WBVS 2012

II Brazilian Workshop on Software Visualization

September 23, 2012
Natal, Brazil
Satellite event of CBSoft 2012

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60 minutes for presentation + 30 minutes for questions

“Software evolution visualization: status, challenges and possible research directions”

Software evolution is one of the most important topics on software engineering and maintenance. It generally deals with large amounts of data. Software visualization aims to help people to understand software through the use of visual resources. It is a powerful aid to analyze and understand the large amount of data produced during software evolution. This talk will give a broad view of current Software Evolution Visualization (SEV) approaches, and explore how SEV research is structured, identifying key challenges for its use in practice and highlighting possible research directions for the area.

Bio: Manoel Mendonça is a Professor of Computer Science at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), where heads the Fraunhofer Project Center for Software and Systems Engineering (FPC-UFBA). Prof. Mendonça holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP), a M.Sc. in computer engineering from UNICAMP (Brazil), and a bachelor in electrical engineering from UFBA. From 1994 to 1997, he was a visiting scientist and was awarded a doctoral fellowship from IBM Toronto Laboratory’s Centre for Advanced Studies. From 1997 to 2000, he worked as a Faculty Research Associate at the UMCP and as a scientist at Fraunhofer Center Maryland. He joined Salvador University (Brazil) as a Professor in 2000. There he headed the university’s Computing Research Center and helped to create the first computer science master and doctoral programs at his home state of Bahia. He joined UFBA in 2009 and has headed its computer science graduate program and software engineering lab. Dr. Mendonça has published close to 100 technical papers. His main research interests are on software engineering and information visualization. He is a member of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) and the ACM, and a senior member of IEEE.


60 minutes for discussions in groups + 30 minutes for consensus


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