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MSR 2019
Sun 26 - Mon 27 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
co-located with ICSE 2019

The Mining Software Repositories (MSR) field analyzes the rich data available in software repositories to uncover interesting and actionable information about software systems and projects. The goal of this two-day conference is to advance the science and practice of MSR. The 16th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories will be co-located with ICSE 2019 in Montréal, QC, Canada.

Software repositories such as source control systems, archived communications between project personnel, and defect tracking systems are used to help manage the progress of software projects. Software practitioners and researchers are recognizing the benefits of mining this information to support the maintenance of software systems, improve software design/reuse, and empirically validate novel ideas and techniques. Research is now proceeding to uncover the ways in which mining these repositories can help to understand software development and software evolution, to support predictions about software development, and to exploit this knowledge in planning future development. The goal of this two-day international conference is to advance the science and practice of software engineering via the analysis of data stored in software repositories.

The Impact and Value of MSR publications:

The MSR conference is ranked as a CORE A conference, which is an “excellent conference, and highly respected in a discipline area”. For additional information concerning the impact and value of MSR publications, please consult this document.

EMSE Special Issue

A selection of the best research and data papers will be invited to be revised and extended for consideration in a special issue of the for consideration in a special issue of the Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE) journal edited by Springer.

Call for Nominations: Mining Software Repositories Awards 2019

The Mining Software Repositories community established a series of two awards, the MSR Early Career Achievement Award and the MSR Foundational Contribution Award. Please submit your nominations by February 1, 2019, 23:59 AOE.

Education Track (New this year)

This year, MSR will feature a new education track. The track will consist of a panel to discuss the latest teaching practices, a tutorial for newcomers to MSR, and a session to showcase community shared educational resources—these resources will be an open project that MSR researchers are welcome to contribute to like an open source project. More information about the Education Track will be added soon!

MSR FOSS Impact Paper Award

In an effort to encourage research on understanding and improving FOSS (Free, Open Source Software), MSR has established the “FOSS Impact paper” award. The award will be granted to papers that show outstanding contributions to the FOSS community. For many years, the MSR community has leveraged public data from FOSS projects, and in the process the community has contributed new insights, tools and techniques to assist FOSS projects in different ways. This award recognizes and encourages such line of research.

Authors can self-nominate their research papers for the FOSS award, after which the dedicated committee will evaluate these papers.

More information about the MSR 2019 FOSS Award will be added soon!

We are delighted to share that Rob DeLine from Microsoft Research will be the keynote speaker for MSR 2019. Stay tuned for more information on the talk!

Please check out the track page for the full details about submitting your paper.

The important dates are:

  • Abstract deadline: January 15, 2019, 23:59 AoE
  • Papers deadline: January 22, 2019, 23:59 AoE
  • Grace period for paper updates: January 23-24, 2019, 23:59 AoE
  • Author Notification: March 1, 2019, 23:59 AoE
  • Camera Ready: March 15, 2019, 23:59 AoE

Please check out the track page for the full details about submitting your paper.

The important dates are:

  • Abstracts Due: February 1, 2019

  • Papers Due: February 6, 2019

  • Author Notification: March 1, 2019

  • Camera Ready: March 15, 2019

Please check out the track page for the full details about submitting your paper.

The important dates are:

  • Abstracts due: February 1, 2019 (AOE)

  • Papers due: February 6, 2019 (AOE)

  • Author notification: March 1, 2019 (AOE)

  • Camera-ready: March 15, 2019 (AOE)