[ecoop-info] Call for Papers - VISSOFT 2018: 6th IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization

Manuel Rubio Sánchez manuel.rubio at urjc.es
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Call for Papers


6th IEEE Working Conference on
Software Visualization

September 24-25, 2018 - Madrid, Spain


Software visualization is a broad research area whose general goal is to 
enhance and promote the theory, realization, and evaluation of 
approaches to visually encode and analyze software systems, including 
software development practices, evolution, structure, and software 
runtime behavior. Software visualization is inherently 
interdisciplinary, drawing on theories and techniques from information 
visualization and computer graphics and applying these in the software 
engineering domain.

The VISSOFT conference is principally a venue for publishing and 
discussing research related to software visualization. VISSOFT brings 
together a community of 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.

This year’s VISSOFT, co-held with ICSME, encourages a variety of 
submissions that address outstanding challenges in software systems 
using visualization. This includes technical papers, empirical studies, 
applications, case studies, and papers that present novel ideas and tools.

VISSOFT topics of interest include:
* Innovative visualization and visual analytics techniques for analysis 
of software engineering data. This includes source code, dependencies, 
repositories, developer social networks like
StackOverflow and GitHub, mobile app reviews, documentation, runtime 
logs, and DevOps data.
* Visualization to support software development activities, including 
design, requirements engineering, program comprehension, software 
testing, and debugging.
* Interaction techniques and algorithms for software visualization
* Visualization-based techniques in software engineering education
* Integration of software visualization tools with development environments
* Empirical evaluation of software visualizations
* Industrial experience with using software visualization
* Applications of new technologies to enhance software visualization, 
including virtual reality, augmented reality, gamification, and machine 

We solicit papers that present original, unpublished research results. 
Papers 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 Tools track. All accepted 
submissions will appear in the conference proceedings and the IEEE 
Digital Library.

== Technical papers ==

A technical paper contribution must describe an in-depth and mature 
research result relevant to software visualization. The content of a 
technical paper can be at a maximum 10 pages long (including all 
figures, tables, and appendices). However, the 10 page limit does not 
include the bibliography, which is not limited in length.

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 a video can submit the video together with their 
paper if the size of the video is smaller than 50 MB, otherwise a URL to 
the video should be provided. Authors will be given the opportunity to 
provide a response to reviewer requests for clarifications before a 
final decision is made. After the notification, authors can also submit 
an artifact (tool, data, model, etc.). The following section provides 
more info about it.

Important Dates:
Abstract submission date: May 1, 2018
Paper submission date: May 8, 2018
Author response period: June 1 - June 5, 2018
Notification: June 15, 2018
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vissoft2018

== Artifacts ==

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 2018 can have their artifacts evaluated by the program 
committee. Positively evaluated artifacts will be reflected in the paper 
publication, presentation, and be formally announced during the 
conference. A paper with an accepted artifact will have five extra 
minutes of presentation which can be used to present the artifact. The 
authors will also be invited to demo the artifact during the interactive 
informal demo session organized for the tool demo track.

Given the short time between the acceptance notification and the 
deadline to submit the artifact, we suggest the authors to start 
preparing it beforehand.

Finally, for more information about the artifact evaluation process 
visit http://www.artifact-eval.org.

Important Dates:
Artifact submission: June 22, 2018
Artifact notification: July 11, 2018
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vissoft2018

== NIER and Tool papers==

We accept two types of paper submissions: NIER contributions (New Ideas 
and Emerging Results) and Tool contributions. The NIER contributions 
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). 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 
(e.g., YouTube or Vimeo video). Tools papers have to be maximum 5 pages 
long (including bibliography).

Important Dates:
Paper submission date: June 11, 2018
Notification: July 2, 2018
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vissoft2018

== Organizing Committee ==

General Co-Chairs:
J. Ángel Velázquez Iturbide, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Jaime Urquiza Fuentes, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

Program Co-Chairs:
Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Mircea F. Lungu, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

NIER/Tool Co-Chairs:
Katherine E. Isaacs, University of Arizona, USA
Michael Burch, Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Artifact Evaluation Co-Chairs:
Johan Fabry, Raincode Labs, Belgium 
Roberto Minelli, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland

Most Influential Paper Award Chairs
Wim De Pauw, Google Inc
Jonathan Maletic, Kent State University, USA

For updates, visit http://vissoft.info or follow
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Best regards,
Andreas Kerren and Mircea Lungu
Program Co-Chairs


Manuel Rubio Sánchez
Profesor Contratado Doctor

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación, 
Arquitectura de Computadores, 
Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos y
Estadística e Investigación Operativa
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