Call for Papers: Psychology of Diagrams Special Track
Diagrams 2018
10th International Conference on the Theory and Application of
Conference dates: 18th – 22nd June 2018
Location: Edinburgh, UK

Co-located event:
International Conference on Conceptual Structures 2018


Diagrams 2018 is the tenth conference in the biennial series that
started in 2000, which provides a united forum for all areas concerned
with the study of diagrams.

For 2018, we will have a special track devoted to psychological issues
pertaining to diagrams. Special theme topics include any research on
the psychology of diagrams, such as:

– cognitive aspects of diagrams and diagrammatic thinking, including:
+ reasoning with diagrams,
+ comprehension of diagrams,
+ mental imagery and mental animation,
– diagrams and wayfinding,
– diagrams as pedagogical tools,
– human perception and the design of diagrams,
– reasoning with diagrams from a psychological perspective,
– sociocultural interpretations of diagrams,
– spatial structure of diagrams,
– students’ use or misuse of diagrams.

If the main research contribution of your submission is considered to
be on the psychology of diagrams you are strongly encouraged to submit
to this track with its dedicated Program Committee.

Submission Categories

Diagrams 2018 will include presentations of refereed Papers, Abstracts,
and Posters, alongside tutorials, workshop sessions, and a graduate

We invite submissions for peer review that focus on any aspect of
diagrams research, as follows:

– Long Papers (16 pages)
– Abstracts (3 pages)
– Short Papers (8 pages)
– Posters (4 pages – this is both a maximum and minimum requirement)

All submissions should include diagrams where appropriate. Submission
of Long Papers, Abstracts, Short Papers, and Posters should be made to
either the main conference track, or one of the special session tracks,
on the philosophy of diagrams and the psychology of diagrams.

Long Papers and Short Papers should report on original research

Submissions to the Abstracts category should report on significant
research contributions, which may have been published elsewhere (such
submissions must clearly cite prior work) or are intended to be
published elsewhere. The contribution should be of a similar level to
that expected of a Long Paper. Submissions to the Abstracts category
will not be included as an archival contribution in the proceedings.
Accepted Abstract submissions will be offered the same presentation
time in the program as Long papers. High quality Abstract submissions
that nonetheless fall short of the standard required for full
acceptance may be accepted for a short presentation. The Abstracts
submission category is not intended for work-in-progress; the Poster
submission category should be used for work-in-progress.

Posters may report on original, yet early stage, research or on
previously published research that is of interest to the Diagrams
community (such submissions must clearly cite prior work).


The Proceedings will be published by Springer in their Lecture Notes
in Computer Science series. The Long papers, Short papers, and Posters
will be indexed by Springer, whilst the Abstracts will not.

Formatting Guidelines

All submissions must follow Springer’s LNCS formatting guidelines:

How to Submit

Submissions should be made by the respective deadline via EasyChair:*diagrams2018

Program Committee (Psychology of Diagrams Track)

Mireille Betrancourt, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Jean-Michel Boucheix, Université de Bourgogne, France
James E. Corter, Columbia University, USA
Jim Davies, Carleton University, Canada
Mary Hegarty, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
John Kulvicki, Dartmouth College, USA
Andrew T. Stull, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Takeshi Sugio, Doshisha University, Japan