📣 Upcoming Edition: VISSOFT 2024 @ Flagstaff, AZ, USA


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 VISSOFT Charter can be downloaded here. It was last edited on September 23, 2016.

Previous Editions

IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization (VISSOFT)

IEEE International Workshops on Visualizing Software for Understanding and Analysis (VISSOFT)

ACM Symposium on Software Visualization (SOFTVIS)

Steering Committee

Fabian Beck
Since 2015
University of Bamberg,

Roberto Minelli
Since 2022
Software Institute – USI, Lugano,

Mircea Lungu
Since 2022
IT University of Copenhagen,

Fabio Petrillo
Since 2020
École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS),

Leonel Merino
Since 2020
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile,

Bonita Sharif (chair)
Since 2017
University of Nebraska – Lincoln,

Previous Members


Best Paper Awards

Best Reviewer Awards

Most Influent Paper Awards (MIP)


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Thanks to Alexandre Bergel, Milton Mamani, and Juan Pablo Sandoval, as well as Department of Computer Science, University of Chile for maintaining and hosting the page until 2020.