Colonial Williamsburg
(Virginia, USA)
September 20-23, 2000

Important News!

- GD2001 will be held in Vienna, Austria during September 23-26, 2001.
Check out the GD2001 website!!

- Workshop on Data Exchange Formats was held on 20 Sept 2000.
The report is available here.

- The GD 2000 Proceedings proceedings are in production, and will ship early in 20001 as Volume 1984 of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
  • Each person registered for GD2000 will automatically receive a copy of the proceedings.
    (We will update this site once we know they have shipped.)

  • The GD2000 Proceedings are available directly from Springer Verlag. If the previous link is not working for you (it sometimes gets confused) you can Search the Springer Verlag catalogue looking for ISBN '3-540-41554-8'.




Colonial Williamsburg offers a peaceful retreat atmosphere. Located on the grounds of the 18th-century Historic Area Visitor Center, the conference is also conveniently located to shopping, restaurants, golf and more, all within walking distance.

Colonial Williamsburg is located 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. on Interstate 64. Richmond International Airport is less than 50 minutes away -- rental car and shuttle service is available. Train and bus service are available from Washington, D.C.


A copy of the preliminary program is now available. Please note that your registration includes the Welcome Reception on Wednesday, lunches on Thursday and Friday, as well as the Conference Banquet on Friday evening. Each guest not registered for the conference who wishes to attend one (or more) of these events will require a ticket. See the Guests/Accompanying Person(s) section for more information.

Registration and Hotel Accommodation:

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Program Committee

Therese Biedl, University of Waterloo
Peter Eades, University of Newcastle
Wendy Feng, Tom Sawyer Software
Ashim Garg, SUNY Buffalo
Michael Goodrich, Johns Hopkins
Michael Kaufmann, University of Tubingen
Jan Kratochvil, Charles University
Giuseppe Liotta, University of Perugia
Joe Marks (chair), MERL
Stephen North, AT&T Research
Kathy Ryall, University of Virginia
Kozo Sugiyama, JAIST
Roberto Tamassia, Brown University
Robin Thomas, Georgia Tech.
Dorothea Wagner, University of Konstanz
Stephen Wismath, University of Lethbridge

Organizing Committee

Renee Carabajal, MERL
Karen Dickie, MERL
Joe Marks, MERL
Janet O'Halloran, MERL
Kathy Ryall (chair), University of Virginia

Contest Committee

Franz Brandenburg (chair), University of Passau

Contact Information:

Excerpts from the Final Call for Papers

The Final Call for Papers is available in: Scope: The symposium is a forum for researchers and practitioners working on all aspects of graph visualization and representation. The range of topics considered in graph drawing includes graph algorithms, graph theory, geometry, topology, visual languages, visual perception, information visualization, computer-human interaction, and graphic design.

Much 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 graph-drawing field.

Call for Papers and Demos: Authors are invited to submit papers describing original research of theoretical or practical significance to graph drawing. System demonstrations are also solicited. Descriptions of system demos should include illustrative screen dumps and an explanation of the system's functionality. Regular papers and demo descriptions should be labeled as either long or short; long papers will be assigned 12 pages in the conference proceedings, and short papers 6 pages.

Graph Drawing Contest: Following the tradition of previous conferences, a graph drawing contest will be held. There are 4 categories in this year's contest. Submissions must be received by midnight, September 12, 2000. Details are available here.

Submissions: Submitted papers and demo descriptions must be received by May 24, 2000. Each submission should include an indication of its type (paper or demo description) and length (regular or short), and contact information for the primary author. Electronic submissions in standard PostScript by the process described at:

Alternatively, 16 hard copies of the submission can be mailed to the program chair. All submissions received will be acknowledged promptly by e-mail.

Proceedings: Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, which will appear in the Springer-Verlag series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Camera-ready and electronic copies of accepted papers are due at the conference. Instructions for Authors will be available after the paper notification deadline.

The Tradition of Graph Drawing:

Last updated: February 13, 2001