[Infovis] VISSOFT 2015: 3rd IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization - Preliminary Call for Papers

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Thu Dec 18 15:24:16 CET 2014

==== Preliminary Call for Papers ====

VISSOFT 2015: 
3rd IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization

September 27 - September 28, 2015, Bremen, Germany


Software visualization is a broad research area encompassing concepts,
methods, tools, and techniques that assist in a range of software
engineering and software development activities. Covered aspects include the
development and evaluation of approaches for visually analyzing software and
software systems, including their structure, execution behavior, and

The VISSOFT IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization continues the
history of the ACM SOFTVIS Symposium on Software Visualization and the IEEE
VISSOFT International Workshop on Visualizing Software for Understanding and
Analysis. The conference focuses on visualization techniques that target
aspects of software maintenance and evolution, program comprehension,
reverse engineering, and reengineering, i.e., how visualization helps
professionals to understand, analyze, test and evolve software. We aim to
gather tool developers, experts, users, and 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. We
seek technical papers, empirical studies, applications, or case studies and
provide a platform for presenting novel research ideas and tools. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  * Innovative visualization and visual analytics techniques for software
engineering data, such as,
    - source code
    - static and dynamic dependencies
    - software evolution and repositories
    - software documentation
    - web services
    - protocol, log, and performance data
    - parallel techniques
    - database schemes
    - software security and privacy issues
    - workflow and business processes
  * Visualization to support program comprehension, software testing, and
  * Interaction techniques and algorithms for software visualization
  * Visualization-based techniques in computer science and software
engineering education
  * Integration of software visualization tools and development environments
  * Empirical evaluation of software visualization
  * Industrial experience on using software visualization 

Papers are solicited that present original, unpublished research results and
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 track related to the same list of topics
suggested above. All accepted submissions will appear in the conference
proceedings and the IEEE Digital Library. 

-== Technical papers ==- 

These contributions describe in-depth mature research results in the
above-mentioned areas of interest. 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 such video should
provide a URL to the video. Technical papers have to be maximum 10 pages
long (including bibliography and annexes).
Abstract submission date: April 27, 2015
Full paper submission date: May 4, 2015
Author response period: June 8 - 12, 2015
Notification: June 18, 2015

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 2015 can have
their artifacts evaluated by the program committee. Positively evaluated
artifacts will be reflected in the paper publication and presentation. More
information about the artifacts may be found on
Artifact submission for accepted papers: June 24, 2015
Artifact notification:  July 31, 2015

VISSOFT 2015 will award distinguished technical papers. Monetary awards will
be sponsored by ObjectProfile.com

Special issue:
We plan to invite a selection of the technical papers accepted at VISSOFT
2015 to submit an extended version to a journal.

-== NIER papers ==- 

The NIER contributions (New Ideas and Emerging Results) 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 and
Paper submission date: June 15, 2015 
Notification: July 31, 2015

-== Tool papers ==- 

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 (video). Tools papers have to be maximum 5 pages long
(including bibliography and annexes).
Paper submission date: June 15, 2015
Notification: July 31, 2015

General Chair:
Jürgen Doellner, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany --

Program Co-Chairs:
Fabian Beck, University of Stuttgart, Germany -- http://research.fbeck.com
Alexandre Bergel, University of Chile, Chile -- http://bergel.eu

Please visit http://vissoft.info for updates.

Best regards,
Fabian Beck and Alexandre Bergel
Program Co-Chairs

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