ICGT'08 Doctoral Symposium

An event to be held during
ICGT 2008
4th International Conference on Graph Transformation
Leicester (United Kingdom), September 9 - 12, 2008

General Information

The ICGT 2008 Doctoral Symposium will consist of some technical sessions held during the ICGT 2008 Conference, dedicated to presentations by PhD students and by young researchers who completed their doctoral studies within the past two years.

ICGT 2008 aims to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the foundations and applications of graph transformation to a variety of areas. A non-exhaustive list of topics of interest can be found on the conference web pages:


Within ICGT 2008, the Doctoral Symposium will provide a unique opportunity for doctoral students and young researchers (having defended their thesis at most two years previously) to interact with established researchers of the graph transformation community and with other students.

The Doctoral Symposium will be held on a date to be determined, during the regular activities of the ICGT 2008 conference.

Presentations for the Doctoral Symposium will be selected by the members of the ICGT 2008 Program Committee according to originality, significance, and general interest, on the basis of submitted three-pages abstracts. Accepted abstracts, revised according to the comments by the reviewers, will be included in the LNCS proceedings of the Conference.

After the conference, selected authors of presentations will be invited to submit a full paper of at most 15 pages for the refereed post-proceedings of the Doctoral Symposium, which will be published in the Electronic Communications of the EASST series.

Important dates

May 20, 2008        Submission deadline for abstracts
June 2, 2008   Notification of acceptance
June 15, 2008   Final abstract due
September 10 - 12, 2008   ICGT 2008 Conference in Leicester
October 21, 2008   Invitation of full papers (for selected authors only)
December 15, 2008   Submission deadline for full papers


The abstracts must be up to three pages long including references, and should be formatted preferably using the standard Springer-Verlag LNCS style. Each abstract can be authored by a single young resarcher (a PhD student, or having defended the thesis in the last two years).

The abstracts have to be submitted electronically via the EasyChair system, at the URL http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icgt08ds.

When submitting, the author should send an email to Andrea Corradini (andrea@di.unipi.it), declaring either to be a PhD student, or that he/she defended the thesis in year 2006 or later. In both cases, please indicate the name of the PhD supervisor.

Full papers submitted after the invitation for the post-proceedings can be co-authored by other researchers.


Discounted fees and grants will be offered for PhD students. Details will published later.

Organizing Committeee


For any information about the ICGT 2008 Doctoral Symposium, feel free to contact Andrea Corradini: email: andrea@di.unipi.it, phone: +39 050 2212786.