June 11-13, 2003    
San Diego, USA

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Paper submission: Dec. 16, 2002

Tutorial submission: Jan. 15, 2003

Notification of acceptance: Jan. 27, 2003

Final papers due: March 10, 2003

SoftVis '03 is affiliated with the ACM Federated Computing Research Conference, a collection of symposia occurring June 7-14 in San Diego, CA. For more details on registration, hotel and travel information, please see the FCRC 2003 web pages.

Student Travel
The Conference Attendance Program for Students (CAPS) provides some financial support to graduate students, enabling them to attend SIGSOFT-sponsored conferences. The SIGPLAN Professional Activities Committee (PAC) provides support for registration fees and shared accommodation expenses for student attendance at a SIGPLAN sponsored conference where the applicant is to present a paper, is co-author of a paper on the program, or is participating in a student poster session.

More Information
For more information and questions about the SoftVis '03 Symposium, please send email to diehl@cs.uni-sb.de and stasko@cc.gatech.edu.

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Final Program

Wednesday, June 11th, 2003

Afternoon Tutorials

Thursday, June 12th, 2003

Session 1 - Interesting Program Representations

  • Program Animation Based on the Roles of Variables
    Jorma Sajaniemi, Marja Kuittinen
  • Growing Squares: Animated Visualization of Causal Relations
    Niklas Elmqvist, Philippas Tsigas
  • 3D Representations for Software Visualization
    Andrian Marcus, Louis Feng, Jonathan Maletic

Session 2 - Integrating SV Systems

  • EVolve: An Open Extensible Software Visualisation Framework
    Qin Wang, Wei Wang, Rhodes Brown, Karel Driesen, Bruno Dufour, Laurie Hendren, Clark Verbrugge
  • Plugging-in Visualization: Experiences Integrating a Visualization Tool with Eclipse
    Robert Lintern, Jeff Michaud, Margaret-Anne Storey, Xiaomin Wu

Session 3 - Visualization for Program Understanding

  • Visualizing Java in Action
    Steven Reiss
  • Visualization of Program-Execution Data for Deployed Software
    Alessando Orso, James Jones, Mary Jean Harrold
  • A System for Graph-Based Visualization of the Evolution of Software
    Christian Collberg, Stephen Kobourov, Jasvir Nagra, Jacob Pitts, Kevin Wampler

Session 4 - Demo/Poster session

Friday, June 13th, 2003

Session 1 - Algorithm Animation Evaluation

  • Algorithm Visualization in CS Education: Comparing Levels of Student Engagement
    Scott Grissom, Myles F. McNally, Tom Naps
  • Dancing Hamsters and Marble Statues: Characterizing Student Visualizations of Algorithms
    Teresa Hübscher-Younger, N. Hari Narayanan
  • Designing Effective Program Visualization Tools for Reducing User's Cognitive Effort
    M. Eduard Tudoreanu

Session 2 - Debugging and Finding Faults

  • Interactive Visual Debugging with UML
    Timothy Jacobs, Benjamin Musial
  • End-User Software Visualizations for Fault Localization
    Joseph Ruthruff, Eugene Creswick, Margaret Burnett, Curtis Cook, Shreenivasarao Prabhakararao, Marc Fisher II, M. Main

Session 3 - Software Visualization for Specific Domains

  • Interactive Locality Optimization on NUMA Architectures
    Tao Mu, Jie Tao, Martin Schulz, Sally A. McKee
  • Graph Visualization for the Analysis of the Structure and Dynamics of Extreme-Scale Supercomputers
    Cheng Zhou, Kenneth L. Summers, Thomas P. Caudell
  • Visualizing Software for Telecommunication Services
    Emden R. Gansner, John M. Mocenigo, Stephen C. North

Session 4 - All Things UML

  • Nice Class Diagrams Admit Good Design?
    Holger Eichelberger
  • Visualizing Model Mappings in UML
    Jan Hendrick Hausmann, Stuart Kent
  • A New Approach for Visualizing UML Class Diagrams
    Carsten Gutwenger, Michael Jünger, Karsten Klein, Joachim Kupke, Sebastian Leipert, Petra Mutzel
  • A Topology-Shape-Metrics Approach for the Automatic Layout of UML Class Diagram
    Markus Eiglsperger, Michael Kaufmann, Martin Siebenhaller