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Thank you for attending DChanges 2015!  See you next year in Vienna at DChanges 2016.

The proceedings of the workshop are available at http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2881631.



DChanges 2015 is the third edition of the International Workshop on (Document) Changes: Modeling, Detection, Storage and Visualization in conjunction with the 15th ACM SIGWEB International Symposium on Document Engineering. This year, the workshop will be held in Lausanne (Switzerland) in September 2015.

The focus of the workshop is the study of changes in all its aspects and applications: algorithms to detect changes, models to describe differences, techniques to track changes, versioning of human-readable as well as computer-oriented files, tools to detect meaningful changes among a myriad of modifications.

We want to look at these topics from different perspectives, and take on different approaches. The workshop brings together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia. It is a unique occasion to discuss these issues in an informal setting and to foster collaboration.

The previous editions emphasised a strong need for novel algorithms and 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 visualization are often inter-mixed, logs are often detailed but underexploited, and versioning techniques are not very well suited for non-technical people.

Besides contributions on these topics, we also seek contributions on, but not necessarily limited to:

  • Diffing and change tracking algorithms
    • Change modeling and representation
    • High-level differences
    • Detecting changes on complex data structures
    • Detecting changes on trees, graphs, diagrams and any kind of document
    • Novel approaches to tree-based diff
    • Edit-distance measures
    • Quality of deltas and patches
    • Editing patterns
    • Semantic diff
  • Merging
    • Management of update conflicts
    • N-way merge algorithms
    • Propagation of changes
    • Versioning systems
  • Versioning
  • Collaborative editing
    • Real-time collaborative editing
    • Distributed collaboration
  • Use in digital humanities
    • Collation
    • Text genetics
    • Stemmatology
    • Plagiarism detection
  • Applications of diff techniques from and to other domains
    • Software engineering, law, medicine etc.
  • Document and schema refactoring

Contributions from related areas are also well accepted.