A 3D metaphor for software production visualization

Thomas Panas, Rebecca Berrigan, John Grundy

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Software development is difficult because software is complex, the software production process is complex and understanding of software systems is a challenge. In this paper we propose a 3D visual approach to depict software production cost related program information to support software maintenance. The information helps us to reduce software maintenance costs, to plan the use of personnel wisely, to appoint experts efficiently and to detect system problems early.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 7th International Conference on Information Visualization
Subtitle of host publicationAn International Conference on Computer Visualization and Graphics Applications, IV 2003
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0769519881
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Information Visualization, IV 2003 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Jul 200318 Jul 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation
ISSN (Print)1093-9547


Conference7th International Conference on Information Visualization, IV 2003
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Information visualization
  • Program understanding
  • Program visualization
  • Reverse engineering
  • Software maintenance

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