Call for Papers
25th International Symposium on
Graph Drawing and Network Visualization
September 25-27, 2017 - Boston, MA, U.S.A.
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.
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
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.
Authors of applied papers will have the opportunity to show a demo of
their software/system during the poster session.
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.
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.
Details about the traditional Graph Drawing Contest held at the
conference will be provided on the conference Web site.
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
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).
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.
• Paper submission deadline: June 11 (23:59 PDT) – Updates
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
Timothy M. Chan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Daniel Archambault, Swansea University, GB
Benjamin Bach, University of Edinburgh, GB
Fabian Beck, Universität Duisburg-Essen, DE
Michael Bekos, Universität Tübingen, DE
Therese Biedl, University of Waterloo, CA
Giordano Da Lozzo, UC Irvine, US
Vida Dujmovic, University of Ottawa, CA
Stephane Durocher, University of Manitoba, CA
Tim Dwyer, Monash University, AU
Fabrizio Frati (co-chair), Università Roma Tre, IT
Martin Gronemann, Universität zu Köln, DE
John Alexis Guerra Gómez, Universidad de los Andes, CO
Michael Hoffmann, ETH Zürich, CH
Yifan Hu, Yahoo Research, US
Takayuki Itoh, Ochanomizu University, JP
Anna Lubiw, University of Waterloo, CA
Kwan-Liu Ma (co-chair), UC Davis, US
Fabrizio Montecchiani, Università degli Studi di Perugia, IT
Martin Nöllenburg, Technische Universität Wien, AT
Arnaud Sallaberry, LIRMM, FR
Andrew Suk, University of Illinois at Chicago, US
Antonios Symvonis, National Technical University of Athens, GR
Ioannis Tollis, University of Crete, GR
Csaba Tóth, California State University Northridge, US
Alexander Wolff, Universität Würzburg, DE
Jian Zhao, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, US
Cody Dunne (co-chair), Northeastern University, US
Alan Keahey (co-chair), Conversant, US
Philipp Kindermann, Universität Würzburg, DE
Maarten Löffler (chair), Utrecht University, NL
Ignaz Rutter, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE
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