Visual Analytics in Software Engineering (VASE) – Workshop Summary

Visual Analytics in Software Engineering (VASE) workshop at IEEE/ACM Automated Software Engineering (ASE), November 2009.

Workshop proceedings: Technical Report: ECSTR10-11.pdf

The fields of information visualization and visual analytics have provided a rich source of techniques and tools for exploring complex information spaces. Automated software engineering creates or involves the handling of complex information spaces, and this workshop looked at the role that visualization and visual analytics can play in supporting automated software engineering.

As an example of this, researchers are currently developing novel methods, algorithms, and techniques to visualize multiple types and sets of artifacts. This goes beyond just looking at source code, but also visualizing and analysing other documents, meta-data, or repository data for diverse, complex, and large-scale software applications.

There are a number of challenges facing both information visualization and visual analytics, the workshop provided the opportunity for researchers to come together and discuss the impact of these challenges on specifically supporting aspects of automated software engineering. The workshop began discussing a roadmap for future solutions to these challenges, and areas for collaboration.

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About Craig Anslow

Craig Anslow is a Lecturer in Software Engineering at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, with research interests in software visualization.
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