[ecoop-info] CFP: International Symposium on Applications of Graph Transformation with Industrial Relevance (AGTIVE 2011)

Gergely Varro gergely.varro at es.tu-darmstadt.de
Fri Jan 7 18:20:41 CET 2011

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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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