Workshop on Software Visualization


Tampa, FL, October 15, 2001

Papers presented:


This workshop will look at current work in the area of software visualization with an emphasis on software understanding through visualization. More specific topics of interest include: In addition to providing an overview of current research in the area, it will provide a forum for discussions and cooperation among researchers in this and related areas.


The workshop itself will include presentations of position papers with time for discussion, panel sessions, and ample time for discussions among the participants.

Interested researchers should submit a position paper (2-4 pages plus figures). We encourage submissions of work in progress. Papers will be evaluated by a small program committee consisting of the three of us and three additional researchers to be selected. Accepted papers will be posted on this website. Please send your paper in PDF or PS format to Joanne Bennett at .

Important dates

Papers due: Friday, August 17, 2001
Notification of acceptance: Wednesday, September 5, 2001
Early registration for conference: Thursday, September 6, 2001. OOPSLA registration .


Wim De Pauw received his M.S. in E.E., M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Ghent Belgium, where he did research on data structures for graphical information. Since 1992 he is at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center.

He is a Research Staff Member managing the Jinsight project, dealing with visualization for object-oriented systems. His research interests are visualization, object-oriented programming environments, debugging and performance analysis.

Steven Reiss is Professor of Computer Science and Associate Chairman of the Computer Science Department at Brown University. Dr. Reiss's research interests lie in the area of programming environments and software visualization. The most recent environment, DESERT, combines an inexpensive data integration mechanism with a common editor and a collection of design and programming tools.

 Dr. Reiss's current research includes work in the area of the visualization and analysis of the dynamics of complex software systems, software environments that let code and design evolve consistently and in parallel, web-based information retrieval, and developing software for a wireless classroom.

Gary Sevitsky is a researcher in the Java Visualization Group at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. Prior to joining IBM in 1998, Gary has worked in information visualization at the NYNEX Science and Technology Center, and has also worked developing end-user programming environments for database systems.  Gary's current interests are in combining software visualization with other information analysis techniques, and with knowledge from the user, to enable the understanding of program behavior.