St Andrews HCI Research Group


Feb 2018

VISSOFT 2018 Keynote by Professor Aaron Quigley

Aaron will be a keynote speaker at the IEEE VISSOFT 2018 conference later this year. “The sixth IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization (VISSOFT 2018) builds upon the success of the previous four editions 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). 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.”

Aaron’s first research paper was published in 1997 in the 1st Software Visualisation workshop SoftVis’97 in Australia entitled “Visualizing a reverse engineered system structure with dynamic 3-D clustered graph drawings“. Two years later he edited the proceedings of SoftVis’99 in which he published a paper entitled “ProVEDA: A scheme for Progressive Visualization and Exploratory Data Analysis of clusters“. Later he completed his PhD entitled “Large Scale Relational Information Visualization, Clustering, and Abstraction” which included a case study in Software Visulisation. The field has grown considerable in the intervening 20 years with many new techniques and methods to support software engineers in evolution, program comprehension, reverse engineering and fresh development. Aaron is looking forward to delivering an address with some new perspectives for the Software Visualisation community.