The goal of the workshop is to analyze the state-of-art program visualization methods, and to form a deeper understanding on meaningful and functional visualization in the context of programming, data structures and algorithms in education, industry, and research.

The organizers of the workshop are looking for research and position papers on novel ideas in the field. To be accepted, the submitted paper of 4-8 pages should present a new approach or constructively evaluate an existing visualization paradigm, scheme, or technique. The number of participants will be limited to 25.

The papers will be discussed and evaluated at the workshop, and the authors will have time to compose the final version within three months after the workshop. The proceedings will include the final papers, together with invited lectures.

The workshop especially aims for papers that describe the use of visualization software in an educational context.

The workshop will take place in the CS Department, Hochschulstr. 10, Darmstadt, in room E102.

Note: On Friday, we will organize an "open meeting and discussion day" for those attendees who will stay (part of) Friday in Darmstadt. This is the ideal opportunity for in-depth discussion of projects, research, future cooperations - or sightseeing in a group! On Friday, we will meet at 9 AM in room A126not in room E102.

The proceedings (PDF, 3 MB) are now also available.

The Workshop program is as follows:

  • 08:30-09:00 Registration
  • 09:00-10:20 Session 1: New Learning Tools
    • 09.00-09:30 J. Ángel Velázquez-Iturbide: Visualization and Interaction with Multiple Levels of Detail in Greedy Algorithms
    • 09:30-09:50 Francisco J. Almeida-Martínez, Jaime Urquiza-Fuentes, Antonio Pérez-Carrasco: Visualization of the syntax tree in compilers construction courses. Educational evaluations
    • 09:50-10:20 Joao Paulo Barros, Luis Biscaia, Miguel Vitoria: Towards the Use of Sequence Diagrams as a Learning Aid
  • 10:20-10:40 Break
  • 10:40-12:00 Session 2: Interaction and Usability
    • 10:40-11:10 Antonio Pérez-Carrasco, J. Ángel Velázquez-Iturbide, Francisco Almeida-Martínez: SRec as a Plug-in of BlueJ for Visualizing Recursion
    • 11:10-11:40 J. Ángel Velázquez-Iturbide: Characterizing Time and Interaction in a Space of Software Visualizations
    • 11:40-12:00 Susan Rodger, Henry Qin, Jonathan Su: Increasing the Use of JFLAP in Courses
  • 12:00-14:30 Lunch Break
  • 14:30-16:00 Session 3: Brave New Worlds
    • 14:30-14:50 Ville Karavirta: Perspectives on Algorithm Visualization on Mobile Devices
    • 14:50-15:10 Ville Karavirta, Petri Ihantola: Initial Set of Services for Algorithm Visualization
    • 15:10-15:30 Juha Sorva, Teemu Sirkiä: Context-Sensitive Guidance in the AnonSystem Program Visualization System
    • 15:30-16:00 Petri Ihantola, Ville Karavirta, Otto Seppälä: Automated Visual Feedback from Programming Assignments
  • 16:00-16:20 Break
  • 16:20-17:20 Session 4: Hypertextbooks
    • 16:20-16:50 Clifford A. Shaffer, Thomas L. Naps, Eric Fouh: Truly Interactive Textbooks for Computer Science Education
    • 16:50-17:20 Steve Aldrich, Rance Harmon, Rockford Ross: Towards a Hypertexbook Authoring System (HAS)
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