CVSM Bibliography, Entry [ We2008CVSM ]

Wenzel, Sven: Scalable Visualization of Model Differences;
p.41-46 in: Proc. 2008 ICSE Workshop on Comparison and Versioning of Software Models, May 17, 2008, Leipzig; ACM; 2008
Library Entries: ACM Digital Library
Deskriptoren: CVSM, SiDiff, PI, model:histories, views

Abstract: If large models are compared their difference can contain a huge number of local changes. Conventional methods for displaying differences cannot reasonably handle such large differences. This paper proposes a solution to this problem. Our approach is based on the concept of polymetric views and extends it in two ways: firstly, we propose metrics for differences which quantify properties of differences and distinguish relevant from irrelevant changes. Moreover, we propose new graphical features of polymetric views. This combination provides a scalable presentation of differences which makes the changes of large models comprehensible.