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ASE 2020
Mon 21 - Fri 25 September 2020 Melbourne, Australia
Wed 23 Sep 2020 09:30 - 09:50 at Koala - Configuration Management (1) Chair(s): Carmine Vassallo

We address the problem of identifying performance changes in the evolution of configurable software systems. Finding optimal configurations and configuration options that influence performance is already difficult, but in light of software evolution, configuration-dependent performance changes may lurk in a potentially large number of different versions of the system.

In this work, we combine two perspectives – variability and time – and propose a novel approach to identify configuration-dependent performance changes. In a nutshell, we iteratively sample pairs of configurations and versions and measure the respective performance that help us update a model of likelihoods for performance changes. Pursuing a search strategy with the goal of measuring selectively and incrementally further pairs, we increase the accuracy of identified change points related to configuration options and interactions.

We have conducted a number of experiments both on controlled synthetic datasets as well as in real-world scenarios with different software systems. Our evaluation demonstrates that we can pinpoint performance shifts to configuration options and interactions as well as commits introducing change points with high accuracy and at scale. Our experiments on three real-world systems confirm the effectiveness and practicality of our approach.

Wed 23 Sep

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09:10 - 10:10
Configuration Management (1)Research Papers at Koala
Chair(s): Carmine Vassallo University of Zurich, Switzerland
09:10
20m
Talk
Automated Implementation of Windows-related Security-Configuration Guides
Research Papers
Patrick Stöckle Technical University of Munich (TUM), Bernd Grobauer Siemens AG, Alexander Pretschner Technical University of Munich
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09:30
20m
Talk
Identifying Software Performance Changes Across Variants and Versions
Research Papers
Stefan Mühlbauer Leipzig University, Sven Apel Saarland University, Germany, Norbert Siegmund Leipzig University
DOI Pre-print
09:50
20m
Talk
CP-Detector: Using Configuration-related Performance Properties to Expose Performance Bugs
Research Papers
Haochen He National University of Defense Technology, Zhouyang Jia National University of Defense Technology, Shanshan Li National University of Defense Technology, China, Erci Xu National University of Defense Technology, Tingting Yu University of Kentucky, Yue Yu College of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China, Ji Wang National University of Defense Technology, Xiangke Liao National University of Defense Technology, China
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