Software Visualization

Denis Gracanin, Kresimir Matkovic, Mohamed Eltoweissy
Software Visualization
Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering, A NASA Journal, 1(2):221-230, September 2005. [PDF]

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  • Publication Type: Journal Paper (without talk)
  • Workgroup(s)/Project(s): not specified
  • Date: September 2005
  • ISSN: 1614-5046
  • Journal: Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering, A NASA Journal
  • Number: 2
  • Pages (from): 221
  • Pages (to): 230
  • Volume: 1

Abstract

The field of software visualization (SV) investigates approaches and techniques for static and dynamic graphical representations of algorithms, programs (code), and processed data. SV is concerned primarily with the analysis of programs and their development. The goal is to improve our understanding of inherently invisible and intangible software, particularly when dealing with large information spaces that characterize domains like software maintenance, reverse engineering, and collaborative development. The main challenge is to find effective mappings from different software aspects to graphical representations using visual metaphors. This paper provides an overview of the SV research, describes current research directions, and includes an extensive list of recommended readings.

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@article{gracanin-2005-soft,
  title =      "Software Visualization",
  author =     "Denis Gracanin and Kresimir Matkovic and Mohamed Eltoweissy",
  year =       "2005",
  abstract =   "The field of software visualization (SV) investigates
               approaches and techniques for static and dynamic graphical
               representations of algorithms, programs (code), and
               processed data. SV is concerned primarily with the analysis
               of programs and their development. The goal is to improve
               our understanding of inherently invisible and intangible
               software, particularly when dealing with large information
               spaces that characterize domains like software maintenance,
               reverse engineering, and collaborative development. The main
               challenge is to find effective mappings from different
               software aspects to graphical representations using visual
               metaphors. This paper provides an overview of the SV
               research, describes current research directions, and
               includes an extensive list of recommended readings.",
  month =      sep,
  issn =       "1614-5046",
  journal =    "Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering, A NASA
               Journal",
  number =     "2",
  volume =     "1",
  pages =      "221--230",
  URL =        "/research/publications/2005/gracanin-2005-soft/",
}