ACM Symposium on Software Visualization

October 25-26, 2010     Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Co-Located with IEEE VisWeek 2010

SoftVis 2010 Program
VisWeek 2010 Program and Venue Information
Online registration is open (Early Bird Registration ends 09/17/2010)
Hotel reservation (Cut Off Date: 09/22/2010)
Keynote by Arie van Deursen
Virtual Capstone by Grady Booch

SOFTVIS is sponsored by ACM SIGCHI, SIGGRAPH, SIGPLAN, and SIGSOFT, and in cooperation with ACM SIGCSE. SOFTVIS is technical co-sponsored by IEEE CS and VGTC.

SOFTVIS'10 is part of IEEE VisWeek'10 and shares a single registration.

Important Dates

Papers Due:
April 30, 2010 (23:59 Samoa time)

June 30, 2010

Posters/Tool Demos Due:
July 14, 2010

October 25-26, 2010


General Chair:
Alexandru Telea, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Program Co-chairs:
Carsten Görg, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Steven Reiss, Brown University, USA

Poster Chair:
Craig Anslow, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Call for Papers: PDF, Text
Call for Posters: HTML

Welcome to SoftVis'10!

Software visualization encompasses the development and evaluation of methods for graphically representing different aspects of software, including its structure, its abstract and concrete execution, and its evolution. The ACM Symposium on Software Visualization (SoftVis), now at its fifth edition, is the premiere forum for researchers from different backgrounds (HCI, software engineering, programming languages, visualization, and computer science education) to present original research on software visualization.

We seek theoretical as well as practical papers on applications, techniques, tools, case studies, and empirical studies. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Visualization of algorithm
  • Program visualization
  • Visualization in software engineering, e.g. UML diagrams
  • Visualization of parallel programs
  • Visualization-based software in computer science and software engineering education
  • Visualization of workflow and business processes
  • Integration of software visualization tools and development environments
  • Visualization of data and processes in applications
  • Visualization of web services
  • Visualization of software evolution
  • Visualization of the software development process
  • Visualization of data base schemes
  • Protocol and log visualization (security, trust)
  • Source code visualization
  • Graph algorithms for software visualization
  • Visual debugging
  • 3D software visualization
  • Software visualization on the internet
  • Empirical evaluation of software visualization
Papers are solicited that present original, unpublished research results and will be rigorously reviewed by an international program committee. Hints for writing Software Visualization research papers are available online.

Authors should prepare and electronically submit their papers (up to 10 pages in standard ACM 2-column format). The submission of a video (up to 5 minutes in length) to accompany the paper is encouraged.

Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings and the ACM Digital Library. Selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue on Software Visualization in the Information Visualization Journal. As in the previous SOFTVIS editions we will award a best paper.

In addition to technical papers, we are also inviting poster and tool demo submissions. Posters and tool demos offer the opportunity to present new ideas and work in progress during an interactive session. Authors should prepare and submit poster and tool demo abstracts of up to 2 pages in in standard ACM 2-column format. Accepted abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings.
International Program Committee
Margaret Burnett, Oregon State University, USA
Rob DeLine, Microsoft Research, USA
Arie van Deursen, Delft University / CWI, Netherlands
Stephan Diehl, University of Trier, Germany
Holger Eichelberger, University of Hildesheim, Germany
Harald Gall, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Danny Holten, University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
John Hosking, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Christopher Hundhausen, Washington State University, USA
Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Stephen Kobourov, University of Arizona, USA
Rainer Koschke, University of Bremen, Germany
Eileen Kraemer, University of Georgia, USA
Michele Lanza, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Kwan-Liu Ma, University of California at Davis, USA
Jonathan I. Maletic, Kent State University, USA
Nick Mitchell, IBM Research, USA
Tom Naps, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, USA
Thomas Panas, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, USA
Wim De Pauw, IBM Research, USA
Helen Purchase, University of Glasgow, UK
Susan Rodger, Duke University, USA
Jorma Sajaniemi, University of Joensuu, Finland
John Stasko, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Lucian Voinea, Solidsource, Netherlands
Chris Weaver, University of Oklahoma, USA
Thomas Zimmermann, Microsoft Research, USA