Past, Present, and Future of and in Software Visualization

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Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 550)

Abstract

In a selective retrospective of the history of software visualization we discuss examples of applying visualization techniques to analyze the past and present state of software. Based on this retrospective, we make various suggestions for future research. In particular, we argue that the prediction of future aspects of a software system is an important task, but that software visualization research has only scratched the surface of it and that speculative visualization will be one of the major future challenges.

Keywords

Software visualization Visualization Software engineering 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of TrierTrierGermany

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