September 14-17, 2021

Tübingen, Germany

Graph Drawing 2021

29th International Symposium on Graph Drawing and Network Visualization

The 29th International Symposium on Graph Drawing and Network Visualization was held at Tübingen as a hybird venue from September 15 to 17, 2021 with a reception on the evening of September 14. An on-site pre-conference PhD school was held during September 13-14, 2021. During the venue, a survey on the influence of the pandemic on the academic productivity of the community was conducted; the results of this survey can be found here.

About Graph Drawing in the year 2021

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.

The symposium on Graph Drawing and Network Visualization has been the main annual event in this area for more than 25 years. Its focus is on combinatorial and algorithmic aspects of graph drawing as well as the design of network visualization systems and interfaces.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: June 2 (23:59 PDT) 
  • Paper submission deadline: June 9 (23:59 PDT)
  • Notification of paper acceptance: July 19 
  • Poster submission deadline: August 11 (23:59 PDT)
  • Notification of poster acceptance: August 20
  • Final versions due: August 31 (23:59 PDT)
  • Contest submission deadline: September 7 (23:59 PDT)
  • Symposium: September 14-17

Reasons to attend GD2021

  • two invited speakers
  • pre-conference PhD school (with low fee)
  • traditional graph drawing contest
  • free online Proceedings in LNCS
  • papers available online before the conference
  • journal invitation for selected papers (JGAA, TVCG)
  • low conference fee - especially for students
  • Tübingen is a wonderful city to visit
  • high-quality accommodation at reasonable cost
  • the weather is usually pleasant during September


Photo taken by S. Felsner


Uni Tuebingen