Visualization applied to Software Engineering in the Information and Software Technology Journal

in Special Issue   Posted on March 26, 2021 

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Fri 17 Dec 2021
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Journal Name : Information and Software Technology
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Special Issue Call for Papers:

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

Important Dates:
• Submission deadline: 17th December 2021
• Author Notification: 90 days (3 months)

Submission Guidelines
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:
All manuscripts submission and review will be handled through the Editorial Manager system: When submitting, please select the following article type from the special issues: “VSI: VSE”.

Guest Editors
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.

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