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

From early human history, diagrams have been pervasive in human communication. The recent rise of multimedia technology that has turned advanced visual communication into an integral part of our everyday reality makes a better understanding of the role of diagrams and sketches in communication, cognition, creative thought, and problem-solving a necessity. These developments have triggered a new surge of interest in the study of diagrammatic notations, which is driven by several different scientific disciplines concerned with cognition, computation and communication.


For the first time Diagrams will be co-located, running in conjunction with the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing and the ACM Symposium on Software Visualization. This co-location will provide a week long forum, called Visual Week, which will encompass a broad range of topics related to visual and diagrammatic representations including, for example, formal, empirical and cognitive perspectives.

Dates of the Events

Diagrams 200819th - 21st September 2008
VL/HCC 200816th - 20th September 2008
SoftVis 200816th - 17th September 2008
Visual Week15th - 21st September 2008
The Location
Herrsching is located south west of Munich on the S-bahn line S5. The famous Munich Oktoberfest is due to be held just after the Diagrams conference, so there is an opportunity to stay on to enjoy the traditional food and beer.
You are advised to book your accommodation as soon as possible.