Chapter 4 Graphs in Software Visualization

  • Petra Mutzel
  • Peter Eades
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-45875-1_22

Volume 2269 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Mutzel P., Eades P. (2002) Chapter 4 Graphs in Software Visualization. In: Diehl S. (eds) Software Visualization. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2269. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


In a recent survey, Koschke [38],[39] (see Chapter on Software Engineering) investigated the perspectives on software visualization of 83 researchers in the areas of software maintenance, reverse engineering, and re-engineering. One ofthe main results was that graphs have been identified as the most often used kind of visualization. Since in these areas graphs are generally computed by automatic analyses, tools are needed for laying them out automatically. Graph visualization and automatic layout are also important issues according to the survey by Bassil and Keller [2] on software visualization.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petra Mutzel
    • 1
  • Peter Eades
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computer Graphics and AlgorithmsVienna University of TechnologyWienAustria
  2. 2.Basser Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia