7th International Conference on Graph Transformation

York (Aerial view)The 7th International Conference on Graph Transformation (ICGT 2014) will be held in York (UK) in July 2014. 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), Enschede (The Netherlands) in 2010 (ICGT 2010), and Bremen (Germany) in 2012 (ICGT 2012), 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 is affiliated with STAF (Software Technologies: Applications and Foundations) and it 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 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, refactoring, 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.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Foundations Applications
General models of graph transformation Model-driven development, especially model transformations
Parallel, concurrent, and distributed graph languages Domain-specific graph transformations
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 graph transformation systems Self-adaptive systems and ubiquitous computing
Graph transformation and Petri nets Service-oriented applications and semantic web

Invited Speaker

We are pleased to announce Giorgio Delzanno (University of Genova, Italy) as invited speaker on the 22nd of July, 2014.


In case of questions, please contact the PC-Chairs at icgt2014@easychair.org.