Accepted Papers

Research Track

1.Zeinab Abou Khalil, Eleni Constantinou, Tom Mens, Laurence Duchien and Clément Quinton.
A Longitudinal Analysis of Bug Handling Across Eclipse Releases
2.Chak Shun Yu, Christoph Treude and Maurício Aniche.
Comprehending Test Code: An Empirical Study
3.Justus Bogner, Jonas Fritzsch, Stefan Wagner and Alfred Zimmermann.
Assuring the Evolvability of Microservices: Insights into Industry Practices and Challenges
4.Théo Zimmermann and Annalí Casanueva Artís.
Impact of switching bug trackers: a case study on a medium-sized open source project
5.Jiamou Sun, Zhenchang Xing, Rui Chu, Helai Bai, Jinshui Wang and Xin Peng.
Know-How in Programming Tasks: From Textual Tutorials to Task-Oriented Knowledge Graph
6.Christopher Mills, Javier Escobar-Avila, Aditya Bhattacharya, Grigoriy Kondyukov, Shayok Chakraborty and Sonia Haiduc.
Tracing with Less Data: Active Learning for Classification-Based Traceability Link Recovery
7.Zack Coker, David Gray Widder, Claire Le Goues, Christopher Bogart and Joshua Sunshine.
A Qualitative Study on Framework Debugging
8.Alex Cummaudo, Rajesh Vasa, John Grundy, Mohamed Abdelrazek and Andrew Cain.
Losing confidence in quality: The disparity and unspoken evolution of Intelligent Web APIs
9.Yi Gao, Zan Wang, Shuang Liu, Lin Yang, Sang Wei and Yuanfang Cai.
TECCD: A Tree Embedding Approach for Code Clone Detection
10.Chen Zhi, Jianwei Yin, Shuiguang Deng, Maoxin Ye, Min Fu and Tao Xie.
An Exploratory Study of Logging Configuration Practice in Java
11.Gemma Catolino, Fabio Palomba, Andy Zaidman and Filomena Ferrucci.
How the Experience of Development Teams Relates to Assertion Density of Test Classes
12.Gustavo Sizílio, Daniel Alencar Da Costa and Uirá Kulesza.
An Empirical Study of the Relationship between Continuous Integration and Test Code Evolution
13.Mohamed A. Oumaziz, Jean-Rémy Falleri, Xavier Blanc, Tegawendé F. Bissyandé and Jacques Klein.
Handling duplicates in Dockerfiles families: Learning from experts
14.Chunhua Yang and Jim Whitehead.
Identifying the Within-Statement Changes to Facilitate Change Understanding
15.Abdullah Alsharif, Gregory Kapfhammer and Phil McMinn.
What Factors Make SQL Test Cases Understandable For Testers? A Human Study of Automatic Test Data Generation Techniques
16.Luis Cruz, Rui Abreu, John Grundy, Li Li and Xin Xia.
Do Energy-oriented Changes Hinder Maintainability?
17.Darius Sas, Paris Avgeriou and Francesca Arcelli Fontana.
Investigating instability architectural smells evolution: an exploratory case study
18.John Johnson, Sergio Lubo, Nishitha Yedla, Jairo Aponte and Bonita Sharif.
An Empirical Study Assessing Source Code Readability in Comprehension
19.Manishankar Mondal, Banani Roy, Chanchal K. Roy and Kevin Schneider.
Investigating Context Adaptation Bugs in Code Clones
20.Aindrila Sarkar, Peter Rigby and Béla Bartalos.
Improving Bug Triaging with High Confidence Predictions at Ericsson
21.Keith Gallagher, Suzanne Kozaitis and Mark Fioravanti.
Teaching Software Maintenance
22.Quinn Hanam, Ali Mesbah and Reid Holmes.
Aiding Code Change Understanding with Semantic Change Impact Analysis
23.Michele Tufano, Cody Watson, Gabriele Bavota, Massimiliano Di Penta, Martin White and Denys Poshyvanyk.
Learning How to Mutate Source Code from Bug-Fixes
24.Christian Newman, Michael J. Decker, Reem Alsuhaibani, Dishant Kaushik, Anthony Peruma and Emily Hill.
An Empirical Study of Abbreviations and Expansions in Software Artifacts
25.Christopher Vendome, Diana Solano, Santiago Liñán and Mario Linares-Vásquez.
Can everyone use my app? An Empirical Study on Accessibility in Android Apps
26.Antoine Barbez, Foutse Khomh and Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc.
Deep Learning Anti-patterns from Code Metrics History
27.Mian Wan, Negarsadat Abolhassani and William G. J. Halfond.
An Empirical Study of UI Implementations in Android Applications
28.Yingjun Lyu, Ali Alotaibi and William G.J. Halfond.
Quantifying the Performance Impact of SQL Antipatterns on Mobile Applications
29.Bo Zhang, Hongyu Zhang, Junjie Chen, Dan Hao and Pablo Moscato.
Automatic Discovery and Cleansing of Numerical Metamorphic Relations
30.Huong Ha and Hongyu Zhang.
Performance-Influence Model for Highly Configurable Software with Fourier Learning and Lasso Regression
31.Renaud Rwemalika, Marinos Kintis, Mike Papadakis, Yves Le Traon and Pierre Lorrach.
An industrial study on the differences between pre-release and post-release bugs

Short Papers Track

1.Martina Iammarino, Fiorella Zampetti, Lerina Aversano and Massimiliano Di Penta.
Self-Admitted Technical Debt Removal and Refactoring Actions: Co-Occurrence or More?
2.Alexander William Wong, Amir Salimi, Shaiful Chowdhury and Abram Hindle.
Syntax and Stack Overflow: A methodology for source code error and fix extraction
3.Effat Farhana, Nasif Imtiaz and Akond Rahman.
Synthesizing Program Execution Time Discrepancies in Julia Used for Scientific Software
4.Miroslav Tushev, Saket Khatiwada and Anas Mahmoud.
Linguistic Change in Open Source Software
5.Zhe Jin, Kong Yik Chee and Xin Xia.
What Do Developers Discuss about Biometric APIs?
6.Md Rayhanur Rahman, Akond Rahman and Laurie Williams.
Share, But Be Aware: Security Smells in Python Gists
7.Thomas Krismayer, Michael Vierhauser, Rick Rabiser and Paul Grünbacher.
Comparing Constraints Mined From Execution Logs to Understand Software Evolution
8.Moumita Asad, Kishan Kumar Ganguly and Kazi Sakib.
Impact Analysis of Syntactic and Semantic Similarities on Patch Prioritization in Automated Program Repair
9.Wenhua Zhao, Zhenkai Ding, Mingyuan Xia and Zhengwei Qi.
Systematically Testing and Diagnosing Responsiveness for Android Apps
10.Rodrigo Rebouças de Almeida, Christoph Treude and Uirá Kulesza.
Tracy: A Business-driven Technical Debt Prioritization Framework
11.Mohammed Alhamed and Tim Storer.
Estimating Software Task Effort in Crowds
12.Atheer Abu Zaid, Manar Alalfi and Ali Miri.
Automated Identification of Over-Privileged SmartThings Apps
13.Tam Nguyen, Phong Vu and Tung Nguyen.
Personalized Code Recommendation
14.Masaki Hosono, Hironori Washizaki, Kiyoshi Honda, Hiromasa Nagumo, Hisanobu Sonoda, Yoshiaki Fukazawa, Kazuki Munakata, Takao Nakagawa, Yusuke Nemoto, Susumu Tokumoto and Supasit Monpratarnchai.
Inappropriate Usage Examples in Web API Documentations
15.Tao Wang, Xiao Yu, Zhengyi Qiu, Guoliang Jin and Frank Mueller.
BarrierFinder: Recognizing Ad Hoc Barriers
16.Krishna Neupane, Kabo Cheung and Yi Wang.
EmoD: An End-to-End Approach for Investigating Emotion Dynamics in Software Development
17.Markos Viggiato, Johnatan Oliveira, Eduardo Figueiredo, Pooyan Jamshidi and Christian Kästner.
How Do Code Changes Evolve in Different Platforms? A Mining-based Investigation
18.Kamonphop Srisopha, Chukiat Phonsom, Keng Lin and Barry Boehm.
Same App, Different Countries: A Preliminary User Reviews Study on Most Downloaded iOS Apps
19.Danielle Gonzalez, Holly Hastings and Mehdi Mirakhorli.
Automated Characterization of Software Vulnerabilities
20.Houssem Ben Braiek and Foutse Khomh.
DeepEvolution: A Search-based testing approach for Deep Neural Networks
21.David N. Palacio, Daniel McCrystal, Kevin Moran, Carlos Bernal-Cárdenas, Denys Poshyvanyk and Chris Shenefiel.
Learning to Identify Security-Related Issues Using Convolutional Neural Networks
22.Natthawute Sae-Lim, Shinpei Hayashi and Motoshi Saeki.
Can Automated Impact Analysis Techniques Help Predict Decaying Modules?
23.Yigit Kucuk, Tim Henderson and Andy Podgurski.
The Impact of Rare Failures on Statistical Fault Localization: the Case of the Defects4J Suite
24.Omar Elazhary, Margaret-Anne Storey, Neil Ernst and Andy Zaidman.
Do as I Do, Not as I Say: Do Contribution Guidelines Match the GitHub Contribution Process?
25.Ferdian Thung, Kang Hong Jin, Lingxiao Jiang and David Lo.
Towards Generating Transformation Rules without Examples for Android API Replacement
26.Thomas Durieux, Rui Abreu, Martin Monperrus, Tegawendé F. Bissyandé and Luís Cruz.
An Analysis of 35+ Million Jobs of Travis CI

Late Breaking Ideas Track

1.Michael D. Shah
Lib Metamorphosis: A Performance Analysis Framework for Exchanging Data Structures in Performance Sensitive Applications
2.Thazin Win Win Aung, Huan Huo and Yuiei Sui.
Interactive Traceability Links Visualization using Hierarchical Trace Map
3.Matthias Galster, Christoph Treude and Kelly Blincoe.
Supporting Software Architecture Maintenance by Providing Task-specific Recommendations
4.Tong Wu and Qingshan Li.
A Validation Method of Self-Adaptive Strategy Based on POMDP
5.Christian Newman, Anthony Peruma and Reem Alsuhaibani.
Modeling the Relationship Between Identifier Name and Behavior

Tool Demonstration Track

1.Nystrom Edwards, Dhitiwat Jongsuebchoke and Tim Storer.
Sciit: Aligning Source Control Management and Issue Tracking Architectures
2.Petru F. Mihancea and Roger Scott.
CodeSonar Extension For Copy-Paste-(Mis)Adapt Error Detections
3.Rafael Kallis, Andrea Di Sorbo, Gerardo Canfora and Sebastiano Panichella.
Ticket Tagger: Machine Learning Driven Issue Classification
4.Laura Bello-Jiménez, Alejandro Mazuera-Rozo, Mario Linares-Vásquez and Gabriele Bavota.
OPIA: A Tool for On-Device Testing of Vulnerabilities in Android Applications
5.Tam Nguyen, Phong Vu and Tung Nguyen.
Recommending Exception Handling Code
6.William Ravelo-Méndez, Camilo Escobar-Velásquez and Mario Linares-Vásquez.
Kraken-Mobile: Cross-Device Interaction-based Testing of Android Apps
7.Hussein Alrubaye, Mohamed Wiem Mkaouer and Ali Ouni.
MigrationMiner: An Automated Detection Tool of Third-Party Java Library Migration at the Method Level
8.Zhipeng Gao, Vinoj Jayasundara, Lingxiao Jiang, Xin Xia, David Lo and John Grundy.
SmartEmbed: A Tool for Clone and Bug Detection in Smart Contracts through Structural Code Embedding
9.Masahiro Hata, Masashi Nishimoto, Keiji Nishiyama, Hideyuki Kawabata and Tetsuo Hironaka.
OSAIFU: A Source Code Factorizer on Android Studio
10.Stanislav Levin and Amiram Yehudai.
Processing Large Datasets of Fined Grained Source Code Changes
11.Kazumasa Shimari, Takashi Ishio, Tetsuya Kanda and Katsuro Inoue.
Near-Omniscient Debugging for Java Using Size-Limited Execution Trace

Industry Track Full/Short Papers

1.Nicolas Anquetil, Anne Etien, Gaelle Andreo and Stéphane Ducasse.
Decomposing God Classes at Siemens: A Visualization tool and approach
2.Han Anu, Jie Chen, Wenchang Shi, Jianwei Hou, Bin Liang and Bo Qin.
An Approach to Recommendation of Verbosity Log Levels Based on Logging Intention
3.Jonas Fritzsch, Justus Bogner, Stefan Wagner and Alfred Zimmermann.
Microservices Migration in Industry: Intentions, Strategies, and Challenges
4.Michele Guerriero, Martin Garriga, Damian Andrew Tamburri and Fabio Palomba.
Adoption, Support, and Challenges of Infrastructure-as-Code: Insights from Industry

Industry Track Extended Abstracts

1.Chang Liu, Krerkkiat Chusap, Zhongen Li, Zhaojie Chen, Dylan Rogers and Fanghao Song.
Continuous Collateral Privacy Risk Auditing of Evolving Autonomous Driving Software
2.Thomas Wagner, Christian Brem, Stefan Strobl and Thomas Grechenig.
Challenges in re-platforming mixed language PL/I and COBOL IS to an open systems platform
3.Hang Li, Lin Yan and Xiliang Zhao.
Application of Philosophical Principles in Linux Kernel Customization
4.Hyrum Wright
Lessons Learned from Large-Scale Refactoring

Artifacts Track

1.Christian Newman, Michael J. Decker, Reem Alsuhaibani, Dishant Kaushik, Anthony Peruma and Emily Hill.
An Open Dataset of Abbreviations and Expansions
2.Bo Zhang, Hongyu Zhang, Junjie Chen, Dan Hao and Pablo Moscato.
Automatic Discovery and Cleansing of Numerical Metamorphic Relations

Journal First Track

1.Chao Ni, Xiang Chen, Xin Xia, Qing Gu and Yingquan Zhao.
Multi-task Defect Prediction
Journal of Software: Evolution and Process
2.Qingye Wang, Xin Xia, David Lo and Shanping Li.
Why is my code change abandoned?
Information & Software Technology -
3.Gemma Catolino, Fabio Palomba, Andy Zaidman and Filomena Ferrucci.
Not all bugs are the same: Understanding, characterizing, and classifying bug types
Journal of Systems and Software -
4.Yi Bian, Zheng Li, Junxia Guo and Ruilian Zhao.
Concrete hyperheuristic framework for test case prioritization
Journal of Software: Evolution and Process -
5.Vaclav Rajlich
Five recommendations for software evolvability
Journal of Software: Evolution and Process -
6.Masanari Kondo, Daniel German, Osamu Mizuno and Eun-Hye Choi.
The Impact of Context Metrics on Just-In-Time Defect Prediction
Empirical Software Engineering
7.Md. Rejaul Karim, Akinori Ihara, Eunjong Choi and Hajimu Iida.
Identifying and Predicting Key Features to Support Bug Reporting
Journal of Software: Evolution and Process
8.Hernán Ceferino Vázquez, Alexandre Bergel, Santiago Vidal, Andrés Díaz Pace and Claudia Marcos.
Slimming JavaScript Applications: an Approach for Removing Unused Functions from JavaScript Libraries
Information & software Technology -
9.Akond Rahman and Laurie Williams.
Source Code Properties of Defective Infrastructure as Code Scripts
Information & software Technology -
10.Miguel Campusano, Johan Fabry and Alexandre Bergel.
Live Programming in Practice: a Controlled Experiment on State Machines for Robotic Behaviors
Information & software Technology -

Doctoral Symposium

1.Zeinab Abou Khalil
Studying the impact of policy changes on bug handling performance
2.Dragos Dobrean
Automatic examining of software architectures on mobile applications codebases
3.Basma Alqadi
The Relationship Between Cognitive Complexity and the Probability of Defects
4.Rodrigo Rebouças de Almeida
Business-Driven Technical Debt Prioritization
5.Reem Alsuhaibani
Applying Markov Models to Identify Grammatical Patterns of Function Identifiers
6.Drew Guarnera
Enhancing Eye Tracking of Source Code: A Specialized Fixation Filter for Source Code
7.Keheliya Gallaba
Improving the Robustness and Efficiency of Continuous Integration and Deployment
8.Eman Alomar
Towards Better Understanding Developer Perception of Refactoring
9.Yutaro Kashiwa
RAPTOR: Release-Aware and Prioritized Bug-fixing Task assignment Optimization
10.Deema Alshoaibi
Characterizing Performance Regression Introducing Code Changes
11.Anthony Peruma
Towards a Model to Appraise and Suggest Identifier Names
12.Asif Imran
Design Smell Detection and Analysis for Open Source Java Software (Post-proposal)