Graph Drawing is concerned with the geometric representation of graphs and constitutes the algorithmic core of Network Visualization. Graph Drawing and Network Visualization are motivated by applications where it is crucial to visually analyze and interact with relational datasets. Examples of such application areas include data science, social sciences, Web computing, information systems, biology, geography, business intelligence, information security and software engineering.

GD has been the main annual event in this area for more than 20 years. Its focus is on combinatorial and algorithmic aspects of graph drawing as well as the design of network visualization systems and interfaces. GD 2017 will be hosted by Northeastern University from September 25 to 27, 2017 in Boston, MA, USA. Researchers and practitioners working on any aspect of graph drawing and network visualization are invited to contribute papers and posters and to participate in the symposium and the graph drawing contest.

Important Dates

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

Paper submission deadline    June 11, 2017 (updates possible until June 13)
Notification of paper acceptance     July 28, 2017
Poster submission deadline     August 17, 2017
Notification of poster acceptance     August 28, 2017
Early registration deadline     August 30, 2017
Final versions due     September 3, 2017
Contest submission deadline     September 15, 2017
Late registration deadline     September 15, 2017
GD Symposium     September 25-27, 2017


All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Authors will be required to submit their accepted papers to the arXiv repository.