Workshop on Recent Trends in Graph Drawing
Curves, Graphs, and Intersections
September 21-22, 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Graduate Workshop "CGI"

Recent Trends in Graph Drawing: Curves, Graphs, and Intersections

California State University Northridge, Los Angeles, CA, September 21-22, 2015.


Monday, September 21. Venue: Oviatt Library, Ferman Presentation Room. Tuesday, September 22. Venue: Chaparral Hall CR 5201.


Each morning (9am-12pm), three speakers will present recent results in graph drawing, with an emphasis on open problems. In the afternoon (2pm-6pm), participants work on the proposed problems in small groups, and discuss any progress or solutions at the end of the day.


Early registration (until August 28)     $40
Late registration (after August 28)$80 $40

The registration fee covers participation in the workshop and coffee breaks.

Registration is now closed.

Students affiliated with CSUN can register (free of charge) by emailing any of the organizers. Similarly, anyone who would like to attend only one day of the workshop should register by email.

Travel to CSUN

The California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is located in the Northridge neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles, in the San Fernando Valley. The nearest airports are LAX (25 miles, recommended) and Burbank Bob Hope Airport (16 miles, for domestic travel).

Recommended hotels near CSUN (see map below):

  • Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Reseda (frequent bus service to CSUN)
  • Extended Stay America - Northridge (hotel nearest to CSUN)
  • Ramada Chatsworth (short drive to CSUN)
  • Travelodge Chatsworth (short drive to CSUN)
  • Radisson Chatsworth (short drive to CSUN)

Transportation options from LAX to hotels in the San Fernando Valley:

  • The Los Angles International Airport (LAX) operates a convenient shuttle service to the Van Nuys FlyAway Terminal. The shuttle busses stop at each terminal at LAX under the green sign. The trip to Van Nuys takes 35-40 minutes, the fare ($8 one-way) is due upon arrival, payment is accepted by credit card only. From the Van Nuys Flyaway terminal, proceed to your hotel by taxi ($20-$25) or ride share (Lyft or Uber: $10).
  • Shared door-to-door shuttle service from LAX to anywhere in Los Angeles (e.g., Northridge or Chatsworth) is available for $20 at Shuttle2LAX. Note that the shuttles usually drop several other passengers before arriving to your hotel.
  • Ride sharing services (Uber, Lyft) currently cannot pick up passengers at LAX. This may change by September, 2015. Stay tuned.

Map of CSUN and the San Fernando Valley

Travel from CSUN to GD 2015

Note that the 23rd Symposium on Graph Drawing and Network Visualization (Sept 24-26) will be in Downtown Los Angeles. The distance between Northridge and Downtown is about 25 miles.

By car, the ride takes about 30-75 minutes depending on traffic; consult Waze for traffic conditions. With a ride sharing service (Uber or Lyft), this trip costs about $35-$40. With public transportation, it costs $1.75 and it takes about two hours (bus + Red Line); consult Google maps for schedules and trip planning.