth, Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics
Jarke van Wijk, Eindhoven University of Technology
Alexander Wolff, University of Würzburg

Bernardo Ábrego, California State University at Northridge
Silvia Fernández, California State University at Northridge
Csaba D. Tóth (chair), California State University at Northridge