Call for Participation


Fifth Symposium on Graph Drawing

September 18-20 1997

Rome - Italy

We are pleased to invite you to participate the 5th Annual Symposium on Graph Drawing that will be held in Rome, Italy, September 18-20, 1997. The Symposium is organized by the Third University of Rome.

Conference Themes

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 being investigated in graph drawing includes algorithms, graph theory, order theory, visual languages.

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.

Graph Drawing Contest

Following the tradition of the Symposium, also this year we host the Graph Drawing Contest

Conference Sponsors

The Fifth Symposium on Graph Drawing is sponsored by:
EC ESPRIT Long Term Research Project ALCOM-IT. Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica (IASI) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). Comitato per le Scienze e le Tecnologie dell'Informazione of the CNR. Comitato per le Scienze di Ingegneria ed Architettura of the CNR. Integra Sistemi. CISCO Systems.

Program Committee

Giuseppe Di Battista (Univ. Rome III, Italy), chair
Hubert de Fraysseix (CNRS, France)
Mike Goodrich (The John Hopkins University, USA)
Jan Kratochvil (Charles Univ., Prague, Czech Republic)
Joe Marks (MERL -- A Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory, USA)
Petra Mutzel (MPI Saarbrücken, Germany)
Stephen North (AT&T Laboratories, USA)
Tom Shermer (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Kozo Sugiyama (Fujitsu Labs. Ltd., Japan)
Roberto Tamassia (Brown University, USA)

Organizing Committee

Paola Bertolazzi (IASI, Italy)
Giuseppe Liotta (Univ. Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)
Maurizio Patrignani (Univ. Rome III, Italy)
Francesco Vargiu (AIPA, Italy)

General Information

Scientific program

Social events


Hotel reservation


The Symposium will be held in Villa Celimontana.

Important dates

The deadline for hotel reservation is August 22, 1997.


A limited number of fellowships are available for students. The deadline to apply for fellowships is July 18, 1997.


Accepted papers and descriptions of accepted demos will be published in the proceedings of GD'97, which will appear in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science of Springer Verlag. Camera-ready copies of papers are due at the workshop.

Previous Symposiums on Graph Drawing (GD)

GD '93
GD '94
GD '95
GD '96
GD '98

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Touristic info on Rome
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Sept. 15-17, Graz, Austria Workshop on Algorithm Engineering (WAE)
Sept. 11-13, Venezia, Italy VL '97: IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages
Sept. 23-26, Capri, Italy