A study on visualization of control software design

  • Michitaka Hirose
  • Haruo Amari
Visualization Techniques
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 492)


Virtual environment for software visualization are discussed. Visual representation plays an important role in coordinating or managing large scale system developments. First, the problem of software design for large scale control systems such as the control system for the distribution of regional electric power is discussed from a “needs” point of view. It is emphasized that the conventional methodology is no longer sufficient for recent large and complex computer system designs. Second, the use of visualization technology is introduced as a solution to the software crisis mentioned above. A method of mapping from an originally logical representation into a visual representation is proposed. Finally, implementation of the idea is discussed from a “seeds” point of view. By using this so called “virtual environment” technology, we could develop a non-text based programming environment.


Completion Time Virtual Environment Visual Representation Message Passing Virtual Object 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michitaka Hirose
    • 1
  • Haruo Amari
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Tokyo Electric Power CompanyJapan

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