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.
VISSOFT 2018 will be held in Madrid, Spain.
The 2017 edition of the Working Conference on Software Visualization VISSOFT was preceded by four editions of the VISSOFT working conference, six editions of the VISSOFT workshop, and five editions of SOFTVIS, as follows:
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.