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ASE 2020
Mon 21 - Fri 25 September 2020 Melbourne, Australia
Thu 24 Sep 2020 01:10 - 01:30 at Wombat - Human-computer interaction Chair(s): Zhiyuan Wan

A software developer works on many tasks per day, frequently switching between these tasks back and forth. This constant churn of tasks makes it difficult for a developer to know the specifics of when they worked on what task, complicating task resumption, planning, retrospection, and reporting activities. We introduce a new approach to help identify the topic of work for a given time interval that is based on capturing the contents of the developer’s active window at regular intervals and creating a vector representation of key information the developer viewed. To evaluate our approach, we created a data set with multiple developers working on the same set of six information seeking tasks that we also make available for other researchers to investigate similar approaches. Our analysis shows that our approach enables: 1) segments of a developer’s work to be automatically associated with a task from a known set of tasks with average accuracy of 70.6%, and 2) a visual representation describing a segment of work that a developer can use to recognize a task with average accuracy of 67.9%.

Thu 24 Sep
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01:10 - 02:10: Human-computer interactionResearch Papers / Tool Demonstrations at Wombat
Chair(s): Zhiyuan WanZhejiang University
01:10 - 01:30
Talk
Identifying and Describing Information Seeking Tasks
Research Papers
Chris SatterfieldUniversity of British Columbia, Thomas FritzUniversity of Zurich, Gail MurphyUniversity of British Columbia
01:30 - 01:50
Talk
Predicting Code Context Models for Software Development Tasks
Research Papers
Zhiyuan WanZhejiang University, Gail MurphyUniversity of British Columbia, Xin XiaMonash University
Pre-print
01:50 - 02:00
Talk
Edge4Real: A Cost-Effective Edge Computing based Human Behaviour Recognition System for Human-Centric Software Engineering
Tool Demonstrations
DI SHAOSchool of Information Technology, Deakin University, Xiao LiuSchool of Information Technology, Deakin University, Ben ChengSchool of Information Technology, Deakin University, Owen WangSchool of Information Technology, Deakin University, Thuong HoangSchool of Information Technology, Deakin University