Thursday, October 8, 2015

[DMANET] Call for Papers: Diagrams 2016 (9th Int'l Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams)

Call for Papers: Diagrams 2016
Ninth International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams<>

7th to 10th August, 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Diagrams is an international interdisciplinary conference series, covering all aspects of research on the theory and application of diagrams. In 2016 it will be held near Philadelphia at the ACE Conference Center in Lafayette, Pennsylvania, USA. Diagrams 2016 will run from 7th of August 2016 to the 10th of August 2016. It will be co-located with Spatial Cognition 2016<> (2-5 August) and Cognitive Science 2016<> (10-13 August).

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 2016 is the ninth conference in the bi-annual series that started in 2000.

Diagrams 2016 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, Submissions will be administered via Easychair with details following on the conference web site. 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 *

Abstract submissions: 4 January 2016
Paper and poster submissions: 11 January 2016
Workshop proposal submissions: 18 January 2016
Tutorial proposal submissions: 18 January 2016

Initial Paper Notification (for rebuttal): 19 February 2016
Final Paper Notification: 14 March 2016

Graduate symposium submissions: 21 March 2016

Conference dates: 7 to 10 August 2016

* Organising Committee *

General Chair: Stephanie Schwartz (Millersville University, USA)
Program Chairs: Mateja Jamnik (The University of Cambridge, UK),
Yuri Uesaka (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Local Chair: Richard Burns (West Chester University, USA)
Workshops and Tutorials Chair: Aidan Delaney (The University of Brighton, UK)
Graduate Symposium Chair: Luana Micallef (Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland)

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