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By Alan Blackwell, Kim Marriott, Atsushi Shimojima

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Even supposing diagrammatic representations were a function of human com- nication from early historical past, fresh advances in printing and digital media technologyhaveintroducedincreasinglysophisticatedvisualrepresentationsinto everydaylife. we have to enhance our realizing of the function of diagramsand sketches in verbal exchange, cognition, inventive inspiration, and problem-solving. those issues have prompted a surge of curiosity within the research of diagrammatic notations, particularly in educational disciplines facing cognition, compu- tion, and communique. We think that the learn of diagrammatic conversation is better pursued as an interdisciplinary undertaking. The Diagrams convention sequence was once introduced to aid a world examine neighborhood with this universal target. After profitable conferences in Edinburgh (2000) and Georgia (2002), Diagrams 2004 was once the 3rd occasion within the sequence. The Diagramsseries draws a largenumber of researchersfrom nearly all academic?elds who arestudying the character of d- grammatic representations, their use in human communique, and cognitive or computationalmechanismsforprocessingdiagrams.Bycombiningseveralearlier workshop and symposium sequence that have been held within the US and Europe - R- soning with Diagrammatic Representations (DR), US; considering with Diagrams (TWD), Europe; and idea of visible Languages (TVL), Europe - Diagrams has emerged as an immense overseas convention in this subject.

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