GCM 2018 Ninth International Workshop on Graph Computation Models TOULOUSE, FRANCE 27 June 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. Previous editions of the GCM series were held in Natal, Brazil (GCM 2006), in Leicester, UK (GCM 2008), in Enschede, The Netherlands (GCM 2010), in Bremen, Germany (GCM 2012), in York, UK (GCM 2014), in L'Aquila, Italy (GCM 2015), in Vienna, Austria (GCM 2016), and in Marburg, Germany (GCM 2017).


The workshop is co-located with ICGT 2018  (11th International Conference on Graph Transformation) and is part of the STAF 2018 (Software Technologies: Applications and Foundations) conference.






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





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 (LLNCS) and 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.






  • 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




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 König

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


Hans-Jörg 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-Jörg Kreowski