[CFP] DChanges 2013 @ DocEng13

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		DChanges 2013 - 1st International Workshop on

   (Document) Changes: modeling, detection, storage and visualization


                        Part of ACM DocEng 2013
                 September 10th, 2013, Florence, Italy


Many people have approached the problem of investigating the evolution of documents and data from different perspectives, e.g. by comparing and versioning. The goal of this workshop is to share ideas, common issues and principles, and to foster research collaboration on these topics. The workshop will further allow researchers to showcase recent developments on diff and versioning tools. Contributions from related areas, e.g., software engineering, collaboration, or ontology management, are also welcome.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Change tracking:

* Detecting changes on complex data structures
* Diagram diff
* Diff algorithms
* High-level differences (e.g., between ontologies, specs)
* Model evolution
* Novel approaches to tree-based diff
* Change representation
* Software (source code, AST, bytecode) differences and evolution

Finding changes on trees, graphs, diagrams and any kind of document:

* Edit-distance measures
* Human-oriented diff
* Modelling changes
* Representation of deltas
* Quality of generated patches

Change analysis and interpretation:

* Document and schema refactoring
* Editing patterns
* Evolution of data and metadata
* Model refactoring
* Semantic diff


* Management of update conflicts
* N-way merge algorithms
* Propagation of changes


* Collaborative editors
* Use of diff algorithms in humanities
* User interfaces for versioning
* Versioning systems

Program and keynote

The workshop will run a half day, and be divided in two parts, in order to emphasize both theoretical/algorithmic aspects and practical applications. Ample space will be given to peer discussions and brainstorming about the results of the presentations and the ideas brought forth by participants.

The keynote will be given by Ethan Munson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

A detailed schedule will be announced in July.

Paper submission

Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas will be considered. Two types of submissions are possible:

* Application/demo notes: 2-4 pages long, showcasing systems or tools;
* Research papers: 4-8 pages long, describing original and unpublished research.

All papers must conform to the ACM SIG Proceedings format. Papers must be submitted to the EasyChair site for DChanges 2013. All submissions will undergo a rigorous single blind review process.

Important Dates

Papers must be submitted to the EasyChair site <http://diff.cs.unibo.it/dchanges2013>.

* Papers and notes are due: June 30th, 2013
* Acceptance notice: July 17th, 2013
* Camera ready: July 31st, 2013
* Workshop: September 10th, 2013


The proceedings will be published on CEUR-WS.org. Digital copies of the proceedings will be available during the workshop.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to an international journal.


* Gioele Barabucci, Università di Bologna
* Uwe M. Borghoff, Universität der Bundeswehr München
* Angelo Di Iorio, Università di Bologna
* Sonja Maier, Universität der Bundeswehr München

For any question, please contact <dchanges2013@cs.unibo.it>.

Program committee

* Serge Autexier, DFKI Bremen
* Boris Konev, University of Liverpool
* John Lumley, PhD
* Pascal Molli, Université de Nantes - LINA
* Sebastian Rönnau, Universität der Bundeswehr München
* Wolfgang Stürzlinger, York University
* Yannis Tzitzikas, University of Crete and FORTH-ICS
* Fabio Vitali, Università di Bologna
* Jean-Yves Vion-Dury, Xerox Research Centre Europe


Silvio Peroni, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Bologna, Bologna (Italy)
Tel: +39 051 2094871
E-mail: essepuntato@cs.unibo.it
Web: http://www.essepuntato.it
Blog: http://palindrom.es/phd
Twitter: essepuntato

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