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A system for graphbased visualization of the evolution of software
 In Proceedings of the 2003 ACM symposium on Software visualization
, 2003
"... We describe Gevol, a system that visualizes the evolution of software using a novel graph drawing technique for visualization of large graphs with a temporal component. Gevol extracts information about a Java program stored within a CVS version control system and displays it using a temporal graph v ..."
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We describe Gevol, a system that visualizes the evolution of software using a novel graph drawing technique for visualization of large graphs with a temporal component. Gevol extracts information about a Java program stored within a CVS version control system and displays it using a temporal graph visualizer. This information can be used by programmers to understand the evolution of a legacy program: Why is the program structured the way it is? Which programmers were responsible for which parts of the program during which time periods? Which parts of the program appear unstable over long periods of time and may need to be rewritten? This type of information will complement that produced by more static tools such as source code browsers, slicers, and static analyzers. 1
A Bayesian Paradigm for Dynamic Graph Layout
, 1997
"... Dynamic graph layout refers to the layout of graphs that change over time. These changes are due to user interaction, algorithms, or other underlying processes determining the graph. Typically, users spend a noteworthy amount of time to get familiar with a layout, i.e. ..."
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Dynamic graph layout refers to the layout of graphs that change over time. These changes are due to user interaction, algorithms, or other underlying processes determining the graph. Typically, users spend a noteworthy amount of time to get familiar with a layout, i.e.
Online Dynamic Graph Drawing
"... This paper presents an algorithm for drawing a sequence of graphs online. The algorithm strives to maintain the global structure of the graph and thus the user’s mental map, while allowing arbitrary modifications between consecutive layouts. The algorithm works online and uses various execution cu ..."
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This paper presents an algorithm for drawing a sequence of graphs online. The algorithm strives to maintain the global structure of the graph and thus the user’s mental map, while allowing arbitrary modifications between consecutive layouts. The algorithm works online and uses various execution culling methods in order to reduce the layout time and handle large dynamic graphs. Techniques for representing graphs on the GPU allow a speedup by a factor of up to 17 compared to the CPU implementation. The scalability of the algorithm across GPU generations is demonstrated. Applications of the algorithm to the visualization of discussion threads in Internet sites and to the visualization of social networks are provided.
Simultaneous embedding of planar graphs with few bends
 In 12th Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD
, 2004
"... We consider several variations of the simultaneous embedding problem for planar graphs. We begin with a simple proof that not all pairs of planar graphs have simultaneous geometric embedding. However, using bends, pairs of planar graphs can be simultaneously embedded on the O(n 2) × O(n 2) grid, wit ..."
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We consider several variations of the simultaneous embedding problem for planar graphs. We begin with a simple proof that not all pairs of planar graphs have simultaneous geometric embedding. However, using bends, pairs of planar graphs can be simultaneously embedded on the O(n 2) × O(n 2) grid, with at most three bends per edge, where n is the number of vertices. The O(n) time algorithm guarantees that two corresponding vertices in the graphs are mapped to the same location in the final drawing and that both the drawings are crossingfree. The special case when both input graphs are trees has several applications, such as contour tree simplification and evolutionary biology. We show that if both the input graphs are are trees, only one bend per edge is required. The O(n) time algorithm guarantees that both drawings are crossingsfree, corresponding tree vertices are mapped to the same locations, and all vertices (and bends) are on the O(n 2) × O(n 2) grid (O(n 3) × O(n 3) grid). For the special case when one of the graphs is a tree and the other is a path we can find simultaneous embedding with fixededges. That is, we can guarantee that corresponding vertices are mapped to the same locations and that corresponding edges are drawn the same way. We describe an O(n) time algorithm for simultaneous embedding with fixededges for treepath pairs with at most one bend per treeedge and no bends along path edges, such that all vertices (and bends) are on the O(n) × O(n 2) grid, (O(n 2) × O(n 3) grid).
Exploring the Computing Literature Using Temporal Graph Visualization
 in Conference on Visualization and Data Analysis (VDA
, 2003
"... What are the hottest computer science research topics today? Which research areas are experiencing steady decline? How many coauthors are typical for a research paper today and 20 years ago? Who are the most prolific writers? In this paper, we attempt to address these questions as well as study col ..."
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What are the hottest computer science research topics today? Which research areas are experiencing steady decline? How many coauthors are typical for a research paper today and 20 years ago? Who are the most prolific writers? In this paper, we attempt to address these questions as well as study collaboration patterns, research communities, interactions between related research specialties, and the evolution of these characteristics through time. For our analysis we use data from the Association of Computing Machinery's Digital Library of Scientific Literature (ACM Portal) which contains over a hundred thousand research papers and authors. We use a novel technique for visualization of large graphs that evolve through time. Given a dynamic graph, the layout algorithm produces twodimensional representations of each timeslice, while preserving the mental map of the graph from one slice to the next. A combined view, with all the timeslices can also be viewed and explored. Graphs with tens of thousands of vertices and edges, resulting from specific queries to our local copy of the ACM database, are generated and displayed in seconds. The images in this paper are produced by a graph layout tool which uses the dynamic graph layout algorithm.
Simultaneous graph drawing: Layout algorithms and visualization schemes
 In 11th Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD
, 2003
"... Abstract. In this paper we consider the problem of drawing and displaying a series of related graphs, i.e., graphs that share all, or parts of the same vertex set. We designed and implemented three different algorithms for simultaneous graphs drawing and three different visualization schemes. The al ..."
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Abstract. In this paper we consider the problem of drawing and displaying a series of related graphs, i.e., graphs that share all, or parts of the same vertex set. We designed and implemented three different algorithms for simultaneous graphs drawing and three different visualization schemes. The algorithms are based on a modification of the forcedirected algorithm that allows us to take into account vertex weights and edge weights in order to achieve mental map preservation while obtaining individually readable drawings. The implementation is in Java and the system can be downloaded at
Implementing a generalpurpose edge router
 Proceedings of Graph Drawing 97, LNCS 1353
, 1997
"... Abstract. Although routing is a wellstudied problem in various contexts, there remain unsolved problems in routing edges for graph layouts. In contrast with techniques from other domains such as VLSI CAD and robotics, where physical constraints play a major role, aesthetics play the more important ..."
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Abstract. Although routing is a wellstudied problem in various contexts, there remain unsolved problems in routing edges for graph layouts. In contrast with techniques from other domains such as VLSI CAD and robotics, where physical constraints play a major role, aesthetics play the more important role in graph layout. For graphs, we seek paths that are easy to follow and add meaning to the layout. We describe a collection of aesthetic attributes applicable to drawing edges in graphs, and present a general approach for routing individual edges subject to these principles. We also give implementation details and survey di culties that arise in an implementation. 1
A Cognitive Framework For Describing And Evaluating Software Exploration Tools
, 1998
"... Software programs, especially legacy programs, are often large, complex and poorly documented. To maintain these programs software engineers require a variety of efficient analytical tools. Some software maintenance tools use visualizations (i.e. graphical views) to communicate information about sof ..."
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Software programs, especially legacy programs, are often large, complex and poorly documented. To maintain these programs software engineers require a variety of efficient analytical tools. Some software maintenance tools use visualizations (i.e. graphical views) to communicate information about software systems. Although many software visualization tools exist, the majority of them are not very effective in practice. Part of the problem is that they are designed in an ad hoc manner, with little empirical evaluation. They are often criticized because they try to force programmers to use a specific approach to understanding software rather than supporting their own approaches. The result is that current software visualization tools do not play as big a role in industry as was anticipated by some researchers. The tools that are used are very basic, consisting of mainly text editors and searching features. With increasingly fast computing platforms, there is great potential for the use of...
Dynamic graph drawing of sequences of orthogonal and hierarchical graphs
 In Proceedings of 12th International Symposium on Graph Drawing
, 2004
"... Abstract. In this paper we introduce two novel algorithms for drawing sequences of orthogonal and hierarchical graphs while preserving the mental map. Both algorithms can be parameterized to trade layout quality for dynamic stability. In particular, we had to develop new metrics which work upon the ..."
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Abstract. In this paper we introduce two novel algorithms for drawing sequences of orthogonal and hierarchical graphs while preserving the mental map. Both algorithms can be parameterized to trade layout quality for dynamic stability. In particular, we had to develop new metrics which work upon the intermediate results of layout phases. We discuss some properties of the resulting animations by means of examples. 1