Case Study Descriptions

The contest consists of an offline and an online part. Solutions for the offline contest are prepared in advance and will be reviewed by our case committee. Solutions for the online (live) contest will be created in a controlled environment, during the GraBaTs workshop. Obviously, the description of the live case study is not available before the live tool contest!

2009 Case Studies

On April 15, 2009, the case committee selected three case studies out of seven submitted ones: All those who like to participate in the contest are asked to choose one or more case studies, take their favourite graph transformation tool and submit their solutions. A submission should consist of a paper and the actual solution. The paper should include a description of the chosen case study variant (if any) and a presentation of the chosen solution, including a discussion of design decisions. See the 2008 solutions page for examples. Each case study solution (tool, project files, documentation) should be made available for review and demonstration via the GraBaTs09 SHARE system. (see the SHARE documentation pages for instructions).

Papers should be formatted according to Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format and are to be submitted by May 22, 2009, to EasyChair.

Depending on the number of submissions, a selection will be made of solutions to be presented; the other submissions will get a chance for a (non-plenary) tool demo at the end of the workshop. See the program page for a tentative workshop schedule.

2008 Case Studies

Check out the GraBaTs 2008 case study page too.


Feel free to participate to all parts of the contest. It will enable you to compare your tool against all other competing tools! Remember: tool improvement is what we seek, and this challenge is a means to achieve it. To paraphrase a famous saying:
'Tis better to have competed and lost,
Than never to have competed at all.