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ASE 2020
Mon 21 - Fri 25 September 2020 Melbourne, Australia
Tue 22 Sep 2020 17:10 - 17:30 at Koala - AI for Software Engineering (1) Chair(s): Tingting Yu

Automated test case generation tools have been successfully pro- posed to reduce the amount of human and infrastructure resources required to write and run test cases. However, recent studies demonstrate that the readability of generated tests is very limited due to (i) uninformative identifiers and (ii) lack of proper documentation. Prior studies proposed techniques to improve test readability by either generating natural language summaries or meaningful methods names. While these approaches are shown to improve test readability, they are also affected by two limitations: (1) generated summaries are often perceived as too verbose and redundant by developers, and (2) readable tests require both proper method names but also meaningful identifiers (within-method readability). In this work, we combine template based methods and Deep Learning (DL) approaches to automatically generate test case scenarios (elicited from natural language patterns of test case statements) as well as to train DL models on path-based representations of source code to generate meaningful identifier names. Our ap- proach, called DeepTC-Enhancer , recommends documentation and identifier names with the ultimate goal of enhancing readability of automatically generated test cases. An empirical evaluation with 36 external and internal developers shows that (1) DeepTC-Enhancer outperforms significantly the baseline approach for generating summaries and performs equally with the baseline approach for test case renaming, (2) the transformation proposed by DeepTC-Enhancer result in a significant increase in readability of automatically generated test cases, and (3) there is a significant difference in the feature preferences between external and internal developers.

Tue 22 Sep
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17:10 - 18:10: AI for Software Engineering (1)Research Papers / NIER track at Koala
Chair(s): Tingting YuUniversity of Kentucky
17:10 - 17:30
Talk
Research Papers
Devjeet RoyWashington State University, Ziyi ZhangWashington State University, Maggie MaWashington State University, Venera ArnaoudovaWashington State University, Annibale PanichellaDelft University of Technology, Sebastiano PanichellaZurich University of Applied Sciences, Danielle GonzalezRochester Institute of Technology, USA, Mehdi MirakhorliRochester Institute of Technology
17:30 - 17:50
Talk
Research Papers
Mohammad Jafar MashhadiUniversity of Calgary, Hadi HemmatiUniversity of Calgary
Pre-print
17:50 - 18:00
Talk
NIER track
Michael CaoThe University of British Columbia, Sahar BadihiUniversity of British Columbia, Canada, Khaled AhmedThe University of British Columbia, Peiyu XiongThe University of British Columbia, Julia RubinUniversity of British Columbia, Canada