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			      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 communication.

 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 [Reasoning with Diagrammatic Representations
 (DR), US; Thinking with Diagrams (TWD), Europe; Theory of Visual
 Languages (TVL), 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:
 - computational models of reasoning with and interpretation of
 - diagram understanding by humans or machines
 - diagram usage in scientific discovery
 - formalization of diagrammatic notations
 - history of diagrammatic languages and notations
 - interactive graphical communication
 - novel uses of diagrammatic notations
 - psychological issues pertaining to perception, comprehension, and
    production of diagrams
 - reasoning with diagrammatic representations
 - role of diagrams in applied areas such as visualization
 - spatial information and diagrams
 - usability issues concerning diagrams

 "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, Fordham University, USA
 Dave Barker-Plummer, Stanford University, 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
 Max J. Egenhofer, University of Maine, USA
 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
 Mark Gross, University of Washington, USA
 Corin Gurr, Edinburgh University, UK
 Volker Haarslev, University of Hamburg, Germany
 Patrick Healey, University of London, UK
 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
 Robert Lindsay, University of Michigan, USA
 Ric Lowe, Curtin University, Australia
 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
 Barbara Tversky, Stanford University, USA
 Yvonne Waern, Linkoeping University, Sweden