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            Final Call For Papers: Diagrams 2004

Apologies if you receive this call for papers more than once.

       Diagrams 2004: Third International Conference
         on Theory and Application of Diagrams

                 March 22-24, 2004
              Cambridge University, UK

"Diagrams" is an international and interdisciplinary conference
series on the theory and application of diagrams from any field
of enquiry.

From early history, diagrams have been pervasive in human
communication. Recent advances in multimedia technology have
introduced increasingly sophisticated visual representations into
everyday life. We need to improve our understanding of the role
of diagrams and sketches in communication, cognition, creative
thought, and problem-solving. These concerns have triggered a
surge of interest in the study of diagrammatic notations,
especially in academic disciplines dealing with cognition,
computation and communication.

The study of diagrammatic communication as a whole must be
pursued as an interdisciplinary endeavor. "Diagrams 2004" is the
third event in this conference series, which was successfully
launched in Edinburgh in September 2000. It attracts a large
number of researchers from virtually all academic fields that are
studying the nature of diagrammatic representations, their use in
human communication, and cognitive or computational mechanisms
for processing diagrams. By combining several earlier workshop
and symposia series that were held in the US and Europe
[Reasoning with Diagrammatic Representations (DR), US; Thinking
with Diagrams (TWD), Europe; Theory of Visual Languages (TVL),
Europe], "Diagrams" has emerged as a major international
conference on this topic.

It is the only conference that provides a united forum for all
areas that are concerned with the study of diagrams:
architecture, artificial intelligence, cartography, cognitive
science, computer science, education, graphic design, history of
science, human-computer interaction, linguistics, philosophy and
logic, and psychology, to name a few.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

*  diagram understanding by humans or machines
*  reasoning with diagrammatic representations
*  diagram usage in scientific discovery|
*  history of diagrammatic languages and notations|
*  formalization of diagrammatic notations|
*  novel uses of diagrammatic notations|
*  design of diagrammatic notations
*  interactive graphical communication
*  psychological issues pertaining to perception, comprehension, and
      production of diagrams
*  computational models of reasoning with and interpretation of diagrams
*  role of diagrams in applied areas such as visualization
*  spatial information and diagrams
*  usability issues concerning diagrams|
*  design with diagrams

"Diagrams 2004" will consist of technical sessions with
presentations of refereed papers, posters and tutorial sessions.
The tutorials will provide introductions to diagram research in
various disciplines in order to foster a lively interdisciplinary

We invite submissions of tutorial proposals, full research papers
and extended abstracts of posters. All submissions will be fully
peer reviewed and accepted papers and posters will be published
in the conference proceedings. The conference proceedings will
be published by Springer as part of their "Lecture Notes in Computer
Science" series.

Important Dates:

5  September: notice of intent to submit
12 September: deadline for regular research paper and tutorial proposal
12 November: deadline for extended abstract for poster paper submission
16 November: notification for tutorial proposals & full papers
23 November: notification for posters
15 December: camera ready copies due
22-24 March: Diagrams conference

For more information visit the conference website

Conference Organisation
Alan Blackwell (General Chair)
Kim Marriott & Atsushi Shimojima (Program Chairs)
Mateja Jamnik (Local Chair)
Jesse Norman (Sponsorship Chair)
Tony Jansen (Publicity Chair)

Program Committee:
Gerard Allwein, US Naval Research Center, USA
Dave Barker-Plummer, Stanford University, USA
Alan Blackwell, University of Cambridge, UK
Dorothea Blostein, Queen's University, Canada
Paolo Bottoni, University of Rome, Italy
B. Chandrasekaran, Ohio State Univ, USA
Peter Cheng, University of Nottingham, UK
Max J. Egenhofer, University of Maine, USA
Norman Foo, University of Sydney, Australia
George Furnas, University of Michigan, USA
Corin Gurr, Edinburgh University, UK
Volker Haarslev, Concordia University, Canada
Pat Healey, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Mary Hegarty, University of California, USA
John Howse, University of Brighton, UK
Roland Hubscher, Bentley College, USA
Mateja Jamnik, University of Cambridge, UK
Yasu Katagiri, ATR Media Information Science Labs, Japan
Oliver Lemon, Edinburgh University, UK
Stephen Kosslyn, Harvard University, USA
Zenon Kulpa, Institute of Fund. Technological Research, Poland
Stefano Levialdi, University of Rome, Italy
Ric Lowe, Curtin University, Australia
Kim Marriott, Monash University, Australia
Bernd Meyer, Monash University, Australia
Mark Minas, University of the Federal Armed Forces, Germany
N. Hari Narayanan, Auburn University, USA
Jesse Norman, University College London, UK
Ray Paton, University of Liverpool, UK
Helen Purchase, University of Glasgow, UK
Priti Shah, University of Michigan, USA
Atsushi Shimojima, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,
Sun-Joo Shin, Yale University, USA
Keith Stenning, Edinburgh University, UK
Masaki Suwa, Chukyo University, Japan
Nik Swoboda, ATR Media Information Science Labs, Japan
Barbara Tversky, Stanford University, USA