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Dr. rer. nat. Michael Burch

Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Visualization Research Center (VISUS), Stuttgart, Germany. I am born on April, 5, 1976 in Merzig (Saarland, Germany) which is close to Schloss Dagstuhl.

If you are interested in my research please let me know and write an email:

michael.burch@visus.uni-stuttgart.de

If you are interested in more details about my publications you can also visit MY OWN HOMEPAGE. This page is still under construction.

 

In the winter semester 2013/14 I gave the lecture Information Visualization and Visual Analytics for the third time here in Stuttgart.

Research

My main research interests are in Information Visualization and Visual Analytics. I am looking for solutions to represent dynamic directed and weighted graphs with an additional hierarchical organization of the vertices in a static diagram supported by interaction techniques. Furthermore, I am working for visualizations of huge hierarchical data sets with the goal to have a good overview of the complete data set in a single image. In many cases, each hierarchical entity is attached to dynamic quantitative information. The challenge is to also encode this dynamic information in the hierarchy and to interactively navigate in it.

Some other important research interests are in comparative user studies and evaluations by eye tracking techniques. I am also very interested in evaluating public transportation maps and algorithmic art.

I started my research in visual data mining and software visualization at the University of Saarbrücken in 2005 and wrote my diploma thesis about 'Visualizing Large Rule Sets to Detect Patterns and Anomalies'. I received my PhD in 2010 from the University of Trier with the Thesis entitled 'Visualizing Static and Dynamic Relations in Information Hierarchies'.

Publications

Layered TimeRadarTrees for a dense dynamic graph containing 34 vertices and 1156 edges evolving over 6000 time steps resulting in more than 6,000,000 data points
A TimeEdgeTree representing dynamic water level data for the river Rhine and its confluents
An Indented Pixel Tree Plot containing more than 300,000 hierarchically organized species classified in the NCBI taxonomy
The Subversion Statistics Sifter GUI for exploring Subversion repositories
A TimeSpiderTrees representation showing soccer match results over a time period
The results of the evaluation comparing radial and Cartesian diagrams as a heatmap representation
A TimeArcTrees diagram showing a sequence of directed graphs for traffic jam situations during a day in the region of the Ruhrgebiet in Germany
A histogram showing the distribution of support and confidence of evolutionary couplings in an open source software system
A TimeRadarTrees diagram representing a sequence of 14 dynamic directed compound graphs expressing soccer match results of national soccer teams
Heatmap generated by the eye tracking study comparing radial TimeRadarTrees with Cartesian TimeLine Trees
A Timeline Trees representation for dynamic soccer data expressing the set of players involved in a common move

2014

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72

On the Use of 1D, 2D, and 3D Visualization for Marcomolecular Graphics
(to appear)

Julian Heinrich, Michael Burch, Sean O'Donoghue
3D Visualization Workshop at IEEE VIS
Paris, France, 2014

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71

Evaluating Visual Analytics with Eye Tracking
(to appear)

Kuno Kurzhals, Brian Fisher, Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf
Beyond Time and Errors: Novel Evaluation Methods for Visualization (BELIV)
Paris, France, 2014

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70

Comparative Eye Tracking Study on Node-Link Visualizations of Trajectories
(to appear)

Rudolf Netzel, Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf
Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
Paris, France, 2014

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69

Generalized Pythagoras Trees: A Fractal Approach to Hierarchy Visualization

Fabian Beck, Michael Burch, Tanja Munz, Lorenzo di Silvestro, Daniel Weiskopf
Invited Book Chapter, Springer
CCIS - Communications in Computer and Information Science, 2014

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68

Visual Task Solution Strategies in Public Transport Maps
(to appear)

Michael Burch, Kuno Kurzhals, Daniel Weiskopf
Eye Tracking for Spatial Research
Vienna, Austria, 2014

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67

Asymmetric Visual Hierarchy Comparison with Nested Icicle Plots
(to appear)

Fabian Beck, Franz-Josef Wiszniewsky, Michael Burch, Stephan Diehl, Daniel Weiskopf
Graph Visualization in Practice
Melbourne, Australia, 2014

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66

Frayed Cell Diagrams
(to appear)

Daniel Weiskopf, Michael Burch, Corinna Vehlow
Computational Aesthetics
Vancouver, Canada, 2014

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65

Bubble Hierarchies
(to appear)

Marcel Hlawatsch, Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf
Computational Aesthetics
Vancouver, Canada, 2014

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64

Edge-Splatted Small Multiples for Visualizing Dynamic Graphs
(to appear)

Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf
International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI)
Sydney, Australia, 2014

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63

Partial Link Drawings for Nodes, Links, and Regions of Interest
(to appear)

Michael Burch, Alexandros Panagiotidis, Daniel Weiskopf
International Conference Information Visualisation
Paris, France, 2014

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62

Interactive Similarity Links in Treemap Visualizations
(to appear)

Michael Burch
International Conference Information Visualisation
Paris, France, 2014

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61

Graph Exploration by Multiple Linked Metric Views
(to appear)

Alexandros Panagiotidis, Michael Burch, Oliver Deussen, Daniel Weiskopf, Tom Ertl
International Conference Information Visualisation
Paris, France, 2014

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60

RadCloud: Visualizing Texts with Merged Word Clouds
(to appear)

Michael Burch, Nils Rodrigues, Lorenzo di Silvestro, Fabian Beck, Steffen Lohmann, Daniel Weiskopf
International Conference Information Visualisation
Paris, France, 2014

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59

Visual Adjacency Lists for Dynamic Graphs
(to appear)

Marcel Hlawatsch, Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf
Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG)
2014

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58

State-of-the-Art of Visualization of Eye Tracking Data
(to appear)

Tanja Blascheck, Kuno Kurzhals, Michael Raschke, Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf, Thomas Ertl
EuroVis
Swansea, Wales, 2014

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57

The State of the Art in Visualizing Dynamic Graphs
(to appear)

Fabian Beck, Michael Burch, Stephan Diehl, Daniel Weiskopf
EuroVis
Swansea, Wales, 2014

7

56

Tennis Plots: Game, Set, and Match
(to appear)

Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf
8th International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Diagrams
Melbourne, Australia, 2014

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55

How Do People Read Metro Maps? An Eye Tracking Study
(to appear)

Michael Burch, Michael Raschke, Tanja Blascheck, Kuno Kurzhals, Daniel Weiskopf
1st International Workshop on Schematic Mapping (Schematics)
Essex, England, 2014

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54

TOOL DEMO
A Visual Approach for Scan Path Comparison

Michael Raschke, Dominik Herr, Tanja Blascheck, Michael Burch, Michael Schrauf, Sven Willmann, Thomas Ertl
Conference on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA)
Safety Harbor, Florida, USA, 2014

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53

A Visual Approach for Scan Path Comparison
Michael Raschke, Dominik Herr, Tanja Blascheck, Michael Burch, Michael Schrauf, Sven Willmann, Thomas Ertl
Conference on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA)
Safety Harbor, Florida, USA, 2014

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52

A Dynamic Graph Visualization Perspective on Eye Movement Data
Michael Burch, Fabian Beck, Michael Raschke, Tanja Blascheck, Daniel Weiskopf
Conference on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA)
Safety Harbor, Florida, USA, 2014

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51

Saccade Plots
Michael Burch, Hansjörg Schmauder, Michael Raschke, Daniel Weiskopf
Conference on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA)
Safety Harbor, Florida, USA, 2014

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50

Generalized Pythagoras Trees for Visualizing Hierarchies
Fabian Beck, Michael Burch, Tanja Munz, Lorenzo di Silvestro, Daniel Weiskopf
Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP)
Lisbon, Portugal, 2014

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49

Visualizing Hierarchy Changes by Dynamic Indented Plots
Michael Burch, Christine Louka, Daniel Weiskopf
Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP)
Lisbon, Portugal, 2014

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48

Visual Analysis of Time-Dependent Multivariate Data from Dairy Farming Industry
Lorenzo di Silvestro, Margherita Caccamo, Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf, Giovanni Gallo
Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP)
Lisbon, Portugal, 2014

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2013

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47

Visual Comparison of Time-Varying Athletes' Performance
Fabian Beck, Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf
1st Workshop on Sports Data Visualization
Atlanta, USA, 2013

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46

Exploring Spatio-Temporal Data Modeled as Dynamic Weighted Relations
Michael Burch, Michael Raschke, Daniel Weiskopf
KI Workshop on Visual and Spatial Cognition
Koblenz, Germany, 2013

2

45

Analysis of Test-Day Milk and Milk Component Yield Records by Using an Interactive System to Visualize Multivariate Data
Margherita Caccamo, Lorenzo di Silvestro, Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf, Giovanni Gallo
Joint European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming
Leuven, Belgium, 2013

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44

The Aesthetics of Rapidly-Exploring Random Trees
Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf
International Conference on Computational Aesthetics
Anaheim, California, USA, 2013

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43

Edge Bundling by Rapidly-Exploring Random Trees
Michael Burch, Hansjörg Schmauder, Daniel Weiskopf
International Conference Information Visualisation
London, England, 2013

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42

Prefix Tag Clouds
Michael Burch, Steffen Lohmann, Daniel Pompe, Daniel Weiskopf
International Conference Information Visualisation
London, England, 2013

4

41

Matching Application Requirements with Dynamic Graph Visualization Profiles
Fabian Beck, Michael Burch, Stephan Diehl
International Conference Information Visualisation
London, England, 2013

3

40

Radial Layered Matrix Visualization of Dynamic Graphs
Corinna Vehlow, Michael Burch, Hansjörg Schmauder, Daniel Weiskopf
International Conference Information Visualisation
London, England, 2013

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39

A Matrix-Based Visualization for Exploring Dynamic Compound Digraphs
Michael Burch, Benjamin Schmidt, Daniel Weiskopf
International Conference Information Visualisation
London, England, 2013

2

38

AOI Rivers for Visualizing Dynamic Eye Gaze Frequencies
Michael Burch, Andreas Kull, Daniel Weiskopf
Computer Graphics Forum, EuroVis
Leipzig, Germany, 2013

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37

Scale-Stack Bar Charts
Marcel Hlawatsch, Filip Sadlo, Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf
Computer Graphics Forum, EuroVis
Leipzig, Germany, 2013

1

36

Visual Analysis of Eye Tracking Data
Michael Raschke, Tanja Blascheck,
Michael Burch
Book Chapter
Human-Centric Visualization: Theories, Methodologies and Case Studies, 2013

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35

Visual Task Solution Strategies in Tree Diagrams
Michael Burch, Gennady Andrienko, Natalia Andrienko, Markus Höferlin, Michael Raschke, Daniel Weiskopf
IEEE Symposium Pacific Visualization
Sydney, Australia, 2013

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34

On the Benefits and Drawbacks of Radial Diagrams
Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf
Book Chapter
Human-Centric Visualization: Theories, Methodologies and Case Studies, 2013

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2012

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33

Large-Scale Visualization Projects for Teaching Software Engineering
Christoph Müller, Guido Reina, Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications 32(4), pages 14-19
IEEE Journals and Magazines, 2012

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32

Spectral Analysis of Higher-Order and BFECC Texture Advection
Rudolf Netzel, Marco Ament, Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf
Workshop on Vision, Modeling and Visualization
Magdeburg, Germany, 2012

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31

Visualizing Dynamic Call Graphs
Michael Burch, Christoph Müller, Guido Reina, Hansjörg Schmauder, Miriam Greis, Daniel Weiskopf
Workshop on Vision, Modeling and Visualization
Magdeburg, Germany, 2012

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30

Best
Paper
Award

Visual Analytics Methodology for Eye Movement Studies
Gennady Andrienko, Natalia Andrienko, Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf
VisWeek
Seattle, Washington, USA, 2012

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29

Rapid Serial Visual Presentation in Dynamic Graph Visualization
Fabian Beck, Michael Burch, Corinna Vehlow, Stephan Diehl, Daniel Weiskopf
IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VLHCC), Innsbruck, Austria, 2012

10

28

Visual Analysis of Microblog Content Using Time-Varying Co-occurrence Highlighting in Tag Clouds
Steffen Lohmann, Michael Burch, Hansjörg Schmauder, Daniel Weiskopf
International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI), Capri Island, Italy, 2012

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27

Enriching Indented Pixel Tree Plots With Node-Oriented Quantitative, Categorical, Relational, and Time-Series Data
Michael Burch, Michael Raschke, Miriam Greis, Daniel Weiskopf
7th International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Diagrams, Canterbury, UK, 2012

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26

Radial Edge Splatting for Visualizing Dynamic Directed Graphs
Michael Burch, Fabian Beck, Daniel Weiskopf
International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications
Rome, Italy, 2012

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2011

PUBLICATION

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25

Parallel Edge Splatting for Scalable Dynamic Graph Visualization
Michael Burch, Corinna Vehlow, Fabian Beck, Stephan Diehl, Daniel Weiskopf
VisWeek
Providence, Rhode Island, USA, 2011

46

24

Evaluation of Traditional, Orthogonal, and Radial Tree Diagrams by an Eye Tracking Study
Michael Burch, Julian Heinrich, Natalia Konevtsova, Markus Höferlin, Daniel Weiskopf
VisWeek
Providence, Rhode Island, USA, 2011

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23

Edge Bundling without Reducing the Source to Target Traceability
Fabian Beck, Martin Puppe, Patrick Braun, Michael Burch, Stephan Diehl
VisWeek
Providence, Rhode Island, USA, 2011

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22

Indented Pixel Tree Browser for Exploring Huge Hierarchies
Michael Burch, Hansjörg Schmauder, Daniel Weiskopf
International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC)
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2011

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21

BiCluster Viewer: A Visualization Tool for Analyzing Gene Expression Data
Julian Heinrich, Robert Seifert, Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf
International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC)
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2011

5

20

Evaluating Partially Drawn Links for Directed Graph Edges
Michael Burch, Corinna Vehlow, Natalia Konevtsova, Daniel Weiskopf
19th International Conference on Graph Drawing (GD)
Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2011

11

19

Layered TimeRadarTrees
Michael Burch, Markus Höferlin, Daniel Weiskopf
15th International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV)
London, England, 2011

5

18

Visualizing Dynamic Quantitative Data in Hierarchies
Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf
International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications
Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 2011

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2010

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17

Indented Pixel Tree Plots
Michael Burch, Michael Raschke, Daniel Weiskopf
6th International Symposium on Visual Computing
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2010

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16

Subversion Statistics Sifter
Christoph Müller, Guido Reina, Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf
6th International Symposium on Visual Computing
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2010

2

15

Uncovering Strengths and Weaknesses of Radial Visualizations - An Empirical Approach
Stephan Diehl, Fabian Beck, Michael Burch
IEEE VisWeek 2010
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 2010

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14

TimeSpiderTrees: A Novel Visual Metaphor for Dynamic Compound Graphs
Michael Burch, Michael Fritz, Fabian Beck, Stephan Diehl
IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC)
Leganes-Madrid, Spain, 2010

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13

Visualizing Static and Dynamic Relations in Information Hierarchies
Michael Burch
PhD Thesis
University of Trier, Germany, 2010

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2009

PUBLICATION

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12

Towards an Aesthetic Dimensions Framework for Dynamic Graph Visualisations
Fabian Beck, Michael Burch, Stephan Diehl
Information Visualization
Barcelona, Spain, 2009

27

11

Visualizing the Evolution of Compound Digraphs with TimeArcTrees
Martin Greilich, Michael Burch, Stephan Diehl
Eurographics/IEEE Symposium on Visualization
Berlin, Germany, 2009

27

2008

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10

Timeline Trees: Visualizing Sequences of Transactions in Information Hierarchies
Michael Burch, Fabian Beck, Stephan Diehl
Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI)
Naples, Italy, 2008

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9

TimeRadarTrees: Visualizing Dynamic Compound Digraphs
Michael Burch, Stephan Diehl
EuroVis 2008
Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2008

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8

Cartesian vs. Radial - A Comparative Evaluation of Two Visualization Tools
Michael Burch, Felix Bott, Fabian Beck, Stephan Diehl
International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC)
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2008

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2007

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7

Visual Data Mining in Software Archives to Detect How Developers Work Together
Peter Weißgerber, Mathias Pohl, Michael Burch
4th International Workshop on Mining Software Repositories (MSR)
Minneapolis, MN, USA, 2007

27

6

Ist Programmieren ein Mannschaftssport?
Mathias Pohl, Michael Burch, Peter Weißgerber
Software Engineering
Hansestadt Hamburg, Germany, 2007

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2006

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5

Trees in a Treemap: Visualizing Multiple Hierarchies
Michael Burch, Stephan Diehl
Conference on Visualization and Data Analysis
San Jose, California, USA, 2006

7

2005

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4

Exploring Evolutionary Coupling in Eclipse
Peter Weißgerber, Leo von Klenze, Michael Burch, Stephan Diehl
OOPSLA Workshop on Eclipse Technology eXchange (ETX)
San Diego, California, USA, 2005

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3

Visual Data Mining in Software Archives
Michael Burch, Peter Weißgerber, Stephan Diehl
ACM Symposium on Software Visualization
St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 2005

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2

EPOSee - A Tool for Visualizing Software Evolution
Michael Burch, Peter Weißgerber, Stephan Diehl
3rd International Workshop on Visualizing Software for Understanding and Analysis (VisSoft)
Budapest, Hungary, 2005

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2004

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1

Knowledge Discovery in Versionsarchiven
Peter Weißgerber, Michael Burch, Stephan Diehl
LWA 2004: Lernen - Wissensentdeckung - Adaptivität, Workshop der GI-Fachgruppen/Arbeitskreise, Berlin, Germany, 2004

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