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ISSTA 2018
Sun 15 - Sat 21 July 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands
co-located with ECOOP and ISSTA
Mon 16 Jul 2018 14:20 - 14:40 at Zurich II - Testing and Fault Localization Chair(s): Cindy Rubio-Gonzalez

In recent years, the use of Information Retrieval (IR) techniques to automate the localization of buggy files, given a bug report, has shown promising results. The abundance of approaches in the literature, however, contrasts with the reality of IR-based bug localization (IRBL) adoption by developers (or even by the research community to complement other research approaches). Presumably, this situation is due to the lack of comprehensive evaluations for state-of-the-art approaches which offer insights into the actual performance of the techniques.

We report on a comprehensive reproduction study of six state-of-the-art IRBL techniques. This study applies not only subjects used in existing studies (old subjects) but also 46 new subjects (amounting to 61,431 Java files and 9,459 bug reports) to the IRBL techniques. In addition, the study compares two different version matching (between bug reports and source code files) strategies to highlight some observations related to performance deterioration. We also vary test file inclusion to investigate the effectiveness of IRBL techniques on test files, or its noise impact on performance. Finally, we assess potential performance gain if duplicate bug reports are leveraged.

Mon 16 Jul

issta-2018-Technical-Papers
14:00 - 15:30: ISSTA Technical Papers - Testing and Fault Localization at Zurich II
Chair(s): Cindy Rubio-GonzalezUniversity of California, Davis
issta-2018-Technical-Papers14:00 - 14:20
Talk
Seung Yeob ShinSnT Centre/University of Luxembourg, Shiva NejatiSnT Centre/University of Luxembourg, Mehrdad SabetzadehSnT Centre/University of Luxembourg, Lionel C. BriandSnT Centre/University of Luxembourg, Frank ZimmerSES Techcom
issta-2018-Technical-Papers14:20 - 14:40
Talk
Jaekwon LeeUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Dongsun KimUniversity of Luxembourg, Tegawendé F. BissyandéUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Woosung JungSeoul National University of Education, Yves Le TraonUniversity of Luxembourg
issta-2018-Technical-Papers14:40 - 15:00
Talk
Per Erik StrandbergWestermo Research and Development AB, Thomas Ostrand, Elaine WeyukerMälardalen University, Daniel SundmarkMälardalen University, Wasif AfzalMälardalen University
issta-2018-Technical-Papers15:00 - 15:20
Talk
August ShiUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Alex GyoriFacebook, Muhammad Suleman MahmoodUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Peiyuan ZhaoUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Darko MarinovUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
issta-2018-Technical-Papers15:20 - 15:30