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22nd ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE 2014), November 16–21, 2014, Hong Kong, China

FSE 2014 – Proceedings

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Frontmatter

Cover
Title Page
Message from the Chairs
Committees
Sponsors

Keynote

Omlet: A Revolution against Big-Brother Social Networks (Invited Talk)
Monica S. Lam
(Stanford University, USA)
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Award Talks

From Software Engineering to Software Systems (Invited Talk)
Alexander L. Wolf
(Imperial College London, UK)
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Ten Years with Evidence-Based Software Engineering. What Is It? Has It Had Any Impact? What’s Next? (Invited Talk)
Magne Jørgensen
(Simula Research Laboratory, Norway)
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Perspectives from Industry

Experiences Developing Tools for Developers (Invited Talk)
John Penix
(Google, USA)
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Are You Getting Traction? Tales from the Tech Transfer Trenches (Invited Talk)
Satish Chandra
(Samsung Electronics, USA)
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Data Hard with a Vengeance (Invited Talk)
Thomas Zimmermann
(Microsoft Research, USA)
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Technical Research

Helping and Understanding Developers

Developers’ Code Context Models for Change Tasks
Thomas Fritz, David C. Shepherd, Katja Kevic, Will Snipes, and Christoph Bräunlich
(University of Zurich, Switzerland; ABB Research, USA)
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Software Developers’ Perceptions of Productivity
André N. Meyer, Thomas Fritz, Gail C. Murphy, and Thomas Zimmermann
(University of Zurich, Switzerland; University of British Columbia, Canada; Microsoft Research, USA)
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Enablers, Inhibitors, and Perceptions of Testing in Novice Software Teams
Raphael Pham, Stephan Kiesling, Olga Liskin, Leif Singer, and Kurt Schneider
(Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany; University of Victoria, Canada)
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Feedback Generation for Performance Problems in Introductory Programming Assignments
Sumit Gulwani, Ivan Radiček, and Florian Zuleger
(Microsoft Research, USA; Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
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Debugging and Refactoring

Test Case Purification for Improving Fault Localization
Jifeng Xuan and Martin Monperrus
(INRIA, France; University of Lille, France)
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Automatically Generated Patches as Debugging Aids: A Human Study
Yida Tao, Jindae Kim, Sunghun Kim, and Chang Xu
(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China; Nanjing University, China)
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A Foundation for Refactoring C with Macros
Jeffrey L. Overbey, Farnaz Behrang, and Munawar Hafiz
(Auburn University, USA)
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Vector Abstraction and Concretization for Scalable Detection of Refactorings
Narcisa Andreea Milea, Lingxiao Jiang, and Siau-Cheng Khoo
(National University of Singapore, Singapore; Singapore Management University, Singapore)
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Static Analysis

FlowTwist: Efficient Context-Sensitive Inside-Out Taint Analysis for Large Codebases
Johannes Lerch, Ben Hermann, Eric Bodden, and Mira Mezini
(TU Darmstadt, Germany; Fraunhofer SIT, Germany)
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ORBS: Language-Independent Program Slicing
David Binkley, Nicolas Gold, Mark Harman, Syed Islam, Jens Krinke, and Shin Yoo
(Loyola University Maryland, USA; University College London, UK)
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JSAI: A Static Analysis Platform for JavaScript
Vineeth Kashyap, Kyle Dewey, Ethan A. Kuefner, John Wagner, Kevin Gibbons, John Sarracino, Ben Wiedermann, and Ben Hardekopf
(University of California at Santa Barbara, USA; Harvey Mudd College, USA)
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A Path-Sensitively Sliced Control Flow Graph
Joxan Jaffar and Vijayaraghavan Murali
(National University of Singapore, Singapore)
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Mining Software Repositories

Let's Talk About It: Evaluating Contributions through Discussion in GitHub
Jason Tsay, Laura Dabbish, and James Herbsleb
(Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
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A Large Scale Study of Programming Languages and Code Quality in Github
Baishakhi Ray, Daryl Posnett, Vladimir Filkov, and Premkumar Devanbu
(University of California at Davis, USA)
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Mining Preconditions of APIs in Large-Scale Code Corpus
Hoan Anh Nguyen, Robert Dyer, Tien N. Nguyen, and Hridesh Rajan
(Iowa State University, USA)
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Automatic Mining of Specifications from Invocation Traces and Method Invariants
Ivo Krka, Yuriy Brun, and Nenad Medvidovic
(Google, Switzerland; University of Massachusetts, USA; University of Southern California, USA)
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Formal Methods and Verification

Counterexample Guided Abstraction Refinement of Product-Line Behavioural Models
Maxime Cordy, Patrick Heymans, Axel Legay, Pierre-Yves Schobbens, Bruno Dawagne, and Martin Leucker
(University of Namur, Belgium; INRIA, France; University of Lübeck, Germany)
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Powering the Static Driver Verifier using Corral
Akash Lal and Shaz Qadeer
(Microsoft Research, India; Microsoft Research, USA)
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Verifying CTL-Live Properties of Infinite State Models using an SMT Solver
Amirhossein Vakili and Nancy A. Day
(University of Waterloo, Canada)
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Efficient Runtime-Enforcement Techniques for Policy Weaving
Richard Joiner, Thomas Reps, Somesh Jha, Mohan Dhawan, and Vinod Ganapathy
(University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; GrammaTech, USA; IBM Research, India; Rutgers University, USA)
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Regression Testing

Techniques for Improving Regression Testing in Continuous Integration Development Environments
Sebastian Elbaum, Gregg Rothermel, and John Penix
(University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA; Google, USA)
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Balancing Trade-Offs in Test-Suite Reduction
August Shi, Alex Gyori, Milos Gligoric, Andrey Zaytsev, and Darko Marinov
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
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Identifying the Characteristics of Vulnerable Code Changes: An Empirical Study
Amiangshu Bosu, Jeffrey C. Carver, Munawar Hafiz, Patrick Hilley, and Derek Janni
(University of Alabama, USA; Auburn University, USA; Providence College, USA; Lewis & Clark College, USA)
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Improving Recommender Systems

On the Localness of Software
Zhaopeng Tu, Zhendong Su, and Premkumar Devanbu
(University of California at Davis, USA)
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Learning Natural Coding Conventions
Miltiadis Allamanis, Earl T. Barr, Christian Bird, and Charles Sutton
(University of Edinburgh, UK; University College London, UK; Microsoft Research, USA)
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How Should We Measure Functional Sameness from Program Source Code? An Exploratory Study on Java Methods
Yoshiki Higo and Shinji Kusumoto
(Osaka University, Japan)
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The Plastic Surgery Hypothesis
Earl T. Barr, Yuriy Brun, Premkumar Devanbu, Mark Harman, and Federica Sarro
(University College London, UK; University of Massachusetts, USA; University of California at Davis, USA)
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Concurrency and Parallelism

Grail: Context-Aware Fixing of Concurrency Bugs
Peng Liu, Omer Tripp, and Charles Zhang
(Wuhan University, China; IBM Research, USA; Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China)
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AI: A Lightweight System for Tolerating Concurrency Bugs
Mingxing Zhang, Yongwei Wu, Shan Lu, Shanxiang Qi, Jinglei Ren, and Weimin Zheng
(Tsinghua University, China; University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
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Retrofitting Concurrency for Android Applications through Refactoring
Yu Lin, Cosmin Radoi, and Danny Dig
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; Oregon State University, USA)
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Sherlock: Scalable Deadlock Detection for Concurrent Programs
Mahdi Eslamimehr and Jens Palsberg
(University of California at Los Angeles, USA)
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Self Adaptation and Repair / Program Analysis Applications

Search-Based Synthesis of Equivalent Method Sequences
Alberto Goffi, Alessandra Gorla, Andrea Mattavelli, Mauro Pezzè, and Paolo Tonella
(University of Lugano, Switzerland; Saarland University, Germany; Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)
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Beyond the Rainbow: Self-Adaptive Failure Avoidance in Configurable Systems
Jacob Swanson, Myra B. Cohen, Matthew B. Dwyer, Brady J. Garvin, and Justin Firestone
(University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
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Semantics-Based Obfuscation-Resilient Binary Code Similarity Comparison with Applications to Software Plagiarism Detection
Lannan Luo, Jiang Ming, Dinghao Wu, Peng Liu, and Sencun Zhu
(Pennsylvania State University, USA)
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Focus-Shifting Patterns of OSS Developers and Their Congruence with Call Graphs
Qi Xuan, Aaron Okano, Premkumar Devanbu, and Vladimir Filkov
(University of California at Davis, USA; Zhejiang University of Technology, China)
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Symbolic Execution

How We Get There: A Context-Guided Search Strategy in Concolic Testing
Hyunmin Seo and Sunghun Kim
(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China)
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Solving Complex Path Conditions through Heuristic Search on Induced Polytopes
Peter Dinges and Gul Agha
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
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Statistical Symbolic Execution with Informed Sampling
Antonio Filieri, Corina S. Păsăreanu, Willem Visser, and Jaco Geldenhuys
(University of Stuttgart, Germany; Carnegie Mellon University, USA; NASA Ames Research Center, USA; Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
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SymJS: Automatic Symbolic Testing of JavaScript Web Applications
Guodong Li, Esben Andreasen, and Indradeep Ghosh
(Fujitsu Labs, USA; Aarhus University, Denmark)
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Software Documentation

Selection and Presentation Practices for Code Example Summarization
Annie T. T. Ying and Martin P. Robillard
(McGill University, Canada)
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Mining Idioms from Source Code
Miltiadis Allamanis and Charles Sutton
(University of Edinburgh, UK)
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Automatic Generation of Release Notes
Laura Moreno, Gabriele Bavota, Massimiliano Di Penta, Rocco Oliveto, Andrian Marcus, and Gerardo Canfora
(University of Texas at Dallas, USA; University of Sannio, Italy; University of Molise, Italy)
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Web Apps

Discovering Refactoring Opportunities in Cascading Style Sheets
Davood Mazinanian, Nikolaos Tsantalis, and Ali Mesbah
(Concordia University, Canada; University of British Columbia, Canada)
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SAFEWAPI: Web API Misuse Detector for Web Applications
SungGyeong Bae, Hyunghun Cho, Inho Lim, and Sukyoung Ryu
(KAIST, South Korea; Samsung Electronics, South Korea)
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Building Call Graphs for Embedded Client-Side Code in Dynamic Web Applications
Hung Viet Nguyen, Christian Kästner, and Tien N. Nguyen
(Iowa State University, USA; Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
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Architecture and Design

Sketches and Diagrams in Practice
Sebastian Baltes and Stephan Diehl
(University of Trier, Germany)
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Architecture Challenges for Internal Software Ecosystems: A Large-Scale Industry Case Study
Klaus-Benedikt Schultis, Christoph Elsner, and Daniel Lohmann
(Siemens, Germany; University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
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Variable-Specific Resolutions for Feature Interactions
Cecylia Bocovich and Joanne M. Atlee
(University of Waterloo, Canada)
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An Empirical Study on Program Comprehension with Reactive Programming
Guido Salvaneschi, Sven Amann, Sebastian Proksch, and Mira Mezini
(TU Darmstadt, Germany; Lancaster University, UK)
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Mobile Apps

Apposcopy: Semantics-Based Detection of Android Malware through Static Analysis
Yu Feng, Saswat Anand, Isil Dillig, and Alex Aiken
(University of Texas at Austin, USA; Stanford University, USA)
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Detecting Energy Bugs and Hotspots in Mobile Apps
Abhijeet Banerjee, Lee Kee Chong, Sudipta Chattopadhyay, and Abhik Roychoudhury
(National University of Singapore, Singapore; Linköping University, Sweden)
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EvoDroid: Segmented Evolutionary Testing of Android Apps
Riyadh Mahmood, Nariman Mirzaei, and Sam Malek
(George Mason University, USA)
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Prioritizing the Devices to Test Your App on: A Case Study of Android Game Apps
Hammad Khalid, Meiyappan Nagappan, Emad Shihab, and Ahmed E. Hassan
(Queen's University, Canada; Rochester Institute of Technology, USA; Concordia University, Canada)
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Testing and Oracles

Improving Oracle Quality by Detecting Brittle Assertions and Unused Inputs in Tests
Chen Huo and James Clause
(University of Delaware, USA)
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On the Efficiency of Automated Testing
Marcel Böhme and Soumya Paul
(Saarland University, Germany; National University of Singapore, Singapore)
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An Empirical Analysis of Flaky Tests
Qingzhou Luo, Farah Hariri, Lamyaa Eloussi, and Darko Marinov
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
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Are Mutants a Valid Substitute for Real Faults in Software Testing?
René Just, Darioush Jalali, Laura Inozemtseva, Michael D. Ernst, Reid Holmes, and Gordon Fraser
(University of Washington, USA; University of Waterloo, Canada; University of Sheffield, UK)
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Evolution and Maintenance

No Issue Left Behind: Reducing Information Overload in Issue Tracking
Olga Baysal, Reid Holmes, and Michael W. Godfrey
(Université de Montréal, Canada; University of Waterloo, Canada)
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Panning Requirement Nuggets in Stream of Software Maintenance Tickets
Senthil Mani, Karthik Sankaranarayanan, Vibha Singhal Sinha, and Premkumar Devanbu
(IBM Research, India; University of California at Davis, USA)
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Learning to Rank Relevant Files for Bug Reports using Domain Knowledge
Xin Ye, Razvan Bunescu, and Chang Liu
(Ohio University, USA)
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Querying Sequential Software Engineering Data
Chengnian Sun, Haidong Zhang, Jian-Guang Lou, Hongyu Zhang, Qiang Wang, Dongmei Zhang, and Siau-Cheng Khoo
(University of California at Davis, USA; Microsoft Research, China; National University of Singapore, Singapore)
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Tool Demonstrations

Tsmart-GalsBlock: A Toolkit for Modeling, Validation, and Synthesis of Multi-clocked Embedded Systems
Yu Jiang, Hehua Zhang, Huafeng Zhang, Xinyan Zhao, Han Liu, Chengnian Sun, Xiaoyu Song, Ming Gu, and Jiaguang Sun
(Tsinghua University, China; University of California at Davis, USA)
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A Tool Suite for the Model-Driven Software Engineering of Cyber-Physical Systems
Stefan Dziwok, Christopher Gerking, Steffen Becker, Sebastian Thiele, Christian Heinzemann, and Uwe Pohlmann
(University of Paderborn, Germany; Fraunhofer IPT, Germany)
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XMLMate: Evolutionary XML Test Generation
Nikolas Havrikov, Matthias Höschele, Juan Pablo Galeotti, and Andreas Zeller
(Saarland University, Germany)
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CHOReOSynt: Enforcing Choreography Realizability in the Future Internet
Marco Autili, Davide Di Ruscio, Amleto Di Salle, and Alexander Perucci
(University of L'Aquila, Italy)
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RaPiD: A Toolkit for Reliability Analysis of Non-deterministic Systems
Lin Gui, Jun Sun, Yang Liu, Truong Khanh Nguyen, and Jin Song Dong
(National University of Singapore, Singapore; Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
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Aalta: An LTL Satisfiability Checker over Infinite/Finite Traces
Jianwen Li, Yinbo Yao, Geguang Pu, Lijun Zhang, and Jifeng He
(East China Normal University, China; Institute of Software at Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
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Omen+: A Precise Dynamic Deadlock Detector for Multithreaded Java Libraries
Malavika Samak and Murali Krishna Ramanathan
(Indian Institute of Science, India)
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Archie: A Tool for Detecting, Monitoring, and Preserving Architecturally Significant Code
Mehdi Mirakhorli, Ahmed Fakhry, Artem Grechko, Matteusz Wieloch, and Jane Cleland-Huang
(Rochester Institute of Technology, USA; DePaul University, USA)
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Linking Sketches and Diagrams to Source Code Artifacts
Sebastian Baltes, Peter Schmitz, and Stephan Diehl
(University of Trier, Germany)
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BumbleBee: A Refactoring Environment for Spreadsheet Formulas
Felienne Hermans and Danny Dig
(Delft University of Technology, Netherlands; Oregon State University, USA)
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RefDistiller: A Refactoring Aware Code Review Tool for Inspecting Manual Refactoring Edits
Everton L. G. Alves, Myoungkyu Song, and Miryung Kim
(University of Texas at Austin, USA; Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil; University of California at Los Angeles, USA)
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Critics: An Interactive Code Review Tool for Searching and Inspecting Systematic Changes
Tianyi Zhang, Myoungkyu Song, and Miryung Kim
(University of California at Los Angeles, USA; University of Texas at Austin, USA)
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ConceptCloud: A Tagcloud Browser for Software Archives
Gillian J. Greene and Bernd Fischer
(Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
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Titan: A Toolset That Connects Software Architecture with Quality Analysis
Lu Xiao, Yuanfang Cai, and Rick Kazman
(Drexel University, USA; University of Hawaii, USA)
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BugLocalizer: Integrated Tool Support for Bug Localization
Ferdian Thung, Tien-Duy B. Le, Pavneet Singh Kochhar, and David Lo
(Singapore Management University, Singapore)
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Doctoral Symposium

Technical Presentations 1

Diagnose Crashing Faults on Production Software
Rongxin Wu
(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China)
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Technical Presentations 2

Integrating Approaches for Feature Implementation
Benjamin Behringer
(University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg; htw saar, Germany)
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Numerical Program Analysis and Testing
Zheng Gao
(University College London, UK)
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Traceability and Model Checking to Support Safety Requirement Verification
Shuanglong Kan
(Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China)
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Dealing with Uncertainty in Verification of Nondeterministic Systems
Yamilet R. Serrano Llerena
(National University of Singapore, Singapore)
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Technical Presentations 3

Static Analysis Driven Performance and Energy Testing
Abhijeet Banerjee
(National University of Singapore, Singapore)
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Autonomous Compliance Monitoring of Non-functional Properties
Marc Brünink
(National University of Singapore, Singapore)
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Detecting, Isolating, and Enforcing Dependencies among and within Test Cases
Jonathan Bell
(Columbia University, USA)
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Improving the Software Testing Skills of Novices during Onboarding through Social Transparency
Raphael Pham
(Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany)
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Technical Presentations 4

Minimizing Software Conflicts through Proactive Detection of Conflicts and Task Scheduling
Bakhtiar Khan Kasi
(University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
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Student Research Competition Posters

Detecting and Preventing the Architectural Roots of Bugs
Lu Xiao
(Drexel University, USA)
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Estimating the Effectiveness of Spectrum-Based Fault Localization
Shuo Song
(Nanjing University, China)
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Managing Lots of Models: The FaMine Approach
David Wille
(TU Braunschweig, Germany)
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Social Network Analysis in Open Source Software Peer Review
Xin Yang
(Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
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Towards a Theory of Architectural Styles
Diego Marmsoler
(TU München, Germany)
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Software Programmer Management: A Machine Learning and Human Computer Interaction Framework for Optimal Task Assignment
Harry Raymond Joseph
(TU München, Germany)
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Visions and Challenges

Methodology and Culture: Drivers of Mediocrity in Software Engineering?
Marian Petre and Daniela Damian
(Open University, UK; University of Victoria, Canada)
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Known Unknowns: Testing in the Presence of Uncertainty
Sebastian Elbaum and David S. Rosenblum
(University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA; National University of Singapore, Singapore)
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Speculative Reprogramming
Marc Palyart, Gail C. Murphy, Emerson Murphy-Hill, and Xavier Blanc
(University of British Columbia, Canada; North Carolina State University, USA; University of Bordeaux, France)
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A Variability Perspective of Mutation Analysis
Xavier Devroey, Gilles Perrouin, Maxime Cordy, Mike Papadakis, Axel Legay, and Pierre-Yves Schobbens
(University of Namur, Belgium; University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg; INRIA, France)
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Mining Micro-practices from Operational Data
Minghui Zhou and Audris Mockus
(Peking University, China; University of Tennessee, USA; Avaya Labs, USA)
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Achieving Lightweight Trustworthy Traceability
Jane Cleland-Huang, Mona Rahimi, and Patrick Mäder
(DePaul University, USA; TU Ilmenau, Germany)
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Software Maintenance like Maintenance in Other Engineering Disciplines
Gustavo Villavicencio
(Universidad Católica de Santiago del Estero, Argentina)
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