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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Diagrams 2010


Diagrams 2010

Sixth International Conference on the
Theory and Application of Diagrams


9-11 August 2010
Portland, Oregon, USA

Second Call for Papers

- New Program Committee Members
- Call for Workshop Proposals
- Call for Tutorial Proposals
- Call for Graduate Symposium Submissions


Diagrams is an international and interdisciplinary conference series, covering all aspects of research on the theory and application of diagrams.

Recent advances in technology have enabled the use of diagrams, sketches and other visualizations to become an integral part of our lives. For effective communication with these novel and sophisticated visual representations, we need insight into how diagrams are used, how they are represented, which types are available and when it is appropriate to use them. These concerns have triggered a surge of interest in the study of diagrammatic notations for communication, cognition, creative thought, computation and problem-solving.

The study of diagrammatic notations and their use must be pursued as an interdisciplinary endeavour. Diagrams is the only conference series that provides a united forum for all areas that are concerned with the study of diagrams: for example, architecture, artificial intelligence, cartography, cognitive science, computer science, education, graphic design, history of science, human-computer interaction, linguistics, logic, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, and software modelling.

Diagrams 2010 is the sixth event in this conference series, which was launched in Edinburgh in 2000. Diagrams attracts a large number of researchers from virtually all related fields mentioned, placing the conference as a major international event in the area.

Diagrams 2010 will be co-located with the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (Cogsci-2010). This co-location will provide a lively and stimulating environment, enabling researchers from related communities to exchange ideas and more widely disseminate research results.

Diagrams 2010 will consist of sessions including presentations of refereed papers, posters, and also tutorial and workshop sessions. For the first time in history of Diagrams we will organize workshops and postgraduate student sessions. We invite submissions of:

- 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)

that focus on any aspect of diagrams research. Long papers should present original research results. Short papers and posters should present original research contributions, position or problem statements, summarize software to support the use of diagrams, or integrate results published elsewhere which are of interest to the Diagrams community.

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, http://www.springer.com/lncs.

Full details on the preparation of submissions can be found on the conference web site http://www.diagrams-conference.org/2010/content/submission

Topics of interest 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
- heterogeneous notations involving diagrams
- history of diagrammatic notations
- information visualization using diagrams
- novel uses of diagrams
- psychological issues pertaining to perception, comprehension or production of diagrams
- reasoning with diagrams
- software to support the use of diagrams
- theoretical aspects of diagrams including, for example, classification and formalization
- usability and human-computer interaction issues concerning diagrams
- use of diagrams in disciplines of humanities, engineering, mathematics, science and technology.

Important dates

Abstract submission: 8 January 2010
Paper, tutorial and workshop proposal submissions: 18 January 2010
Poster submission: 1 February 2010
Notification for workshops: 8 February 2010
Notification for papers and tutorials: 1 March 2010
Notification for posters: 8 March 2010
Camera ready copies due: 29 March 2010
Graduate symposium submissions: 5 April 2010
Notification for graduate symposium submissions: 19 April 2010
Diagrams 2010 conference: 9-11 August 2010


Conference Chairs:
Ashok Goel (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Mateja Jamnik (Cambridge University, UK)
N. Hari Narayanan (Auburn University, USA)

Workshop Chair:
Unmesh Kurup (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)

Tutorial Chair:
Stephanie Elzer (Millersville University, USA)

Graduate Symposium Chair:
Jim Davies (Carleton University, Canada)

Program Committee

Gerard Allwein (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
Christine Alvarado (Harvey Mudd College, USA)
Michael Anderson (University of Hartford, USA)
Dave Barker-Plummer (Stanford University, USA)
Alan Blackwell (Cambridge University, UK)
Dorothea Blostein (Queen's University, Canada)
Paolo Bottoni (University of Rome, Italy)
B. Chandrasekaran (Ohio State University, USA)
Peter Cheng (University of Sussex, UK)
Phil Cox (Dalhousie University, Canada)
Richard Cox (University of Sussex, UK)
Frithjof Dau (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Max J. Egenhofer (University of Maine, USA)
Jacques Fleuriot (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Jean Flower (Autodesk, UK)
John Gero (George Mason University, USA)
Mark D. Gross (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Corin Gurr (University of Reading, UK)
Mary Hegarty (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
John Howse (University of Brighton, UK)
Hans Kestler (University of Ulm, Germany)
Zenon Kulpa (Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Poland)
John Lee (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Richard Lowe (Curtin University of Technology, Australia)
Kim Marriott (Monash University, Australia)
Bernd Meyer (Monash University, Australia)
Nathaniel Miller (University of Northern Colerado, USA)
Mark Minas (Universitaet der Bundeswehr, Germany)
Nancy Nersessian (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Jesse Norman (University College London, UK)
Luis Pineda (Universidad Nacional Autunoma de Mexico, Mexico City)
Helen Purchase (Glasgow University, UK)
Peter Rodgers (University of Kent, UK)
Frank Ruskey (University of Victoria, Canada)
Atsushi Shimojima (Doshisha University, Japan)
Sun-Joo Shin (Yale University, USA)
Gem Stapleton (University of Brighton, UK)
Nik Swoboda (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)
Susan Trickett (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
Barbara Tversky (Stanford University, USA)

Contact Us


Call For Workshop Proposals At Diagrams 2010

We solicit proposals for half-day workshops to be held as part of Diagrams 2010. Interested researchers should submit a one or two page proposal that includes a title, the focus areas and goals of the proposed workshop, the target community (or communities), the number of expected talks, the planned format and the program committee. For more information see:


Call for Tutorial Proposals at Diagrams 2010

We call for proposals for two or four hour tutorials to be offered as part of Diagrams 2010. Proposals should include a title, names and affiliations of instructors, preferred duration, benefits to be gained from attending the tutorial, features of the tutorial content, description of the intended audience, presentation formats, tutorial history, and any additional equipment or support requirements. For more details, please see:


Call for Graduate Symposium Submissions at Diagrams 2010

We solicit submission for Graduate Symposium to be held as part of Diagrams 2010. The goal of the Graduate Symposium is to provide senior graduate students or recent master's and Ph.D. graduates with an opportunity to present their work and get feedback from established people. A group of experts will be present to comment on the presentations. Talks will also be given on 1) how to present scientific papers and 2) dissertation advice. Submissions should be up to three pages long. Accepted papers will be printed and made available at Diagrams 2010 and also on the conference web page. For more details, please see: