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                             Call for Papers

                             DIAGRAMS 2002

                    Second International Conference
                  Theory and Application of Diagrams

               Callaway Gardens & Resort, Georgia, USA
                         April 18-20, 2002


"Diagrams" is an international and interdisciplinary conference
series on the theory and application of diagrams in any scientific
field of enquiry. From early human history, diagrams have been
pervasive in human communication. The recent rise of multimedia
technology that has turned advanced visual communication into an
integral part of our everyday reality makes a better understanding
of the role of diagrams and sketches in communication, cognition,
creative thought, and problem-solving a necessity. These
developments have triggered a new surge of interest in the study of
diagrammatic notations, which is driven by several different
scientific disciplines concerned with cognition, computation and

The study of diagrammatic communication as a whole must be pursued
as an interdisciplinary endeavor. "Diagrams 2002" is the second
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, "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, philosophical logic, and psychology, to
name a few.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  - diagram understanding by humans or machines
  - computational models of reasoning with and interpretation of
  - psychological issues pertaining to perception, comprehension, and
    production of diagrams
  - reasoning with diagrammatic representations
  - history of diagrammatic languages and notations
  - formalization of diagrammatic notations
  - diagram usage in scientific discovery
  - usability issues concerning diagrams
  - novel uses of diagrammatic notations
  - role of diagrams in applied areas such as visualization

"Diagrams 2002" 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 exchange.

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. Further information and submission
details will be available from the conference web site:

Important Dates in 2001 and 2002:
November 2, 2001     Deadline for submission of Abstracts
November 16, 2001    Deadline for submission of Papers/Posters
January 11, 2002     Notification of authors
January 25, 2002     Camera ready copies due
March 1, 2002        Deadline for early registration
April 18-20          Diagrams 2002 conference

General Chair:
N. Hari Narayanan, Auburn University & Georgia Tech (USA)

Program Chairs:
Mary Hegarty, UC Santa Barbara (USA)
Bernd Meyer, Monash University (Australia)

Local Chair:
Roland Hubscher,  Auburn University (USA)

Publicity Chair:
Volker Haarslev, University of Hamburg (Germany)

Program Committee:

Michael Anderson, University of Hartford, USA
Alan Blackwell, Cambridge University, UK
Dorothea Blostein, Queen's University, Canada
Paolo Bottoni, University of Rome, Italy
Jo Calder, Edinburgh University, UK
B. Chandrasekaran Ohio State University, USA
Peter Cheng, University of Nottingham, UK
Richard Cox, Sussex University, UK
Norman Foo, University of Sydney, Australia
Ken Forbus, Northwestern University, USA
George Furnas, University of Michigan, USA
Meredith Gattis, University of Sheffield, UK
Helen Gigley Office of Naval Research, USA
Corin Gurr, Edinburgh University, UK
Volker Haarslev, University of Hamburg, Germany
Mary Hegarty, University of California, USA
John Howse, University of Brighton, UK
Roland Hubscher, Auburn University, USA
Maria Kozhevnikov, Rutgers University, USA
Zenon Kulpa Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Poland
Stefano Levialdi, University of Rome, Italy
Bernd Meyer, Monash University, Australia
Richard Mayer, University of California, USA
Mark Minas, University of Erlangen, Germany
Hari Narayanan, Auburn University & Georgia Tech, USA
Kim Marriott, Monash University, Australia
Nancy Nersessian, Georgia Tech, USA
Daniel Schwartz, Stanford University, USA
Priti Shah, University of Michigan, USA
Atsushi Shimojima, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Sun-Joo Shin, University of Notre Dame, USA
Masaki Suwa, Chukyo University, Japan
Yvonne Waern, Linkoeping University, Sweden