Port Constraints in Hierarchical Layout of Data Flow Diagrams

Spönemann, Miro and Fuhrmann, Hauke and Von Hanxleden, Reinhard and Mutzel, Petra (2010) Port Constraints in Hierarchical Layout of Data Flow Diagrams. In: Graph Drawing 17th International Symposium, GD 2009, September 22-25, 2009, Chicago, IL, USA , pp. 135-146 (Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-11805-0_14).

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Abstract

We present a new application for graph drawing in the context of graphical model-based system design, where manual placing of graphical items is still state-of-the-practice. The KIELER framework aims at improving this by offering novel user interaction techniques, enabled by automatic layout of the diagrams. In this paper we present extensions of the well-known hierarchical layout approach, originally suggested by Sugiyama et al. to support port constraints, hyperedges, and compound graphs in order to layout diagrams of data flow languages. A case study and experimental results show that our algorithm is well suited for application in interactive user interfaces.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Additional Information:10.1007/978-3-642-11805-0_14
Classifications:P Styles > P.600 Poly-line > P.600.700 Orthogonal
S Software and Systems > S.120 Visualization
P Styles > P.420 Hyper
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