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2nd Call for Papers: Diagrams 2008 

September 19 - 21, 2008


We are delighted to announce our complete line up of keynote speakers:

Professor John Etchemendy, Provost of Stanford University,

W. Bradford Paley, Columbia University and Digital Image Design Incorporated, and

Professor Dr Wilhelm Schäfer, University of Paderborn.

Professor Dr Schäfer will be delivering a joint keynote with the co-located event Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing. 

In addition, we are pleased that Nokia will be sponsoring the Diagrams 2008 Best Paper Award. 

Diagrams 2008 Chairs


Diagrams 2008: 5th International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams

Herrsching, Germany
September 19 - 21, 2008 

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

Recent technological advances have enabled the large-scale adoption of diagrams in a diverse range of areas. Increasingly sophisticated visual representations are emerging and, to enable effective communication, insight is required into how diagrams are used and when they are appropriate for use. The pervasive, everyday use of diagrams for communicating information and ideas serves to illustrate the importance of providing a sound understanding of the role that diagrams can, and do, play. Research in the field of diagrams aims to improve our understanding of the role of diagrams, sketches and other visualisations in communication, computation, cognition, creative thought, and problem solving. These concerns have triggered a surge of interest in the study of diagrams.

The study of diagrammatic communication as a whole must be pursued as an interdisciplinary endeavour. Diagrams 2008 is the fifth event in this conference series, which was launched in Edinburgh during September 2000. Diagrams attracts a large number of researchers from virtually all related fields, placing the conference as a major international event in the area.

Diagrams is the only conference 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.

For the first time in its history, Diagrams will be co-located, running in conjunction with the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing and the ACM Symposium on Software Visualization as part of Visual Week. This co-location will provide a lively and stimulating environment, enabling researchers from related communities to exchange ideas and more widely disseminate research results. Cross-conference participation is encouraged and the program will include joint keynote speakers.

Diagrams 2008 will consist of sessions including presentations of refereed papers, posters and tutorial sessions. We invite submissions of
long research papers (15 pages)
short research papers (7 pages)
posters (3 pages)
tutorial proposals (1 page; 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, summarise 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 will be published by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, 

Full details on the preparation of submissions can be found on the conference web site 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

applications of diagrams

computational models of reasoning with, and interpretation of, diagram

design of diagrammatic notations

diagram understanding by humans or machines

diagram aesthetics and layout

educational uses of diagrams

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 issues concerning diagrams

Important Dates

Abstract submission 20th March 2008

Paper and tutorial submission 1st April 2008

Poster submission 11th April 2008

Notification for papers/tutorials 16th May 2008

Notification for posters 23rd May 2008

Camera ready copies due	13th June 2008

Visual Week 15th - 21st September 2008

Diagrams conference 19th - 21st September 2008	


General Chair
Gem Stapleton, University of Brighton, UK

Program Chairs
John Howse, University of Brighton, UK
John Lee, University of Edinburgh, UK

Local Chair
Mark Minas, Universität der Bundeswehr, Germany 

Publicity Chair
Andrew Fish, University of Brighton, UK

Web Site
Aidan Delaney, University of Brighton, UK

Program Committee

Gerard Allwein (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
Michael Anderson (University of Hartford, USA)
Dave Barker-Plummer (Stanford University, USA)
Alan Blackwell (Cambridge University, UK) 

Dorothea Blostein (Queen's University, Canada) 

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) 

Stephanie Elzer (Millersville University, USA)
Yuri Engelhardt (University of Amsterdam)
Jacques Fleuriot (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Jean Flower (Autodesk, UK) David Gooding (Bath University)
Corin Gurr (University of Reading, UK) 

Mary Hegarty (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA) 

Mateja Jamnik (Cambridge University, UK) 

Yasuhiro Katagiri (Future University, Japan) 

Hans Kestler (University of Ulm, Germany) 

Zenon Kulpa (Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Poland) 

Oliver Lemon (University of Edinburgh, UK) 

Stefano Levialdi (University of Rome - "La Sapienza", Italy)
Richard Lowe (Curtin University of Technology, Australia) 

Grant Malcolm (University of Liverpool) 

Kim Marriott (Monash University, Australia) 

Bernd Meyer (Monash University, Australia) 

Nathaniel Miller (University of Northern Colerado, USA) 

N. Hari Narayanan (Auburn University, USA) 

James Noble (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ)
Jesse Norman (University College London, UK)
Jon Oberlander (University of Edinburgh) 

Luis Pineda (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City) 

Helen Purchase (Glasgow University, UK) 

Thomas Rist (Fachhochschule Augsburg) 

Peter Rodgers (University of Kent, UK) 

Frank Ruskey (University of Victoria, Canada) 

Atsushi Shimojima (Doshisha University, Japan) 

Sun-Joo Shin (Yale University, USA) 

John Sowa (VivoMind Intelligence Inc.) 

Keith Stenning (University of Edinburgh, UK) 

Nik Swoboda (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Gabi Taentzer (Technical University of Berlin)
Susan Trickett (Naval Research Laboratory, USA) 

Barbara Tversky (Stanford University, USA)

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