[GDNET] Final CFP: Graph Drawing and Network Visualization GD 2018

Therese Biedl biedl at uwaterloo.ca
Sun Jun 3 04:34:49 CEST 2018

Final call---submission deadline is June 10, 23:59 PDT.


                  Call for Papers

                      GD 2018

         26th International Symposium on
     Graph Drawing and Network Visualization

     September 26-28, 2018 - Barcelona, Spain


PDF version: 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 interfaces
* 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 is not allowed.  Springer provides the style file in Overleaf with the option to directly submit the final paper from Overleaf; see the conference web site for details. 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.  Author must submit the complete paper (includ!
 ing the appendix) by the deadline. Minor typographical corrections 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 (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 (baring 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 attendees.


* Paper submission deadline:            June 10 (23:59 PDT)
   Minor typographical 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 CEST)
* Symposium                             September 26-28


Alexandru Telea, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Bojan Mohar, Simon Fraser University, Canada

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 
Debajyoti Mondal, University of Saskatchewan 
Petra Mutzel, University of Dortmund 
Yoshio Okamoto, The University of Electro-Communications 
Sergey Pupyrev, University of Arizona 
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


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


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

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