The Conference is Over!
Springer has published the conference
proceedings as Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 1547.
We invite you to Graph
Drawing '99 at Stirin Castle, near Prague!
GD '98: Sixth Symposium on Graph Drawing
August 13-15, 1998
Final Technical Program
Graph Drawing '98
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 6th Annual
Symposium on Graph Drawing, which will be held in Montréal, Canada,
August 13-15th, 1998. The Symposium is organized in conjunction
with the computational geometry
group, at the School of
Computer Science, McGill
University. It immediately follows the 10th Canadian Conference on
Computational Geometry, also at McGill, August 10-12th.
Help Spread the Word!
You can help publicize the symposium (and CCCG '98) at your
institution. Simply download the postscript of
our nice colourful poster, (uncompresses to 20 MB) print it, and
put it up on your walls!
Graph drawing addresses the problem of visualizing structural
information. More specifically, it is concerned with the construction
of geometric representations of abstract graphs and networks. The
automatic generation of drawings of graphs has important applications
in key computer science technologies such as database design, software
engineering, VLSI and network design and visual interfaces and also in
engineering, chemistry and biology. The range of issues investigated
in graph drawing includes algorithms, graph theory, order theory,
visual languages, and perception.
A great deal of research in graph drawing is motivated by applications
to systems for viewing and interacting with graphs. The interaction between
theoretical advances and implemented solutions is an important part of
the area of graph drawing.
Registering is a two-step process:
As of August 1st, the cost of the conference -- in Canadian funds --
is $300 ($175 for students).
- Download the form,
fill it out, and e-mail it back to
- Download a payment form,
(fax version or
fill it out, and send it back to us
either by fax or by regular mail.
The accommodation deadline has now passed, but some rooms may still
be available. Please contact Hotel du Parc,
or McGill's student residences. Both
are easy walking distance from McGill.
The travel and
accommodation page for CCCG '98 has several more hotel suggestions.
Following the tradition of the Symposium, there will again be a Graph Drawing
Contest this year. The rules and graph data
Contest entries submitted on-site should be delivered by the end of
the last coffee break on Thursday. Winners will be announced during
the banquet on Friday evening.
Electronic files of the accepted
abstracts are required!
Accepted papers and descriptions of accepted demos will be published in
the proceedings of GD '98, which will appear in the series Lecture Notes
in Computer Science of Springer Verlag. Camera-ready copies of papers are
due at the workshop.
Preparation of Camera-ready Copy
Camera-ready hard copies of accepted papers, demo
write-ups, and poster descriptions are due at GD '98. To prepare
your hard copy, please follow the directions
for authors in the LNCS series
The page limit for your write-up, after prepartion using
the above instructions, is as follows:
- papers: no more than 14 pages
- demo write-ups: no more than 10 pages
- poster descriptions: no more than 2 pages
Please note that the GD '98 proceedings will publish only
papers, write-ups and descriptions of presentations (papers,
demos, posters) made at the conference by one of the authors.
An electronic revolution in publishing is taking place and we believe
that the graph drawing community can have a pioneering role in the
development of electronic publishing standards. Following a tradition
started with GD'97, a special issue devoted to selected papers and
demos presented at the 1998 Symposium on Graph Drawing will appear in
the Journal of
Graph Algorithms and Applications, a high quality
electronic journal available on the Web.
The electronic format of the journal supports the inclusion of
appendices such as demonstration applets, code, test data, examples,
extended bibliographies, conference presentations, and hyperlinks to
The Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications is
published electronically on more than 25 mirror sites
worldwide, and in hardcopy through an agreement with
Oxford University Press.
For further questions on the Special Issue, please contact the guest
Sue H. Whitesides and Giuseppe Liotta
Technical talks and demos are in the Redpath
Museum Lecture Hall, 859 Sherbrooke St. West, on the McGill campus.
McGill is on Sherbrooke St. West between McTavish and University
Streets in the heart of downtown Montreal.
All papers and demos are of 20 minutes duration.
Registration is at Thompson
House, 3650 McTavish St. above Dr. Penfield Street, 7pm-10pm
Wednesday, August 12. Registration is also available at the technical
Lunch (included in registration fee) on Thursday and Friday is at Thompson
House. GD '98 closes at 12:30pm on Saturday, August 15. Saturday
lunch is not provided.
The banquet takes place at Club St. Denis,
257 Sherbrooke St. East on Friday, August 14, starting at 7pm.
The results of the Graph Drawing Contest are to be announced
at that time.
Previous Symposia on Graph Drawing (GD)
GD '93 (Paris)
GD '94 (Princeton)
GD '95 (Passau)
GD '96 (Berkeley)
GD '97 (Rome)
Sue Whitesides (McGill Univ.)
Franz Brandenburg (Univ. Passau)
Peter Eades (Univ. Newcastle)
Emden Gansner (AT&T Labs)
Michael Kaufmann (Univ. Tübingen)
Giuseppe Liotta (Univ. Rome)
Anna Lubiw (Univ. Waterloo)
Shin-ichi Nakano (Tohoku Univ.)
Janos Pach (CUNY & NYU)
Roberto Tamassia (Brown Univ.)
Ioannis Tollis (Univ. Texas at Dallas)
Dorothea Wagner (Univ. Konstanz)
Brendan Madden (Tom Sawyer Software)
Joe Marks (MERL)
other members of the program committee
Therese Biedl (McGill Univ.)
Prosenjit Bose (Carleton Univ.)
François Labelle (McGill Univ.)
Sylvain Lazard (McGill Univ.)
Giuseppe Liotta (Univ. Rome)
Steve Robbins (McGill Univ.)
Sue Whitesides (McGill Univ.)
Questions, Comments or Suggestions?
Please contact the organizing committee at