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ICSE 2021
Mon 17 May - Sat 5 June 2021
Thu 27 May 2021 19:20 - 21:10 at TB Room - Bayesian Data Analysis for Software Engineering Chair(s): Grace Lewis
Fri 28 May 2021 07:20 - 09:10 at TB Room - Bayesian Data Analysis for Software Engineering

For over a decade now, other disciplines that heavily rely on analyzing empirical data—including medicine, psychology, economics, and marketing—have been in a sort of replication crisis. Among other things, this crisis originates in using inflexible or inadequate statistical practices to analyze small datasets collected in experiments conducted in conditions that poorly capture real-world scenarios, and are plagued by confounders that are hard to control. There is reason to believe software engineering might not be much better off.

Given the broad and growing interest for statistical data analysis throughout the software engineering community, we will mainly focus on:

  • limitations of the current most common statistical techniques in software engineering;
  • principles underlying Bayesian data analysis;
  • brief overview of the Bayesian statistical framework;
  • key guidelines to apply Bayesian data analysis in practice;
  • practical examples of Bayesian (re-)analysis of software engineering empirical data.

Bayesian statistics is not a silver bullet that will fix all the issues with empirical data analysis (in software engineering); but it can be an important step in the direction of helping empirical software engineering build solid foundations and achieve robust results.

Thu 27 May
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19:20 - 21:10
Bayesian Data Analysis for Software EngineeringTB - Technical Briefings at TB Room +12h
Chair(s): Grace LewisCarnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute
19:20
1h50m
Tutorial
Bayesian Data Analysis for Software EngineeringTechnical Briefings
TB - Technical Briefings
Richard TorkarChalmers and the University of Gothenburg, Carlo A. FuriaUniversità della Svizzera italiana (USI), Robert FeldtChalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Fri 28 May
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07:20 - 09:10
Bayesian Data Analysis for Software EngineeringTB - Technical Briefings at TB Room
07:20
1h50m
Tutorial
Bayesian Data Analysis for Software EngineeringTechnical Briefings
TB - Technical Briefings
Richard TorkarChalmers and the University of Gothenburg, Carlo A. FuriaUniversità della Svizzera italiana (USI), Robert FeldtChalmers University of Technology, Sweden

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