IEEE VISSOFT 2016 will be co-located with ICSME 2016 in Raleigh, NC, USA.


The third IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization (VISSOFT 2015) builds upon the success of the second and the first edition of VISSOFT, which in turn followed after six editions of the IEEE International Workshop on Visualizing Software for Understanding and Analysis (VISSOFT) and five editions of the ACM Symposium on Software Visualization (SOFTVIS). In 2015, VISSOFT will again be co-located with ICSME in Bremen, Germany.

Aims and Scope

Software visualization is a broad research area encompassing concepts, methods, tools, and techniques that assist in a range of software engineering and software development activities. Covered aspects include the development and evaluation of approaches for visually analyzing software and software systems, including their structure, execution behavior, and evolution.

The VISSOFT IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization continues the history of the ACM SOFTVIS Symposium on Software Visualization and the IEEE VISSOFT International Workshop on Visualizing Software for Understanding and Analysis. The conference focuses on visualization techniques that target aspects of software maintenance and evolution, program comprehension, reverse engineering, and reengineering, i.e., how visualization helps professionals to understand, analyze, test and evolve software. We aim to gather tool developers, experts, users, and 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. We seek technical papers, empirical studies, applications, or case studies and provide a platform for presenting novel research ideas and tools.


Proceedings are avilable on conference-publishing.com site.

Important Dates

All dates refer to midnight 23:59:59 AoE.

Main track (technical papers) NIER and Tool tracks
Abstract Submission: May 4, 2015
Paper Submission: May 11, 2015 June 29, 2015
Author Response Period: June 8-12, 2015
Author Notification: June 18, 2015 July 31, 2015
Camera-Ready Copies: August 21, 2015 August 21, 2015
Artifact Submission for Accepted Papers: June 24, 2015
Artifact Notification: July 31, 2015
Conference Date: September 27-28, 2015 September 27-28, 2015