Graph Drawing '99

Stirin Castle
(near Prague)
September 15-19, 1999



Submissions: May 26, 1999
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 1999
Registration: July 31, 1999
(Late registration possible under higher fee and no warranty of accommodation availability)
Early conference fee and accommodation deposit: July 31, 1999
Cancellations and refunds: August 7, 1999
Camera-ready copies of accepted papers: September 18, 1999 (All electronic files have to be supplied till September 15, 1999.)


Snail mail: Jan Kratochvil - GD'99, KAM MFF UK, Malostranske nam. 25, 118 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
Phone: +420-2-21914234
Fax: +420-2-57320726
Local arrangements: Conforg, s.r.o. 7. kvetna 959, CZ-14900 Praha 4, Czech Republic
Fax: +420-2-7934120


To register for the conference, please fill in the Registration Form, Payment Form and Accommodation Request Form (unless you want to arrange accommodation in Prague on your own and commute to Stirin during the conference) and e-mail them to or fax them to +420-2-7934120. Note that if you want to pay early fees and accommodation deposit by credit card, a signed hard copy of the second page of Payment Form has to be sent to the local organizer A. Kotesovcova, Conforg, s.r.o., 7. kvetna 959, CZ-14900 Praha 4, Czech Republic.

Conference fees:


Breakfasts are included in the room prices. The social program provides dinners on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. No lunches are included in the conference fees. Lunches and Thursday dinner will be provided in castle restaurant for additional 1200 CZK (aprox. $ 40) paid on site.


Stirin Castle is a ****hotel with stylish rooms. The castle depandance are recently restored peasant-style rooms in a separate building. All rooms have private bathrooms. Cheaper accommodation is available in hotel Slavoj in a nearby village Velke Popovice. Room sharing is necessary. Click here for more details about the rooms and reservation.
Accommodation reservation is possible only after accommodation deposit has been paid. For Stirin accommodation, the deposit is $ 100, for Velke Popovice, the deposit is $ 30.


All fees are in Czech crowns (CZK). Since the exchange rate of Czech crown is floating, the equivalents in US $ are only aproximative. Payments on site are possible in major currencies (CZK, US $, CDN $, DM, French Francs, Swiss Francs), credit cards are accepted (only VISA, Erurocard/MasterCard, JCB). Early registration - Conference fee and accommodation deposit has to be arranged so that the payment arrives before August 1, 1999. The payment can be made

Cancellation Policy 75% of the registration fee will be refunded for all written cancellations postmarked no later than August 7, 1999. After that date no refund of registration fee will be provided. Refunds of accommodation payments will be granted in full for all written cancellations postmarked no later than August 7, 1999. Any cancellation after that date will result in a one-night charge.

Social Program
Location and Travel Instructions

Program committee

Giuseppe Di Battista (Univ. Roma III)
Franz Brandenburg (Univ. Passau)
Hubert de Fraysseix (CNRS, Paris)
Emden Gansner (AT\&T Labs)
Jan Kratochvil (Charles Univ., Praha - chair)
Bill Lenhart (Williams Coll., Williamstown)
Kim Marriott (Monash Univ., Melbourne)
Joe Marks (MERL)
Bojan Mohar (Univ. Ljubljana)
Petra Mutzel (MPI, Saarbruecken)
Takao Nishizeki (Tohoku Univ.)
Kathy Ryall (Univ. Virginia, Charlottesville)
Ioannis Tollis (Univ. Texas, Dallas)
Pavel Valtr (Charles Univ., Praha)
Sue Whitesides (McGill Univ., Montreal)

Organizing committee

J. Fiala (Charles Univ.)
A. Kotesovcova (Conforg)
J. Kratochvil (Charles Univ. - chair)
J. Nesetril (Charles Univ.)
V. Novak (Charles Univ.)
P. Valtr (Charles Univ.)
Scope: The symposium is a forum for researchers, practitioners, developers and users working on all aspects of graph visualization and representations. The range of issues considered in graph drawing includes algorithms, graph theory, geometry, topology, order theory, graphic languages, perception, applications and practical systems.
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. Results on perception and visualization issues related to diagrams are relevant.

Call for Papers and Demos: Papers describing original research and surveys as well as demos of new graph drawing tools and techniques are being sought. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Graph Drawing Contest: Following the tradition of previous conferences, a graph drawing contest will be held. Details will appear on this page soon.

Submissions: Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract or full draft paper of 5 to 10 pages, including fax number and e-mail address, to arrive at the latest by May 26, 1999. Mail 16 hard copies to the conference address or alternatively (and preferably), send a standard postscript version of the manuscript by e-mail to Received submissions will be confirmed by e-mail.

Proceedings: Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, which will appear in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science of Springer-Verlag. The camera-ready copies as well as electronic files of accepted papers are due at the conference. Please, follow the Author Instructions when preparing the final versions. All participants will receive a copy of the proceedings as part of their registration.

Here you can download the call for papers

The tradition of Graph Drawing symposia

Future Graph Drawing symposium

Preliminary announcements

Wednesday September 15, 1999 5 p.m. a special bus from Prague to Stirin
Welcome beer party 6 p.m.
Friday September 17, 1999 7:30 p.m. Conference banquet
Sunday September 19, 1999 9 a.m. a special bus fom Stirin to Prague

A facultative excursion into a nearby brewery in Velke Popovice will be possible.
Accommodation before and after the conference in Prague hotels can be arranged.

January 24, 2000