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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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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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