Viewport for Component Diagrams

  • Lukas Holy
  • Premek Brada
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7034)


This paper describes a viewport technique for use in the visualization of large graphs, e.g. UML component diagrams. This technique should help to work with complex diagrams (hundreds or thousands of components) by highlighting details of the important parts of the diagram and their related surroundings without losing the global perspective. To avoid visual clutter it uses clusters of interfaces and components.


Visualization Technique Border Area Large Graph Layout Algorithm Component Diagram 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lukas Holy
    • 1
  • Premek Brada
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of West BohemiaPilsenCzech Republic

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