[Infovis] Call for Papers: Graph Drawing and Network Visualization GD 2017

Fabrizio Frati frati at dia.uniroma3.it
Mon Feb 27 17:49:37 CET 2017

                  Call for Papers
                      GD 2017
         25th International Symposium on     Graph Drawing and Network 
Visualization      September 25-27, 2017 - Boston, MA, 
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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 and 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 
2017 will take place September 25-27, 2017 at the Northeastern 
University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 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. PAPERS------ 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. 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 interfaces • Cognitive studies on graph 
drawing readability and user interaction • Interfaces and methods for 
interacting with graphs 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. Demos -----
Authors of applied papers will have the opportunity to show a demo of 
their software/system during the poster session. 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 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, including full proofs or 
appropriate experimental data. 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. POSTERS ------- 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. CONTEST ------- Details about the traditional Graph Drawing 
Contest held at the conference will be provided on the conference Web 
site. PUBLICATION ----------- 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 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 an identical 
copy of the LNCS proceedings plus an optional clearly marked appendix, 
possibly containing 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 must be presented at the conference by an author 
(baring unforeseen circumstances), otherwise the paper 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). AWARDS 
------ For each of the two tracks, the Program Committee of GD 2017 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 2017 attendees. IMPORTANT DATES 
--------------- • Paper submission deadline:         June 11 (23:59 PDT) 
– Updates possible until June 13 (23:59 PDT) • Notification of paper 
acceptance:     July 28 • Poster submission deadline            August 
17 (23:59 PDT) • Notification of poster acceptance     August 28 • Final 
versions due                    September 3 • Contest submission 
deadline           September 13 • Symposium                September 
25-27 INVITED SPEAKERS ----------------
Timothy M. Chan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA TBA 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE ----------------- Daniel Archambault, Swansea 
University, GB Benjamin Bach, University of Edinburgh, GB Fabian Beck, 
Universität Duisburg-Essen, DE Michael Bekos, Universität Tübingen, 
DETherese Biedl, University of Waterloo, CA Giordano Da Lozzo, UC 
Irvine, USVida Dujmović, University of Ottawa, CAStephane Durocher, 
University of Manitoba, CATim Dwyer, Monash University, AUFabrizio Frati 
(co-chair), Università Roma Tre, ITMartin Gronemann, Universität zu 
Köln, DEJohn Alexis Guerra Gómez, Universidad de los Andes, COMichael 
Hoffmann, ETH Zürich, CHYifan Hu, Yahoo Research, USTakayuki Itoh, 
Ochanomizu University, JPAnna Lubiw, University of Waterloo, CAKwan-Liu 
Ma (co-chair), UC Davis, USFabrizio Montecchiani, Università degli Studi 
di Perugia, ITMartin Nöllenburg, Technische Universität Wien, ATArnaud 
Sallaberry, LIRMM, FRAndrew Suk, University of Illinois at Chicago, 
USAntonios Symvonis, National Technical University of Athens, GRIoannis 
Tollis, University of Crete, GRCsaba Tóth, California State University 
Northridge, USAlexander Wolff, Universität Würzburg, DEJian Zhao, FX 
Palo Alto Laboratory, USORGANIZING COMMITTEE--------------------
Cody Dunne (co-chair), Northeastern University, US Alan Keahey 
(co-chair), Conversant, US CONTEST COMMITTEE -----------------
Philipp Kindermann, Universität Würzburg, DE Maarten Löffler (chair), 
Utrecht University, NL Ignaz Rutter, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE

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