Call for papers

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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 described below. Papers submitted to one track will not compete with papers submitted to the other track.

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 and topological graph theory
  • ● Computational topology of graphs on surfaces
  • ● Geometric network design and optimization
  • ● Geometric computing

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 analysis
  • ● 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 conference.

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. 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. All submissions will be handled through EasyChair at the web site

Posters & Contest

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 conferenceare provided on the conference web site.


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. 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 version (identical, except for possibly changed references to the appendix resp. the arXiv version) plus an optional clearly marked appendix. Subsequent submissions of revisedversions of the paper to the arXiv (known as arXiv “replacements”) are allowed. 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 (barring unforeseen circumstances), otherwise the paper will not be included in the proceedings. Should any visa restriction prevent an author from attending the conference and presentinga 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 two selected papers in Track 2 will be invited to submit a substantially extended version of their work to IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG).


For each of the two tracks, the Program Committee of GD 2019 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 2019 attendees.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: June 10 (23:59 PDT)
Paper submission deadline: June 12 (23:59 PDT)
Notification of paper acceptance: July 22
Travel application deadline: July 31
Poster submission deadline: August 12 (23:59 PDT)
Notification of poster acceptance: August 21
Final versions due (Papers): August 26 (23:59 PDT)
Early registration deadline: August 30
Final versions due (Posters): September 3 (23:59 PDT)
Contest submission deadline: September 5 (23:59 PDT)
Symposium: September 17-20

PhD school: September 16-17

News and contact

🕫 20.9.2019: The list of awards and slides of all presentations are available.
🕫 17.9.2019: The proceedings are available online.
🕫 26.8.2019: List of accepted posters published.
🕫 24.8.2019: Program available.
🕫 24.7.2019: List of accepted papers published.
🕫 18.7.2019: Call for posters published.
🕫 18.2.2019: Call for papers published.
🕫 16.10.2018: The web page was launched.


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