[ecoop-info] Call for Papers - Third International Workshop on Bidirectional Transformations (BX 2014)

Janis Voigtlaender jv at informatik.uni-bonn.de
Fri Oct 4 08:46:16 CEST 2013

Third International Workshop on Bidirectional Transformations (BX 2014)

Friday March 28th, 2014
Athens, Greece
co-located with EDBT/ICDT 2014


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 Dec 2013
Author notification:    7th Jan 2014
Camera-ready date:     20th Jan 2014
Workshop date:         28th Mar 2014

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings of
EDBT/ICDT and will be available at the conference.

Program Committee:

Anthony Cleve (University of Namur, Belgium)
Carlo Aldo Curino (Microsoft, USA)
Zinovy Diskin (McMaster University/University of Waterloo, Canada)
Romina Eramo (University of L'Aquila, Italy)
Todd Green (LogicBlox, Inc, USA)
Soichiro Hidaka (co-chair, National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Martin Hofmann (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany)
Zhenjiang Hu (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Marie Jacob (University Of Pennsylvania, USA)
Michael Johnson (Macquarie University, Australia)
Peter McBrien (Imperial College, UK)
Fernando Orejas (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)
Andy Schürr (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)
Perdita Stevens (University of Edinburgh, UK)
James Terwilliger (co-chair, Microsoft, USA)
Janis Voigtländer (University of Bonn, Germany)
Meng Wang (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
Yingfei Xiong (Peking University, China)

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