AGTIVE Tool Contest: Call for Cases

AGTIVE Tool Contest: Call for Cases

From: Arend Rensink <>
Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2007 17:55:52 +0200
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AGTIVE Graph Transformation Tools Contest: Call for Cases
Part of AGTIVE 2007, 10-12 October, Kassel

Tools are crucial for the promotion of graph transformation in industry. Therefore, AGTIVE will contain a forum for experts of graph transformation tools (developers and experienced users) to come together and to discuss issues of tool-supported development of graph transformation systems for different kinds of applications. Currently, a variety of tool environments for different graph transformation approaches is around which has been compared in some detail. But having a certain application in mind, it is still difficult for newcomers to decide for the right graph transformation tool to use. And for most of the tool experts it's true that they know much about one or two tools but little about the others. 

The aim of this event is to compare the expressiveness, the usability and the performance of graph transformation tools along a number of selected case studies. I.e. we want to learn about the pros and cons of each tool considering different applications. A deeper understanding of the relative merits of different tool features will help to further improve graph transformation tools and to indicate open problems. 

Phase 1: Case proposals

In order to facilitate the comparison of graph transformation tools, we are solliciting potential case studies. Submissions for case study proposals are requested. If you have a suitable case study, please describe it shortly but as detailed as needed and send it to Gabriele Taentzer ( and to Arend Rensink ( by *July 15, 2007* This includes cases that have already been carried out using a given tool. A committee will select a small, but representative set of case studies to be used for the contest.

Phase 2: Case solutions

All those who like to participate in the contest, choose one or more case studies, take the favourite graph transformation tool and submit their solutions. Each submission should cover the following issues: a short presentation of the chosen graph transformation tool, a description of the chosen case study variant if any, a presentation of the chosen solution, including a discussion of design decisions. Solutions are to be submitted by September 15, 2007.

Authors of selected case studies and solutions for case studies will be invited to prepare summaries for the AGTIVE proceedings which will be published as a Springer Press LNCS Volume after the workshop.

The contest session is planned for ca. 3 hours. All participants are supposed to read the accepted submissions beforehand. The contest session itself will be used to shortly present and to extensively discuss the accepted solutions.

Gabor Karsai (Vanderbilt University, US)
Arend Rensink (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Gabriele Taentzer (University of Marburg, Germany)
Albert Zündorf (University of Kassel, Germany)
Daniel Varro (Technical University of Budapest, Hungary)

Arend Rensink (Email:
Gabriele Taentzer (Email:

Important dates: 
July 15, 2007: Deadline for case study proposals
July 20, 2007: Selected case studies published
September 15, 2007: Deadline for solutions
Sept 25, 2007: Acceptance notice for solutions
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