• 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)

The specified number of pages is the maximum number of pages and should also be intended as the minimum number of pages. All contributions shall be submitted in LNCS template (see below) and should include diagrams where appropriate. Diagrams must also be included within the maximum number of pages.

Long Papers and Short Papers should report on original research contributions.

Submissions to the Abstracts category should report on significant research contributions, which may have been published elsewhere (such submissions must clearly cite prior work) or are intended to be published elsewhere. The contribution should be of a similar level to that expected of a Long Paper.

Submissions to the Abstracts category will not be included as an archival contribution in the proceedings. Accepted Abstract submissions will be offered the same presentation time in the program as Long papers. High quality Abstract submissions that nonetheless fall short of the standard required for full acceptance may be accepted for a short presentation. The Abstracts submission category is not intended for work-in-progress; the Poster submission category should be used for work-in-progress.

Posters may report on original, yet early stage, research or on previously published research that is of interest to the Diagrams community (such submissions must clearly cite prior work).

All submissions should be made by the respective deadline via EasyChair:

Formatting Guidelines and Requirements

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their LNCS proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for MS Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Springer’s LaTeX templates are available in Overleaf.


Open Access

There is no charge for publication via the standard route. However, some authors may be interested in Open Access or Open Choice publication routes and they should refer to Springer’s webpage for details. Authors need to inform the Diagrams 2024 organizers as soon as possible, and no later than one week after final notification, if they wish to pay to publish openly. This publication route is available only at cost to the authors’ and they must supply the invoice address and the CC-BY Consent-to-Publish form (instead of the standard Consent-To-Publish form) with their files for the publication.


Workshops and Tutorials

For submissions of workshops and tutorials please check the information given at the workshop and tutorial webpage.