ESEM 2015

esem  2015 - Program

Time Event(s)
Wednesday - Oct.21
19:00 - 21:00 Reception
Thursday - Oct.22
8:45-9:00 Welcome
9:00-10:00 Keynote
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Paper Session
Methodological Aspects
Chair:Clemente Izurieta
Paper Session
Maintenance & Evolution I
Chair:Dietmar Pfahl
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Paper Session
Human Aspects
Chair:Natalia Juristo
Paper Session
Industry Interactions
Chair:Guiherme Travassos
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:00 Paper Session
Community Building & Infrastructure
Chair:Sira Vegas
Paper Session
Requirements & Design
Chair:Lutz Prechlt
19:00 Banquet
Bus depart at 18:00PM in front of the Friendship Palace.
Friday - Oct.23
9:30-10:30 Keynote
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Paper Session
Analyses with Industrial Data
Chair:Ayse Bener
Paper Session
Metrics, Data Collection, & Analysis
Chair:Burak Turhan
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Paper Session
Maintenance & Evolution II
Chair:Emillia Mendes
Paper Session
Chair:Teresa Baldassarre
15:00-15:15 Closing
15:15-17:00 Breaking and Networking

The program is preliminary and may be subject to minor changes.


Full papers presentations are allowed 30 minutes (25 minutes talk + 5 minutes questions).
Short and Industrial papers are allowed 15 minutes (10 minutes talk + 5 minutes questions).

Maintenance & Evolution I

1. An Empirical Study of Design Degradation: How Software Projects Get Worse Over Time (full)
Iftekhar Ahmed, Rahul Gopinath, Umme Ayda Mannan and Carlos Jensen.

2. Code Bad Smell Detection through Evolutionary Data Mining (full)
Shizhe Fu and Beijun Shen.

3. Empirical Analysis of Change-Proneness in Methods Having Local Variables with Long Names and Comments (Short)PreprintPreprint
Hirohisa Aman, Sousuke Amasaki, Takashi Sasaki and Minoru Kawahara.

4. An Exploratory Study on the Evolution of C Programming in the Unix Operating System (Short)PreprintPreprint
Diomidis Spinellis, Panagiotis Louridas and Maria Kechagia.

Maintenance & Evolution II

1. Will This Bug-fixing Change Break Regression Testing? (full)PreprintPreprint
Xinye Tang, Song Wang and Ke Mao.

2. Navigate, Understand, Communicate: How Developers Locate Performance Bugs (full)PreprintPreprint
Sebastian Baltes, Oliver Moseler, Fabian Beck and Stephan Diehl.

3. A Mapping Study of Software Causal Factors for Improving Maintenance (Short)PreprintPreprint
Carson Carroll, Davide Falessi, Vanessa Forney, Alexa Frances, Carolyn Seaman and Clemente Izurieta.

4.Improving Performance and Maintainability of ObjectCloning with Lazy Clones: An Empirical Evaluation (Industry)PreprintPreprint
Bruno Cartaxo, Paulo Borba, Sérgio Soares and Hélio Fugimoto.

Community Building/Infrastructure

1. Investigating Samples Representativeness for Online Experiments in Java Code Search (full)
Rafael de Mello, Kathryn Stolee and Guilherme Travassos.

2. An Analysis of Software Engineering Experiments Using Human  Subjects (Short)PreprintPreprint
Larissa Falcao, Waldemar Ferreira, Alex Borges, Vilmar Nepomuceno, Sergio Soares and  Maria Teresa Baldassare.

3. Replication of Empirical Studies in Software Engineering: An Update of a Systematic Mapping Study (Short)PreprintPreprint
Roberta M. M. Bezerra, Fabio Q. B. Da Silva, Anderson M. Santana, Cleyton Vanut Cordeiro de Magalhães and Ronnie E. S. Santos.

4. Citation and Topic Analysis of the ESEM papers (Short)PreprintPreprint
Paivi Raulamo-Jurvanen, Mika Mantyla and Vahid Garousi.

5. Using Citation Behavior to Rethink Academic Impact in Software Engineering (Short)
Simon Poulding, Kai Petersen, Robert Feldt and Vahid Garousi.


1. Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You: Characterizing Callbacks in JavaScript (full)PreprintPreprint
Keheliya Gallaba, Ali Mesbah and Ivan Beschastnikh.

2. An empirical study on C++ concurrency constructs (full) PreprintPreprint
Di Wu, Lin Chen, Yuming Zhou and Baowen Xu.

3. Assessing Semistructured Merge in Version Control Systems: A Replicated Experiment (full)PreprintPreprint
Guilherme Cavalcanti, Paola Accioly and Paulo Borba.

Industry Interactions

1. An Exploratory Study on Technology Transfer in Software Engineering (full)PreprintPreprint
Philipp Diebold, Antonio Vetro' and Daniel Mendez Fernandez.

2. Ramp-up Journey of New Hires: Tug of War of Aids and Impediments (full)PreprintPreprint
Ayushi Rastogi, Suresh Thummalapenta, Thomas Zimmermann, Nachiappan Nagappan and Jacek Czerwonka.

3. In Quest for proper Mediums for Technology Transfer in Software Engineering - An Exploratory Study (Short)PreprintPreprint
Florian Grigoleit, Antonio Vetrò, Philipp Diebold, Daniel Méndez Fernández and Wolfgang Boehm.

4. Investigation on Common Software Process Weaknesses in Automotive (Industry)
Giuseppe Lami, Fabio Falcini and Isabella Biscoglio.

Methodological Aspects

1. Noises in Interaction Traces Data and their Impact on Previous Research Studies (full)PreprintPreprint
Zéphyrin Soh, Thomas Drioul, Pierre-Antoine Rappe, Foutse Khomh, Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc and Naji Habra.

2. An Empirical Study on the Patterns of Eye Movement during Summarization Tasks(full)
Paige Rodeghero and Collin McMillan.

3. Retrieving Diverse Opinions from App Reviews (full)
Emitza Guzman, Omar Aly and Bernd Bruegge.


1. Language Matters (full) PreprintPreprint
Yi Wang.

2. Award vs. Worker Behaviors in Competitive Crowdsourcing Tasks (full)
Ye Yang and Razieh Lotfalian Saremi.

3. The Importance of being Isolated: An Empirical Study on Chromium Reviews (Short)PreprintPreprint
Subhajit Datta, Devarshi Bhatt, Manish Jain, Proshanta Sarkar and Santonu Sarkar.

4. Energy Consumption Analysis of Algorithms Implementations (Short)
Mohammad Rashid, Luca Ardito and Marco Torchiano.

Requirements & Design

1. Does Quality of Requirements Specifications matter? Combined Results of Two Empirical Studies (full)PreprintPreprint
Jakob Mund, Henning Femmer, Daniel Méndez Fernández and Jonas Eckhardt.

2. Aggregating Empirical Evidence about the Benefits and Drawbacks of Software Reference Architectures (full)PreprintPreprint
Silverio Martínez-Fernández, Paulo Sérgio Medeiros Dos Santos, Claudia P. Ayala, Xavier Franch and Guilherme H. Travassos.

3. How to specify Non-functional Requirements to support seamless modeling? A Study Design and Preliminary Results(Short)PreprintPreprint
Jonas Eckhardt, Daniel Méndez Fernández and Andreas Vogelsang.

4. On the Benefits and Barriers when adopting Software Modelling and Model Driven Techniques - An external, differentiated replication (Short)PreprintPreprint
Antonio Vetrò, Wolfgang Böhm and Marco Torchiano.

Analyses with Industrial Data

1. How to Make Best Use of Cross-Company Data for Web Effort Estimation? (full)
Leandro Minku, Federica Sarro, Emilia Mendes and Filomena Ferrucci.

2. Pricing via Functional Size - A Case Study of a Company's Portfolio of 77 Outsourced Projects (full)PreprintPreprint
Hennie Huijgens, Georgios Gousios and Arie van Deursen.

Metrics, Data Collection, & Analysis ​ 

1. Identifying Metrics' Biases when Measuring or Approximating Size in Heterogeneous Languages (Short)
Regina Hebig, Jesper Derehag and Michel Chaudron.

2. Using Trac for Empirical Data Collection and Analysis in Developing Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Systems (Industry)
Naoki Ohsugi, Kyohei Fushida, Nobuto Inoguchi, Hiroyuki Arai, Hiroyuki Yamanaka, Takashi Niwa, Misa Fujinuki, Motohisa Tomura and Tsuyoshi Kitani.

3. Introducing a Ripple Effect Measure: A Theoretical and Empirical Validation (full)PreprintPreprint
Elvira-Maria Arvanitou, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, Alexander Chatzigeorgiou and Paris Avgeriou.

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