Application-oriented aspects of graphs and graph transformation

in Special Issue   Posted on April 28, 2020 

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Submission Deadline: Fri 11 Sep 2020
Journal Impact Factor : 0.775
Journal Name : Science of Computer Programming
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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.

Topics of interest include application-oriented aspects of graphs and graph transformation, such as:

  • Analysis and verification of graph transformation systems
  • Automata on graphs and parsing of graph languages
  • 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
  • Graph databases and graph queries
  • Model-driven development and model transformation
  • Model checking, program analysis and verification, simulation and animation
  • 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 analysis)
  • 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:

  • November 29, 2020: Deadline for submissions
  • First Review Notification: February 28, 2021

Guest Editors:

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

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