VISSOFT 2021 Progam Announced

VISSOFT 2021 —- Sep 27-28, 2021, Virtual, co-located with ICSME 2021 — https://vissoft.info/2021/
Registration link: https://icsme2021.github.io/Registration.html
**** Early registration rate until September 4, 2021 ****

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VISSOFT 2021 is the 9th IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization, virtually co-located with ICSME 2021 (https://icsme2021.github.io/index.html)
The VISSOFT conference is principally a venue for publishing and discussing research related to software visualization. VISSOFT brings together a community of researchers from software engineering, information visualization, human-computer interaction, computer graphics, and data science to discuss theoretical foundations, algorithms, techniques, tools, and applications related to software visualization.

On September 27th and 28th we will discuss a range of excellent papers. Accepted were 9 Technical papers, 12 New Ideas and Emerging Results / Tool Demo papers and two Journal-First presentations.
You can find a full list of the accepted papers below!

The keynote will be delivered by Michele Lanza from the Università della Svizzera italiana.
Daniel Weiskopf from the University of Stuttgart will be our capstone speaker.

The program is available at: https://vissoft.info/2021/program.html
Follow us on Twitter to stay up to date: https://twitter.com/IEEEVISSOFT
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Accepted Papers:

—- Technical Papers —-

1 A Scalable Log Differencing Visualisation Applied to COBOL Refactoring
Céline Deknop, Kim Mens, Alexandre Bergel, Johan Fabry and Vadim Zaytsev

2 CodeCity: On-Screen or in Virtual Reality?
David Moreno-Lumbreras, Roberto Minelli, Andrea Villaverde, Michele Lanza and Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona

3 CodingTM: Development Task Visualization for SW Code Comprehension
Taeyoung Kim, Suntae Kim and Duksan Ryu

4 Continuous Rationale Visualization
Anja Kleebaum, Barbara Paech, Jan Ole Johanssen and Bernd Bruegge

5 Global Overviews of Granular Test Coverage with Matrix Visualizations
Kaj Dreef, Vijay Krishna Palepu and James Jones

6 Trace Visualization within the Software City Metaphor: A Controlled Experiment on Program Comprehension
Veronika Dashuber and Michael Philippsen

7 TransVis: Using Visualizations and Chatbots for Supporting Transient Behavior in Microservice Systems
Samuel Beck, Sebastian Frank, Mir Alireza Hakamian, Leonel Merino and André van Hoorn

8 Visualization of Object-Oriented Variability Implementations as Cities
Johann Mortara, Philippe Collet and Anne-Marie Déry

9 Visualizing Metric Trends for Software Portfolio Quality Management
Patric Genfer, Johann Grabner, Christina Zoffi, Mario Bernhart and Thomas Grechenig

—- NIER/TD Papers —-

1 Analyzing and Visualizing Projects and their Relations in Software Ecosystems
Van Tuan Tran, Cheng Cheng, Fabio Petrillo and Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc

2 Augmenting Code Review Experience Through Visualization
Faruk Balcı, Dilruba Sultan Haliloğlu, Onur Şahin, Cankat Tilki, Mehmet Ata Yurtsever and Eray Tüzün

3 CHANGEVIZ: Enhancing the GitHub Interface with Method Calls Information
Lorenzo Gasparini, Enrico Fregnan, Larissa Braz, Tobias Baum and Alberto Bacchelli

4 Codoc: Code-driven Architectural View Specification Framework for Python
Casper Weiss Bang and Mircea Lungu

5 Live Visualization of Dynamic Software Cities with Heat Map Overlays
Alexander Krause, Malte Hansen and Wilhelm Hasselbring

6 React-bratus: Visualising React.js Component Hierarchies
Mircea Lungu and Stephan Boersma

7 Towards a JSON-based Algorithm Animation Language
Artturi Tilanterä, Giacomo Mariani, Ari Korhonen and Otto Seppälä

8 Visualizing Data in Software Cities
Susanna Ardigò, Csaba Nagy, Roberto Minelli and Michele Lanza

9 Visualizing Discord Servers
Marco Raglianti, Roberto Minelli, Csaba Nagy and Michele Lanza

10 Visualizing GitHub Issues
Aron Fiechter, Roberto Minelli, Csaba Nagy and Michele Lanza

11 Visually Analyzing the Code Quality of Component-based Web Applications
Hagen Tarner, Daniel van den Bongard and Fabian Beck

12 Voronoi Evolving Treemaps
Davide Paolo Tua, Roberto Minelli and Michele Lanza

—- Journal First Papers —-

1 Visual Augmentation of Source Code Editors: A Systematic Mapping Study
Matúš Sulír, Michaela Bačíková, Sergej Chodarev and Jaroslav Porubän

2 An Architecture-Tracking Approach to Evaluate a Modular and Extensible Flight Software for CubeSat Nanosatellites
Carlos Gonzalez, Camilo Rojas, Alexandre Bergel and Marcos Diaz

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VISSOFT 2nd Call for Papers – Deadline 11 June

====================================VISSOFT 2021: 9th IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization
Call for Tool Demos ++++ Second Call for Papers (Abstract Deadline June 11th)====================================
Call for Tool Demos============https://vissoft.info/2021/submission.html#demo
=== Goal and Scope:The tool demo session is an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss visualization-related tools in an informal setting.
It is open to authors of VISSOFT papers as well as to authors of visualization-related tools published at ICSME and SCAM from both the current year and the previous year.
=== How to submit:
Please submit your tool demo proposal to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vissoft2021 including
–   a title,
–   a short description (max. 500 words), and
–   a teaser video (max. 1 min).

In addition to presenting your tool demo at VISSOFT, you have the option to present it at ICSME. If you want to use this option please send a mail with the above-mentioned information to Eleni Constantinou (e.constantinou@tue.nl) and Xavier Devroey (x.d.m.devroey@tudelft.nl).
=== Important Dates:
Tool demo submission: September 1, 2021
Notification: September 12, 2021
Presentation (VISSOFT): September 27, 2021
Presentation (ICSME): see https://icsme2021.github.io/
=== Track Chair:
Richard Müller (rmueller@wifa.uni-leipzig.de), Leipzig University, Germany

Call for Papers============Conference website: https://vissoft.info/2021/
Software visualization is a broad research area whose general goal is to enhance and promote the theory, realization, and evaluation of approaches to visually encode and analyze software systems, including software development practices, evolution, structure, and software runtime behavior. Software visualization is inherently interdisciplinary, drawing on theories and techniques from areas such as information visualization, human-computer interaction, computer graphics, and data science, and applying these in the software engineering domain.
The VISSOFT conference is principally a venue for publishing and discussing research related to software visualization. Consequently, VISSOFT brings together a community of researchers from software engineering, information visualization, human-computer interaction, computer graphics, and data science to discuss theoretical foundations, algorithms, techniques, tools, and applications related to software visualization.
This year’s VISSOFT, co-held with ICSME, encourages a variety of submissions that address outstanding challenges in software systems using visualization. This includes technical papers, evaluations, applications/design studies, systems and formalisms, and papers that present novel ideas and tools.
=== Topics of interest include:
–   Innovative visualization and visual analytics techniques for analysis of software engineering data. This includes source code, dependencies, repositories, developer social networks like StackOverflow and GitHub, mobile app reviews, documentation, runtime logs, and DevOps data    –   Visualization to support software development activities, including design, requirements engineering, software maintenance, program comprehension, software performance, software testing, and debugging    –   Interaction techniques and algorithms for software visualization    –   Visualization-based techniques in software engineering education    –   Integration of software visualization tools with development environments    –   Empirical evaluation of software visualizations, including eye-tracking    –   Industrial experience with using software visualization    –   Applications of new technologies to enhance software visualization, including virtual reality, augmented reality, gamification, and machine learning    –   Analytical approaches to understand software-related aspects based on data science concepts    
We solicit papers that present original, unpublished research results. Papers will be rigorously reviewed by an international program committee. In addition to technical papers, VISSOFT features a New Ideas and Emerging Results and Tool Demo (NIER/TD) track. All accepted submissions will appear in the conference proceedings and the IEEE Digital Library.
Submission Types===============
==== Technical papers:
A technical paper contribution must describe an in-depth and mature research result relevant to software visualization. The content of a technical paper can be at a maximum 10 pages long (including all figures, tables, and appendices). However, the 10 page limit does not include the bibliography, which is limited by two additional pages.
The submission of a video (up to 5 minutes in length) to accompany the paper is highly encouraged to show interaction possibilities. Authors who wish to submit a video can submit the video together with their paper if the size of the video is smaller than 50 MB, alternatively a URL to the video could be provided.
Authors of technical papers that do not receive an acceptance recommendation from reviewers can, eventually, be invited to adapt the paper and make it acceptable for the NIER/TD track.
Awards: VISSOFT 2021 will award best technical papers.
Special issue: A   selection   of   best   papers   will   be   invited   to   submit   extended   versions   for   tentative   publication  in   a   Special   Section   of   the   journal   of   Information   and   Software   Technology   published   by  Elsevier http://www.elsevier.com/locate/infsof
Artifact evaluation: Paper authors are encouraged to submit research artifacts (e.g., tools, data repositories, frameworks, videos) to the artifact evaluation track of ICSME. Please find further details in https://icsme2021.github.io/
== Important Dates:
Paper Abstract: June 11, 2021Paper Submission: June 18, 2021Notification: July 23, 2021Camera-Ready: August 6, 2021Conference: September 27-28, 2021 (to be confirmed)
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vissoft2021
==== NIER/TD Track:
The NIER/TD Track of VISSOFT accepts two types of contributions: NIER (New Ideas and Emerging Results) and Tool Demonstrations (TD). Both NIER and TD contributions have a page limit of 5 (including bibliography).
NIER contributions describe work-in-progress and preliminary exciting results. Authors are encouraged to include open questions and even provocative hypotheses to get early feedback on their research ideas. A sound evaluation is not required for NIER contributions. One of the goals of the NIER Track is to foster collaboration among different research groups.
Tool Demonstrations (TD) describe the design or actual utilization of software visualization tools, with a focus on the architecture of the tool or its use to gain new insights. During the conference, we will organize an informal tool demonstration session where authors of TD papers are invited to demonstrate their tools. The submission may also contain a link to a screencast (e.g., YouTube or Vimeo) to show the interaction possibilities offered by the tool.
== Important Dates:
Paper Abstract: June 11, 2021Paper Submission: June 18, 2021Notification: July 23, 2021Camera-Ready: August 6, 2021Conference: September 27-28, 2021 (to be confirmed)
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vissoft2021
==== Journal First Track
A submission to the VISSOFT 2021 call for journal-first paper presentations must adhere to the following criteria:
–   The paper was accepted to a relevant journal and it is in the scope of the conference    –   The paper was published between June 1, 2018 and June 10, 2021:    –   The paper reports new research results and/or presents novel contributions that significantly extend, and were not previously reported in, prior work    –   The paper has not been presented at, and is not under consideration for, journal-first programs of other conferences    
Authors of a paper that meets these criteria are invited to submit a one-page presentation proposal consisting of the paper’s title, the paper’s authors, a short statement on how the work satisfies the journal first criteria, and a pointer to the original journal paper at the journal’s Web site. If the paper is not online yet, then specify so. The original paper should also be uploaded during submission.
If a submission is accepted for the journal-first program, at least one author of the associated journal paper must register and present the paper at the conference. The journal-first manuscripts are published through the journals and will not be part of the Conference proceedings. The journal-first papers will be listed in the conference program. Journal first presentations will have the same presentation time than technical papers.
== Important Dates:
Paper Submission: July 2, 2021Notification: July 23, 2021Camera-Ready: August 6, 2021Conference: September 27-28, 2021 (to be confirmed)
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vissoft2021
How to submit============
Technical papers must not exceed 10 pages (including figures and appendices) plus up to 2 pages that contain ONLY references. NIER/TD papers must not exceed 5 pages including references. Journal-first presentations must submit a one-page proposal. 
Papers must strictly adhere to the two-column IEEE conference proceedings format. Please use the available IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings: https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html
Supplemental material (e.g., video, data, software) that might be helpful for the reviewers can be submitted together with your paper. All material must be included in a single ZIP file. 
Note that VISSOFT uses a single-blind review process (i.e., the authors’ names and affiliations are revealed to reviewers but reviewers’ identities are not revealed to authors). The authors do not need to anonymize their papers.
Important Dates=============
All dates refer to midnight 23:59:59 AoE (http://www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/aoe).
Paper Abstract: June 11, 2021
Paper Submission:June 18, 2021 (Technical Papers, NIER/TD Track)July 2, 2021 (Journal First Track)
Notification: July 23, 2021
Camera-Ready: August 6, 2021
Conference Date: September 27-28, 2021 (to be confirmed)

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IEEE VISSOFT 2021 – Call for Papers

VISSOFT 2021: 9th IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization

Call for Papers
============
Conference website: https://vissoft.info/2021/

Software visualization is a broad research area whose general goal is to enhance and promote the theory, realization, and evaluation of approaches to visually encode and analyze software systems, including software development practices, evolution, structure, and software runtime behavior. Software visualization is inherently interdisciplinary, drawing on theories and techniques from areas such as information visualization, human-computer interaction, computer graphics, and data science, and applying these in the software engineering domain.

The VISSOFT conference is principally a venue for publishing and discussing research related to software visualization. Consequently, VISSOFT brings together a community of researchers from software engineering, information visualization, human-computer interaction, computer graphics, and data science to discuss theoretical foundations, algorithms, techniques, tools, and applications related to software visualization.

This year’s VISSOFT, co-held with ICSME, encourages a variety of submissions that address outstanding challenges in software systems using visualization. This includes technical papers, evaluations, applications/design studies, systems and formalisms, and papers that present novel ideas and tools.

=== Topics of interest include:

–   Innovative visualization and visual analytics techniques for analysis of software engineering data. This includes source code, dependencies, repositories, developer social networks like StackOverflow and GitHub, mobile app reviews, documentation, runtime logs, and DevOps data

–   Visualization to support software development activities, including design, requirements engineering, software maintenance, program comprehension, software performance, software testing, and debugging

–   Interaction techniques and algorithms for software visualization

–   Visualization-based techniques in software engineering education

–   Integration of software visualization tools with development environments

–   Empirical evaluation of software visualizations, including eye-tracking

–   Industrial experience with using software visualization

–   Applications of new technologies to enhance software visualization, including virtual reality, augmented reality, gamification, and machine learning

–   Analytical approaches to understand software-related aspects based on data science concepts

We solicit papers that present original, unpublished research results. Papers will be rigorously reviewed by an international program committee. In addition to technical papers, VISSOFT features a New Ideas and Emerging Results and Tool Demo (NIER/TD) track. All accepted submissions will appear in the conference proceedings and the IEEE Digital Library.

Submission Types
===============

==== Technical papers:

A technical paper contribution must describe an in-depth and mature research result relevant to software visualization. The content of a technical paper can be at a maximum 10 pages long (including all figures, tables, and appendices). However, the 10 page limit does not include the bibliography, which is limited by two additional pages.

The submission of a video (up to 5 minutes in length) to accompany the paper is highly encouraged to show interaction possibilities. Authors who wish to submit a video can submit the video together with their paper if the size of the video is smaller than 50 MB, alternatively a URL to the video could be provided.

Authors of technical papers that do not receive an acceptance recommendation from reviewers can, eventually, be invited to adapt the paper and make it acceptable for the NIER/TD track.

Awards: VISSOFT 2021 will award best technical papers.

Special issue: A   selection   of   best   papers   will   be   invited   to   submit   extended   versions   for   tentative   publication  in   a   Special   Section   of   the   journal   of   Information   and   Software   Technology   published   by  Elsevier http://www.elsevier.com/locate/infsof

Artifact evaluation: Paper authors are encouraged to submit research artifacts (e.g., tools, data repositories, frameworks, videos) to the artifact evaluation track of ICSME. Please find further details in https://icsme2021.github.io/

== Important Dates:

Paper Abstract: June 11, 2021
Paper Submission: June 18, 2021
Notification: July 23, 2021
Camera-Ready: August 6, 2021
Conference: September 27-28, 2021 (to be confirmed)

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vissoft2021

==== NIER/TD Track:

The NIER/TD Track of VISSOFT accepts two types of contributions: NIER (New Ideas and Emerging Results) and Tool Demonstrations (TD). Both NIER and TD contributions have a page limit of 5 (including bibliography).

NIER contributions describe work-in-progress and preliminary exciting results. Authors are encouraged to include open questions and even provocative hypotheses to get early feedback on their research ideas. A sound evaluation is not required for NIER contributions. One of the goals of the NIER Track is to foster collaboration among different research groups.

Tool Demonstrations (TD) describe the design or actual utilization of software visualization tools, with a focus on the architecture of the tool or its use to gain new insights. During the conference, we will organize an informal tool demonstration session where authors of TD papers are invited to demonstrate their tools. The submission may also contain a link to a screencast (e.g., YouTube or Vimeo) to show the interaction possibilities offered by the tool.

== Important Dates:

Paper Abstract: June 11, 2021
Paper Submission: June 18, 2021
Notification: July 23, 2021
Camera-Ready: August 6, 2021
Conference: September 27-28, 2021 (to be confirmed)

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vissoft2021

==== Journal First Track

A submission to the VISSOFT 2021 call for journal-first paper presentations must adhere to the following criteria:

–   The paper was accepted to a relevant journal and it is in the scope of the conference

–   The paper was published between June 1, 2018 and June 10, 2021:

–   The paper reports new research results and/or presents novel contributions that significantly extend, and were not previously reported in, prior work

–   The paper has not been presented at, and is not under consideration for, journal-first programs of other conferences

Authors of a paper that meets these criteria are invited to submit a one-page presentation proposal consisting of the paper’s title, the paper’s authors, a short statement on how the work satisfies the journal first criteria, and a pointer to the original journal paper at the journal’s Web site. If the paper is not online yet, then specify so. The original paper should also be uploaded during submission.

If a submission is accepted for the journal-first program, at least one author of the associated journal paper must register and present the paper at the conference. The journal-first manuscripts are published through the journals and will not be part of the Conference proceedings. The journal-first papers will be listed in the conference program. Journal first presentations will have the same presentation time than technical papers.

== Important Dates:

Paper Submission: July 2, 2021
Notification: July 23, 2021
Camera-Ready: August 6, 2021
Conference: September 27-28, 2021 (to be confirmed)

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vissoft2021

How to submit
============

Technical papers must not exceed 10 pages (including figures and appendices) plus up to 2 pages that contain ONLY references. NIER/TD papers must not exceed 5 pages including references. Journal-first presentations must submit a one-page proposal.

Papers must strictly adhere to the two-column IEEE conference proceedings format. Please use the available IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings: https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html

Supplemental material (e.g., video, data, software) that might be helpful for the reviewers can be submitted together with your paper. All material must be included in a single ZIP file.

Note that VISSOFT uses a single-blind review process (i.e., the authors’ names and affiliations are revealed to reviewers but reviewers’ identities are not revealed to authors). The authors do not need to anonymize their papers.

Important Dates
=============

All dates refer to midnight 23:59:59 AoE (http://www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/aoe).

Paper Abstract: June 11, 2021

Paper Submission:
June 18, 2021 (Technical Papers, NIER/TD Track)
July 2, 2021 (Journal First Track)

Notification: July 23, 2021

Camera-Ready: August 6, 2021

Conference Date: September 27-28, 2021 (to be confirmed)

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Summary of IEEE VL/HCC 2020

Here is a summary of the IEEE VL/HCC 2020 virtual conference by Daniel Rough.

https://conf.researchr.org/blog/vlhcc2020/1599274550557/VL%5EsHCC+2020+Summary

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IEEE VISSOFT 2020 Program

The IEEE VISSOFT 2020 Program is now available. 15 papers, One keynote presentation, and one Most Influential Paper Award presentation. It should be an exciting couple of days online. No physical presence due to COVID-19. https://vissoft20.dcc.uchile.cl/program.html

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