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  1. Diagram Conference, Conference Registration for Diagrams 2004

Message 1: Conference Registration for Diagrams 2004

Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 16:45:22 +1100 (EST)
From: Diagram Conference <>
Subject: Conference Registration for Diagrams 2004

 Conference Registration for Diagrams 2004

 Apologies if you receive this email more than once.

 Diagrams 2004: Third International Conference
 on Theory and Application of Diagrams

 March 22-24, 2004
 Cambridge University, UK

Conference registration for the Diagrams 2004 conference is now
available at the conference website. Go to

and click on the "Registration" button for all registration
information. This page includes details about accommodation, travel
and costs. The registration procedure, along with procedures for
credit card payment, are all available online.

Note two important dates with regard to conference registration:

 Feb 22, 2004: Deadline to apply for funding assistance
 (This includes assistance for students - see
 the website for more details)
 Mar 5, 2004: Deadline for early registration

The programme for the conference can also be viewed at the
conference website.

About the conference
- ------------------

"Diagrams" is an international and interdisciplinary conference series
on the theory and application of diagrams from any field of enquiry.

>From early history, diagrams have been pervasive in human
communication. Recent advances in multimedia technology have
introduced increasingly sophisticated visual representations into
everyday life. We need to improve our understanding of the role of
diagrams and sketches in communication, cognition, creative thought,
and problem-solving. These concerns have triggered a surge of interest
in the study of diagrammatic notations, especially in academic
disciplines dealing with cognition, computation and communication.

The study of diagrammatic communication as a whole must be pursued as
an interdisciplinary endeavor. "Diagrams 2004" is the third 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, philosophy and logic, and psychology, to
name a few.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* diagram understanding by humans or machines
* reasoning with diagrammatic representations
* diagram usage in scientific discovery|
* history of diagrammatic languages and notations|
* formalization of diagrammatic notations|
* novel uses of diagrammatic notations|
* design of diagrammatic notations
* interactive graphical communication
* psychological issues pertaining to perception, comprehension, and
production of diagrams
* computational models of reasoning with and interpretation of
* role of diagrams in applied areas such as visualization
* spatial information and diagrams
* usability issues concerning diagrams|
* design with diagrams

"Diagrams 2004" 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.
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