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Thu 13 Oct 2022 11:10 - 11:30 at Banquet B - Technical Session 21 - SE for AI II Chair(s): Andrea Stocco

Quality assurance is of great importance for deep learning (DL) systems, especially when they are applied in safety-critical applications. While quality issues of native DL applications have been extensively analyzed, the issues of JavaScript-based DL applications have never been systematically studied. Compared with native DL applications, JavaScript-based DL applications can run on major browsers, making the platform and device independent. Specifically, the quality of JavaScript-based DL applications depends on the 3 parts: the application, the third-party DL library used and the underlying DL framework (e.g., TensorFlow.js), called JavaScript-based DL system. In this paper, we conduct the first empirical study on the quality issues of JavaScript-based DL systems. Specifically, we collect and analyze 700 real-world faults from relevant GitHub repositories, including the official TensorFlow.js repository, 13 third-party DL libraries and 58 JavaScript-based DL applications. To better understand the characteristics of these faults, we manually analyze and construct taxonomies for the fault symptoms, root causes, and fix patterns, respectively. Moreover, we also study the distributions of faults, symptoms, and root causes on different stages of the development lifecycle, the 3-level architecture in the DL system, and the 4 major components of TensorFlow.js framework. Based on the results, we suggest actionable implications and research avenues that can potentially facilitate the development, testing and debugging of JavaScript-based DL systems.

Thu 13 Oct

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10:00 - 12:00
Technical Session 21 - SE for AI IIResearch Papers / Late Breaking Results / NIER Track / Journal-first Papers at Banquet B
Chair(s): Andrea Stocco Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
10:00
20m
Research paper
DeepPerform: An Efficient Approach for Performance Testing of Resource-Constrained Neural Networks
Research Papers
Simin Chen University of Texas at Dallas, USA, Mirazul Haque UT Dallas, Cong Liu University of Texas at Dallas, USA, Wei Yang University of Texas at Dallas
10:20
10m
Paper
Prototyping Deep Learning Applications with Non-Experts: An Assistant Proposition
Late Breaking Results
Gustavo Rodrigues dos Reis, Adrian Mos NAVER LABS Europe, Cyril Labbé LIG - UGA, Mario Cortes Cornax LIG - UGA
10:30
20m
Research paper
Boosting the Revealing of Detected Violations in Deep Learning Testing: A Diversity-Guided MethodVirtualACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award
Research Papers
Xiaoyuan Xie School of Computer Science, Wuhan University, China, Pengbo Yin School of Computer Science, Wuhan University, Songqiang Chen School of Computer Science, Wuhan University
10:50
20m
Paper
Faults in Deep Reinforcement Learning Programs: A Taxonomy and A Detection ApproachVirtual
Journal-first Papers
Amin Nikanjam École Polytechnique de Montréal, Mohammad Mehdi Morovati École Polytechnique de Montréal, Foutse Khomh Polytechnique Montréal, Houssem Ben Braiek École Polytechnique de Montréal
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11:10
20m
Research paper
Towards Understanding the Faults of JavaScript-Based Deep Learning SystemsVirtual
Research Papers
Lili Quan Tianjin University, Qianyu Guo College of Intelligence and Computing, Tianjin University, Xiaofei Xie Singapore Management University, Singapore, Sen Chen Tianjin University, Xiaohong Li TianJin University, Yang Liu Nanyang Technological University
11:30
10m
Vision and Emerging Results
An Empirical Study on Numerical Bugs in Deep Learning ProgramsVirtual
NIER Track
Gan Wang , Zan Wang Tianjin University, China, Junjie Chen Tianjin University, Xiang Chen Nantong University, Ming Yan College of Intelligence and Computing, Tianjin University
11:40
20m
Research paper
Toward Improving the Robustness of Deep Learning Models via Model TransformationVirtual
Research Papers
Yingyi Zhang College of Intelligence and Computing, Tianjin University, Zan Wang Tianjin University, China, Jiajun Jiang Tianjin University, Hanmo You College of Intelligence and Computing, Tianjin University, Junjie Chen Tianjin University