[ecoop-info] CFP SoSyM Special Issue: SW & System Modeling with Graph Transformations

Gergely Varro gergely.varro at es.tu-darmstadt.de
Fri Jan 7 18:19:29 CET 2011

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        Software and Systems Modeling with Graph Transformations
      Special Issue of the Journal on Software and Systems Modeling

Over the years model-based development has gained rapidly increasing
in various engineering disciplines. Numerous efforts have resulted in the
invention of an abundance of appropriate modeling concepts, languages, and
Today modeling activities often span multiple disciplines and have to be
by collaborative efforts across disciplines such as industrial automation,
business engineering, hardware/software co-design, real-time system
Web 2.0 application design, and so forth. 

As a consequence "model-based development" techniques related to the
analysis and
synchronization of families of models that are concurrently developed by
engineers on different levels of abstraction play a major role in many
and systems development projects.

Graphs, on the other hand, are among the simplest and most universal models
for a
variety of systems, not just in computer science, but throughout engineering
the life sciences. Graph transformations combine the idea of graphs as a
modelling paradigm with a rule-based mathematically well-founded approach to
specify their evolution. As a consequence graph transformation concepts,
and tools offer an appropriate framework for specifying and simulating as
well as
for predicting and verifying critical properties of model transformations in
different application domains such as ...

 * Bioinformatics and system biology
 * Civil engineering
 * Embedded & mechatronic system development
 * Image generation and pattern recognition techniques
 * Process control engineering
 * Self-adaptive systems and ubiquitous computing
 * Workflows and business processes

The Journal on Software and Systems Modeling therefore invites original, 
high-quality submissions for its theme issue on 

   "Software and Systems Modeling with Graph Transformations" 

focusing on foundations, applications, and tools that rely on graph
theory and offer nevertheless practical support for the enactment of
engineering processes.

Special Issue Editors

  Andy Schürr, Technische Universität Darmstadt
  Arend Rensink, University of Twente


  Robert France, Colorado State University
  Bernhard Rumpe, RWTH Aachen University

Submission Details

  * Papers must be written in a scientifically rigorous manner with adequate
    references to related work.
  * Submitted papers must not be simultaneously submitted in an extended or 
    shortened form to other journals or conferences. It is however possible
    submit extended versions of previously published work if less than 70%
    the content already appeared in a NON-journal publication. Please see
    SoSyM Policy Statement on Plagiarism for further conditions.
  * Submitted papers should adhere to the SoSyM author information
    for submitting papers.
  * Each paper will be reviewed by three reviewers.

More information on the SoSyM Journal, including its purpose and scope, is
available at http://www.sosym.org/.

Important Dates

Paper submission: 03.04.2011
Notification:     04.07.2011
Camera-ready:     05.09.2011

Submission Instructions

You will find below instructions on how to submit your paper to the SoSyM 
on-line document tracking program, Manuscript Central. 
In order to submit your paper, please go to



 * create a new account (if you don't have one)
 * login and go to Author Center
 * select the link for new manuscripts under Author Resources and
   provide the following information:

   1- Type, Title, Abstract:
      Select 'Special Section Paper' as the paper type.
      Choose Bernhard Rumpe as the Editor in Chief (EIC).

   2- Attributes:
      These are keywords describing the paper; no restrictions on this

   3- Authors & Institutions: again, no restrictions

   4- Reviewers & Editors:
      Near the bottom of this page is a section called 'Add an Editor'.
      It has a pull-down list of editors.  
      Please choose "Schürr & Rensink" and click 'Designate as Preferred

   5- Details & Comments: 
      This form includes uploading the pdf cover letter and answering 
      previous publication questions; there are no further restrictions
      we need to impose for the special issue.

   6- File Upload: Papers should be submitted as PDF.

   7- Review & Submit: no restrictions

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us using the
following email address:

   icgt10 at sosym.org

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