[ecoop-info] Call for Papers: Graph Drawing and Network Visualization GD 2018

Therese Biedl biedl at uwaterloo.ca
Wed Feb 21 16:12:34 CET 2018

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                 Call for Papers

                      GD 2018

            26th International Symposium on
        Graph Drawing and Network Visualization

        September 26-28, 2018 - Barcelona, Spain


PDF version: http://bit.ly/gd18-cfp


Graph Drawing is concerned with the geometric representation of graphs and 
constitutes the algorithmic core of Network Visualization. Graph Drawing and 
Network Visualization are motivated by applications where it is crucial to 
visually analyze and interact with relational datasets.  Examples of such 
application areas include data science, social sciences, web computing, 
information systems, biology, geography, business intelligence, information 
security, or software engineering.

GD has been the main annual event in this area for more than 20 years.  Its 
focus is on combinatorial and algorithmic aspects of graph drawing as well as 
the design of network visualization systems and interfaces.  GD 2018 will take 
place September 26-28, 2018 at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 
Barcelona, Spain. Researchers and practitioners working on any aspects of graph 
drawing and network visualization are invited to contribute papers and posters 
and to participate in the symposium and the graph drawing contest.


We invite authors to submit papers describing original research of theoretical 
or practical significance to graph drawing and network visualization. Regular 
papers must be submitted explicitly to one of two distinct tracks. Papers 
submitted to one track will not compete with papers submitted to the other 
track.  All papers in all tracks will undergo single-blind reviewing.

Track 1: Combinatorial and algorithmic aspects

This track is mainly devoted to fundamental graph drawing advances, such as 
combinatorial aspects and algorithm design. The range of topics for this track 
includes (but is not limited to):

* Design and analysis of graph drawing algorithms
* Geometric graph theory
* Geometric computing
* Planarity and topological graph theory
* Optimization on graphs

Track 2: Experimental, applied, and network visualization aspects

This track is mainly devoted to the practical aspects of graph drawing, such as 
the development of network visualization systems and interfaces in different 
application areas. The range of topics for this track includes (but is not 
limited to):

* Visualization of graphs and networks in real world applications, including 
big data
* Engineering of network visualization algorithms and systems
* Experimental results in graph theory and algorithms
* Benchmarks and experimental studies of network visualization systems and user 
* Cognitive studies on graph drawing readability and user interaction
* Interfaces and methods for interacting with graphs

Authors of applied papers will have the opportunity to show a demo of their 
software/system during the poster session.

Short papers

In addition to the above two tracks, there will be a separate category for 
short papers, describing theoretical or applied contributions of shorter 
length. Papers in this category will be assigned a shorter time for 
presentation during the conference.

Submission format

All submissions must be formatted using the LaTeX style file for the conference 
series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) provided by Springer. The 
default margins and fonts must not be modified; in particular, the use of 
packages such as times.sty or mathptmx.sty is not allowed.  Submissions that do 
not comply with this format risk rejection without consideration of their 
merits. The length of regular papers is limited to 12 pages (excluding 
references), while the length of short papers is limited to 6 pages (excluding 
references). The claims of the paper should be fully substantiated. If this 
information does not fit within the page limits, the authors should include it 
in a clearly marked appendix, whose length is not constrained and which the 
reviewers may read at their own discretion.  Authors must submit the complete 
paper (including the appendix) by the deadline. Minor updates will be allowed 
for 2 days following the deadline.

All submissions will be handled through EasyChair at the web site


Submissions of posters on graph drawing, network visualization, and related 
areas are solicited. The poster session will provide a forum for the 
communication of late-breaking research results (which may also appear 
elsewhere) to the GD community. Authors of posters should prepare an abstract 
(up to 2 pages in the LNCS style) that must be submitted together with the 
poster itself.


Details about the traditional Graph Drawing Contest held at the conference are 
provided on the conference web site at


All accepted papers (including the two-page poster abstracts) will appear in 
the conference proceedings, published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in 
Computer Science (LNCS) series. Twelve pages (excluding references) will be 
allocated for regular papers and six pages (excluding references) for short 
papers.  The copyright to these proceedings will be held by Springer. The LNCS 
proceedings will be made freely accessible to the GD community upon publication 
and openly accessible to anyone after four years.

Authors will be required to submit their accepted papers to the arXiv 
repository, in order to provide immediate and unrestricted open access to them. 
The self-archived arXiv papers shall consist of the LNCS proceedings version 
(identical, except for possibly changed references to the appendix resp. the 
arXiv version) plus an optional clearly marked appendix. This appendix could 
contain a long version of the entire paper or proofs that have been omitted 
from the main text. Subsequent submissions of different versions of the paper 
to the arXiv (known as arXiv ``replacements'') are allowed. Upon submission of 
the camera-ready version of an accepted paper, the authors will be required to 
specify the arXiv identifier associated with the paper for inclusion in a 
conference index, which will be also published in the arXiv repository. Failure 
to comply with these guidelines will impede the publication of the paper.

Each paper or poster must be presented at the conference by an author (barring 
unforeseen circumstances), otherwise the paper/poster will not be included in 
the proceedings. Should any visa restriction prevent an author from attending 
the conference and presenting a paper, he/she will be given ways to participate 
and give the talk via electronic means.

Selected papers from both tracks will be invited for submission to a special 
issue of the Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications (JGAA). The authors 
of the best paper in Track 2 will be invited to submit a substantially extended 
and enhanced version of their work to IEEE Transactions on Visualization and 
Computer Graphics (TVCG).


For each of the two tracks, the Program Committee of GD 2018 will give a Best 
Paper Award. In addition, to recognize the effort of participants to present 
their work and to prepare their posters in a clear and elegant way, there will 
be a Best Presentation Award and a Best Poster Award voted on by the GD 2018 


* Paper submission deadline:         June 10 (23:59 PDT)
   Minor updates possible until       June 12 (23:59 PDT)
* Notification of paper acceptance:  July 20
* Poster submission deadline:        August 12 (23:59 PDT)
* Notification of poster acceptance: August 24
* Final versions due:                September 3
* Contest submission deadline:       September 15 (23:59 PDT)
* Symposium:                         September 26-28


Bojan Mohar, Simon Fraser University
Alexandru Telea, University of Groningen


Patrizio Angelini, University of Tübingen
Daniel Archambault, Swansea University
David Auber, University of Bordeaux
Therese Biedl, University of Waterloo  (co-chair)
Carla Binucci, University of Perugia
Erin Chambers, Saint Louis University
Steven Chaplick, University of Würzburg
Giuseppe Di Battista, Roma Tre University
Tim Dwyer, Monash University
Radoslav Fulek, IST Austria
Christophe Hurter, Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile
Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University  (co-chair)
Karsten Klein, University of Konstanz
Guy Melançon, University of Bordeaux
Debajyoti Mondal, University of Saskatchewan
Petra Mutzel, TU Dortmund University
Yoshio Okamoto, The University of Electro-Communications
Sergey Pupyrev, Facebook
Helen Purchase, University of Glasgow
Marcus Schaefer, DePaul University
Gerik Scheuermann, University of Leipzig
Darren Strash, Colgate University
Shigeo Takahashi, University of Aizu
Tatiana Von Landesberger, TU Darmstadt
Sue Whitesides, University of Victoria
David R. Wood, Monash University
Hsu-Chun Yen, National Taiwan University


Vera Sacristan, UPC Barcelona  (co-chair)
Rodrigro I. Silveira, UPC Barcelona  (co-chair)


Will Devanny, UC Irvine
Philipp Kindermann, FernUniversität in Hagen
Maarten Löffler, Utrecht University  (chair)
Ignaz Rutter, TU Eindhoven

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