By Michael Ogawa, Kwan-Liu Ma, Christian Bird, Premkumar T. Devanbu, and Alex Gourley

Published in Sixth International Asia-Pacific Symposium on Visualization

Open source software projects such as Apache and Mozilla present an opportunity for information visualization. Since these projects typically require collaboration between developers located far apart, the amount of electronic communication between them is large. Our goal is to apply information visualization techniques to assist software engineering scientists and project managers with analyzing the data.
We present a visualization technique that provides an intuitive, time-series, interactive summary view of the the social groups that form, evolve and vanish during the entire lifetime of the project. This visualization helps software engineering researchers understand the organization, structure, and evolution of the communication and collaboration activities of a large, complex software project.


  author = {Michael Ogawa and Kwan-Liu Ma and Christian Bird and Premkumar T.
	Devanbu and Alex Gourley},
  title = {{Visualizing Social Interaction in Open Source Software Projects}
  booktitle = {Sixth International Asia-Pacific Symposium on Visualization},
  year = {2007}

Visualizing Social Interaction in Open Source Software Projects (APVIS 07)