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ICSE 2021
Mon 17 May - Sat 5 June 2021
Tue 25 May 2021 15:20 - 15:40 at Blended Sessions Room 3 - 1.3.3. Open Science Chair(s): Sira Vegas
Wed 26 May 2021 03:20 - 03:40 at Blended Sessions Room 3 - 1.3.3. Open Science

Many AI researchers are publishing code, data and other resources that accompany their papers in GitHub repositories. In this paper, we refer to these repositories as academic AI repositories. Our preliminary study shows that highly cited papers are more likely to have popular academic AI repositories (and vice versa). Hence, in this study, we perform an empirical study on academic AI repositories to highlight good software engineering practices of popular academic AI repositories for AI researchers.

We collect 1,149 academic AI repositories, in which we label the top 20% repositories that have the most number of stars as popular, and we label the bottom 70% repositories as unpopular. The remaining 10% repositories are set as a gap between popular and unpopular academic AI repositories. We propose 21 features to characterize the software engineering practices of academic AI repositories. Our experimental results show that popular and unpopular academic AI repositories are statistically significantly different in 11 of the studied features—indicating that the two groups of repositories have significantly different software engineering practices. Furthermore, we find that the number of links to other GitHub repositories in the README file, the number of images in the README file and the inclusion of a license are the most important features for differentiating the two groups of academic AI repositories. Our dataset and code are made publicly available to share with the community.

Conference Day
Tue 25 May

Displayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

15:20 - 16:15
1.3.3. Open ScienceNIER - New Ideas and Emerging Results / Journal-First Papers at Blended Sessions Room 3 +12h
Chair(s): Sira VegasUniversidad Politecnica de Madrid
15:20
20m
Paper
What Makes a Popular Academic AI Repository?Journal-First
Journal-First Papers
Yuanrui FanCollege of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, Xin XiaHuawei Software Engineering Application Technology Lab, David LoSingapore Management University, Ahmed E. HassanSchool of Computing, Queen's University, Shanping LiZhejiang University
Pre-print Media Attached
15:40
20m
Paper
Publish or Perish, but do not Forget your Software ArtifactsJournal-First
Journal-First Papers
Robert HeumüllerChair of Software Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Sebastian NielebockOtto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany, Jacob KrügerOtto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Frank OrtmeierOtto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Faculty of Computer Science, Chair of Software Engineering
DOI Pre-print Media Attached
16:00
15m
Paper
Stop Building Castles on a Swamp! The Crisis of Reproducing Automatic Search in Evidence-based Software EngineeringNIER
NIER - New Ideas and Emerging Results
Zheng LiUniversity of Concepción
Pre-print Media Attached

Conference Day
Wed 26 May

Displayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

03:20 - 04:15
03:20
20m
Paper
What Makes a Popular Academic AI Repository?Journal-First
Journal-First Papers
Yuanrui FanCollege of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, Xin XiaHuawei Software Engineering Application Technology Lab, David LoSingapore Management University, Ahmed E. HassanSchool of Computing, Queen's University, Shanping LiZhejiang University
Pre-print Media Attached
03:40
20m
Paper
Publish or Perish, but do not Forget your Software ArtifactsJournal-First
Journal-First Papers
Robert HeumüllerChair of Software Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Sebastian NielebockOtto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany, Jacob KrügerOtto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Frank OrtmeierOtto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Faculty of Computer Science, Chair of Software Engineering
DOI Pre-print Media Attached
04:00
15m
Paper
Stop Building Castles on a Swamp! The Crisis of Reproducing Automatic Search in Evidence-based Software EngineeringNIER
NIER - New Ideas and Emerging Results
Zheng LiUniversity of Concepción
Pre-print Media Attached