8th IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization (VISSOFT 2020)
September 28-29, 2020, Adelaide, Australia
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
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
The VISSOFT conference is 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, human-computer interaction, and data
science to discuss theoretical foundations, algorithms, techniques,
tools, and applications related to the visualization of software.
VISSOFT 2020, co-held with ICSME 2020, 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.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
– Innovative visualization and visual analytics techniques for
analysis of software engineering data. This includes source code,
dependencies, repositories, developer social networks such as
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
– Empirical evaluation of software visualizations, including eye
– Industrial experience with using software visualization.
– Applications of new technologies to enhance software
visualization, including virtual reality, augmented/mixed reality,
gamification, and artificial intelligence.
– 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We solicit papers that present original, unpublished research results.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 or Emerging Results (NIER) track and a Tool Demonstrations (TD)
track. All accepted submissions will appear in the conference
proceedings and the IEEE Digital Library.
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, otherwise a URL
to the video should be provided.
After the notification, authors can also submit an artifact (tool,
data, model, etc.)
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vissoft2020
The NIER/TD Track of VISSOFT accepts two types of contributions: New
Ideas and Emerging Results (NIER) and Tool Demonstrations (TD). Both
NIER and TD contributions have a page limit of 5 (including
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
Tool Demonstrations 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 requested 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.
Abstract submission: June 22, 2020
Technical paper submission: June 26, 2020
NIER/TD paper submission: June 26, 2020
Artifact submission: August 1, 2020
Author notification: July 24, 2020
Camera-Ready: August 7, 2020
Conference date: September 28-29, 2020
**Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)**
The VISSOFT Organizing Committee is aware of the current COVID-19
situation. At this time, the conference is planned to take place as
scheduled. The committee will continue monitoring conditions and will
provide updates if plans change.
Stay safe & we hope to see you at VISSOFT 2020!
Craig Anslow (General Chair)
Andreas Schreiber and Takashi Ishio (Program Co-Chairs)