Monday, February 27, 2017

[DMANET] Call for Papers: Graph Drawing and Network Visualization GD 2017

Call for Papers
GD 2017
25th International Symposium on Graph Drawing and Network
Visualization September 25-27, 2017 - Boston, MA,
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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 data science, social
sciences, Web computing, information systems, biology, geography,
business intelligence, information security and software engineering. GD
has been the main annual event in this area for more than 20 years. Its
focus is on combinatorial and algorithmic aspects of graph drawing as
well as the design of network visualization systems and interfaces. GD
2017 will take place September 25-27, 2017 at the Northeastern
University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Researchers and practitioners
working on any aspects of graph drawing and network visualization are
invited to contribute papers and posters and to participate in the
symposium and the graph drawing contest. PAPERS------ We invite authors
to submit papers describing original research of theoretical or
practical significance to graph drawing and network visualization.
Regular 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): • Design and analysis of
graph drawing algorithms • Geometric graph theory• 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
different application areas. The range of topics for this track
includes (but is not limited to): • Visualization of graphs and networks
in real world applications, including big data • Engineering of network
visualization algorithms and systems • Experimental results in graph
theory and algorithms • Benchmarks and experimental studies of network
visualization systems and user interfaces • Cognitive studies on graph
drawing readability and user interaction • Interfaces and methods for
interacting with graphs Short papers ------------ In addition to the
above two tracks, there will be a separate category for short papers,
describing theoretical or applied contributions of shorter length.
Papers in this category will be assigned a shorter time for presentation
during the conference. Demos -----
Authors of applied papers will have the opportunity to show a demo of
their software/system during the poster session. Submission format
----------------- All submissions must be formatted using the LaTeX
style file for the conference series Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LNCS) provided by Springer. The default margins and fonts must not be
modified; in particular, the use of packages such as times.sty is not
allowed. Submissions that do not comply with this format risk rejection
without consideration of their merits. The length of regular papers is
limited to 12 pages (excluding references), while the length of short
papers is limited to 6 pages (excluding references). 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. POSTERS ------- Submissions of posters on
graph drawing, network visualization, and related areas are solicited.
The poster session will provide a forum for the communication of
late-breaking research results (which may also appear elsewhere) to the
GD community. Authors of posters should prepare an abstract (up to 2
pages in the LNCS style) that must be submitted together with the poster
itself. CONTEST ------- Details about the traditional Graph Drawing
Contest held at the conference will be provided on the conference Web
site. PUBLICATION ----------- All accepted papers (including the
two-page poster abstracts) will appear in the conference proceedings,
published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
series. Twelve pages (excluding references) will be allocated for
regular papers and six pages (excluding references) for short papers.
The LNCS proceedings will be made freely accessible to the GD community
upon publication and openly accessible to anyone after four years.
Authors will be required to submit their accepted papers to the arXiv
repository, in order to provide immediate and unrestricted open access
to them. The self-archived arXiv papers shall consist of an identical
copy of the LNCS proceedings plus an optional clearly marked appendix,
possibly containing a long version of the entire paper or proofs that
have been omitted from the main text. Subsequent submissions of
different versions of the paper to the arXiv (known as arXiv
``replacements'') are allowed. Upon submission of the camera-ready
version of an accepted paper, the authors will be required to specify
the arXiv identifier associated with the paper for inclusion in a
conference index, which will be also published in the ArXiv repository.
Failure to comply with these guidelines will impede the publication of
the paper. Each paper must be presented at the conference by an author
(baring unforeseen circumstances), otherwise the paper will not be
included in the proceedings. Should any visa restriction prevent an
author from attending the conference and presenting a paper, he/she will
be given ways to participate and give the talk via electronic means.
Selected papers from both tracks will be invited for submission to a
special issue of the Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications
(JGAA). The authors of the best paper in Track 2 will be invited to
submit a substantially extended and enhanced version of their work to
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG). AWARDS
------ For each of the two tracks, the Program Committee of GD 2017 will
give a Best Paper Award. In addition, to recognize the effort of
participants to present their work and to prepare their posters in a
clear and elegant way, there will be a Best Presentation Award and a
Best Poster Award voted on by the GD 2017 attendees. IMPORTANT DATES
--------------- • Paper submission deadline: June 11 (23:59 PDT)
– Updates possible until June 13 (23:59 PDT) • Notification of paper
acceptance: July 28 • Poster submission deadline August
17 (23:59 PDT) • Notification of poster acceptance August 28 • Final
versions due September 3 • Contest submission
deadline September 13 • Symposium September
25-27 INVITED SPEAKERS ----------------
Timothy M. Chan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA TBA
PROGRAM COMMITTEE ----------------- Daniel Archambault, Swansea
University, GB Benjamin Bach, University of Edinburgh, GB Fabian Beck,
Universität Duisburg-Essen, DE Michael Bekos, Universität Tübingen,
DETherese Biedl, University of Waterloo, CA Giordano Da Lozzo, UC
Irvine, USVida Dujmovińá, University of Ottawa, CAStephane Durocher,
University of Manitoba, CATim Dwyer, Monash University, AUFabrizio Frati
(co-chair), Università Roma Tre, ITMartin Gronemann, Universität zu
Köln, DEJohn Alexis Guerra Gómez, Universidad de los Andes, COMichael
Hoffmann, ETH Zürich, CHYifan Hu, Yahoo Research, USTakayuki Itoh,
Ochanomizu University, JPAnna Lubiw, University of Waterloo, CAKwan-Liu
Ma (co-chair), UC Davis, USFabrizio Montecchiani, Università degli Studi
di Perugia, ITMartin Nöllenburg, Technische Universität Wien, ATArnaud
Sallaberry, LIRMM, FRAndrew Suk, University of Illinois at Chicago,
USAntonios Symvonis, National Technical University of Athens, GRIoannis
Tollis, University of Crete, GRCsaba Tóth, California State University
Northridge, USAlexander Wolff, Universität Würzburg, DEJian Zhao, FX
Palo Alto Laboratory, USORGANIZING COMMITTEE--------------------
Cody Dunne (co-chair), Northeastern University, US Alan Keahey
(co-chair), Conversant, US CONTEST COMMITTEE -----------------
Philipp Kindermann, Universität Würzburg, DE Maarten Löffler (chair),
Utrecht University, NL Ignaz Rutter, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE

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