Sixth International Conference on Graph Transformation

- Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Structures -

University of Bremen, Germany
24 - 29 September, 2012

Bremer Rathaus, photo by Arne Hückelheim The 6th International Conference on Graph Transformation (ICGT 2012) will be held at the University of Bremen (Germany) in the last week of September 2012. It continues the series of conferences previously held in Barcelona (Spain) in 2002, Rome (Italy) in 2004 (ICGT 2004), Natal (Brazil) in 2006 (ICGT 2006), Leicester (UK) in 2008 (ICGT 2008), and Enschede (The Netherlands) in 2010 (ICGT 2010), as well as a series of six International Workshops on Graph Transformation with Applications in Computer Science between 1978 to 1998.

Springer LNCS logo The conference takes place under the auspices of EATCS, EASST, and IFIP WG 1.3. Proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

As at its predecessors, several ICGT satellite events (please see this page for more information) will take place before and after the main conference.


Dynamic structures are a major cause for complexity when it comes to model and reason about systems. They occur in software architectures, configurations of artefacts such as code or models, pointer structures, databases, networks, etc. As interrelated elements which may be added, removed, or change state, they form a fundamental modelling paradigm as well as a means to formalise and analyse systems. Applications include architectural reconfigurations, model transformations, refactorings, and evolution of a wide range of artefacts, where change can happen either at design or at run time. Dynamic structures occur also as part of semantic domains or computational model for formal modelling languages.

Based on the observation that all these approaches rely on very similar notions of graphs and graph transformations, theory and applications of graphs, graph grammars and graph transformation systems have been studied in our community for more than 40 years. The conference aims at fostering interaction within this community as well as attracting researchers from other areas to join us, either in contributing to the theory of graph transformation or by applying graph transformations to already known or novel areas, such as self-adaptive systems, overlay structures in cloud or P2P computing, advanced computational models for DNA computing, etc.

In order to yield a high-quality conference program covering all aspects of graph transformations, their theory and applications, the conference will consist of a Foundations and an Applications track with separate program committees.

Topics of interest are divided into two tracks and include, but are not limited to

Foundations track Applications track
General models of graph transformation Model-driven development, especially model transformations
Parallel, concurrent, and distributed graph languages Domain-specific graph transformation
Hierarchical graphs and graph decompositions Software architecture, refactoring and evolution
High-level and adhesive replacement systems Implementation of programming languages
Term graph rewriting Access control and security models
Graph theoretical properties Aspect-oriented development of graph languages
Geometrical and topological aspects of graph transformation Image generation and pattern recognition techniques
Graph automata and parsing of graph languages Bioinformatics and system biology
Logical aspects of graph transformation Natural computing
Behavioural analysis and verification of graph transformation systems Workflows and business processes
Structuring and modularization concepts for transformation systems Self-adaptive systems and ubiquitous computing
Graph transformation and Petri nets Service-oriented applications and semantic web

Paper Submission

Papers can be submitted HERE. Submitted papers may not exceed 15 pages using Springer's LNCS format (, and should contain original research. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with proceedings or submission of material that has already been published elsewhere is not allowed.

The papers will be peer reviewed by the members of the Programme Committee and the subreviewers. The PC will be divided into two parts - one part for each track.

Important dates (UPDATED)

  • Abstract submission: 13 April 2012
  • Full paper submission: 20 April 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: 4 June 2012
  • Final version due: 2 July 2012
  • Main conference: 25 - 28 September 2012
  • Satellite events: 24 and 29 September 2012

Invited Speakers

Satellite Events

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