Psychology and Education

Diagrams is the only conference series that provides a united forum for all areas that are concerned with the study of diagrams and has a multidisciplinary emphasis.
For 2024, we will have a special track devoted to psychological and educational issues pertaining to diagrams. Special theme topics include any research dealing with psychological and/or educational aspects of diagrams, such as:

– cognitive aspects of diagrams and diagrammatic thinking,
– comprehension of diagrams,
– construction and use of diagrams,
– diagrams and wayfinding,
– diagrams as learning and pedagogical tools,
– diagrams in the mind,
– diagrams in communication,
– human perception and the design of diagrams,
– individual differences in diagram use,
– mental imagery and mental animation,
– problem solving with diagrams,
– reasoning with diagrams from a psychological or educational perspective,
– sociocultural interpretations of diagrams,
– spatial structure of diagrams,
– students’ use or misuse of diagrams.

In addition to the Psychology & Education track, Diagrams 2024 will have two further tracks: Main, and Philosophy. If the main research contribution of your submission is considered to fit either of the other tracks then you are strongly encouraged to submit to the respective special track, each of which has a dedicated program committee.

Submission Categories

We invite submissions for peer review that focus on any aspect of diagrams research, as follows:

  • Long Papers (16 pages)
  • Short Papers (8 pages)
  • Posters (4 pages – this is both a maximum and minimum requirement)
  • Abstracts, i.e. non-archival contributions (3 pages)

Details for all submission categories and formatting guidelines and requirements can be found at: Submission Page.

Long Papers, Short Papers and Posters will be published in the proceedings. Abstracts will not be included in the published proceedings but will be made available on the conference web site. Abstracts allow for conference presentations without the need to publish a paper. Presentations of all categories of submissions are expected to be given at the conference.


The proceedings will be published by Springer in a Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) proceedings volume. Authors must consult and follow Springer’s formatting requirements (see Submission Page).

Previous editions of Diagrams were also published by Springer.

The proceedings are expected to be published at the first day of the conference, i.e. 27th September 2024.

**************************************************************************** Conference

The conference will include presentations of accepted Papers, Posters, and Abstracts, alongside a graduate symposium, workshops and tutorials.

At least one author of each accepted submission will be expected to be in attendance at the conference to present their research and respond to questions presented by delegates.

The conference will take place at the 27th September to 1st October 2024 at the University of Münster.

How to Submit
Submissions should be made by the respective deadline via EasyChair:


Track Chair: Emmanuel Manalo, Kyoto University

Programm Committee

Amrita Basu, Jadavpur University, India
Amy Fox, MIT
Christoph Daniel Schulze, OTTO
Erica de Vries, Universite Grenoble Alpes
James Corter, Columbia University
Janina Krawitz, Paderborn University
Jean-Michel Boucheix, Universite de Bourgogne
Julia Xing, Tarleton State University
Laura Ohmes, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Leo Wennmann, Maastricht University
Niki Pfeifer, University of Regensburg
Peter Cheng, University of Sussex
Stanislaw Schukajlow, University of Munster
Takeshi Sugio, Doshisha University
Yuri Sato, Ochanomizu University
Yuri Uesaka, University of Tokyo