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ICSE 2022
Sun 8 - Fri 27 May 2022
Wed 11 May 2022 11:30 - 11:45 at ICSE Demo room 1 - Program Comprehension Chair(s): Xiaoyin Wang

Developers often encounter unfamiliar code during software maintenance which consumes a significant amount of time for comprehension, especially for novice programmers. Researchers have come up with automated techniques that can provide effective code comprehension and summaries by analyzing a source code and present key information to the developers. Existing debuggers represent the execution states of the program but they do not show the complete execution at a single point. Studies have revealed that the effort required for program comprehension can be reduced if novice programmers are provided with worked examples. Hence, we propose COSPEX (Comprehension using Summarization via Program Execution) - an Atom plugin that dynamically extracts key information for every line of code executed and presents it to the developers in the form of an interactive example-like dynamic information instance. As a preliminary evaluation, we presented 14 undergraduates having Python programming experience up to 1 year with a code comprehension task in a user survey. We observed that COSPEX helped novice programmers in program comprehension and improved their understanding of the code execution. The source code and tool are available at: https://github.com/rishalab/COSPEX, and the demo on Youtube is available at: https://youtu.be/QQY-8KuDaEM

Wed 11 May

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11:00 - 12:00
Program ComprehensionDEMO - Demonstrations at ICSE Demo room 1
Chair(s): Xiaoyin Wang University of Texas at San Antonio
11:00
15m
Demonstration
CIDER: Concept-based Interactive Design Recovery
DEMO - Demonstrations
Hongzhou Fang Drexel University, Yuanfang Cai Drexel University, Rick Kazman University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Jason Lefever Drexel University
11:15
15m
Demonstration
NaturalCC: An Open-Source Toolkit for Code Intelligence
DEMO - Demonstrations
Yao Wan Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Yang He University of Technology Sydney, Zhangqian Bi Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Jian-Guo Zhang University of Illinois at Chicago, Yulei Sui University of Technology Sydney, Hongyu Zhang University of Newcastle, Kazuma Hashimoto Google Research, Hai Jin Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Guandong Xu University of Technology, Sydney, Caiming Xiong Salesforce Research, philip yu University of Illinois at Chicago
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11:30
15m
Demonstration
COSPEX: A Program Comprehension Tool for Novice Programmers
DEMO - Demonstrations
Nakshatra Gupta Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati, Ashutosh Rajput Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati, Sridhar Chimalakonda Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati
Pre-print Media Attached
11:45
15m
Demonstration
A Tool for Rejuvenating Feature Logging Levels via Git Histories and Degree of Interest
DEMO - Demonstrations
Yiming Tang Concordia University, Allan Spektor City University of New York (CUNY) Hunter College, Raffi Khatchadourian City University of New York (CUNY) Hunter College, Mehdi Bagherzadeh Oakland University
Pre-print Media Attached
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Wed 11 May 2022 11:00 - 12:00 at ICSE Demo room 1 - Program Comprehension Chair(s): Xiaoyin Wang
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