VISSOFT 2017 – Program

VISSOFT 2017 will take place on September 18-19, 2017 in Shanghai, China. The program has now been released.

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer Graphics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer Graphics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Come and join a collaborative and growing team in computer graphics teaching & research led by Professor Neil Dodgson, and combine your passion for knowledge with a life in one of the world’s most desirable countries to live in. The appointment will be at the level of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (equivalent to a US Assistant Professor or Associate Professor) and will be for a fixed term of four years. All areas of computer graphics and visualization are of interest, but applications are particularly welcome from people with interests in realtime 3D computer graphics.

This is a rare opportunity to develop your academic career in a collegial and collaborative environment at the heart of New Zealand’s nexus of industry, research and government sectors. Wellington’s landscape and lifestyle, along with Victoria University’s standing as the top research institute in New Zealand and in the top 2% worldwide, means that this position is an outstanding combination of academic opportunity and work/life balance. The Faculty’s strategic direction and commitment to collaborative, inter-disciplinary and globally impactful academic work will mean that early-career and mid-career academics will be able to enhance both their research and teaching portfolios. We are committed to combining research excellence with innovative and motivating teaching, maintain strong local connections with world-class companies such as Weta Digital, and we are also developing a new Institute for Computational Media, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

For more information on this position please contact Professor Neil Dodgson, School of Engineering and Computer Science at:

Applications must be submitted online at

Application reference number 1723
Applications close 2 October 2017

Victoria University of Wellington – Computer Graphics

Weta Digital

Wellington ranked as the #1 city in the for world for having the highest quality of life – according to Deutsche Bank, 2017

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Visualize your software via 3D cities in Virtual Reality: CityVR, work done by Leonel Merino.

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Visualize Sorting Algorithms

Here are some examples of visualizing sorting algorithms:

Visualization and Comparison of Sorting Algorithms –

Visualization of 24 Sorting Algorithms In 2 Minutes –

15 Sorting Algorithms in 6 Minutes –

Sorting Algorithms (Bubble Sort, Shell Sort, Quicksort) –

Reversed 15 Sorting Algorithms in 6 Minutes –

Sorting Algorithms: Quicksort, Heapsort, Shellsort, Bubblesort, Shaker/Cocktail, Selection, Linear –

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VISSOFT 2017 – CFP NIER and Tool Track

** NIER and Tool track deadline is June 23, 2017 **

VISSOFT 2017: 5th IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization

-== Call for Papers ==-

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 information
visualization and computer graphics and applying these in the software
engineering domain. 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, computer graphics, and
human-computer interaction 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, empirical
studies, applications, case studies, and papers that present novel
ideas and tools.

VISSOFT 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, program comprehension, 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
* Industrial experience with using software visualization
* Applications of new technologies to enhance software visualization,
including virtual reality, augmented reality, gamification, and
machine learning.

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 or Emerging Results (NIER) track and a Tools track. All accepted
submissions will appear in the conference proceedings and the IEEE
Digital Library.

-== 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 not limited in length.

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 should provide a URL to the video.

Authors will be given the opportunity to provide a response to
reviewer requests for clarifications before a final decision is made.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission: May 2, 2017
Paper Submission: May 9, 2017
Author Response Period: May 29 – June 2, 2017
Author Notification: June 9, 2017

Submission link:

A Mate 9 smartphone will be awarded to a distinguished technical
paper, sponsored by Huawei.

Special issue:
We plan to invite a selection of the technical papers accepted at
VISSOFT 2017 to submit an extended version to a journal.

-== Artifacts ==-

Traditionally, technical research papers are published without
including any artifacts (such as tools, data, models, videos, etc.),
even though the artifacts may serve as crucial and detailed evidence
for the quality of the results that the associated paper offers.
Following the effort initiated at ESEC/FSE’11, authors of accepted
technical papers at VISSOFT 2017 can have their artifacts evaluated by
the program committee. Positively evaluated artifacts will be
reflected in the paper publication, presentation, and be formally
announced during the conference. More information about the artifact
evaluation process may be found on

Important Dates:
Artifact submission: June 25, 2017
Artifact notification: July 15, 2017
Submission link:

-== NIER and Tool papers==-

We accept two types of paper submissions: NIER contributions (New
Ideas and Emerging Results) and Tool contributions. The NIER
contributions describe work-in-progress and preliminary exciting
results. Authors should include open questions and even provocative
hypotheses to get early feedback on their research ideas or even
support through new research collaborations. NIER papers have to be
maximum 5 pages long (including bibliography). Tool contributions
describe the design or actual utilization of software visualization
tools, with a focus on relevant tool construction aspects or the use
of the tool for gaining new insights. Authors should be prepared to
demonstrate their tool at the conference. The submission may also
contain a link to a screencast (e.g., YouTube video). Tools papers
have to be maximum 5 pages long
(including bibliography).

Important Dates:
Paper submission date: June 23, 2017
Notification: July 24, 2017
Submission link:

-== Organizing Committee ==-
General Chair:
Kang Zhang, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Program Co-Chairs:
Ivan Beschastnikh, University of British Columbia, Canada
Andrea Mocci, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

Publicity Co-Chairs:

Cong Chen, Fujitsu Laboratories of America, USA

Bin Lin, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

NIER/Tool Co-Chairs:
Bonita Sharif, Youngstown State University, USA
Olga Baysal, Carleton University, Canada

Artifact Evaluation Co-Chairs:
Anne Etien, École Polytechnique Universitaire de Lille, France
Omar Benomar, Yellow Pages / Pages Jaunes and Université de Montréal, Canada

Most Influential Paper Award Chairs:
Stephan Diehl, University of Trier, Germany
Malcolm Munro, Durham University, UK

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CfP: 4th International Workshop on Visual Performance Analysis (VPA17)

Held in conjunction with SC17: The International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

Denver, CO, USA November 17, 2017

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2017

Over the last decades an incredible amount of resources has been devoted
to building ever more powerful supercomputers. However, exploiting the
full capabilities of these machines is becoming exponentially more
difficult with each new generation of hardware. To help understand and
optimize the behavior of massively parallel simulations the performance
analysis community has created a wide range of tools and APIs to collect
performance data, such as flop counts, network traffic or cache behavior
at the largest scale. However, this success has created a new challenge,
as the resulting data is far too large and too complex to be analyzed in
a straightforward manner. Therefore, new automatic analysis and
visualization approaches must be developed to allow application
developers to intuitively understand the multiple, interdependent
effects that their algorithmic choices have on the final performance.

This workshop will bring together researchers from the fields of
performance analysis and visualization to discuss new approaches of
applying visualization and visual analytics techniques to large scale

Workshop Topics:

* Scalable displays of performance data
* Data models to enable scalable visualization
* Graph representation of unstructured performance data
* Presentation of high-dimensional data
* Visual correlations between multiple data source
* Human-Computer Interfaces for exploring performance data
* Multi-scale representations of performance data for visual exploration

Paper Submission:

Solicit papers of up to 8 pages as well as 4 page short papers in
standard ACM format that focus on techniques in the intersection of the
two communities and either use visualization techniques to display large
scale performance data or that develop new visualization or visual
analytics methods that help create new insights.

All papers must be submitted through Easychair at:

Important Dates:

* Submission deadline: July 31, 2017
* Notification of acceptance: September 18, 2017
* Camera-ready deadline: October 9, 2017

Workshop Chairs:

* Fabian Beck, University of Duisburg-Essen
* Abhinav Bhatele, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
* Judit Gimenez, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
* Joshua A. Levine, University of Arizona



Steering Committee:

* Peer-Timo Bremer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
* Bernd Mohr, Juelich Supercomputing Center
* Valerio Pascucci, University of Utah
* Martin Schulz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Program Committee:

* Harsh Bhatia, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
* Holger Brunst, Technical University Dresden
* Alexandru Calotoiu, Technical University Darmstadt
* Todd Gamblin, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
* Marc-Andre Hermanns, Juelich Supercomputing Center
* Kevin Huck, University of Oregon
* Katherine Isaacs, University of Arizona
* Yarden Livnat, University of Utah
* Naoya Maruyama, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
* Bernd Mohr, Juelich Supercomputing Center
* Ananya Muddukrishna, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
* Matthias Mueller, RWTH Aachen University
* Valerio Pascucci, University of Utah
* Paul Rosen, University of South Florida
* Carlos Scheidegger, University of Arizona
* Chad Steed, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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CFP: 3rd International Workshop on Visualization and Interaction for Ontologies and Linked Data (VOILA)


VOILA 2017 – Visualization and Interaction for Ontologies and Linked Data

3rd International Workshop at ISWC 2017, 16th International Semantic Web Conference
October 21 or 22, 2017, Vienna, Austria

Abstracts Deadline: July 14, 2017
Submission Deadline: July 21, 2017

Motivation and Objectives

‘A picture is worth a thousand words’, we often say, yet many areas are in demand of sophisticated visualization techniques, and the Semantic Web is not an exception. The size and complexity of ontologies and Linked Data in the Semantic Web constantly grows and the diverse backgrounds of the users and application areas multiply at the same time. Providing users with visual representations and intuitive interaction techniques can significantly aid the exploration and understanding of the domains and knowledge represented by ontologies and Linked Data.

Ontology visualization is not a new topic and a number of approaches have become available in recent years, with some being already well-established, particularly in the field of ontology modeling. In other areas of ontology engineering, such as ontology alignment and debugging, although several tools have been developed, few provide a graphical user interface, not to mention navigational aids or comprehensive visualization and interaction techniques.

In the presence of a huge network of interconnected resources, one of the challenges faced by the Linked Data community is the visualization of multidimensional datasets to provide for efficient overview, exploration and querying tasks, to mention just a few. With the focus shifting from a Web of Documents to a Web of Data, changes in the interaction paradigms are in demand as well. Novel approaches also need to take into consideration the technological challenges and opportunities given by new interaction contexts, ranging from mobile, touch, and gesture interaction to visualizations on large displays, and encompassing highly responsive web applications.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution but different use cases demand different visualization and interaction techniques. Ultimately, providing better user interfaces, visual representations and interaction techniques will foster user engagement and likely lead to higher quality results in different applications employing ontologies and proliferate the consumption of Linked Data.

Topics of Interest

Topics, subjects, and contexts of interest include (but are not limited to):

* Topics:
– visualizations
– user interfaces
– visual analytics
– requirements analysis
– case studies
– user evaluations
– cognitive aspects

* Subjects:
– ontologies
– linked data
– ontology engineering (development, collaboration, ontology design patterns, alignment, debugging, evolution, provenance, etc.)

* Contexts:
– classical interaction contexts (desktop, keyboard, mouse, etc.)
– novel interaction contexts (mobile, touch, gesture, etc.)
– special settings (large, high-resolution, and multiple displays, etc.)
– specific user groups and needs (people with disabilities, domain experts, etc.)

Submission Guidelines

Paper submission and reviewing for this workshop will be electronic via EasyChair. The papers should be written in English, following the Springer LNCS format, and be submitted in PDF on or before July 21, 2017. Paper abstracts are due by July 14, 2017.

The following types of contributions are welcome. The recommended page length is given in brackets. There is no strict page limit but the length of a paper should be commensurate with its contribution.

Full research papers (8-12 pages);
Experience papers (8-12 pages);
Position papers (6-8 pages);
Short research papers (4-6 pages);
System papers (4-6 pages).

Accepted papers will be published as a volume in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings series.

Important Dates

Abstracts: July 14, 2017
Submission: July 21, 2017
Notification: August 24, 2017
Camera-ready: September 13, 2017
Workshop: October 21 or 22, 2017


Valentina Ivanova, Linköping University, Sweden
Patrick Lambrix, Linköping University, Sweden
Steffen Lohmann, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
Catia Pesquita, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Programme Committee

Benjamin Bach, Edinburgh University, UK
Isabel F. Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Aba-Sah Dadzie, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK
Aidan Delaney, University of Brighton, UK
Marek Dudáš, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
Roberto García, Universitat de Lleida, Spain
Alain Giboin, Universitó Côte d’Azur, Inria, CNRS, I3S, France
Anika Groß, University of Leipzig, Germany
Willem Robert van Hage, Netherlands eScience Center, The Netherlands
Ali Hasnain, The Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland
Eero Hyvönen, Aalto University & University of Helsinki, Finland
Tomi Kauppinen, Aalto University School of Science, Finland
Ali Khalili, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Paul Mulholland, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK
Stefan Negru, MSD IT Global Innovation Center, Czech Republic
Francesco Osborne, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK
Paul Parsons, Purdue University, USA
Silvio Peroni, University of Bologna & CNR-ISTC, Italy
Emmanuel Pietriga, INRIA Saclay, France
Harald Sack, Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure & KIT Karlsruhe, Germany
Daniel Schwabe, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kamran Sedig, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Ahmet Soylu, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Gem Stapleton, University of Brighton, UK
Markel Vigo, University of Manchester, UK
Simon Walk, Stanford University, USA

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