[ecoop-info] VISSOFT 2015 - Call for Papers: New Ideas or Emerging Results and Tool Demos

Craig Anslow Craig.Anslow at ecs.vuw.ac.nz
Mon Jun 15 12:00:46 CEST 2015

VISSOFT 2015 - Call for Papers: New Ideas or Emerging Results and Tool Demos

3rd IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization (VISSOFT)
September 27-28, 2015, Bremen, Germany

Paper submission date: June 29, 2015
Notification: July 31, 2015


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 evolution.

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. 

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 debugging
* 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

VISSOFT features a New Ideas or Emerging Results (NIER) track and a Tool Demo track related to the list of topics suggested above. Papers are solicited that present original, unpublished research results and will be rigorously reviewed by an international program committee.

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. 

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).

All accepted submissions will appear in the conference proceedings and the IEEE Digital Library. 

-== How to Submit ==-

Both types of papers have to be maximum 5 pages long (including bibliography and annexes).
Paper submission date: June 29, 2015 (previously: June 15, 2015)
Notification: July 31, 2015

Submissions must be submitted online via the VISSOFT 2015 EasyChair
conference management system at

Please adhere to the formatting instruction published on the ICSME
website:  http://www.icsme.uni-bremen.de/formatting.php

-== Organizing Committee ==-

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

Program Co-Chairs:
Fabian Beck, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Alexandre Bergel, University of Chile, Chile 

NIER/Tool Co-Chairs:
Craig Anslow, Middlesex University, UK
Johan Fabry, University of Chile, Chile 

NIER/Tool Program Committee:

Bilal Alsallakh			TU Vienna, Austria
Jennifer Baldwin		Swinburne University,Australia
Ivan Beschastnikh		University of British Columbia, Canada
Usman Bhatti			INRIA Lille / Synectique, France
Michael Burch			University of Stuttgart, Germany
Andrei Chis			Bern University, Switzerland
Neville Churcher		University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Marcus Denker		INRIA Lille, France
Coen De Roover		Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Jens Dietrich			Massey University, New Zealand
Bogdan Dit			Boise State University, US
Matthias Frisch		Magdeburg University, Germany
Maria-Elena Froese		University of Victoria, Canada
Michael Homer		Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
James A. Jones		University of California, Irvine, US
Adrian Kuhn			AirBNB, US
Jannik Laval			Ecole Des Mines de Douai, France
Paul Leger			Universidad Catolica Del Norte, Chile
Andrea Mocci			University of Lugano, Switzerland
Tim Molderez			Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Chris Parnin			NC State University, US
Michael Perscheid		HPI-Universtat Potsdam, Germany
David Roethlisberger	Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
Christian Tominski		Unviversity of Rostock, Germany

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