This is the first textbook treatment of the algebraic approach to graph transformation, based on algebraic structures and category theory. It contains an introduction to classical graphs. Basic and advanced results are first shown for an abstract form of replacement systems and are then instantiated to several forms of graph and Petri net transformation systems. The book develops typed attributed graph transformation and contains a practical case study.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 390
Weight: 617 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 21 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
From the reviews:
"A general theory of graph transformations ... has been developed. ... It is a very clear exposition of this material, spanning the breadth from underlying mathematics to an applications case study. ... The authors have done a very good job of presenting an area in which many different threads of research have developed in to a general theory ... . The book provides a helpful roadmap to the published research in the area, and a systematic treatment that emphasizes the fundamentals ... ." (Charles J. Colbourn, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1095 (21), 2006)