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    Paolo Bottoni and Mark Minas (Guest editors)


                           Call for Papers

             Software and System Modeling (SoSyM) Journal

                          Special Section on
        Graph Transformations and Visual Modeling Techniques

             Guest Editors: Paolo Bottoni and Mark Minas

As diagrammatic notations become widespread in software engineering
and visual end user environments, there is an increasing need of
formal methods to precisely define the syntax and semantics of such
diagrams. In particular, when visual models of systems or processes
constitute executable specifications of systems, not only is a
non-ambiguous specifications of their static syntax and semantics
needed, but also an adequate notion of diagram dynamics. Such a notion
must establish links (e.g., morphisms) which relate diagram
transformations and transformations of the objects of the underlying
domain. The field of Graph Grammars and Graph Transformation Systems
has contributed much insight into the solution of these problems, but
also other approaches (e.g., meta modeling, constraint-based and
other rule-based systems), have been developed to tackle specific

Following the successful workshop on Graph Transformations and Visual
Modeling Techniques ( held in
conjunction with the First International Conference on Graph
Transformations, held in Barcelona in October 2002, a special section
of the Software and System Modeling (SoSyM) journal
( has been scheduled.

High quality papers are sought on different methodologies and
approaches to problems such as diagram parsing, diagram
transformation, integrated management of syntactic and semantic
aspects, tool support for working with visual models. The paper focus
should be on methodological aspects rather than on particular
technical aspects.

Authors of papers presented at the workshop are solicited to submit
revised and extended versions of their papers. Submissions related to
visual modeling are welcome also from authors not previously attending
the workshop.

Each paper will be revised by 4 reviewers.

Please submit your papers in electronic format (.pdf or .ps.gz files)
to the guest editors Paolo Bottoni ([log in to unmask]) or
Mark Minas ([log in to unmask])

Important dates:
31st January 2003: Submission deadline
31st March 2003:   Notification to Authors
15th June 2003:    Revised version submission
1st  August 2003:  Final decision
1st  Sept. 2003:   Camera-ready version