Friday March 28th, 2014
co-located with EDBT/ICDT 2014
Bidirectional transformations (bx) are a mechanism for maintaining the consistency of at least two related sources of information. Such sources can be relational data, software models, documents, graphs, trees, and so on. BX are an emerging topic in a wide range of research areas with prominent presence at top conferences in different fields. However, much of the research in bx tends to get limited exposure outside of a single field of study.
The purpose of this workshop series is not only to further research into bx, but to promote cross-disciplinary research and awareness in the area. The first two instances of this workshop, BX'12 and BX'13, served as a dedicated venue for bx in all relevant areas, including:
- Programming Languages
- Software Engineering
- Graph Transformation
This instance of the workshop is the first at a database venue. The workshop rotates between venues in different areas to promote the cross-disciplinary nature of the work, as methodologies used for bx range from classical program transformation and updateable views to graph transformation techniques, from ad-hoc techniques for data synchronization to the development of domain-specific languages and their integration. We also solicit papers on model/metamodel co-evolution, which is a different yet closely related subject.
Aims and Topics
The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners, established and new, interested in bidirectional transformations from different perspectives, such as:
- inversion of data exchange mappings
- new perspectives on view updatability
- data-schema co-evolution and data synchronization
- software-model synchronization
- consistency analysis
- (coupled) software/model transformations
- language-based approaches
Submissions can be:
- novel research concepts and results
- position papers and research perspectives
- application of bx in new domains
- analysis of gaps between formal concepts and application scenarios
- examination of the efficiency of algorithms
- analysis/classification of requirements for bx technologies
- proposals and justification for benchmarks
- summary papers providing novel comparisons between existing technologies
- case studies and tool support
Submitted papers must be in ACM format in accordance with the other workshops and proceedings at EDBT/ICDT. Papers may be 3-8 pages in length; the length of the paper should be appropriate for the level of completeness of the work.
Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings of EDBT/ICDT and will be available at the conference.