[Infovis] VISSOFT'17 Paper submission extended to May 9th

Andrea Mocci andrea.mocci at usi.ch
Sat Apr 22 10:29:50 CEST 2017

The deadlines for the research track 5th IEEE Working Conference on
Software Visualization (VISSOFT 2017) have been extended as follows:

Abstract submission date: May 2, 2017 (extended)
Paper submission date: May 9, 2017 (extended)

Details/CfP below.

VISSOFT 2017: 5th IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization
September 18 - 19, 2017, Shanghai, China
Co-located with ICSME 2017: http://icsme2017.github.io
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ieeevissoft/

 -== 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. The VISSOFT conference
is principally a venue for publishing and discussing research related to
software visualization. VISSOFT brings together a community of researchers
from software engineering, information visualization, computer graphics,
and human-computer interaction to discuss theoretical foundations,
algorithms, techniques, tools, and applications related to software
visualization. This year’s VISSOFT, co-held with ICSME, encourages a
variety of submissions that address outstanding challenges in software
systems using visualization. This includes technical papers, empirical
studies, applications, case studies, and papers that present novel ideas
and tools.

VISSOFT 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

We solicit papers that present original, unpublished research results.
Papers will be rigorously reviewed by an international program committee.
In addition to technical papers, VISSOFT features a New Ideas or Emerging
Results (NIER) track and a Tools track. All accepted submissions will
appear in the conference proceedings and the IEEE Digital Library.

-== Technical papers ==-

A technical paper contribution must describe an in-depth and mature
research result relevant to software visualization. The content of a
technical paper can be at a maximum 10 pages long (including all figures,
tables, and appendices). However, the 10 page limit does not include the
bibliography, which is not limited in length.

The submission of a video (up to 5 minutes in length) to accompany the
paper is highly encouraged to show interaction possibilities. Authors who
wish to submit a video should provide a URL to the video.

Authors will be given the opportunity to provide a response to reviewer
requests for clarifications before a final decision is made.

Important Dates:
Abstract submission date: May 2, 2017 (extended)
Paper submission date: May 9, 2017 (extended)
Author response period: May 29 - June 2, 2017
Notification: June 9, 2017
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vissoft2017

A Mate 9 smartphone will be awarded to a distinguished technical paper,
sponsored by Huawei.

Special issue:
This year’s VISSOFT will organize a special issue with the Journal of
Software: Evolution and Process (JSEP). Top papers accepted to the
conference will be invited for an extension that is then submitted for
review with JSEP.

-== Artifacts ==-

Traditionally, technical research papers are published without including
any artifacts (such as tools, data, models, videos, etc.), even though the
artifacts may serve as crucial and detailed evidence for the quality of the
results that the associated paper offers. Following the effort initiated at
ESEC/FSE’11, authors of accepted technical papers at VISSOFT 2017 can have
their artifacts evaluated by the program committee. Positively evaluated
artifacts will be reflected in the paper publication, presentation, and be
formally announced during the conference. More information about the
artifact evaluation process may be found on http://www.artifact-eval.org.

Important Dates:
Artifact submission: June 25, 2017
Artifact notification: July 15, 2017
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vissoft2017

-== NIER and Tool papers==-

We accept two types of paper submissions: NIER contributions (New Ideas and
Emerging Results) and Tool contributions.
The NIER contributions describe work-in-progress and preliminary exciting
results. Authors should include open questions and even provocative
hypotheses to get early feedback on their research ideas or even support
through new research collaborations. NIER papers have to be maximum 5 pages
long (including bibliography).
Tool contributions describe the design or actual utilization of software
visualization tools, with a focus on relevant tool construction aspects or
the use of the tool for gaining new insights. Authors should be prepared to
demonstrate their tool at the conference. The submission may also contain a
link to a screencast (e.g., YouTube video). Tools papers have to be maximum
5 pages long (including bibliography).

Important Dates:
Paper submission date: June 23, 2017
Notification: July 24, 2017
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vissoft2017

-== Organizing Committee ==-
General Chair:
Kang Zhang, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Program Co-Chairs:
Ivan Beschastnikh, University of British Columbia, Canada
Andrea Mocci, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

NIER/Tool Co-Chairs:
Bonita Sharif, Youngstown State University, USA
Olga Baysal, Carleton University, Canada

Artifact Evaluation Co-Chairs:
Anne Etien, École Polytechnique Universitaire de Lille, France
Omar Benomar, Yellow Pages / Pages Jaunes and Université de Montréal, Canada

Most Influential Paper Award Chairs
Prof. Stephan Diehl, University of Trier, Germany
Prof. Malcolm Munro, Durham University, UK

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Best regards,
Ivan Beschastnikh and Andrea Mocci
Program Co-Chairs

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