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Earlier MSRs


   Saturday  Sunday
8:30 - 10:00       Welcome
Keynote Jim Whitehead
Best Paper + Mining Challenge
Keynote YY Zhou
10:30 - 12:00 Language Evolution Software Quality
1:30 - 3:00 Retrieval, Refactoring, Clones, Readability Developers
3:30 - 4:10
4:10 - 5:00
Mining Challenge
Short Papers
Development Support

The final MSR program is now available in PDF.

Saturday 8:30 - 10:00: Keynote Jim Whitehead

Saturday 10:30 - 12:00: Language Evolution

  • Chris Parnin, Christian Bird and Emerson Murphy-Hill. Java Generics Adoption: How New Features are Introduced, Championed, or Ignored [Slides]
  • Siim Karus and Harald Gall. A Study of Language Usage Evolution in Open Source Software [Slides]
  • Oscar Callaú, Romain Robbes, Éric Tanter and David Röthlisberger. How Developers Use the Dynamic Features of Programming Languages: the Case of Smalltalk [Slides]
  • Laleh Mousavi Eshkevari, Venera Arnaoudova, Massimiliano Di Penta, Rocco Oliveto, Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc and Giuliano Antoniol. An Exploratory Study of Identifier Renamings [Slides]

Saturday 1:30 - 3:00: Retrieval, Refactoring, Clones, Readability

  • Shivani Rao and Avinash Kak. Retrieval from Software Libraries for Bug Localization: A Comparative Study with Generic and Composite Text Models [Slides]
  • Benjamin Biegel, Quinten David Soetens, Willi Hornig, Stephan Diehl and Serge Demeyer.Comparison of Similarity Metrics for Refactoring Detection [Slides]
  • Armijn Hemel, Karl Trygve Kalleberg, Rob Vermaas and Eelco Dolstra. Finding Software License Violations Through Binary Code Clone Detection [Slides]
  • Daryl Posnett, Abram Hindle and Prem Devanbu. A Simpler Model of Software Readability

  • Xinlei Wang, Eilwoo Baik and Premkumar Devanbu. Operating System Compatibility Analysis of Eclipse and Netbeans Based on Bug Data
  • Mario Luca Bernardi, Carmine Sementa, Quirino Zagarese, Damiano Distante and Massimiliano Di Penta. What Topics do Firefox and Chrome Contributors Discuss? [Slides]
  • Olga Baysal, Ian Davis and Michael Godfrey. A Tale of Two Browsers [Slides]
  • Yukinao Hirata and Osamu Mizuno. Do Comments Explain Codes Adequately? [Slides]
  • Daniel German and Julius Davies. Apples Vs. Oranges? An exploration of the challenges of comparing the source code of two software systems

Saturday 4:10 - 5:00: Short Papers

  • Yuan-Fang Li and Hongyu Zhang. Integrating Software Engineering Data Using Semantic Web Technologies [Slides]
  • Dave Binkley, Matthew Hearn and Dawn Lawrie. Improving identifier informativeness using Part of Speech Information [Slides]
  • Pamela Bhattacharya and Iulian Neamtiu. Bug-fix Time Prediction Models: Can we do better?
  • Brandon Heller, Eli Marschner and Jeffrey Heer. Visualizing Collaboration and Influence in the Open-Source Software Community [Slides]
  • Sergey Zeltyn, Peri Tarr, Murray Cantor, Robert Delmonico, Sateesh Kannegala, Mila Keren, Ashok Pon Kumar and Segev Wasserkrug. Improving Efficiency in Software Maintenance
  • Caitlin Sadowski, Chris Lewis, Zhongpeng Lin, Xiaoyan Zhu and E. James Whitehead. An Empirical Analysis of the FixCache Algorithm [Slides]

Sunday 8:30 - 10:00: Keynote Yuanyuan Zhou

Sunday 10:30 - 12:00: Software Quality

  • Emanuel Giger, Martin Pinzger and Harald Gall. Comparing Fine-Grained Source Code Changes And Code Churn For Bug Prediction [Slides]
  • Shahed Zaman, Bram Adams and Ahmed E. Hassan. Security vs Performance bugs: A Case Study on Firefox
  • Sandeep Krishnan, Robyn Lutz and Katerina Goseva-Popstojanova. Empirical Evaluation of Reliability Improvement in an Evolving Software Product Line [Slides]
  • Pete Rotella and Sunita Chulani. Implementing Quality Metrics and Goals at the Corporate Level [Slides]

Sunday 1:30 - 3:00: Developers

  • Dennis Pagano and Walid Maalej. How Do Developers Blog? An Exploratory Study [Slides]
  • Vibha Singhal Sinha, Senthil Mani and Saurabh Sinha. Entering the Circle of Trust: Developer Initiation as Committers in Open-Source Projects [Slides]
  • Gerardo Canfora, Luigi Cerulo, Marta Cimitile and Massimiliano Di Penta. Social Interactions around Cross-System Bug Fixings: the Case of FreeBSD and OpenBSD [Slides]
  • Jon Eyolfson, Lin Tan and Patrick Lam. Do time of day and developer experience affect commit bugginess? [Slides]

Sunday 3:30 - 5:00: Development Support

  • Abram Hindle, Neil Ernst, Mike Godfrey and John Mylopoulos. Automated topic naming to support cross-project analysis of software maintenance activities [Slides]
  • Stephen Thomas, Bram Adams, Ahmed E. Hassan and Dorothea Blostein. Modeling the Evolution of Topics in Historical Software Repositories [Slides]
  • Julius Davies, Abram Hindle, Michael Godfrey and Daniel German. Software Bertillonage: Finding the Provenance of an Entity [Slides]
  • Alexander W. J. Bradley and Gail C. Murphy. Supporting Software History Exploration [Slides]

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May 16, 2011, 11:51 PM
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May 21, 2011, 7:47 PM
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May 23, 2011, 1:31 AM
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May 25, 2011, 2:43 AM
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May 22, 2011, 4:42 PM
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May 22, 2011, 4:38 PM
Tao Xie,
May 21, 2011, 7:49 PM
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May 21, 2011, 7:50 PM
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May 22, 2011, 1:30 AM
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