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        Software and Systems Modeling with Graph Transformations

      Special Issue of the Journal on Software and Systems Modeling


Over the years model-based development has gained rapidly increasing popularity

in various engineering disciplines. Numerous efforts have resulted in the

invention of an abundance of appropriate modeling concepts, languages, and tools.

Today modeling activities often span multiple disciplines and have to be addressed

by collaborative efforts across disciplines such as industrial automation,

business engineering, hardware/software co-design, real-time system development,

Web 2.0 application design, and so forth.


As a consequence "model-based development" techniques related to the analysis and

synchronization of families of models that are concurrently developed by different

engineers on different levels of abstraction play a major role in many software

and systems development projects.


Graphs, on the other hand, are among the simplest and most universal models for a

variety of systems, not just in computer science, but throughout engineering and

the life sciences. Graph transformations combine the idea of graphs as a universal

modelling paradigm with a rule-based mathematically well-founded approach to

specify their evolution. As a consequence graph transformation concepts, languages,

and tools offer an appropriate framework for specifying and simulating as well as

for predicting and verifying critical properties of model transformations in

different application domains such as ...


 * Bioinformatics and system biology

 * Civil engineering

 * Embedded & mechatronic system development

 * Image generation and pattern recognition techniques

 * Process control engineering

 * Self-adaptive systems and ubiquitous computing

 * Workflows and business processes


The Journal on Software and Systems Modeling therefore invites original,

high-quality submissions for its theme issue on


   "Software and Systems Modeling with Graph Transformations"


focusing on foundations, applications, and tools that rely on graph transformation

theory and offer nevertheless practical support for the enactment of model-based

engineering processes.



Special Issue Editors


  Andy Schürr, Technische Universität Darmstadt

  Arend Rensink, University of Twente




  Robert France, Colorado State University

  Bernhard Rumpe, RWTH Aachen University



Submission Details


  * Papers must be written in a scientifically rigorous manner with adequate

    references to related work.

  * Submitted papers must not be simultaneously submitted in an extended or

    shortened form to other journals or conferences. It is however possible to

    submit extended versions of previously published work if less than 70% of

    the content already appeared in a NON-journal publication. Please see the

    SoSyM Policy Statement on Plagiarism for further conditions.

  * Submitted papers should adhere to the SoSyM author information instructions

    for submitting papers.

  * Each paper will be reviewed by three reviewers.


More information on the SoSyM Journal, including its purpose and scope, is

available at http://www.sosym.org/.



Important Dates


Paper submission: 03.04.2011

Notification:     04.07.2011

Camera-ready:     05.09.2011



Submission Instructions


You will find below instructions on how to submit your paper to the SoSyM

on-line document tracking program, Manuscript Central.

In order to submit your paper, please go to






 * create a new account (if you don't have one)

 * login and go to Author Center

 * select the link for new manuscripts under Author Resources and

   provide the following information:


   1- Type, Title, Abstract:

      Select 'Special Section Paper' as the paper type.

      Choose Bernhard Rumpe as the Editor in Chief (EIC).


   2- Attributes:

      These are keywords describing the paper; no restrictions on this input.


   3- Authors & Institutions: again, no restrictions


   4- Reviewers & Editors:

      Near the bottom of this page is a section called 'Add an Editor'.

      It has a pull-down list of editors. 

      Please choose "Schürr & Rensink" and click 'Designate as Preferred Editor'.


   5- Details & Comments:

      This form includes uploading the pdf cover letter and answering

      previous publication questions; there are no further restrictions

      we need to impose for the special issue.


   6- File Upload: Papers should be submitted as PDF.


   7- Review & Submit: no restrictions


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us using the

following email address: