Graph Drawing is concerned with the geometric representation of graphs and networks and is motivated by those applications where it is crucial to visualize structural information as graphs.
Since graph drawing methods form the algorithmic core of network visualization, bridging the gap between theoretical advances and implemented solutions is an important aspect.

The International Symposium on Graph Drawing is the main annual event in this area. Researchers and practitioners working on any aspect of graph drawing are invited to contribute and participate.

In 2010, the conference was held on the campus of the University of Konstanz.


January 19, 2011:Proceedings published as Springer LNCS 6502
October 22:Recordings of the invited talks and photos made public
September 23:GD 2011 announced for September 21-23, 2011, in Eindhoven
September 13:Final program and abstract booklet made available;
information about equipment and local attractions
August 4:Call for Participation, Posters, and PhD Expositions published
July 27:Preliminary program posted, registration opened
July 23:Authors notified, accepted papers posted
July 5:Call for Contributions to GD Contest published
July 1:Accommodation options
May 1:Submission opened
March 1, 2010:Website launched, Call for Papers published
September 24, 2009: GD 2010 announced during GD 2009, preliminary Web presence

Important Dates

Paper submission:June 7 (revisions accepted until June 10)
Notification:July 23
Poster submission:August 16
Poster notification:September 1
Final version:September 10
Contest submission: September 19



David Auber (University of Bordeaux I)
Christian Bachmaier (University of Passau)
Ulrik Brandes (University of Konstanz, chair)
Sabine Cornelsen (University of Konstanz)
Giuseppe Di Battista (University of Rome III)
Emilio Di Giacomo (University of Perugia)
David Eppstein (University of California)
Emden Gansner (AT&T)
Michael Goodrich (University of California)
Patrick Healy (University of Limerick)
Seok-Hee Hong (University of Sydney)
Michael Kaufmann (University of Tübingen)
Stephen Kobourov (University of Arizona)
Jan Kratochvíl (University of Prague)
Giuseppe Liotta (University of Perugia)
Henk Meijer (Roosevelt Academy)
Petra Mutzel (University of Dortmund)
Patrice Ossona de Mendez (EHESS Paris)
Maurizio Patrignani (University of Rome III)
Marcus Schaefer (DePaul University)
Bettina Speckmann (TU Eindhoven)
Antonios Symvonis (NTUA)
Stephen Wismath (University of Lethbridge)
Xiao Zhou (Tohoku University)


Christian Duncan (Louisiana Tech)
Carsten Gutwenger (TU Dortmund)
Lev Nachmanson (Microsoft)
Georg Sander (IBM, chair)



Melanie Badent
Ulrik Brandes (co-chair)
Sabine Cornelsen (co-chair)
Martin Mader
Barbara Pampel


GD 2009, Chicago, USA
GD 2008, Crete, Greece
GD 2007, Sydney, Australia

See for a complete list of previous symposia.