1st Intl Workshop on Schematic Mapping (April 2014, Essex UK)
September 19, 2013 1 Comment
Dates: 2-3 April 2014
Location: Wivenhoe House Hotel, University of Essex, UK
Deadline for submission of position papers: 1 November 2013
Deadline for submission of regular papers, research posters and new map designs: 16 December 2013
Usability of public transport schematics has become of key importance over the last few years. There has been renewed interest in traditional diagrams, alongside new mapping concepts that may better help the traveller to navigate the increasing complexity of public transport networks. This workshop is intended to bring researchers and practitioners together to explore the current state of the art in map design, to integrate future research directions, and to discuss plans for providing the travelling public with improved navigation aids.
We solicit proposals for:
– Papers presenting novel research
– Posters summarizing current projects
– New map designs
See http://www.schematicmapping.org/ for more details.
The workshop will also include invited position papers summarizing the current state of the art, which will feed into sessions devoted to discussing key issues and future plans for research.
Subject areas include, but are not restricted to:
– Theoretical approaches to schematic usability
– Novel schematic designs
– New methods for automatic layout
– Methods for measuring map quality
– Usability studies
– Critiques of existing schematics
– Schematic mapping and portable devices
– Historical approaches to mapping transport systems
– The role of cognition in understanding schematics
We solicit three types of contribution:
– Regular papers, with a 4 page limit
– Research posters, which should comprise a 2 page abstract
– New map designs, which comprise the design and a 1 page description
Regular papers are intended for those presenting original research. Research posters are intended for those summarizing current projects or new techniques at an early stage of development. New map designs are intended for those submitting fresh alternatives to current official designs.
We also welcome suggestions for position papers. Please contact the conference organizers directly with these.
1 November 2013: Position papers
16 December 2013: Regular papers, research posters and new map designs
14 February 2014: Notification of acceptance