Category Archives: Papers

State of the Art of Performance Visualization

This is a guest post by Kate Isaacs, UC Davis, who is one of the authors of the paper presented. Software visualization for performance is about helping developers find inefficiencies slowing down their code. Performance can have significant affects on the … Continue reading

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Software Visualization Highlights at EuroVis 2013

In mid June 2013, the European visualization community spent a hot and, at the same time, refreshing week (both contentwise and weatherwise) in Leipzig meeting for EuroVis 2013. Since the scope of EuroVis is rather broad and covers all kinds … Continue reading

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Bug Maps: A Tool for the Visual Exploration and Analysis of Bugs

Andre Hora, Nicolas Anquetil, Stephane Ducasse, Muhammad Bhatti, Cesar Couto, Marco Tulio Valente, and Julio Martins. Bug Maps: A Tool for the Visual Exploration and Analysis of Bugs. Demonstration at CSMR 2012. Abstract: To harness the complexity of big legacy … Continue reading

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Using Background Colors to Support Program Comprehension in Software Product Lines

A paper on Using Background Colors to Support Program Comprehension in Software Product Lines (IEEE Xplore) by Feigenspan, J., Schulze, M., Papendieck, M., Kästner, C., Dachselt, R., Köppen, V., Frisch, M. from the University of Magdeburg and University of Marburg … Continue reading

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Caserta and Zendra: “Visualization of the Static Aspects of Software: A Survey”

Software visualization is an active field of research positioned between software engineering and information visualization. Although there exist events like SoftVis and VISSOFT, papers on software visualization are scattered across many conferences and journals—survey articles that summarize and structure recent … Continue reading

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VISSOFT 2011 Paper Highlights

VISSOFT 2011, the 6th IEEE International Workshop on Visualizing Software for Understanding and Analysis, took place in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, September 29-30, 2011 and was co-located with ICSM 2011. The proceedings are available in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Of … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Bugs

A paper by Jorge Aranda and Gina Venolia entitled The Secret Life of Bugs: Going Past the Errors and Omissions in Software Repositories, (ACM Link) presented at ICSE 2009 presents a field study they conducted with Microsoft Developers and how … Continue reading

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