[ecoop-info] MSR 2010: Mining Software Repositories - CfP

Tom Zimmermann zimmerth at cpsc.ucalgary.ca
Wed Sep 16 02:48:30 CEST 2009


MSR 2010: Mining Software Repositories
http://msrconf.org/  twitter: @msrconf

7th International Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories
2-3 May 2010, Cape Town, South Africa (co-located with ICSE 2010)


Software repositories such as source control systems, archived
communications between project personnel, and defect tracking systems
are used to help manage the progress of software projects. Software
practitioners and researchers are recognizing the benefits of mining
this information to support the maintenance of software systems,
improve software design/reuse, and empirically validate novel ideas
and techniques. Research is now proceeding to uncover the ways in
which mining these repositories can help to understand software
development and software evolution, to support predictions about
software development, and to exploit this knowledge concretely in
planning future development.

The goal of this two-day working conference is to advance the science
and practice of software engineering via the analysis of data stored
in software repositories. We solicit short papers (4 pages) and
research papers (10 pages). Short papers should discuss controversial
issues in the field, or describe interesting or thought provoking
ideas that are not yet fully developed. Accepted short papers will
present their ideas in poster form during a poster session at the
conference, and in a short lightning talk. Full research papers are
expected to describe new research results, and have a higher degree of
technical rigor than short papers. Accepted full papers will present
their ideas in a research talk at the conference. A selection of the
best research papers will be invited for consideration in a special
issue of the Springer journal Empirical Software Engineering.


Papers may address issues along the general themes, including but
not limited to the following:

* Analysis of software ecosystems and mining of repositories across
   multiple projects
* Models for social and development processes that occur in large
   software projects
* Prediction of future software qualities via analysis of software
* Models of software project evolution based on historical
   repository data
* Characterization, classification, and prediction of software defects
   based on analysis of software repositories
* Techniques to model reliability and defect occurrences
* Search-based software engineering, including search techniques to
   assist developers in finding suitable components and code fragments
   for reuse, and software search engines
* Analysis of change patterns and trends to assist in future development
* Visualization techniques and models of mined data
* Techniques and tools for capturing new forms of data for storage in
   software repositories, such as effort data, fine-grained changes, and
* Approaches, applications, and tools for software repository mining
* Characterization of bias in mining and guidelines to ensure
   quality results
* Meta-models, exchange formats, and infrastructure tools to facilitate
   the sharing of extracted data and to encourage reuse and  
* Case studies on extracting data from large long-lived and/or
   industrial projects
* Methods of integrating mined data from various historical sources


In the MSR Challenge, we invite researchers to demonstrate the
usefulness of their mining tools on the repositories of many
open-source projects (to be announced). Researchers will discover
interesting facts and report them as 4-page (max) submissions.
Accepted reports will be included in the proceedings as challenge
papers. There will also be a prediction challenge. The winners of the
MSR Challenge and prediction challenge will receive an award. See the
MSR homepage for more information about requirements and rules.


Research/short papers:	January 11, 2010 (abstracts)
                         January 14, 2010 (papers)
Challenge papers:	to be announced
Author notification:	February 19, 2010
Conference:             May 2-3, 2010


General Chair:
Audris Mockus - Avaya, USA

Program Co-chairs:
Jim Whitehead - UC Santa Cruz, USA
Thomas Zimmermann - Microsoft Research, USA

Challenge Chair:
Abram Hindle - University of Waterloo, Canada

Program Committee:
Giuliano Antoniol - …cole Polytechnique de MontrÈal, Canada
Andrew Begel - Microsoft Corp., USA
Christian Bird - UC Davis, USA
Li-Te Cheng - IBM Research, USA
Stephan Diehl - U of Trier, Germany
Massimiliano Di Penta - U of Sannio, Italy
Harald Gall - U of Zurich, Switzerland
Tudor Girba - U of Bern, Switzerland
Mike Godfrey - U of Waterloo, Canada
Jesus Gonzalez-Barahona - U Rey Juan Carlos
Ahmed Hassan - Queen's U, Canada
Reid Holmes - U of Washington, USA
Katsuro Inoue - U of Osaka, Japan
Huzefa Kagdi - Missouri U of Science and Technology, USA
Miryung Kim - U of Texas Austin, USA
Sung Kim - Hong Kong U of Science and Technology, China
Michele Lanza - U of Lugano, Switzerland
Andrian Marcus - Wayne State U, USA
Ken-ichi Matsumoto - Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Tim Menzies - West Virginia U, USA
Nachiappan Nagappan - Microsoft Corp., USA
Martin Pinzger - Delft Technical U, Netherlands
Rahul Premraj - Vrije U Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lori Pollock - U of Delaware, USA
Bill Pugh - U of Maryland, USA
Martin Robillard - McGill U, Canada
Gregorio Robles - U Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Anita Sarma - U of Nebraska, USA
Tao Xie - North Caroline State U, USA
Westley Weimer - U of Virginia, USA
Laurie Williams - North Carolina State U, USA
Andy Zaidman - Delft Technical U, Netherlands
Andreas Zeller - Saarland U, Germany

Web Chair:
Adrian Schrˆter - University of Victoria, Canada

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