Tuesday, May 1, 2018

[DMANET] Second Call for Papers: Graph Drawing and Network Visualization GD 2018

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Second Call for Papers

GD 2018

26th International Symposium on
Graph Drawing and Network Visualization

September 26-28, 2018 - Barcelona, Spain


PDF version: bit.ly/gd18-cfp


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, or 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 2018 will take
place September 26-28, 2018 at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in
Barcelona, Spain. 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. All papers in all tracks will undergo single-blind reviewing.

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

Authors of applied papers will have the opportunity to show a demo of their
software/system during the poster session.

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.

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. 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. Author must submit the complete paper (including the appendix) by
the deadline. Minor typographical corrections will be allowed for 2 days
following the deadline.

All submissions will be handled through easyChair at the web site


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 are
provided on the conference web site at


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 copyright to these proceedings will be held by Springer. 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 the LNCS proceedings
(identical, except for possibly changed references to the appendix resp. the
arXiv version) plus an optional clearly marked appendix. This appendix
could contain 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 or poster must be presented at the conference by an author (baring
unforeseen circumstances), otherwise the paper/poster 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 2018 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 2018


* Paper submission deadline: June 10 (23:59 PDT)
Minor typographical updates possible until June 12 (23:59 PDT)
* Notification of paper acceptance: July 20
* Poster submission deadline August 12 (23:59 PDT)
* Notification of poster acceptance August 24
* Final versions due September 3
* Contest submission deadline September 15 (23:59 CEST)
* Symposium September 26-28


Alexandru Telea, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Bojan Mohar, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Patrizio Angelini, University of Tübingen Daniel Archambault, Swansea
University David Auber, University of Bordeaux
Therese Biedl, University of Waterloo (co-chair)
Carla Binucci, University of Perugia Erin Chambers, Saint Louis University
Steven Chaplick, University of Würzburg Giuseppe Di Battista, Roma Tre
University Tim Dwyer, Monash University Radoslav Fulek, IST Austria Christophe
Hurter, Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus
University (co-chair)
Karsten Klein, University of Konstanz Debajyoti Mondal, University of
Saskatchewan Petra Mutzel, University of Dortmund Yoshio Okamoto, The
University of Electro-Communications Sergey Pupyrev, University of Arizona
Helen Purchase, University of Glasgow Marcus Schaefer, DePaul University Gerik
Scheuermann, University of Leipzig Darren Strash, Colgate University Shigeo
Takahashi, University of Aizu Tatiana Von Landesberger, TU Darmstadt Sue
Whitesides, University of Victoria David R. Wood, Monash University Hsu-Chun
Yen, National Taiwan University


Rodrigro I. Silveira, UPC Barcelona (co-chair)
Vera Sacristan, UPC Barcelona (co-chair)


Will Devanny, UC Irvine
Philipp Kindermann, FernUniversität in Hagen
Maarten Löffler (chair), Utrecht University
Ignaz Rutter, TU Eindhoven
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