CFP: International Symposium on Applications of Graph Transformation with Industrial Relevance (AGTIVE 2011)

CFP: International Symposium on Applications of Graph Transformation with Industrial Relevance (AGTIVE 2011)

From: Gergely Varro <>
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                       AGTIVE 2011                          


               International Symposium on                   

           Applications of Graph Transformation             

                with Industrial Relevance                    


                  October 4-7, 2011,                        

                  Budapest, Hungary                         





History and Mission


Graphs are well-known, well-understood, and frequently used means 

to depict networks of related items. Various types of graph 

transformation approaches have been proposed to specify, recognize, 

inspect, modify, and display certain classes of graph based models 

representing structures of rather different domains. Research activities 

based on Graph Transformation (GT) build a well-established scientific 

discipline within computer science. Since 1978, the GT community 

organizes international workshops and since 2002, the International 

Conferences on Graph Transformation (ICGT) published as Springer 

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) proceedings.


AGTIVE 2011 is the fourth symposium of this kind of the GT community 

for researchers and industrial practitioners that are interested in 

the application of precisely defined and well-understood graph-based 

transformation techniques in a broad sense working on any kind of 

object-relational structure. It combines a traditional conference 

program with open space workshop elements that give its participants 

the freedom to organize their own panels, discussion groups or even 

start joint software development activities.


Previous AGTIVE events took place at Monastery Rolduc, Kerkrade, 

The Netherlands in 1999, the Omni Hotel, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

in 2003, Schlosshotel am Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, Kassel, Germany in 2007.


The intention of the AGTIVE symposia is to


* bring the practice-oriented GT community together

* study and integrate different GT approaches, and

* build a bridge between academia and industry.


AGTIVE 2011 will put a special emphasis on the role GT plays for 

developing modeling languages, tools, and methods for service-oriented 

applications or embedded systems.


Important Dates


* May  23, 2011: Abstract submission deadline

* May  30, 2011: Paper submission deadline

* July 18, 2011: Notification of acceptance / rejection

* Oct. 14, 2011: Final version (after the symposium) 


Categories of Papers


Two invited talks will be complemented by regular paper sessions.

Different classes of contributions are sought including research papers 

(proposing novel scientific contribution), short tool demonstration papers,

application papers (with lessons learned) or challenge papers (presenting

an unsolved problem).


A) Research Papers


We are looking for submissions presenting the application of graph 

transformation techniques in a broad sense in the following 

(non-exclusive) areas:


* Domain-specific languages & tools

* Syntax & semantics of modeling/programming languages

* Meta CASE tools & code generators

* Verification & validation for model transformations 

* Simulation and animation in science & engineering

* Graph layout algorithms & visualization tools

* Pattern matching & recognition algorithms

* Integrated engineering languages & tools

* Model-driven engineering of software systems

* Evolution of software, systems, services

* Service-oriented applications & Semantic Web

* Self-adaptive systems & ubiquitous computing

* Graph-based approaches in novel application areas 

  (healthcare, logistics, biology, multimedia, etc.)


Submitted research papers may address topics concerning either the

or the application of GT-based models, languages, methods, and tools. 


In addition to traditional research papers, academic and commercial tool

demonstrations and application reports are especially encouraged. These 

demonstrations should present GT-based tools or applications that have been 

developed using GT technologies.


B) Application report papers are not necessarily expected to provide a 

scientific contribution to forward the state-of-the-art of the GT research 

community, but


* We expect critical assessment of the merits of GT techniques in a studied 

  application domain compared to standard techniques used in this area;

* The submission is a "best practice" description that shows in a

  way how GT can be used to overcome problems in a studied domain;

* The paper uses a case study to highlight existing deficiencies of GTs thus

  giving input for future research activities.


C) Tool demonstration papers may report on novel features of

tools, in addition to presenting completely unpublished tools. 


D) Industrial challenge papers may present an unsolved problem specific to a

studied application domain that evolved from an industrial collaboration.


Submission Guidelines



The proceedings containing all contributions including summaries of open 

workspace discussions is planned to be published as a Springer Press LNCS 

volume after the symposium (like in case of previous AGTIVE editions).

Authors may choose between three different submission formats (page limits 

refer Springer Press LNCS format and are hard limits including all kinds

of appendices):


* full research/practice report paper: 14 pages

* application track submission: 10 pages

* short tool presentation: 6 pages

* industrial challenge paper: 6 pages


Program Chairs


Andy Schürr, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Dániel Varró, TU Budapest, Hungary

Gergely Varró, TU Darmstadt, Germany


Program Committee


Luciano Baresi, University of Milano, Italy

Benoit Baudry, INRIA, France

Paolo Bottoni, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy

Jordi Cabot, INRIA, France

Krzysztof Czarnecki, University of Waterloo, Canada

Hartmut Ehrig, TU Berlin, Germany

Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn, Germany

Nate Foster, Cornell University, USA

Holger Giese, University of Potsdam, Germany

Pieter van Gorp, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands

Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, UK

Zhenjiang Hu, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Audris Kalnins, University of Latvia, Latvia

Gabor Karsai, Vanderbilt University, USA

Ekkart Kindler, TU Denmark, Denmark

Vinay Kulkarni, Tata Consultancy Services, India

Jochen Küster, IBM Research, Switzerland

Juan de Lara, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain

Tihamér Levendovszky, Vanderbilt University, USA

Tom Mens, University of Mons-Hainaut, Belgium

Mark Minas, University of BW Munich, Germany

Manfred Nagl, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Richard Paige, University of York, UK

Ivan Porres, Abo Akademi University, Finland

Arend Rensink, University of Twente, Netherlands

Leila Ribeiro, University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Ingo Stürmer, Model Engineering Solutions, Germany

Gabriele Taentzer, University of Marburg, Germany

Bernhard Westfechtel, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Kang Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Albert Zündorf, University of Kassel, Germany


Venue and Travel



AGTIVE 2011 will be hosted by Budapest, the capital of Hungary, 

which was founded in 1873 as the unification of the separate historic 

towns of Buda (the royal capital since the 15th century), Pest 

(the cultural centre) and Óbuda (built on the ancient Roman settlement 

of Aquincum). 


Budapest is located in the northern centre of Hungary and is easily 

accessible by all kind of transportation. The city is served by two 

international airports for regular and low-cost airliners. It has very 

good connections to neighboring countries via car, bus, and train.  
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