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Ninth International Workshop on Graph Computation Models (GCM 2018)

Toulouse, France | 27 June 2018 |

Co-located with ICGT 2018
Part of STAF 2018


Graphs are common mathematical structures that are visual and intuitive. They constitute a natural and seamless way for system modeling in science, engineering and beyond, including computer science, life sciences, business processes, etc. Graph computation models constitute a class of very high-level models where graphs are first-class citizens. They generalize classical computation models based on strings or trees, such as Chomsky grammars or term rewrite systems. Their mathematical foundation, in addition to their visual nature, facilitates specification, validation and analysis of complex systems. A variety of computation models have been developed using graphs and rule-based graph transformation. These models include features of programming languages and systems, paradigms for software development, concurrent calculi, local computations and distributed algorithms, and biological and chemical computations.

The aim of GCM 2018 is to bring together researchers interested in all aspects of computation models based on graphs and graph transformation techniques. The workshop promotes the cross-fertilizing exchange of ideas and experiences among researchers and students from the different communities interested in the foundations, applications, and implementations of graph computation models and related areas.


GCM 2018 solicits papers on all aspects of graph computation models. This includes but is not limited to the following topics.


  • Models of graph transformation
  • Parallel, concurrent, and distributed graph transformation
  • Term graph rewriting
  • Logics on graphs and graph transformation
  • Formal graph languages
  • Analysis and verification of graph transformation systems
  • Foundations of specification and programming languages


  • Software architectures
  • Software validation
  • Software evolution
  • Visual programming
  • Graph-based security models
  • Design of specification and programming languages
  • Workflow and business processes
  • Model-driven engineering
  • Dynamic graph algorithms
  • Bioinformatics and system biology
  • Social network analysis
  • Case studies

Submissions and Publication

Authors are invited to submit two types of papers,

  • regular papers of at most 15 pages and
  • position papers, system descriptions or work-in-progress papers of 6-12 pages.

Papers should be produced with the LNCS style ( )
submitted as PDF files via the EasyChair submission page ( ).

All submissions will be reviewed by the programme committee. Electronic proceedings will be available at the time of the workshop. Authors of selected papers will be invited to contribute to the joint post-proceedings of the STAF workshops that will be published by Springer in the LNCS series.

Important Dates

  • 13 April 2018: abstract submission
  • 20 April 2018: paper submission
  • 11 May 2018: notification
  • 1 June 2018: submission of final version for pre-proceedings
  • 27 June 2018: GCM workshop

Programme Committee

  • Andrea Corradini, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Rachid Echahed, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France
  • Stefan Gruner, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Annegret Habel, University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • Dirk Janssens, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Barbara Konig, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Hans-Jorg Kreowski, University of Bremen, Germany (chair)
  • Mohamed Mosbah, University of Bordeaux, France
  • Detlef Plump, University of York, United Kingdom
  • Leila Ribeiro, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil


Hans-Jorg Kreowski (