ICGT 2024
Mon 8 - Fri 12 July 2024 Enschede, Netherlands
co-located with STAF 2024

Call for Papers

In order to foster a lively exchange of perspectives on the subject of the conference, the programme committee of ICGT 2024 encourages all kinds of contributions related to graphs and graph transformation, either from a theoretical point of view or a practical one.


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

  • General models of graph transformation (e.g. adhesive categories and hyperedge replacement systems)
  • Analysis and verification of graph transformation systems
  • Graph-based machine learning, including graph neural networks and models of rule inference
  • Graph theoretical properties of graph languages
  • Automata on graphs and parsing of graph languages
  • Logical aspects of graph transformation
  • Computational models based on graphs
  • Structuring and modularisation of graph transformation
  • Hierarchical graphs and decomposition of graphs
  • Parallel, concurrent, and distributed graph transformation
  • Term graph and string diagram rewriting
  • Petri nets and other models of concurrency
  • Business process models and notations
  • Bigraphs and bigraphical reactive systems
  • Graph databases and graph queries
  • Model-driven development and model transformation
  • Model checking, program analysis and verification, simulation and animation
  • Syntax, semantics and implementation of programming languages, including domain-specific and visual languages
  • Graph transformation languages and tool support
  • Efficient algorithms (e.g. pattern matching, graph traversal, network analysis)
  • Applications and case studies in software engineering (e.g. software architectures, refactoring, access control, and service-orientation)
  • Applications to computing paradigms (e.g. bio-inspired, quantum, ubiquitous, and visual)
  • Graph transformation and artificial intelligence (e.g., AI for graph transformations, applying graph transformations in AI engineering and search-based software engineering)

Important Dates

  • Abstracts: 20 Feb 2024 27 Feb 2024
  • Paper Submission: 27 Feb 2024 5 Mar 2024
  • Notification: 23 Apr 2024
  • Final version due: 14 May 2024
  • Conference: within 8-12 Jul 2024

All deadlines are by end-of-day, AoE

Submission Types

Authors are invited to submit research papers in three possible categories, which must be prepared using Springer’s LNCS format.

(1) Regular research papers (up to 16 pages, excluding references and appendices), including papers describing applications and case studies. Papers will be evaluated with respect to their originality, significance, and technical soundness. Additional material intended for reviewers (but not publication) may be included in a clearly marked appendix.

(2) Tool presentation papers (up to 8 pages, excluding references and appendices), which demonstrate the main features and functionality of graph-based tools. A tool presentation may have an appendix with a detailed demo description (up to 4 pages) which will be reviewed but not included in the proceedings.

(3) Blue Skies (up to 8 pages), reporting on new research directions or ideas which are not yet sufficiently developed to fit in other categories.

The proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series (previous ICGT LNCS volumes can be accessed here).

Furthermore, there will also be a Journal-First track allowing for previously published work (in book chapters, journals, or other conferences since 2020) to be presented at ICGT 2024. The submission deadline for the Journal-First track will be later and announced separately.

Special Issue

Authors of the best papers at the conference will be invited to prepare and submit extended journal versions to be considered for publication in a special issue after an independent round of peer review (details TBA).


Papers must be submitted using the STAF 2024 Easychair instance (selecting the ICGT track during the submission process):