Diagrams 2000

Diagrams 2000 - An International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams

September 1-3, 2000
University of Edinburgh

in cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

Diagrams 2000 is the first event in a new interdisciplinary conference series on the Theory and Application of Diagrams.

Driven by the pervasiveness of diagrams in human communication and by the increasing availability of graphical environments in computerised work, the study of diagrammatic notations is emerging as a research field in its own right. This development has simultaneously taken place in several scientific disciplines, including, amonst others: cognitive science, artificial intelligence and computer science. Consequently, a number of different workshop series on this topic have successfully been organised during the last few years: Thinking with Diagrams, Theory of Visual Languages, Reasoning with Diagrammatic Representations, and Formalizing Reasoning with Visual and Diagrammatic Representations.

Diagrams are simultaneously complex cognitive phenonema and sophisticated computational artifacts. So, to be successful and relevant the study of diagrams must as a whole be interdisciplinary in nature. Thus, the workshop series mentioned above have decided to merge into Diagrams 2000, as the single interdisciplinary conference for this exciting new field. Diagrams 2000 provides a forum with sufficient breadth of scope to encompass researchers from all academic areas who are studying the nature of diagrammatic representations and their use by humans and in machines. It is intended to become the premier international conference series in this field and will attract participants from applied linguistics, architecture, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, education, graphic design, history of science, human-computer interaction, philosophical logic, psychology and others.

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