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.
This special issue on software visualization aims to bring together a community of researchers from software engineering, information visualization, computer graphics, human-computer interaction, and data science to discuss theoretical foundations, algorithms, techniques, tools, and applications related to software visualization.
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 learning
Analytical approaches to understand software-related aspects based on data science concepts
Submission deadline: 17th December 2021
Author Notification: 90 days (3 months)
All submissions should follow the journal submission guidelines, including maximum length requirements and having a structured abstract. The guidelines for authors can be found at: https://www.elsevier.com/journals/information-and-software-technology/0950-5849/guide-for-authors
All manuscripts submission and review will be handled through the Editorial Manager system: https://www.editorialmanager.com/infsof/Default.aspx. When submitting, please select the following article type from the special issues: “VSI: VSE”.
Paul Leger, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile.
Alexandre Bergel, University of Chile, Chile.
Juan-Pablo Sandoval Alcocer, Universidad Católica Boliviana “San Pablo”, Bolivia.
Leonel Merino, Universität Stuttgart, Germany.