Welcome to ICGT 2019
12th International Conference on Graph Transformation
July 15-16, 2019 • Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Dynamic structures are a major cause for complexity when it comes to model and reason about systems. They occur in software architectures, models, pointer structures, databases, networks, etc. As collections of 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 run time.

Based on the observation that these structures can be represented as graphs and their modifications as 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, either in contributing to the theory of graph transformation or by applying graph transformation to established or novel areas.

The 12th International Conference on Graph Transformation (ICGT 2019) will be held in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, as part of
STAF 2019 (Software Technologies: Applications and Foundations). The conference takes place under the auspices of EATCS and IFIP WG 1.3. Proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, and a special issue has been confirmed with the Journal of Logic and Algebraic Methods in Programming (Elsevier).


In order to foster a lively exchange of perspectives on the subject of the conference, the programme committee of ICGT 2019 encourages all kinds of contributions related to graph transformation, either from a theoretical point or view, or from a practical view.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following subjects:

  • General models of graph transformation (e.g., high-level, adhesive, node, edge, and hyperedge replacement systems)
  • Analysis and verification of graph transformation systems
  • Graph theoretical properties of graph languages
  • Automata on graphs and parsing of graph languages
  • Logical aspects of graph transformation
  • Computational models based on graph transformation
  • Structuring and modularization of graph transformation
  • Hierarchical graphs and decompositions of graphs
  • Parallel, concurrent, and distributed graph transformation
  • Term graph rewriting
  • Graph transformation and Petri nets
  • Model-driven development and model transformation
  • Model checking, program verification, simulation and animation
  • Syntax, semantics and implementation of programming languages, domain-specific languages, and visual languages
  • Graph transformation languages and tool support
  • Efficient algorithms (pattern matching, graph traversal, etc.)
  • Applications and case studies of graph transformation in software engineering, including software architectures, refactoring, business processes, access control and service-orientation
  • Application to computing paradigms such as bio-inspired, quantum, ubiquitous, and visual computing

Special issue

A special issue with an extended version of the best papers from the conference will be published in the Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming (Elsevier).

Invited speaker

We are pleased to announce Marieke Huisman (University of Twente) as invited speaker.

Call for papers

The call for papers is available here in text format.


In case of questions, please contact the PC chairs at icgt2019 <at> easychair.org.

Important dates
Abstract submission
   March 15, 2019
Paper submission:
   March 22, 2019

   March 25, 2019
Notification of acceptance:
   April 29, 2019
Camera-ready version:
   May 10, 2019
   July 15-16, 2019
[11.07.19] Proceedings available here
Marieke Huisman confirmed as invited speaker

[10.12.18] Special issue in JLAMP confirmed
[01.10.18] Website on-line
http://www.ifip.org/ http://www.eatcs.org