Towards Collaborative and Dynamic Software Visualization in VR

Florian Jung, Veronika Dashuber, Michael Philippsen

Abstract

To improve comprehension and maintenance of distributed software systems, some software visualization tools already bundle relevant information in a graphical way, but they either focus on the static structures and dependencies, or on tracing information. Our novel visual representation lifts the software city metaphor into VR and jointly addresses both static and dynamic behavioral aspects, such as call traces of microservice based systems. Users can navigate both the traces in the time domain and the static structure in the spatial domain. They can also collaborate with other developers. We argue that our 3D visualization provides the engineer with a better grasp on relevant information. With a controlled experiment we evaluated its user acceptance.

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in Harvard Style

Jung F., Dashuber V. and Philippsen M. (2020). Towards Collaborative and Dynamic Software Visualization in VR.In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-402-2, pages 149-156. DOI: 10.5220/0008945201490156


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ivapp20,
author={Florian Jung and Veronika Dashuber and Michael Philippsen},
title={Towards Collaborative and Dynamic Software Visualization in VR},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP,},
year={2020},
pages={149-156},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008945201490156},
isbn={978-989-758-402-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP,
TI - Towards Collaborative and Dynamic Software Visualization in VR
SN - 978-989-758-402-2
AU - Jung F.
AU - Dashuber V.
AU - Philippsen M.
PY - 2020
SP - 149
EP - 156
DO - 10.5220/0008945201490156