Visible to the public BX 2014

Third International Workshop on Bidirectional Transformations (BX 2014)

co-located with EDBT/ICDT 2014

Bidirectional transformations (bx) are a mechanism for maintaining the consistency of at least two related sources of information. Such sources can be relational data, software models, documents, graphs, trees, and so on. BX are an emerging topic in a wide range of research areas with prominent presence at top conferences in different fields. However, much of the research in bx tends to get limited exposure outside of a single field of study.
The purpose of this workshop series is not only to further research into bx, but to promote cross-disciplinary research and awareness in the area. The first two instances of this workshop, BX'12 and BX'13, served as a dedicated venue for bx in all relevant areas, including:

- Databases
- Programming Languages
- Software Engineering
- Graph Transformation

This instance of the workshop is the first at a database venue. The workshop rotates between venues in different areas to promote the cross-disciplinary nature of the work, as methodologies used for bx range from classical program transformation and updateable views to graph transformation techniques, from ad-hoc techniques for data synchronization to the development of domain-specific languages and their integration. We also solicit papers on model/metamodel co-evolution, which is a different yet closely related subject.

Aims and Topics

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners, established and new, interested in bidirectional transformations from different perspectives, such as:

  • inversion of data exchange mappings
  • new perspectives on view updatability
  • data-schema co-evolution and data synchronization
  • software-model synchronization
  • consistency analysis
  • (coupled) software/model transformations
  • language-based approaches

Program Chairs

  • James Terwilliger (Microsoft, USA)
  • Soichiro Hidaka (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

Program Committee

  • Anthony Cleve (University of Namur, Belgium)
  • Carlo Aldo Curino (Microsoft, USA)
  • Zinovy Diskin (McMaster University/University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Romina Eramo (University of L'Aquila, Italy)
  • Todd Green (LogicBlox, Inc, USA)
  • Martin Hofmann (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munich, Germany)
  • Zhenjiang Hu (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
  • Marie Jacob (University Of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Michael Johnson (Macquarie University, Australia)
  • Peter McBrien (Imperial College, UK)
  • Fernando Orejas (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)
  • Andy Schurr (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Perdita Stevens (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Janis Voigtlander (University of Bonn, Germany)
  • Meng Wang (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Yingfei Xiong (Peking University, China)
Event Details
Athens, Greece