FOM: meeting announcement: Diagrams 2002

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			      Call for Papers

			      DIAGRAMS 2002

		     Second International Conference
		   Theory and Application of Diagrams

		Callaway Gardens & Resort, Georgia, USA
			  April 18-20, 2002


 "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

 The study of diagrammatic communication as a whole must be pursued
 as an interdisciplinary endeavor. "Diagrams 2002" is the second
 event in this conference series, which was successfully launched in
 Edinburgh in September 2000. It 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. By combining several earlier workshop and
 symposia series that were held in the US and Europe, "Diagrams" has
 emerged as a major international conference on this topic. It is the
 only conference that provides a united 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, philosophical logic, and psychology, to
 name a few.

 Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
   - diagram understanding by humans or machines
   - computational models of reasoning with and interpretation of
   - psychological issues pertaining to perception, comprehension, and
     production of diagrams
   - reasoning with diagrammatic representations
   - history of diagrammatic languages and notations
   - formalization of diagrammatic notations
   - diagram usage in scientific discovery
   - usability issues concerning diagrams
   - novel uses of diagrammatic notations
   - role of diagrams in applied areas such as visualization

 "Diagrams 2002" will consist of technical sessions with
 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.

 We invite submissions of tutorial proposals, full research papers
 and extended abstracts of posters. All submissions will be fully
 peer reviewed and accepted papers and posters will be published in
 the conference proceedings. Further information and submission
 details will be available from the conference web site:

 Important Dates in 2001 and 2002:
 November 2, 2001     Deadline for submission of Abstracts
 November 16, 2001    Deadline for submission of Papers/Posters
 January 11, 2002     Notification of authors
 January 25, 2002     Camera ready copies due
 March 1, 2002        Deadline for early registration
 April 18-20          Diagrams 2002 conference

 General Chair:
 N. Hari Narayanan, Auburn University & Georgia Tech (USA)

 Program Chairs:
 Mary Hegarty, UC Santa Barbara (USA)
 Bernd Meyer, Monash University (Australia)

 Local Chair:
 Roland Hubscher,  Auburn University (USA)

 Publicity Chair:
 Volker Haarslev, University of Hamburg (Germany)

 Program Committee:

 Michael Anderson, University of Hartford, USA
 Alan Blackwell, Cambridge University, UK
 Dorothea Blostein, Queen's University, Canada
 Paolo Bottoni, University of Rome, Italy
 Jo Calder, Edinburgh University, UK
 B. Chandrasekaran Ohio State University, USA
 Peter Cheng, University of Nottingham, UK
 Richard Cox, Sussex University, UK
 Norman Foo, University of Sydney, Australia
 Ken Forbus, Northwestern University, USA
 George Furnas, University of Michigan, USA
 Meredith Gattis, University of Sheffield, UK
 Helen Gigley Office of Naval Research, USA
 Corin Gurr, Edinburgh University, UK
 Volker Haarslev, University of Hamburg, Germany
 Mary Hegarty, University of California, USA
 John Howse, University of Brighton, UK
 Roland Hubscher, Auburn University, USA
 Maria Kozhevnikov, Rutgers University, USA
 Zenon Kulpa Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Poland
 Stefano Levialdi, University of Rome, Italy
 Bernd Meyer, Monash University, Australia
 Richard Mayer, University of California, USA
 Mark Minas, University of Erlangen, Germany
 Hari Narayanan, Auburn University & Georgia Tech, USA
 Kim Marriott, Monash University, Australia
 Nancy Nersessian, Georgia Tech, USA
 Daniel Schwartz, Stanford University, USA
 Priti Shah, University of Michigan, USA
 Atsushi Shimojima, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
 Sun-Joo Shin, University of Notre Dame, USA
 Masaki Suwa, Chukyo University, Japan
 Yvonne Waern, Linkoeping University, Sweden

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