21st International Symposium on
Graph Drawing
23-25 September 2013, Bordeaux (Talence), France

Graph Drawing is concerned with the geometric representation of graphs and networks, and algorithmic methods for visualizing them. It is motivated by applications where it is crucial to visually analyze and interact with relational datasets. Examples of such application areas include social sciences, Internet and Web computing, information systems, computational biology, networking, VLSI circuit design, and software engineering.

The International Symposium on Graph Drawing is the main annual event in this area. The symposium will be hosted by the University of Bordeaux, September 23-25, 2013. Researchers and practitioners working on any aspect of graph drawing are invited to contribute papers and posters, and participate in the graph drawing contest.

Each paper must be submitted explicitly to one of two distinct tracks. Papers submitted to one track will not compete with papers submitted to the other track.

The range of topics that are within the scope of the International Symposium on Graph Drawing includes (but is not limited to):

  • Design and experimentation of graph drawing algorithms
  • Visualization of graphs and networks in application areas
  • Graph visualization and data mining
  • Geometric and topological graph theory
  • Optimization on graphs
  • Software systems for graph visualization
  • Interfaces for interacting with graphs
  • Cognitive studies on graph drawing readability and user interaction

Accepted papers and abstracts of accepted posters will appear in the conference proceedings, published by Springer in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science.


Selected papers will be invited for submission to a special issue of the Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications.

Important dates

All deadlines are 23:59 CEST and fixed. There will be no extensions.

Paper submission deadline:June 10(*), 2013
Notification of paper acceptance:July 20, 2013
Poster submission deadline:August 20, 2013
Notification of poster acceptance:August 30, 2013
Final versions due:September 4, 2013
Contest submission deadline:September 20, 2013
Symposium on Graph Drawing:September 23 24 25, 2013

(*) Due to the floods in Central Europe, authors may upload new versions of their papers for another 48 hours after the deadline – if they have uploaded a first version before the deadline.

Program Committee Chairs

Stephen Wismath
Univ. of Lethbridge

Alexander Wolff
Univ. of Würzburg

Organizing Committee

David Auber

Romain Bourqui

Guy Melançon

Bruno Pinaud

LaBRI University Bordeaux

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