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Diagrams 2006: Final Call for Participation

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***     If you require accommodation at the conference, you must 
register by June 21     ***
*** Walk-up registration will be available, but accommodation will 
depend on availability ***
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Final Call for Participation

Diagrams 2006
Fourth International Conference on Theory and Application of Diagrams

Diagrams and Education

http://diagrams-conference.org

June 28-30, 2006
Stanford University, USA

Conference registration for the Diagrams 2006 conference is
now available at the conference web site.  Go to

         http://diagrams-conference.org/registration

for all registration information. This page includes details about 
accommodation and costs.  The registration procedure with credit card 
payment is available on line.

Note two important dates with regard to conference registration:

    April 15, 2006:   Deadline to apply for student travel funding assistance

    May 14, 2006:    Deadline for early registration

The conference program is available at         
	http://diagrams-conference.org/program


About the conference
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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 communication.

Diagrams 2006 is the fourth event in this conference series, which 
was launched in Edinburgh in September 2000, and has since emerged as 
the major international conference on this topic. The series 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.

Diagrams is the only conference that provides a unified 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 but a few.

Diagrams and Education is a special theme of Diagrams 2006 which 
includes the uses of diagrams in all subject areas and phases of 
education from primary schools to professional development, and the 
topic of education for diagrammatic literacy.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

     * diagram understanding by humans or machines
     * reasoning with diagrammatic representations
     * educational uses of diagrams
     * education for diagrammatic literacy
     * 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 2006 will consist of technical sessions with invited 
addresses, 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.

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