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LED 2010 : Third International Workshop on LAYOUT OF (SOFTWARE) ENGINEERING DIAGRAMS


When Oct 3, 2010 - Oct 3, 2010
Where Oslo, Norway
Submission Deadline Jul 25, 2010
Notification Due Aug 13, 2010
Final Version Due Sep 15, 2010
Categories    software engineering   visualisation   model-driven development   diagrams

Call For Papers



Third International Workshop on

This workshop is associated with the ACM/IEEE International Conference on
Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2010)


Workshop Date: October 3rd, 2010

Location: Oslo, Norway

LED Homepage:

MODELS Homepage:




Initial Submission: 25th July 2010
Notification of Authors: 23rd August, 2010
Camera-ready Papers due: 15th September, 2010



Traditionally, diagrams play an important role in many disciplines such as electrical engineering (e.g. Karnaugh-diagrams), civil and mechanical engineering (construction plans), and geography (maps). In Software engineering, diagrammatic languages like IDEF, UML or ARIS are commonplace today. With the rise of model driven development and domain specific languages, such languages will become more widespread in the future. All in all, diagrams play an important role in communication between engineers.

The quality of diagram layout significantly effects the quality of communication based on these diagrams. However, creating task-adequate layouts is surprisingly difficult, and the cognitive factors involved are not very well understood. Furthermore, tool support is very underdeveloped (e.g. consider the sorry state of automatic layout support in UML tools).

We solicit submissions in the following areas.

- Layout algorithms, guidelines and patterns
- Visual language theory
- Quality attributes related to layout
- Layout styles and modeling purposes
- Surveys of layouts in specific areas
- Diagrammatic reasoning
- Visualisation constraints, algorithms, and tools
- Cognitive aspects of diagram layout
- Knowledge representation and diagram layout
- Empirical research on layouts

Submissions in other, related areas are also welcome.



The workshop aims to bring together and consolidate the community, survey the state of the art, and identify current research trends and future challenges. We hope to initiate an ongoing process to advance both the scientific knowledge and the industrial state of the art.



- Practitioners from industry faced with layout-related problems in their work
- Researchers working on visualisation, layout and related subjects
- Researchers with an interest in cognitive psychology and mental representations
- (prospective) PhD students looking for attractive thesis subjects



LED '10 is intended as a discussion- and interaction-oriented workshop. Paper presentations will be used to provoke discussion. At the end of the day, there will be a plenary session where the results of the workshops and future research directions will be summarised.



We solicit the submission of full papers (up to 16 pages, to allow sufficient space for a large quantity of figures if needed, but authors should keep the submission length appropriate to the individual submission) and short papers (up to 8 pages).

Full papers may be describing experiences of comparative evaluations, controlled experiments, industrial case studies with visualisation or layout techniques, or report on a substantial implementation effort or theoretical contribution. Also, conceptual papers aiming at classifying approaches and surveying existing work will be of interest. Full papers will be evaluated based on their contribution and impact to the state of the art or the building of the community. Short papers may describe work in progress and this should be clearly stated in the submission.

All papers must conform to the ECEASST format. All papers must be submitted electronically in the PDF format via the EasyChair submission system. Every submission will be reviewed by 2-3 different reviewers, one of which will be from an industrial affiliation.



The workshop will be supported by the German Chapter of the ACM. Electronic/hard copies of pre-proceedings will be made available for attendees at the workshop. The post-proceedings of the workshop will be published in the open-access ECEASST journal.



Andrew Fish, University of Brighton
Harald Störrle, Technical Universität of Denmark

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (TBC = to be confirmed)


Paolo Bottoni, University of Rome
Phil Cox, University of Dalhousie
Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn & cap gemini sd&m AG (TBC)
Wolfgang Glock, mgm technology partners
Ulrike Gröttrup, Bayerische Landesbank
Corin Gurr, University of Reading (TBC)
Florian Hacklinger, Zühlke Engineering
John Howse, University of Brighton
Chris Hundhausen, University of Washington (TBC)
Alexander Knapp, University of Augsburg
Nora Koch, LMU München and Cirquent GmbH
Eileen Kraemer, University of Georgia
Mark Minas, Armed Forces University of Munich
Daniel Moody, University of Twente (TBC)
Helen Purchase, University of Glasgow
Peter Rodgers, University of Kent
Christoph Stock, TNG GmbH
Gabriele Täntzer, Universität Marburg (TBC)
Thomas Tensi, cap gemini sd&m AG


Please email for further details or information regarding the workshop or look at the workshop web site indicated above.

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