SANER 2018
2018 IEEE 25th International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER)
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2018 IEEE 25th International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER), March 20-23, 2018, Campobasso, Italy

SANER 2018 – Proceedings

Contents - Abstracts - Authors

Technical Research Papers

Program Analysis

Context Is King: The Developer Perspective on the Usage of Static Analysis Tools
Carmine Vassallo, Sebastiano Panichella, Fabio Palomba, Sebastian Proksch, Andy Zaidman, and Harald C. Gall
(University of Zurich, Switzerland; Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
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Micro-clones in Evolving Software
Manishankar Mondal, Chanchal K. Roy, and Kevin A. Schneider
(University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
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Software Logging

SMARTLOG: Place Error Log Statement by Deep Understanding of Log Intention
Zhouyang Jia, Shanshan Li, Xiaodong Liu, Xiangke Liao, and Yunhuai Liu
(National University of Defense Technology, China; Peking University, China)
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Testing

Exploring the Integration of User Feedback in Automated Testing of Android Applications
Giovanni Grano, Adelina Ciurumelea, Sebastiano Panichella, Fabio Palomba, and Harald C. Gall
(University of Zurich, Switzerland)
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Structured Random Differential Testing of Instruction Decoders
Nathan Jay and Barton P. Miller
(University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
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Clustering Support for Inadequate Test Suite Reduction
Carmen Coviello, Simone Romano, Giuseppe Scanniello, Alessandro Marchetto, Giuliano Antoniol, and Anna Corazza
(University of Basilicata, Italy; Polytechnique Montréal, Canada; Federico II University of Naples, Italy)
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Program Repair

Automatically Repairing Dependency-Related Build Breakage
Christian Macho, Shane McIntosh, and Martin Pinzger
(University of Klagenfurt, Austria; McGill University, Canada)
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Mining StackOverflow for Program Repair
Xuliang Liu and Hao Zhong
(Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
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Dissection of a Bug Dataset: Anatomy of 395 Patches from Defects4J
Victor Sobreira, Thomas Durieux, Fernanda Madeiral, Martin Monperrus, and Marcelo de Almeida Maia
(Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil; Inria, France; University of Lille, France; KTH, Sweden)
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Mobile Development

Detecting Third-Party Libraries in Android Applications with High Precision and Recall
Yuan Zhang, Jiarun Dai, Xiaohan Zhang, Sirong Huang, Zhemin Yang, Min Yang, and Hao Chen
(Fudan University, China; Shanghai Institute of Intelligent Electronics and Systems, China; Shanghai Institute for Advanced Communication and Data Science, China; University of California at Davis, USA)
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Software Quality

How Do Developers Fix Issues and Pay Back Technical Debt in the Apache Ecosystem?
Georgios Digkas, Mircea Lungu, Paris Avgeriou, Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, and Apostolos Ampatzoglou
(University of Groningen, Netherlands; University of Macedonia, Greece)
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How Good Is Your Puppet? An Empirically Defined and Validated Quality Model for Puppet
Eduard van der Bent, Jurriaan Hage, Joost Visser, and Georgios Gousios
(Utrecht University, Netherlands; Software Improvement Group, Netherlands; Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
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Behavior and Runtime Analysis

Maintaining Behaviour Driven Development Specifications: Challenges and Opportunities
Leonard Peter Binamungu, Suzanne M. Embury, and Nikolaos Konstantinou
(University of Manchester, UK)
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Recursion Aware Modeling and Discovery for Hierarchical Software Event Log Analysis
Maikel Leemans, Wil M. P. van der Aalst, and Mark G. J. van den Brand
(Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
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Design Analysis

Automatically Exploiting Implicit Design Knowledge When Solving the Class Responsibility Assignment Problem
Yongrui Xu, Peng Liang, and Muhammad Ali Babar
(Wuhan University, China; University of Adelaide, Australia)
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Defect Prediction

Cross-Version Defect Prediction via Hybrid Active Learning with Kernel Principal Component Analysis
Zhou Xu, Jin Liu, Xiapu Luo, and Tao Zhang
(Wuhan University, China; Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China; Harbin Engineering University, China)
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Using a Probabilistic Model to Predict Bug Fixes
Mauricio Soto and Claire Le Goues
(Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
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Connecting Software Metrics across Versions to Predict Defects
Yibin Liu, Yanhui Li, Jianbo Guo, Yuming Zhou, and Baowen Xu
(Nanjing University, China; Tsinghua University, China)
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APIs

Classifying Stack Overflow Posts on API Issues
Md Ahasanuzzaman, Muhammad Asaduzzaman, Chanchal K. Roy, and Kevin A. Schneider
(Queen's University, Canada; University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
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Why and How Java Developers Break APIs
Aline Brito, Laerte Xavier, Andre Hora, and Marco Tulio Valente
(Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil; Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil)
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Mining Accurate Message Formats for Service APIs
Md Arafat Hossain, Steve Versteeg, Jun Han, Muhammad Ashad Kabir, Jiaojiao Jiang, and Jean-Guy Schneider
(Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; CA Technologies, Australia)
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Exploring Code Bases

Mining Framework Usage Graphs from App Corpora
Sergio Mover, Sriram Sankaranarayanan, Rhys Braginton Pettee Olsen, and Bor-Yuh Evan Chang
(University of Colorado at Boulder, USA)
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A Generalized Model for Visualizing Library Popularity, Adoption, and Diffusion within a Software Ecosystem
Raula Gaikovina Kula, Coen De Roover, Daniel M. German, Takashi Ishio, and Katsuro Inoue
(NAIST, Japan; Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium; University of Victoria, Canada; Osaka University, Japan)
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Supporting Exploratory Code Search with Differencing and Visualization
Wenjian Liu, Xin Peng, Zhenchang Xing, Junyi Li, Bing Xie, and Wenyun Zhao
(Fudan University, China; Shanghai Institute of Intelligent Electronics and Systems, China; Australian National University, Australia; Peking University, China)
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Language Models

Syntax and Sensibility: Using Language Models to Detect and Correct Syntax Errors
Eddie Antonio Santos, Joshua Charles Campbell, Dhvani Patel, Abram Hindle, and José Nelson Amaral
(University of Alberta, Canada)
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A Deep Neural Network Language Model with Contexts for Source Code
Anh Tuan Nguyen, Trong Duc Nguyen, Hung Dang Phan, and Tien N. Nguyen
(Iowa State University, USA; University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
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Binary Analysis

Efficient Features for Function Matching between Binary Executables
Chariton Karamitas and Athanasios Kehagias
(CENSUS, Greece; University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
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Using Recurrent Neural Networks for Decompilation
Deborah S. Katz, Jason Ruchti, and Eric Schulte
(Carnegie Mellon University, USA; GrammaTech, USA)
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Developers' Collaboration

How Do Developers Discuss Rationale?
Rana Alkadhi, Manuel Nonnenmacher, Emitza Guzman, and Bernd Bruegge
(TU Munich, Germany; University of Zurich, Switzerland)
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Automated Quality Assessment for Crowdsourced Test Reports of Mobile Applications
Xin Chen, He Jiang, Xiaochen Li, Tieke He, and Zhenyu Chen
(Dalian University of Technology, China; Nanjing University, China)
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Refactoring

The Impact of Refactoring Changes on the SZZ Algorithm: An Empirical Study
Edmilson Campos Neto, Daniel Alencar da Costa, and Uirá Kulesza
(Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil; Instituto Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil; Queen's University, Canada)
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An Extensible Approach for Taming the Challenges of JavaScript Dead Code Elimination
Niels Groot Obbink, Ivano Malavolta, Gian Luca Scoccia, and Patricia Lago
(VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands; Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy)
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Automated Refactoring of Client-Side JavaScript Code to ES6 Modules
Aikaterini Paltoglou, Vassilis E. Zafeiris, E. A. Giakoumakis, and N. A. Diamantidis
(Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
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Recommender Systems

Improving Developers Awareness of the Exception Handling Policy
Taiza Montenegro, Hugo Melo, Roberta Coelho, and Eiji Barbosa
(Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)
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Detecting Faulty Empty Cells in Spreadsheets
Liang Xu, Shuo Wang, Wensheng Dou, Bo Yang, Chushu Gao, Jun Wei, and Tao Huang
(University at Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; Institute of Software at Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; North China University of Technology, China)
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Software Security

Detection of Protection-Impacting Changes during Software Evolution
Marc-André Laverdière and Ettore Merlo
(Tata Consultancy Services, Canada; Polytechnique Montréal, Canada)
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Mining Sandboxes: Are We There Yet?
Lingfeng Bao, Tien-Duy B. Le, and David Lo
(Singapore Management University, Singapore)
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DeepWeak: Reasoning Common Software Weaknesses via Knowledge Graph Embedding
Zhuobing Han, Xiaohong Li, Hongtao Liu, Zhenchang Xing, and Zhiyong Feng
(Tianjin University, China; Australian National University, Australia)
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