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ICSE 2021
Mon 17 May - Sat 5 June 2021

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Source code histories are a common way for developers and researchers to reason about how software evolves. Through a survey with 42 professional software developers, we learned that developers face significant mismatches between the output provided by developers’ existing approaches for examining source code histories and what they need to successfully complete their historical analysis tasks. To address these shortcomings, we propose HistoryFinder, a tool for uncovering method histories that quickly produces complete and accurate change histories for ~90% methods outperforming leading tools from both research (e.g, FinerGit) and practice (e.g., IntelliJ / git log). HistoryFinder helps developers to navigate the entire history of source code methods so they can better understand how the method evolved. A field study on industrial code bases with 16 industrial developers confirmed our empirical findings of HistoryFinder’s correctness, low runtime overheads, and additionally showed that the approach can be useful for a wide range of industrial development tasks.

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Fri 28 May
Times are displayed in time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

16:40 - 17:50
4.4.4. Source Code Histories and DocumentationTechnical Track / SEIS - Software Engineering in Society / NIER - New Ideas and Emerging Results at Blended Sessions Room 4 +12h
Chair(s): Davide FucciBlekinge Institute of Technology
16:40
15m
Paper
Understanding Emotions of Developer Community Towards Software DocumentationSEIS
SEIS - Software Engineering in Society
Akhila Sri Manasa VenigallaIIT Tirupati, India, Sridhar ChimalakondaIndian Institute of Technology Tirupati
Pre-print
16:55
20m
Paper
On Indirectly Dependent Documentation in the Context of Code Evolution: A StudyArtifact ReusableTechnical TrackArtifact Available
Technical Track
Devika SondhiIIIT-Delhi, Avyakt GuptaIIIT-Delhi, Salil PurandareIIIT-Delhi, Ankit RanaIIIT-Delhi, Deepanshu KaushalIIIT-Delhi, Rahul PurandareIIIT-Delhi
Pre-print
17:15
15m
Short-paper
Mining Software Repositories with a Collaborative Heuristic RepositoryNIER
NIER - New Ideas and Emerging Results
Hlib BabiiFree University of Bozen-Bolzano, Julian PrennerFree University of Bozen-Bolzano, Laurin StrickerFree University of Bozen-Bolzano, Anjan KarmakarFree University of Bozen-Bolzano, Andrea JanesFree University of Bozen-Bolzano, Romain RobbesFree University of Bozen-Bolzano
Pre-print
17:30
20m
Paper
CodeShovel: Constructing Method-Level Source Code HistoriesACM SIGSOFT Distinguished PaperArtifact ReusableTechnical TrackArtifact Available
Technical Track
Felix GrundUniversity of British Columbia, Shaiful Alam ChowdhuryUniversity of British Columbia, Nick BradleyUniversity of British Columbia, Braxton HallUniversity of British Columbia, Reid HolmesUniversity of British Columbia
Pre-print Media Attached

Sat 29 May
Times are displayed in time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

04:40 - 05:50
04:40
15m
Paper
Understanding Emotions of Developer Community Towards Software DocumentationSEIS
SEIS - Software Engineering in Society
Akhila Sri Manasa VenigallaIIT Tirupati, India, Sridhar ChimalakondaIndian Institute of Technology Tirupati
Pre-print
04:55
20m
Paper
On Indirectly Dependent Documentation in the Context of Code Evolution: A StudyArtifact ReusableTechnical TrackArtifact Available
Technical Track
Devika SondhiIIIT-Delhi, Avyakt GuptaIIIT-Delhi, Salil PurandareIIIT-Delhi, Ankit RanaIIIT-Delhi, Deepanshu KaushalIIIT-Delhi, Rahul PurandareIIIT-Delhi
Pre-print
05:15
15m
Short-paper
Mining Software Repositories with a Collaborative Heuristic RepositoryNIER
NIER - New Ideas and Emerging Results
Hlib BabiiFree University of Bozen-Bolzano, Julian PrennerFree University of Bozen-Bolzano, Laurin StrickerFree University of Bozen-Bolzano, Anjan KarmakarFree University of Bozen-Bolzano, Andrea JanesFree University of Bozen-Bolzano, Romain RobbesFree University of Bozen-Bolzano
Pre-print
05:30
20m
Paper
CodeShovel: Constructing Method-Level Source Code HistoriesACM SIGSOFT Distinguished PaperArtifact ReusableTechnical TrackArtifact Available
Technical Track
Felix GrundUniversity of British Columbia, Shaiful Alam ChowdhuryUniversity of British Columbia, Nick BradleyUniversity of British Columbia, Braxton HallUniversity of British Columbia, Reid HolmesUniversity of British Columbia
Pre-print Media Attached

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