MSR 2020
Mon 29 - Tue 30 June 2020
co-located with ICSE 2020

May 20th update: MSR 2020 will be held online on June 29-30, 2020

The Mining Software Repositories (MSR) conference is the premier conference for data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in software engineering. The goal of the conference is to improve software engineering practices by uncovering interesting and actionable information about software systems and projects using the vast amounts of software data such as source control systems, defect tracking systems, code review repositories, archived communications between project personnel, question-and-answer sites, CI build servers, and run-time telemetry. Mining this information can help to understand software development and evolution, software users, and runtime behavior; support the maintenance of software systems; improve software design/reuse; empirically validate novel ideas and techniques; support predictions about software development; and 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 with data-driven techniques. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 17th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories will be held online on June 29 - 30, 2020.

The MSR 2020 Award Recipients!

For the MSR Foundational Contribution award the recipient is

Jonathan Maletic and Michael Collard for the srcML infrastructure, which addresses many hard problems in source code parsing and has fostered a wide range of research innovations throughout software engineering.

For the Ric Holt Early Career Achievement Award the recipient is

Alberto Bacchelli for his seminal contributions to modern code review.

MSR Most Influential Paper award in 2020 is

“An extensive comparison of bug prediction approaches”, by Marco D’Ambros, Michele Lanza, and Romain Robbes for early adoption of open science principles by sharing a dataset that enabled significant further research in bug prediction.

MSR honorable mention as a Most Influential Paper from MSR 2010 is

“Replicating MSR: A study of the potential replicability of papers published in the Mining Software Repositories proceedings”, by Gregorio Robles for highlighting the importance of replication in mining software repositories.