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Collocated with the 15th IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC 2007)

Software visualization is a broad research area encompassing techniques that assist in a broad range of software engineering activities including: specification, design, programming, testing, maintenance, reverse engineering and reengineering. In this workshop, we will focus on visualization techniques that draw on aspects of software maintenance, program comprehension, reverse engineering, and reengineering. That is, we focus on how visualization can help programmers understand and analyze software.

This event will gather tool developers, users and researchers in a unique format to learn about, experience and discuss techniques for visualizing software for understanding and analysis. Software is inherently complex due to the number of artifacts in any system and their relationships. It is also unique in that it has both a static and a dynamic nature. This can affect the views that are applicable and useful, and even what constitutes a sufficiently complete view to support a comprehension task. There is a need to help support the program comprehension notion of discovering what a system does as well as how it does it. The goals of the workshop are to work towards being able to answer the question of what is a good representation for a given situation, data availability and required tasks. We will also consider the unique demands that software places on visualizations that other knowledge representations may not have to consider.

The workshop invites submissions focusing on (but not limited to) the following areas of interest:

  • visualization of software architectures
  • visualization of source code
  • visualization for software debugging
  • empirical evaluation of the use of visualization in software engineering
  • visualization in reverse engineering
  • dynamic program behavior visualization
  • integration of visualization tools in the software engineering tool chain
  • graph drawing algorithms for software visualization and UML diagrams
  • visualization of parallel and distributed programs


Advance workshop registration: Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Advance accommodation reservation: Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Camera ready versions (CLOSED): Monday, April 30th, 2007

Notification of authors (CLOSED): Friday, April 20th, 2007

Challenge reports due (CLOSED): Monday, April 9th, 2007

Submission due (CLOSED): Friday, March 23rd, 2007


Latest news

[June 8th, 2007]
Information about the paper presentation is posted on the program page

[May 3rd, 2007]
Registration is open

[May 3rd, 2007]
Details about accommodation and travel are available

[March 16th, 2007]
Tool demo challenge is posted

[January 1st, 2007]
The program committee is posted

[June 9th, 2006]
Call for papers has been issued

Important dates

[Thursday, May 31st, 2007]
Deadline for advance conference registration

[Thursday, May 24th, 2007]
Deadline for advance accommodation reservation

[Friday, March 23rd, 2007]
Submissions due (CLOSED)

[Monday, April 9th, 2007]
Challenge reports due (CLOSED)

[Friday, April 20th, 2007]
Notification of authors (CLOSED)

[Monday, April 30th, 2007]
Camera ready versions (CLOSED)

Sponsored by :


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IEEE-Computer Society Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (VGTC)

IEEE-Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE)