[Om-announce] 13th International Conference on Graph Transformation (ICGT'2020): Call for Papers

Timo Kehrer timo.kehrer at informatik.hu-berlin.de
Tue Jan 21 05:40:08 CET 2020

13th International Conference on Graph Transformation
ICGT 2020
co-located with STAF 2020, June 22-26 Bergen, Norway

Aims and Scope

The use of graphs and graph-like structures as a formalism for 
specification and modelling is widespread in all areas of computer 
science as well as in many fields of computational research and 
engineering. Relevant examples include software architectures, pointer 
structures, state space graphs, control/data flow graphs, UML and other 
domain-specific models, network layouts, topologies of cyber-physical 
environments, and molecular structures. Often, these graphs undergo 
dynamic change, ranging from reconfiguration and evolution to various 
kinds of behaviour, all of which may be captured by rule-based graph 
manipulation. Thus, graphs and graph transformation form a fundamental 
universal modelling paradigm that serves as a means for formal reasoning 
and analysis, ranging from the verification of certain properties of 
interest to the discovery of fundamentally new insights.

The International Conference on Graph Transformation aims at fostering 
exchange and collaboration of researchers from different backgrounds 
working with graphs and graph transformation, either in contributing to 
their theoretical foundations or by applying established formalisms to 
classical or novel areas. The conference not only serves as a 
well-established scientific publication outlet, but also as a platform 
to boost inter- and intra-disciplinary research and to leeway for new ideas.

The 13th International Conference on Graph Transformation (ICGT 2020) 
will be held in Bergen, Norway, as part of STAF 2020 (Software 
Technologies: Applications and Foundations). The conference takes place 
under the auspices of EATCS and IFIP WG 1.3. Proceedings will be 
published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 

Topics of Interest

In order to foster a lively exchange of perspectives on the subject of 
the conference, the programme committee of ICGT 2020 encourages all 
kinds of contributions related to graphs and graph transformation, 
either from a theoretical point of view or a practical one.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following subjects:

- General models of graph transformation (e.g. adhesive categories and 
hyperedge replacement systems)
- Analysis and verification of graph transformation systems
- Graph theoretical properties of graph languages
- Automata on graphs and parsing of graph languages
- Logical aspects of graph transformation
- Computational models based on graphs
- Structuring and modularization of graph transformation
- Hierarchical graphs and decomposition of graphs
- Parallel, concurrent, and distributed graph transformation
- Term graph and string diagram rewriting
- Petri nets and other models of concurrency
- Business process models and notations
- Bigraphs and bigraphical reactive systems
- Graph databases and graph queries
- Model-driven development and model transformation
- Model checking, program analysis and verification, simulation and 
- Syntax, semantics and implementation of programming languages, 
including domain-specific and visual languages
- Graph transformation languages and tool support
- Efficient algorithms (e.g. pattern matching, graph traversal, network 
- Applications and case studies in software engineering (e.g. software 
architectures, refactoring, access control, and service-orientation)
- Applications to computing paradigms (e.g. bio-inspired, quantum, 
ubiquitous, and visual)

Important Dates

Abstract submission: February 21, 2020
Paper submission: February 28, 2020
Notification: April 10, 2020
Camera-ready: May 01, 2020
Conference: June 22-26, 2020

Submission Guidelines

Papers can be submitted at 
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icgt2020 using Springer's 
LNCS format (http://www.springer.com/lncs). For regular and tool 
demonstration papers, simultaneous submission to other conferences with 
proceedings or submission of material that has already been published 
elsewhere is not allowed. The page limits are strict and include references.

Papers are solicited in three categories:

- Regular papers (limited to 16 pages in Springer LNCS format)
describe innovative contributions and are evaluated with respect to 
their originality, significance, and technical soundness. We also 
solicit case studies describing applications of graph transformation in 
any application domain. Additional material intended for reviewers but 
not for publication in the final version may be included in a clearly 
marked appendix.

- Tool presentation papers (limited to 8 pages in Springer LNCS format)
demonstrate the main features and functionality of graph-based tools. A 
tool presentation paper may have an appendix with a detailed demo 
description (up to 4 pages), which will be reviewed but not included in 
the proceedings.

- New ideas papers (limited to 2 pages in Springer LNCS format)
report on relevant contributions to the  theory or applications of graph 
transformation, which may have been published (or accepted for 
publication) in a peer-reviewed conference other than ICGT, as a book 
chapter or journal article since 2018. Papers in this category will be 
selected for presentation at the conference according to their relevance 
to the graph transformation community, and they will be considered for 
the special issues. Submissions will consist of a 2-page abstract. In 
case of extended abstracts of published papers, the submission must 
refer to the published paper and include the original paper in PDF.

Special Issues

We are pleased to confirm two special issues for ICGT2020, devoted to 
the theoretical and application-oriented sides of the conference, 
respectively. The former is going to appear in Theoretical Computer 
(https://www.journals.elsevier.com/theoretical-computer-science), the 
latter has been accepted as special issue in Science of Computer 

Keynote Speaker

Program Chairs

Fabio Gadducci (University of Pisa, Italy)
Timo Kehrer (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)

Program Committee

Paolo Baldan, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Gábor Bergmann, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Paolo Bottoni, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Andrea Corradini, University of Pisa, Italy
Juergen Dingel, Queen‘s University Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maribel Fernandez, King’s College London, United Kingdom
Holger Giese, Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam, Germany
Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Thomas Hildebrandt, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Wolfram Kahl, McMaster University, Canada
Barbara König, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Jean Krivine, IRIF (Institut de recherche en informatique fondamentale, 
Université de Paris), France
Leen Lambers, Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam, Germany
Yngve Lamo, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences Bergen, Norway
Juan de Lara, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Detlef Plump, University of York, United Kingdom
Arend Rensink, University of Twente Enschede, Netherlands
Leila Ribeiro, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) Porto 
Alegre, Brazil
Andy Schürr, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Pawel Maria Sobocinski, Taltech Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Gabriele Taentzer, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
Matthias Tichy, Universität Ulm, Germany
Uwe Egbert Wolter, University of Bergen, Norway
Steffen Zschaler, King’s College London, United Kingdom

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