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ASE 2020
Mon 21 - Fri 25 September 2020 Melbourne, Australia
Tue 22 Sep 2020 10:50 - 10:55 at Koala - LBR + DS Poster (1) Chair(s): Kevin Lee

While traditionally, software comprehension relies on approaches like reading through the code or looking at charts on screens, which are 2D mediums, there have been some recent approaches that advocate exploring 3D approaches like Augmented or Virtual Reality (AR/VR) to have a richer experience towards understanding software and its internal relationships. However, there is a dearth of objective studies that compare such 3D representations with their traditional 2D counterparts in the context of software comprehension. In this paper, we present an evaluation study to quantitatively and qualitatively compare 2D and 3D software representations with respect to typical comprehension tasks. For the 3D medium, we utilize an AR-based approach for 3D visualizations of a software system (XRaSE), while the 2D medium comprises of textual IDEs and 2D graph representations. The study, which has been conducted using 20 professional developers, shows that for most comprehension tasks, the developers perform much better using the 3D representation, especially in terms of velocity and recollection, while also displaying reduced cognitive load and better engagement.

Tue 22 Sep
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10:20 - 11:20: LBR + DS Poster (1)Late Breaking Results / Doctoral Symposium at Koala
Chair(s): Kevin LeeDeakin University
10:20 - 10:25
Poster
Late Breaking Results
Tianqi ZhangNational University of Defense Technology, Yufeng ZhangCollege of Information Science and Engineering, Hunan University, Zhenbang ChenCollege of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, PR China, Ziqi ShuaiNational University of Defense Technology, Ji WangNational University of Defense Technology
10:25 - 10:30
Poster
Late Breaking Results
Meixi LiuNational University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, Weijiang HongNational University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, Weiyu PanNational University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, Chendong FengCollege of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, Zhenbang ChenCollege of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, PR China, Ji WangNational University of Defense Technology
10:30 - 10:35
Poster
Late Breaking Results
Zehua ChenNational University of Defense Technology, Zhenbang ChenCollege of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, PR China, Ziqi ShuaiNational University of Defense Technology, Yufeng ZhangCollege of Information Science and Engineering, Hunan University, Weiyu PanNational University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China
10:35 - 10:40
Poster
Late Breaking Results
Zach Wei WangThe University of Adelaide, Ruoxi SunThe University of Adelaide, Jason Minhui XueThe University of Adelaide, Damith C. RanasingheThe University of Adelaide
DOI
10:40 - 10:45
Poster
Late Breaking Results
Daohan SongShanghai Jiao Tong University, Hao ZhongShanghai Jiao Tong University, Li JiaShanghai Jiao Tong University
10:45 - 10:50
Poster
Late Breaking Results
Han GaoSchool of Computer Science and Technology, Anhui University, Yi XuSchool of Computer Science and Technology, Anhui University, Xiao LiuSchool of Information Technology, Deakin University, Jia XuSchool of Computer Science and Technology, Anhui University, Tianxiang ChenSchool of Computer Science and Technology, Anhui University, Bowen ZhouSchool of Computer Science and Technology, Anhui University, Rui LiSchool of Information Technology, Deakin University, Xuejun LiSchool of Computer Science and Technology, Anhui University
10:50 - 10:55
Poster
Late Breaking Results
Rohit MehraAccenture Labs, India, Vibhu Saujanya SharmaAccenture Labs, Bangalore, India, Vikrant KaulgudAccenture Labs, India, Sanjay PodderAccenture, Adam P. BurdenAccenture
10:55 - 11:00
Poster
Late Breaking Results
Xuansong LiSchool of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Wei SongSchool of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Xiangyu ZhangPurdue University, USA
11:00 - 11:05
Talk
Doctoral Symposium
Hala AbdelkaderApplied Artificial Intelligence Institute, Deakin University
11:05 - 11:10
Talk
Doctoral Symposium
Anjana PereraMonash University
DOI Pre-print