Due date: June 20, 2006

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2006 ACM Symposium on Software Visualization (SoftVis'06) to be held September 4-5, 2006 in Brighton, UK.

We invite you to consider presenting a Poster at SoftVis'06.

This poster session provides an opportunity for participants to present and discuss their research. This event will feature concurrent short presentations by participants organized in poster formats. Each participant will be allowed space on an easel for the presentation. SoftVis'06 attendees will be able to wander among the posters and talk to presenters about their research.

An award will be presented for the best poster presentation.

Also watch for the Software Visualization Challenge Problem, an interactive way to participate in SoftVis. Details coming soon at

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 goal of this symposium is to provide a forum for researchers from different backgrounds (HCI, software engineering, programming languages, visualization, computer science education) to discuss and present original research on software visualization.

Poster presentations describing research in the following areas are welcome:

  • Visualization of algorithms, including numerical, geometric, genetic, distributed and graph algorithms
  • Visualization in software engineering, e.g. UML diagrams
  • Visualization-based software in computer science and software engineering education
  • Integration of software visualization tools and development environments
  • Program visualization
  • Protocol and log visualization (security, trust)
  • Visualization of parallel programs
  • Visualization of the software development process
  • Visualization of data and processes in applications
  • Graph drawing algorithms for software visualization
  • Visualization of data base schemes
  • Visual debugging
  • 3D software visualization
  • Software visualization on the internet
  • Program analyses and visualization
  • Empirical evaluation of software visualization system effectiveness
  • Visualization of Web Services
  • Visualization of workflow and business processes

Before submitting a poster abstract, please note the following:

  • Abstracts should not exceed two(!) US Letter size pages in two-column format. Authors should prepare and electronically submit a PDF version of their poster abstract following the instructions for authors of conferences sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH.
  • All abstracts must be submitted by email to until June 20, 2006.
  • At least one of the abstract authors must be present at the conference.
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection of abstracts: by June 25, 2006