2. International Workshop on Graph and Model Transformation (GraMoT)

Brighton, United Kingdom
  September 8 , 2006

A satellite event of the
  IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2006)

Programme and Papers


Gabor Karsai (Vanderbilt University, US)
Gabriele Taentzer (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)

Scope and Objectives
of the Workshop 

Graphs are a general kind of models that have been used in various fields of computer science. On 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 multi-dimensional extension. Graphs can be manipulated by graph transformation in a rule-based manner. Considering current trends in software development such as model driven development (MDD) and model-integrated computing (MIC), there is an emerging need to describe model manipulations such as 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 workshop is to foster interaction between the graph transformation and the model transformation community to facilitate exchange of results and challenge 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. We believe there is a need for strong interaction and inter-operation between these communities: the intellectual interchange of ideas, problems, and solutions will lead to major advances in both fields.


Anticipated submissions are position papers with emphasis on results from actual research and not more than 12 pages long. Papers could be full research papers, but papers presenting preliminary or intermediate results are also encouraged. General topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
  • Graph transformation concepts 
  • Theoretical results for the analysis of graph transformations
  • Variants of model transformations
  • Comparison of formal approaches to model transformation
  • Requirements engineering for model transformation
  • Tool support for graph transformation/model transformation
  • Transformations among multiple models
  • Exchange of models and model transformations
  • Problems in and limitations of  model transformations
  • Syntax and semantics of model transformation
  • Graph transformation as tool to capture model semantics
  • Correctness issues in model transformation
  • Novel application areas for model transformation
Reports on applications of these techniques to real-world problems are especially encouraged, as are submissions that relate ideas and concepts from several of these topics, or bridge the gap between theory and practice.

The following topics are of special interest and importance:
(1)    Verification of transformations
(2)    Building bridges between languages, notations, and semantics
We especially solicit submissions in these areas, and plan to organize discussions on these subjects at the workshop. If you submit a paper in these areas, please indicate it in the keywords. The program committee is happy to advice on the appropriateness of a particular subject.

The workshop is one of the networking activities of the European Research Training Network "Syntax and Semantics of Visual Modeling Techniques" (Segravis). Additionally, the workshop is supported by the European Association of Software Science and Technology (EASST).

Program Committee 

Jean Bezivin (France)
Steve Cook (United Kingdom)
Krzysztof  Czarnecki (Canada)
Jeff Gray (United States)
Martin Gogolla (Germany)
Reiko Heckel (United Kingdom)
Dirk Janssens (Belgium)
Jana Köhler (Switzerland)
Michael Lawley (Australia)
Mark Minas (Germany)
Mauro Pezze (Italy)
Bernhard Rumpe (Germany)
Andy Schürr (Germany)
Jonathan Sprinkle (United States)
Daniel Varro (Hungary)
Albert Zündorf (Germany)


Authors are invited to submit a title and abstract by June 19, 2006, and a full paper by June 26, 2006.   Submissions are to be sent to the workshop organizers via email, in PDF or PS form. Simultaneous submission to other venues and submission of previously published material are not allowed. Electronic submission will be required, except by special arrangement with the program chairs. Authors will be notified of acceptance by July 24, 2006. Final, camera-ready versions of accepted papers must be submitted by August 28, 2006.

All submissions will undergo a review process by the program committee. The proceedings of this workshop will be published in the journal Electronic Communications of the EASST. A preliminary version of the proceedings will be available at the workshop.

Important Deadlines

Abstract:               June 19, 2006
Submission:           June 26, 2006
Notification:           July 24, 2006
Final version:         August 28, 2006
Workshop:            September 8, 2006