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Poster: Force-Directed Layout for Euler Diagrams

Luana Micallef and Peter Rodgers

In Compendium of IEEE Information Visualization 2009 (InfoVis'09), volume 15, pages 182-196, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, October 2009. IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Poster at


Euler diagrams are the only diagrams that intuitively represent containment, intersection and exclusion of data, but none of the current automatic diagram layout techniques produce good layouts in a reasonable time. We adopt a force-directed approach to automatically layout aesthetically pleasing Euler diagrams in a relatively fast time. A Java prototype demonstrates our novel force model.

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Bibtex Record

author = {Luana Micallef and Peter Rodgers},
title = {{P}oster: {F}orce-{D}irected {L}ayout for {E}uler {D}iagrams},
month = {October},
year = {2009},
pages = {182-196},
keywords = {determinacy analysis, Craig interpolants},
note = {Poster at},
doi = {},
url = {},
    publication_type = {inproceedings},
    submission_id = {23061_1256850935},
    volume = {15},
    address = {Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA},
    organization = {IEEE Computer Society},
    publisher = {IEEE},
    refereed = {yes},
    booktitle = {Compendium of IEEE Information Visualization 2009 (InfoVis'09)},

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