7th International Workshop on Graph Transformation and Visual Modeling Techniques

GT-VMT 2008

March 29-30, 2008
Budapest, Hungary


A Satellite Event of

ETAPS 2008

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Program and Papers

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The program for the workshop and the papers from the pre-proceedings can be found HERE.

Aims and Scope

GT-VMT 2008 is the seventh workshop of a series that serves as a forum for all researchers and practitioners interested in the use of graph-based notation, techniques and tools for the specification, modeling, validation, manipulation and verification of complex systems. Due to the variety of languages and methods used in different domains, the aim of the workshop is to promote engineering approaches that starting from high-level specifications and robust formalizations allow for the design and the implementation of such visual modeling techniques, hence providing effective tool support at the semantic level (e.g., for model analysis, transformation, and consistency management). Contributions are welcome from communities working on popular visual modeling notations like UML, Petri nets, Graph Transformation, Business Process/Workflow Models.

This year's workshop will have an additional focus on visualization, simulation, and animation of models as means of providing an intuitive representation of both their static semantics and for the validation of model behavior.

Suggested areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • visual language definition (incl. metamodelling, grammars, graphical parsing, etc.),
  • static semantics of visual languages (incl. OCL, graph patterns, etc.),
  • dynamic semantics of visual languages (incl. simulation, animation, compilation, etc.),
  • model transformations (within and) between languages and their application in model-driven development,
  • visual language analysis (incl. verification & validation, static analysis techniques),
  • model / graph-based approaches to novel architectural paradigms like service-oriented, GRID, and P2P computing, context-aware and adaptive applications, etc.
  • application of graph transformations and visual modeling techniques in engineering, biology, and medicine
  • case studies and novel application areas
  • tool support and efficient algorithms


This workshop is the seventh in the series of GT-VMT workshops:

Important Dates

December 9, 2007   Abstract Submission
December 14,  2007   Paper Submission Deadline
January 18, 2008   Notification of Acceptance
February 1, 2008   Camera Ready Version
February 10, 2008   Deadline for Early Registration
March 29 - 30, 2008   Time of the Workshop


Invited speakers

We are glad to announce that two invited talks will be part of the technical program of GT-VMT 2008 given by

Program Committee

The PC consists of members of the graph transformation community and external experts for complementary techniques and application areas.

Paolo Baldan (University of Padova, Italy) 
Paolo Bottoni (University degli studi di Roma, Italy) 
Andrea Corradini (University of Pisa, Italy)
Karsten Ehrig (University of Leicester, UK)
Claudia Ermel (TU Berlin, Germany) [co-chair]
Gregor Engels (University of Paderborn, Germany)
Reiko Heckel (University of Leicester, UK) [co-chair]
Holger Giese (University of Paderborn, Germany)
Gabor Karsai (Vanderbilt University, US)
Jochen Küster (IBM Zürich Research)
Juan de Lara (University of Madrid, Spain) [co-chair]
Mark Minas (Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany)
Francesco Parisi-Presicce (University of Rome, Italy)
Arend Rensink (University of Twente, Netherlands)
Andy Schürr (University of Darmstadt, Germany)
Gabriele Taentzer (University of Marburg, Germany)
Daniel Varró (TU Budapest, Hungary)
Martin Wirsing (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)
Albert Zündorf (University of Kassel, Germany)


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. Papers should not exceed 12 pages.


GT-VMT 2008 will be held in Budapest, Hungary in March 29 - 30, 2008. It is a satellite workshop of ETAPS 2008, the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software. For venue, registration and suggested accommodation see the ETAPS 2008 web page .