GD2005: First Call for Papers

Nikola S. Nikolov nikola.nikolov at
Thu Dec 9 18:41:36 PST 2004

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*** First Call for Papers ***


13th International Symposium on Graph Drawing
September 12 - 14, 2005, Limerick, Ireland

Graph Drawing is concerned with the geometric representation of graphs and
networks and  is motivated by those applications where it is crucial to
visualize structural information as graphs. Bridging the gap between
theoretical advances and implemented solutions is an important aspect of the
conference. Indeed, advances in graph drawing are a key factor in such
technological areas as Web computing, e-commerce, VLSI circuit design,
information systems, software engineering, computational cartography, visual
interfaces, bioinformatics, and networking. Researchers and practitioners
working on theoretical and practical aspects of graph drawing are welcome to
participate. Human performance studies based on perceptual and cognitive
evaluations are encouraged.


The range of topics that are within the scope of the International Symposium
on Graph Drawing includes (but is not limited to):
* Visualization of networks, Web maps, software engineering diagrams,
database schemas, chemical structures and molecules
* Graph algorithms
* Geometric graph theory and geometric computing
* Software systems for graph visualization
* Topology and planarity
* Graph theory and optimization
* Interfaces for interacting with graphs
* Empirical assessment of graph drawing systems
* Task analysis to guide graph drawing


Kurt Mehlhorn (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Informatik)
George G. Robertson (Microsoft Research)


Authors are invited to submit papers describing original research and
surveys of theoretical or practical significance to graph drawing.
Demonstrations of systems incorporating original and innovative research
ideas are also solicited. A system demonstration should include illustrative
screen dumps and a description of the system's functionalities. Regular
papers and demos must be labeled as either long or short; long papers will
be assigned 12 pages in the conference proceedings, and short papers 6
pages. Submissions of posters in graph drawing and related areas are also
solicited. The purpose is to provide a forum for the communication of
results (which may appear elsewhere) to the graph drawing community. A
poster will be given 2 pages in the conference proceedings.  Submission of
substantially similar papers or demos to GD 2005 and to other conferences
with published proceedings is not allowed.


Each submission must include an indication of its type (paper, demo
description, or poster) and contact information for the primary author. For
a paper or a demo, an indication about whether it is a regular or a short
submission must also be given. Electronic submissions are strongly
encouraged. Detailed submission instructions will be provided on the
conference web site.


Following the tradition of previous conferences, a graph drawing contest
will be held. A $1,000 prize will be awarded to the winner. Details on the
contest will be provided on the conference web site.


* Submissions of papers, demos, and posters: May 31, 2005
* Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2005
* Graph Drawing Contest Submissions: September 5, 2005


Accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings, which
will be included in the Springer-Verlag series Lecture Notes in Computer
Science. Final versions of accepted submissions are due at conference.


Workshop on Social Network Analysis and Visualisation, Sep 11, 2005.
Workshop organizers: Seokhee Hong, Dorothea Wagner, and Ulrik Brandes.
Please check the conference website for further details.


The International Symposium on Graph Drawing will be held at University of
Limerick (UL) in Limerick, Ireland. UL is an independent, internationally
focused university. Its campus, with the river Shannon at its centre, is
located 5km from Limerick City and 20km from Shannon International Airport.
Adjacent to the University is the National Technology Park Limerick (NTP).
The tourist attractions near Limerick include the magnificent cliffs of
Moher on the Atlantic coast and Bunratty castle.


Giuseppe Di Battista (Univ. di Roma III)
Ulrik Brandes (University of Konstanz,)
Peter Eades (NICTA, University of Sydney), co-chair
Jean-Daniel Fekete (Inst. Nat. de Rech. en Informatique et en Automatique)
Emden Gansner (AT&T Labs)
Patrick Healy (University of Limerick), co-chair
Seokhee Hong (NICTA, University of Sydney)
Michael Kaufmann (University of Tuebingen)
Jan Kratochvil (Charles Univer)
Giuseppe Liotta (Universita degli Studi di Perugia)
Kim Marriott (Monash University)
Patrice de Mendez (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
Petra Mutzel (Vienna University of Technology)
Janos Pach (City College and Courant Institute)
Helen Purchase (University of Glasgow)
Md. Saidur Rahman (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology)
Ben Shneiderman (University of Maryland)
Ondrej Sykora (Loughborough University)
Sue Whitesides (McGill University)
Steve Wismath (University of Lethbridge)
David Wood (McGill University)


Patrick Healy (University of Limerick), co-chair
Stephen Kobourov (University of Arizona)
Karol Lynch (University of Limerick,)
Joseph Manning (University College Cork)
Nikola S. Nikolov (NICTA, University of Limerick), chair
Aaron Quigley (University College Dublin)
Gemma Swift (University of Limerick)
Alexandre Tarassov (University of Limerick)


Christian Duncan (University of Miami)
Stephen Kobourov (University of Arizona), chair
Dorothea Wagner (University of Karlsruhe)


The symposium's website is available at The
organizing committee can be contacted at gd2005 at

Nikola Nikolov
Bay 15 Locomotive Workshop,
Australian Technology Park,
Eveleigh NSW 1430, AUSTRALIA
Phone: +61 2 8374 5474, Fax: +61 2 8374 5527
E-mail: nikola.nikolov at

Patrick Healy
CSIS Department,
University of Limerick,
Limerick, IRELAND
Phone: +353 61 202 727, Fax: +353 61 202 734
E-mail: patrick.healy at 

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