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3rd International Workshop on LAYOUT OF DIAGRAMS (LoD'12)
This workshop is associated with the 2012 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC 2012), co-located with Models 2012.
Workshop Date:        October 4th, 2012 
Location:             Innsbruck, Austria
LoD Homepage:
VL/HCC 12 Homepage:
Initial Submissions:     June   18th, 2012
Notification of Authors: August  8th, 2012
Camera-ready Papers:     August 30th, 2012
Diagrams are an effective means of conveying a wide variety of different sources of information. They play a vital role in communication at many levels, and the quality of diagram layout affects the ease of communication. Creating task-adequate layouts is surprisingly difficult, and the cognitive factors involved are often not very well understood. The automatic generation of diagrams is essential for many tasks such as the presentation of multiple views of large scale data sets. In many domains, tool support is not satisfactory. The workshop aims to bring together different communities that can learn from each other, both within different academic disciplines and between academia and industry.
We solicit original submissions related to diagram layout, in areas including, but not limited to, the following areas:
- Layout algorithms 
- Layout design styles, guidelines and patterns
- Automatic diagram generation and transformation techniques 
- Visual language theory (e.g. quality metric development) 
- Visualisation of constraints, algorithms, and tools
- Cognitive or empirical research on diagram layout 
- Diagram layout for diagrammatic reasoning, knowledge representation, etc. 
- Application areas (e.g. system modelling, ontology visualisation, etc., with an emphasis on layout requirements and benefits)  
All diagram types fall within the scope of the workshop series (e.g. graphs, hypergraphs, Euler diagrams, maps, knot diagrams, etc.). Of particular interest is research and techniques that may encourage interaction and knowledge transfer between fields. However, for this instalment of the workshop series, we particularly encourage submissions that have a software engineering orientation (e.g. those within UML, IDEF or ARIS), building on the success of two previous workshops at VL/HCC on the Layout of Software Engineering Diagrams (LED). 
LoD'12 is intended as a standard paper presentation based workshop, but with time allocated for discussion and interaction. A plenary session discussing the results of the workshops and future research directions in the area is planned.
We solicit the submission of short position papers (6 pages) and original research full papers (14 pages). Position papers should state the position of the author(s) on any of the topics within the scope of the workshop, describing, for example, work in progress with a particular tool, algorithm, conceptual approach or visualisation method. They will be evaluated based on their potential for generating discussion, and on the originality of the positions expressed. Full papers may be academically focused (e.g. theoretical development of algorithms, controlled experiments, etc.) or have an industrial flavour (e.g. industrial case studies with visualisation or layout techniques, descriptions of experiences of comparative evaluations, substantial tool development). Papers that aim to classify existing approaches or survey existing work will also be considered. Full papers will be evaluated based on their contribution and impact to the state of the art or the further development of the community.
All papers must conform to the ECEASST format. All papers must be submitted electronically in the PDF format via the EasyChair submission system. Each submission will be reviewed by 3 reviewers, as usual. 
The workshop post-proceedings will be published by the ECEASST. Electronic and hard copies of the local workshop proceedings will be made available for attendees at the workshop. Subsequent to the workshop, a special issue of an appropriate journal may be organized, and a selection of the best papers invited to submit extended versions of their papers. 
Andrew Fish, University of Brighton
Harald Störrle, Technical University of Denmark
PROGRAM COMMITTEE (under construction)
Gennaro Costagliola, University of Salerno 
Phil Cox, University of Dalhousie 
Jean Flower, AutoDesk, UK 
John Grundy, Swinburne University of Technology 
John Howse, University of Brighton 
Eileen Kraemer, University of Georgia 
Kim Marriott, Monash University 
Mark Minas, Armed Forces University of Munich 
Daniel Moody, Ozemantics 
Ian Oliver, Nokia   
Barbara Pampel, University of Konstanz 
Helen Purchase, University of Glasgow 
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