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ICGSE 2018
Sun 27 - Tue 29 May 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden
co-located with * ICSE 2018 *
Tue 29 May 2018 15:45 - 16:05 at E2 room - Distinguished papers Chair(s): Darja Šmite

Large-scale distributed projects are typically the results of collective efforts performed by multiple developers, each one having a different personality. The study of developers’ personalities has the potential of explaining their’ behavior in various contexts. For example, the propensity to trust others, a critical factor to the success of global software engineering - has been found to influence positively the result of code reviews in distributed projects. In this paper, we perform a quantitative analysis of developers’ personality in open source software projects, intended as an extreme form of distributed projects in which no single organization controls the project. We mine ecosystem-level data from the code commits and email messages contributed by the developers working on the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) projects, as representative of large scale-distributed projects. We find that developers’ personality evolves over time as more conscientious, agreeable, and neurotic. Instead, personality traits do not vary with their role and extent of contribution to the projects. We also find evidence that more open and more agreeable developers are more likely to become project contributors.

Tue 29 May
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15:45 - 17:15: Distinguished papersICGSE 2018 at E2 room
Chair(s): Darja ŠmiteBlekinge Institute of Technology
15:45 - 16:05
Research paper
On Developers' Personality in Large-scale Distributed Projects: The Case of the Apache Ecosystem
ICGSE 2018
Fabio CalefatoUniversity of Bari, Giuseppe IaffaldanoUniversity of Bari, Filippo LanubileUniversity of Bari, Bogdan VasilescuCarnegie Mellon University
DOI Pre-print
16:05 - 16:25
Research paper
Virtual by Design: How a Work Environment can Support Agile Distributed Software Development
ICGSE 2018
Pernille LousIT University of Copenhagen, Paolo TellIT University of Copenhagen, Christian Bo MichelsenIT University of Copenhagen, Yvonne DittrichIT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Marco KuhrmannClausthal University of Technology, Allan EbdrupDebitoor
16:25 - 16:45
Research paper
Team Resilience in Distributed Student Projects
ICGSE 2018
Igor CavrakUniversity of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Ivana BosnićUniversity of Zagreb
16:45 - 17:05
Research paper
Scaling Agile across the Global Organization: An Early Stage Industrial SAFe Self-Assessment
ICGSE 2018
Mohammad Abdur RazzakLero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick, Ita RichardsonLero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick, John NollUniversity of East London, and Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre, Clodagh Nic CannaOcuco Ltd, Sarah BeechamLero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick
17:05 - 17:15
Questions and answers
ICGSE 2018