CuboidMatrix: Exploring Dynamic Structural Connections in Software Components using Space-Time Cube

Schneider, Teseo; Tymchuk, Yuriy; Salgado, Ronie; Bergel, Alexandre (2016). CuboidMatrix: Exploring Dynamic Structural Connections in Software Components using Space-Time Cube. In: 2016 IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization (VISSOFT) (pp. 116-125). IEEE 10.1109/VISSOFT.2016.17

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Static and dynamic evolution of software systems may be described in terms of connection additions and removals in a graph. Due to the inherent complexity of software, navigating through such a dynamic network is a non-trivial task and extracting relevant information typically involves sophisticated queries. We explore the notion of space-time cube, a well-known 3D representation of an evolving dynamic graph, to support a set of software engineering activities. CuboidMatrix is a visualization tool that offers simple and expressive navigation operations. We have evaluated our tool against two software comprehension activities, namely (i) assessing interaction of classes during a software execution and (ii) exploring the cause of breaking Lint-like quality rules over a large number of software revisions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Division/Institute: 08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF) > Software Composition Group (SCG)
UniBE Contributor: Tymchuk, Yuriy
Subjects: 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
500 Science > 510 Mathematics
Publisher: IEEE
Language: English
Submitter: Oscar Marius Nierstrasz
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2017 14:23
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2017 14:23
Publisher DOI: 10.1109/VISSOFT.2016.17
Uncontrolled Keywords: scg-pub snf-asa2 scg16 jb16 tymchuk
BORIS DOI: 10.7892/boris.94649
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/94649

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