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21st IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE'06)
Human-Friendly Line Routing for Hierarchical Diagrams
Tokyo, Japan
September 18-September 22
ISBN: 0-7695-2579-2
Tobias Reinhard, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Christian Seybold, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Silvio Meier, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Martin Glinz, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Nancy Merlo-Schett, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Hierarchical diagrams are well-suited for visualizing the structure and decomposition of complex systems. However, the current tools poorly support modeling, visualization and navigation of hierarchical models. Especially the line routing algorithms are poorly suited for hierarchical models: for example, they produce lines that run across nodes or overlap with other lines.

In this paper, we present a novel algorithm for line routing in hierarchical models. In particular, our algorithm produces an esthetically appealing layout, routes in real-time, and preserves the secondary notation of the diagrams as far as possible.

Tobias Reinhard, Christian Seybold, Silvio Meier, Martin Glinz, Nancy Merlo-Schett, "Human-Friendly Line Routing for Hierarchical Diagrams," ase, pp.273-276, 21st IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE'06), 2006
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