High-level static and dynamic visualization of software architectures

John Grundy, John Hosking

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Developing software architectures for complex software applications is challenging, and requires good static and dynamic visualization support. We describe the visual software architecture modelling visual language we have developed and its support in the SoftArch environment. Static software architecture views are developed using this language, and designs and implementations developed from these specifications. Static views are copied, animated and annotated to visualize running system architecture characteristics. This approach provides better static modelling and dynamic visualization of software architectures, at varying levels of abstraction, than do other current techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Symposium on Visual Languages, Proceedings
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Symposium on Visual Languages 2000 - Seattle, United States of America
Duration: 10 Sep 200013 Sep 2000
Conference number: 16th
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/7030/proceeding (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE Symposium on Visual Languages 2000
Abbreviated titleVL 2000
CountryUnited States of America
OtherA previous title of "IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human Centric Computing (VL/HCC)"
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