### Description

The tutorial is intended as a general introduction to the area of graph
transformation specifically directed towards scientists who are
not familiar with the field.

The tutorial will start with an informal introduction to the basic
concepts of graph transformation (like graph, rule, transformation,
etc.) discussing semantic choices (like which notion of graph to use;
how to put labels, attributes, or types; or what to do with dangling
links during rewriting, etc.) and mentioning different ways of
formalizing the basic concepts.

In the second part, the tutorial will give a survey of typical
applications of graph transformation in software engineering, e.g., as a
specification language and semantic model for concurrent and distributed
systems, as a meta language for defining the syntax, semantics, and
manipulation of diagrams, as a visual data base programming language, etc.

Finally, the tutorial will go into some details about the algebraic
approach to graph transformation, its formal foundations and relevant
theory. This shall enable the participants to better appreciate the
conference and its satellite events.