AGTIVE Tool Contest: Call for Solutions

AGTIVE Tool Contest: Call for Solutions

From: Arend Rensink <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 11:58:28 +0200
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AGTIVE Graph Transformation Tools Contest: Call for Solutions
Part of AGTIVE 2007, 10-12 October, Kassel

Tools are crucial for the promotion of graph transformation in industry. Currently, a number of tool environments for different graph transformation approaches are around. Though there have been some comparisons, it is still difficult for newcomers to decide for the right graph transformation tool to use for their application. Moreover, for most of the tool experts it's true that they know much about one or two tools but little about the others, whereas they could actually learn from and be inspired by one another.

The aim of this event is to compare the expressiveness, the usability and the performance of graph transformation tools along three selected case studies. In this way, 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 2: Case solutions

Three contest cases are published at All those who like to participate in the contest are asked to choose one or more case studies, take their favourite graph transformation tool and submit their solutions. A submission should consist of a description of the chosen case study variant (if any) and a presentation of the chosen solution, including a discussion of design decisions. Solutions are to be submitted by September 15, 2007, to the organisers (see below).

Authors of selected case solutions will be invited to present their solutions at the workshop, and prepare summaries for the AGTIVE proceedings, to be published as a Springer Press LNCS Volume after the workshop. For this purpose, two sessions have been planned at the AGTIVE workshop, on Friday, October 12. The precise programme will be determined on the basis of the submitted solutions.

Arend Rensink (Email:
Gabriele Taentzer (Email:

Important dates: 
September 15, 2007: Deadline for solutions
September 25, 2007: Acceptance notice for solutions
October 12, 2007: AGTIVE contest session
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