Interactive System Architecture Exploration: Case Studies with the IMiGEr Tool

Premek Brada, Richard Lipka, Lukas Holy, Kamil Jezek

Abstract

Software systems of all kinds tend to be complex, easily comprising hundreds of components of various types and many more interconnections. Understanding of their internal structure through appropriate visualization is, therefore, a challenging task, especially when hierarchical decomposition is not possible. Among the key hindrances in existing graph-based visualizations of such systems are visual clutter and the contradictory requirements of ideally seeing the whole system context while showing enough details to analyze particular elements. Addressing such issues to enable effective comprehension of large multi-modal graphs, we developed a method of their exploration leaning on user interaction with the diagram and details on demand principle, implemented in IMiGEr. In this paper, we show the key techniques it employs, explain their combination and illustrate the benefits on the representative tasks in software architecture understanding.

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Brada P., Lipka R., Holy L. and Jezek K. (2020). Interactive System Architecture Exploration: Case Studies with the IMiGEr Tool.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 288-293. DOI: 10.5220/0009164002880293


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@conference{ivapp20,
author={Premek Brada and Richard Lipka and Lukas Holy and Kamil Jezek},
title={Interactive System Architecture Exploration: Case Studies with the IMiGEr Tool},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP,},
year={2020},
pages={288-293},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009164002880293},
isbn={978-989-758-402-2},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP,
TI - Interactive System Architecture Exploration: Case Studies with the IMiGEr Tool
SN - 978-989-758-402-2
AU - Brada P.
AU - Lipka R.
AU - Holy L.
AU - Jezek K.
PY - 2020
SP - 288
EP - 293
DO - 10.5220/0009164002880293