[ecoop-info] Second call for papers, BX 2014

Janis Voigtlaender jv at informatik.uni-bonn.de
Sun Nov 24 09:21:44 CET 2013

Third International Workshop on Bidirectional Transformations (BX 2014)
Friday March 28th, 2014
Athens, Greece
co-located with EDBT/ICDT 2014

Web site:

Submission site:

Paper length: 3-8 pages, ACM format. In-progress work is highly 
encouraged, if limited to 4 pages.

Bidirectional transformations (bx) are a mechanism for maintaining the 
consistency of at least two related sources of information. Such sources 
can be relational data, software models, documents, graphs, trees, and 
so on. BX are an emerging topic in a wide range of research areas with 
prominent presence at top conferences in different fields. However, much 
of the research in bx tends to get limited exposure outside of a single 
field of study.

The purpose of this workshop series is not only to further research into 
bx, but to promote cross-disciplinary research and awareness in the 
area. The first two instances of this workshop, BX'12 and BX'13, served 
as a dedicated venue for bx in all relevant areas, including:
- Databases
- Programming Languages
- Software Engineering
- Graph Transformation

This instance of the workshop is the first at a database venue. The 
workshop rotates between venues in different areas to promote the 
cross-disciplinary nature of the work, as methodologies used for bx 
range from classical program transformation and updateable views to 
graph transformation techniques, from ad-hoc techniques for data 
synchronization to the development of domain-specific languages and 
their integration. We also solicit papers on model/metamodel 
co-evolution, which is a different yet closely related subject.

Aims and Topics
The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and 
practitioners, established and new, interested in bidirectional 
transformations from different perspectives, such as:
* inversion of data exchange mappings
* new perspectives on view updatability
* data-schema co-evolution and data synchronization
* software-model synchronization
* consistency analysis
* (coupled) software/model transformations
* language-based approaches

Submissions can be:
* novel research concepts and results
* position papers and research perspectives
* application of bx in new domains
* analysis of gaps between formal concepts and application scenarios
* examination of the efficiency of algorithms
* analysis/classification of requirements for bx technologies
* proposals and justification for benchmarks
* summary papers providing novel comparisons between existing technologies
* case studies and tool support

Submitted papers must be in ACM format in accordance with the other 
workshops and proceedings at EDBT/ICDT. Papers may be 3-8 pages in 
length; the length of the paper should be appropriate for the level of 
completeness of the work.

Important Dates:
Paper submission date: 7th December 2013
Author notification: 7th January 2014
Camera-ready date: 20th January 2014
Workshop date: 28th March 2014
Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings of 
EDBT/ICDT and will be available at the conference.

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