Microsoft Research
20th International Symposium on
Graph Drawing
Sept 19~21, 2012 | Redmond, Washington

Graph Drawing is concerned with the visualization of graphs and networks and is motivated by those application domains where it is crucial to visually analyze and interact with relational datasets. Examples of such application domains include social sciences, Internet and Web computing, information systems, computational biology, networking, VLSI circuit design, and software engineering. Bridging the gap between theoretical advances and system implementations is therefore a key factor of Graph Drawing.

The International Symposium on Graph Drawing is the main annual event in this area. This year the conference celebrates its 20th anniversary. It will take place on September 19-21, 2012, and will be hosted by Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington, USA. Researchers and practitioners working on any aspect of graph drawing are invited to contribute papers and posters, and participate in the graph drawing contest.

The range of topics that are within the scope of the International Symposium on Graph Drawing includes (but is not limited to):

  • Design and experimentation of graph drawing algorithms
  • Visualization of graphs and networks in application areas
  • Graph visualization and data mining
  • Geometric and topological graph theory
  • Optimization on graphs
  • Software systems for graph visualization
  • Interfaces for interacting with graphs
  • Cognitive studies on graph drawing readability and user interaction

Accepted papers and abstract of accepted posters will appear in the conference proceedings, published by Springer in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Selected papers will be invited for submission to a special issue of the Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications. Best paper awards for each of the two tracks will be given.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline :June 8, revisions accepted until June 10
Download Poster
Notification of paper acceptanceJuly 17
Poster submission deadline:August 20
Notification of poster acceptance:August 30
Final versions due:September 4
Contest submission deadline:September 18
Symposium on Graph Drawing:September 19-21, 2012

All deadlines are 23:59 PDT and fixed. There will be no extensions.


Program Committee Chairs



Organizing Committee


Nathalie Henry


Publicity Chair

Di Giacomo


Participant photos

Courtesy of Peter Eades


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