Software visualization is a broad research area encompassing concepts, methods, tools, and techniques that assist in a range of software engineering and software development activities. Covered aspects include the development and evaluation of approaches for visually analyzing software and software systems, including their structure, execution behavior, and evolution.
The VISSOFT IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization continues the history of the ACM SOFTVIS Symposium on Software Visualization and the IEEE VISSOFT International Workshop on Visualizing Software for Understanding and Analysis. The conference focuses on visualization techniques that target aspects of software maintenance and evolution, program comprehension, reverse engineering, and reengineering, i.e., how visualization helps professionals to understand, analyze, test and evolve software. We aim to gather tool developers, experts, users, and researchers from software engineering, information visualization, computer graphics, and human-computer interaction to discuss theoretical foundations, algorithms, techniques, tools, and applications related to software visualization. We seek technical papers, empirical studies, applications, or case studies and provide a platform for presenting novel research ideas and tools.
The Working Conference on Software Visualization VISSOFT was preceded by six editions of the VISSOFT workshop, and five editions of SOFTVIS, as follows:
VISSOFT 2020: Memory Cities: Visualizing Heap Memory Evolution Using the Software City Metaphor
Markus Weninger, Lukas Makor, and Hanspeter Mössenböck.
VISSOFT 2019: Performance Evolution Matrix: Visualizing Performance Variations along Software Versions
Juan Pablo Sandoval Alcocer, Fabian Beck, Alexandre Bergel.
VISSOFT 2018: Overcoming Issues of 3D Software Visualization through Immersive Augmented Reality
Leonel Merino, Alexandre Bergel and Oscar Nierstrasz.
VISSOFT 2017: Visual Exploration of Memory Traces and Call Stacks
Patrick Gralka, Christoph Schulz, Guido Reina, Daniel Weiskopf and Thomas Ertl.
VISSOFT 2016: Towards Actionable Visualisation in Software Development
Leonel Merino, Mohammad Ghafari, and Oscar Nierstrasz.
VISSOFT 2015: Hierarchical Software Landscape Visualization for System Comprehension: A Controlled Experiment
Florian Fittkau, Alexander Krause, Wilhelm Hasselbring.
VISSOFT 2021: Global Overviews of Granular Test Coverage with Matrix Visualizations
Kaj Dreef, Vijay Krishna Palepu and James A. Jones.
VISSOFT 2020: Visualizing Software Systems as Cities
Richard Wettel and Michele Lanza.
VISSOFT 2019: A System for Graph-Based Visualization of the Evolution of Software
Christian Collberg, Stephen Kobourov, Jasvir Nagra, Jacob Pitts, and Kevin Wampler.
VISSOFT 2018: The paradox of software visualization
Steven P. Reiss.
VISSOFT 2017: A task oriented view of software visualization
J. I. Maletic, A. Marcus and M. L. Collard.
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