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The proceedings are finally available online:  http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2723147
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DChanges 2014 is the second edition of the International Workshop on Document Changes: Modeling, Detection, Storage and Visualization in conjunction with the ACM Symposium on Document Engineering. This year, the workshop will be held in Fort Collins, near Denver, Colorado in September 2014.

The goal of this series of events is to share ideas, common issues and principles about models and algorithms for change tracking and detection, versioning and collaborative editing. We want to look at these topics from different perspectives and want to identify the most common issues and the peculiarities of each domain and each approach. The workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia, to discuss these issues in an informal setting and to foster collaboration among them.

The 2014 edition will be focused on interpretation, visualisation and exploitation of changes. One of last edition's outcomes was that we identified the need for novel interfaces to better understand and exploit detected changes. Several issues were pointed out as still unsolved: interfaces do not scale when dealing with many changes, changes at different levels of abstraction are often not sufficiently taken into account, detection and visualisation are often inter-mixed, logs are often detailed but underexploited, and versioning techniques are not very well suited for non-technical people.

Submissions on other topics are also welcome. We also seek contributions on, but not necessarily limited to:

  • Diffing and change tracking algorithms
    • Detecting changes on complex data structures
    • High-level differences
    • Change modelling and representation 
    • Novel approaches to tree-based diff
    • Detecting changes on trees, graphs, diagrams and any kind of document
    • Edit-distance measures
    • Quality of deltas and patches
    • Editing patterns
    • Semantic diff
  • Merging
    • Management of update conflicts
    • N-way merge algorithms
    • Propagation of changes
  • Applications
    • Applications of diff techniques from and to other domains
      • software engineering, ontology management, humanities, law, medicine
    • Versioning systems
    • Collaborative editors