International Colloquium on Graph and Model Transformation

on the occasion of the 65th birthday of Hartmut Ehrig


February 11 - 12, 2010
Room H2036/37
Technische Universität Berlin
Straße des 17. Juni 135


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Scope and Objectives
of the Colloquium 

Graphs are a general kind of models which have been used in various fields of computer science. On the one hand, they are well-suited to formally describe complex structures. On the other hand, the underlying structure of models, especially visual models, can be described best by graphs, due to their multidimensional extension. Graphs can be manipulated by graph transformation in a rule-based manner. Considering current trends in software development such as model driven engineering and model-integrated computing, there is an emerging need to describe model manipulations, model evolution, model semantics, etc. in a precise way. Recent research has shown that graph transformation is a promising formalism to specify model transformations.

The goal of the colloquium is to foster interaction between the graph transformation and the model transformation community in order to facilitate exchange of results and challenging problems. The graph transformation research community has built up a significant body of knowledge over the past 30 years and in addition to the theoretical base several practical implementations have been created. The research area of model transformations has recently been identified as a key subject in model-driven development. Graph transformations could offer an elegant theory and powerful concepts for the model-driven engineering of software systems, while the software engineering community can generate interesting challenges for the graph transformation community. Therefore, there is a need for strong interaction and inter-operation between these communities: the interchange of ideas, problems, and solutions will lead to major advances in both fields.

Invited Speakers and Panelists

Gregor Engels (Universität Paderborn) , Speaker and Panel
Claudia Ermel (TU Berlin) and Karsten Ehrig (BAM Berlin), Speakers
Sabine Glesner (TU Berlin) , Speaker
Annegret Habel (Universität Oldenburg) , Speaker
Reiko Heckel (University of Leicester) , Speaker
Frank Hermann (TU Berlin) and Barbara König (University of Duisburg-Essen) , Speakers
Kathrin Hoffmann (TU Berlin) and Julia Padberg (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences) , Speakers
Hans-Jörg Kreowski (Universität Bremen) , Speaker
Tiziana Margaria (Universität Potsdam) , Speaker
Ugo Montanari and Andrea Corradini (University of Pisa) , Speakers
Fernando Orejas (University of Catalunya, Barcelona), Speaker
Francesco Parisi-Presicce (University La Sapienza, Rome) , Speaker
Leila Ribeiro (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil) , Speaker
Grzegorz Rozenberg (Leiden University) , Speaker

Hartmut Ehrig (TU Berlin) , Panel
Michael Löwe (FHDW Hannover), Panel
Bernd Mahr (TU Berlin), Panel
Gabriele Taentzer (Universität Marburg) , Panel Chair


The program of the colloquium together with the abstracts of all research and position papers can be found HERE .


* Early registration deadline: January 20, 2010: Early registration fee 100,- Euro
* Late registration deadline: January 31, 2010: Late registration fee 120,- Euro

For registration, please send a mail to the organizers (Claudia Ermel) and remit the registration fee to the following account, where IBAN and BIC are necessary only for international transfer (sorry that we cannot handle credit cards):

Account Number: 8841015003
Bank Number (BLZ): 10090000 (Berliner Volksbank)
IBAN: DE69 1009 0000 8841 0150 03
Reason for Payment (Verwendungszweck): 34/11120/34351100 - GraMoT 2010

The registration fee includes the workshop participation, the colloquium dinner on the evening of February 11, 2010 on top of the famous Berlin Funkturm, hardcopy pre-proceedings of the invited papers and position statements, coffee breaks and the reception buffet on February 12, 2010, held on the occasion of Hartmut Ehrig's 65th birthday. Note that also some welcome addresses will be given on this occasion.

If you need help finding a hotel, please notify the organizers. In case you would like to purchase additional dinner tickets for accompanying persons (price: 60,- Euro), please notify the organizers and remit the additonal amount also to the colloquium account given above.

Program Committee 

Claudia Ermel     (TU Berlin, PC chair) claudia.ermel[at]
Hartmut Ehrig      (TU Berlin) hartmut.ehrig[at]
Gabi Taentzer     (Univ. of Marburg) taentzer[at]
Fernando Orejas (Univ. of Catalunya, Barcelona) orejas[at]


Invited speakers and panelists are asked to submit their papers / position statements by January 4, 2010. Submissions are to be sent to the PC chair in PDF via email. Simultaneous submission to other venues and submission of research papers of previously published material are not allowed. All submissions will undergo a review process by the program committee after the colloquium. The proceedings of the colloquium will be published after the colloquium in a special issue of the journal Electronic Communications of the EASST (ECEASST). A preliminary printed version of the proceedings will be available at the workshop. Papers should not exceed 20 pages. For preparing your manuscript, the EASST templates for GMT 2010 are available at:
Final versions of papers / position statements should be submitted by March 15, 2010. Reviews will be sent to the authors by April 15, 2010, and the camery-ready papers should be uploaded to ECEASST by May, 1st 2010.

Important Deadlines

Submission: January 4, 2010
Colloquium: February 11-12, 2010
Final Version of Research and Position Papers: April 15, 2010
Notification: June 5, 2010
Submission of Camera-Ready Papers: July 15, 2010


A Festschrift "Formal Methods in Software and Systems Modeling" has been edited already by Hans-Jörg Kreowski, Ugo Montanari, Fernando Orejas, Grzegorz Rozenberg and Gabriele Taentzer on the occasion of the 60th birthday of Hartmut Ehrig in Springer LNCS 3393, 2005.

Contact Info

Please do not hesitate to contact the main organizers Claudia Ermel and Frank Hermann if you have any questions: claudia.ermel[at]