GD'97 Call for Papers (Francesco Vargiu)
8 Feb 1997 22:52:33 -0500

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From: (Francesco Vargiu)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 8 Feb 1997 22:52:33 -0500
Organization: CASPUR - Inter-University Computing Consortium
Keywords: conference, CFP

                                                      CALL for PAPERS and DEMOS
                                                                GRAPH DRAWING '97
                                            Rome, Italy, September 18 - 20, 1997

Graph Drawing '97 (GD '97) will be held at the Third University of
Rome, Rome, Italy, September 18 - 20, 1997. The symposium is a forum
for researchers, practitioners, developers and users working on all
aspects of graph drawing. The aim is to present recent research
results, to demonstrate systems for graph drawing and to explore
directions for future research and new applications. It is anticipated
that the symposium will further collaborative efforts between computer
scientists, mathematicians, and applied researchers, both from
academia and industry.

GD '97 follows the GD '96 MSRI Symposium in Berkeley, the GD '95
Symposium in Passau, the GD '94 DIMACS Workshop in Princeton, the GD
'93 ALCOM Workshop in Paris and the GD '92 Work Meeting in Rome.


Graph drawing addresses the problem of visualizing structural
information. More specifically it is concerned with the construction
of geometric representations of abstract graphs and networks. The
automatic generation of drawings of graphs has important applications
in key computer science technologies such as database design, software
engineering, VLSI and network design and visual interfaces and also in
engineering, chemistry and biology. The range of issues being
investigated in graph drawing includes algorithms, graph theory, order
theory, visual languages.

A great deal of research in graph drawing is motivated by applications
to systems for viewing and interacting with graphs. The interaction
between theoretical advances and implemented solutions is an important
part of the area of graph drawing.

Call for Papers:

Papers describing original research and surveys addressing open
problems and new applications are being sought. Topics of interest
include but are not limited to:

- Algorithms, models, and techniques for drawing graphs, such as
    partitioning, layering, orientation, planarization, dynamic layout
    restructuring, graph grammars and declarative specifications.
- Drawing algorithms for specific classes of graphs, such as trees,
    directed graphs, planar graphs and order digraphs.
- Applications of graph drawing in other areas such as software
    visualization, user interfaces, database queries, information browsers,
    web browsers, and computer aided instruction.
- Concepts for visualizations of structural information.
- Tools and systems for graph drawing.
- Geometric graph theory; 2- and 3-dimensional representations of
    graphs and hypergraphs by geometric relations, such as visibility,
    proximity, intersection and inclusion.
- Topological graph theory; combinatorial issues, such as planarity,
    orientations and orders.

Call for Demos:

Submissions of demos are solicited. Areas of interest include, but are not
limited to:

- Mathematical visualization of graphs.
- Graph-based software visualization and software engineering
- Database visualization with graphs and hypergraphs.
- Programming environments for graphs and their layouts.
- Algorithm animation with graphs.
- User interfaces for viewing graphs, e.g., interactive exploration of
    large graphs and presentation of dynamic graphs.
- Client-server applications for graph drawing.
- WWW visualization.

Program Committee:
                Giuseppe Di Battista (Univ. Rome III, Italy)
                Hubert de Fraysseix (CNRS, France),
                Mike Goodrich (The John Hopkins University, USA)
                Jan Kratochv\'{\i}l (Charles Univ., Prague, Czech Republic),
                Joe Marks (Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, USA),
                Petra Mutzel (MPI-Saarbr\"ucken, Germany)
                Stephen North (AT&T Bell Laboratories, USA)
                Tom Shermer (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
                Kozo Sugiyama (Fujitsu Labs. Ltd., Japan)
                Roberto Tamassia (Brown University, USA)

Organizing Committee:
Paola Bertolazzi (IASI, Italy)
Giuseppe Liotta (Univ. Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)
Francesco Vargiu (AIPA, Italy)

Submission of Papers and Demos: The program committee invites
submissions of papers (6 - 12 page extended abstract) and demos (2 - 6
page abstract, descriptive screen dumps, and a list of hardware
needed). E-mail submissions (in postscript or plain text) are
encouraged. Please submit to Hard copy
submissions (10 copies) are also accepted and should be sent to the
chairperson of the program committee:

    Prof. Giuseppe Di Battista
    Dip. di Informatica e Automazione
    Terza Universita' di Roma
    Via della Vasca Navale 84
    00146 Rome

The deadline for submissions is May 30, 1997. Notification of
acceptance or rejection will be done by email before July 14, 1997.
Camera-ready copies are due at the workshop. Accepted papers and
descriptions of accepted demos will be published in the proceedings of

For further information about Graph Drawing '97 contact the
chairperson by email at or see

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