PROMISE is an annual forum for researchers and practitioners to present, discuss and exchange ideas, results, expertise and experiences in construction and/or application of predictive models, artificial intelligence, and data analytics in software engineering. PROMISE encourages researchers to publicly share their data in order to provide interdisciplinary research between the software engineering and data mining communities, and seek for verifiable and repeatable experiments that are useful in practice.
Please see the FSE 2023 website for venue, registration, and visa information.
The website for PROMISE 23 was previously hosted here.
This program is tentative and subject to change.
Fri 8 DecDisplayed time zone: Pacific Time (US & Canada) change
09:00 - 10:30
|Opening Session and Best Paper Award|
Steffen Herbold University of Passau
|Harnessing Predictive Modeling and Software Analytics in the Age of LLM-Powered Software Development|
K: Foutse Khomh Polytechnique MontréalDOI
11:00 - 12:30
|BuggIn: Automatic Intrinsic Bugs Classification Model using NLP and ML|
Pragya Bhandari University of British Columbia, Gema Rodríguez-Pérez University of British Columbia (UBC)DOI
|Do Developers Fix Continuous Integration Smells?|
Ayberk Yaşa Bilkent University, Ege Ergül Bilkent University, Eray Tüzün Bilkent University, Hakan Erdogmus Carnegie Mellon UniversityDOI
|Large Scale Study of Orphan Vulnerabilities in the Software Supply Chain|
David Reid University of Tennessee, Kristiina Rahkema University of Tartu, James Walden Northern Kentucky UniversityDOI
14:00 - 15:30
|The FormAI Dataset: Generative AI in Software Security Through the Lens of Formal Verification|
Norbert Tihanyi Technology Innovation Institute, Tamas Bisztray University of Oslo, Ridhi Jain Technology Innovation Institute (TII), Abu Dhabi, UAE, Mohamed Amine Ferrag Technology Innovation Institute, Lucas C. Cordeiro The University of Manchester, UK, Vasileios Mavroeidis University of OsloDOI
|Comparing Word-based and AST-based Models for Design Pattern Recognition|
Sivajeet Chand Dept. of CSE Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Sushant Kumar Pandey Chalmers and University of Gothenburg, Jennifer Horkoff Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg, Miroslaw Staron University of Gothenburg, Miroslaw Ochodek Poznan University of Technology, Darko Durisic R&D, Volvo Cars, Gothenburg, SwedenDOI
|On Effectiveness of Further Pre-training on BERT models for Story Point Estimation|
Sousuke Amasaki Okayama Prefectural UniversityDOI
16:00 - 17:00
|Automated Fairness Testing with Representative Sampling|
|Model Review: A PROMISEing Opportunity|
Tim Menzies North Carolina State UniversityDOI
Call for Papers
The International Conference on Predictive Models and Data Analytics in Software Engineering (PROMISE) welcomes four types of submissions:
- PROMISE accepts a wide range of papers where AI tools have been applied to SE such as predictive modeling and other AI methods. Both positive and negative results are welcome, though negative results should still be based on rigorous research and provide details on lessons learned.
- Results, challenges, lessons learned from industrial applications of software analytics.
- Novel insights or ideas that may yet to be fully tested.
- Selected papers will be invited for journal first presentations at PROMISE. Details to follow.
PROMISE papers can explore any of the following topics (or more).
- Prediction of cost, effort, quality, defects, business value
- Quantification and prediction of other intermediate or final properties of interest in software development regarding people, process or product aspects
- Using predictive models and data analytics in different settings, e.g. lean/agile, waterfall, distributed, community-based software development
- Dealing with changing environments in software engineering tasks
- Dealing with multiple-objectives in software engineering tasks
- Using predictive models and software data analytics in policy and decision-making
- Can we apply and adjust our AI-for-SE tools (including predictive models) to handle ethical non-functional requirements such as inclusiveness, transparency, oversight and accountability, privacy, security, reliability, safety, diversity and fairness?
- Model construction, evaluation, sharing and reusability
- Interdisciplinary and novel approaches to predictive modelling and data analytics that contribute to the theoretical body of knowledge in software engineering
- Verifying/refuting/challenging previous theory and results
- Combinations of predictive models and search-based software engineering
- The effectiveness of human experts vs. automated models in predictions
- Data quality, sharing, and privacy
- Curated data sets made available for the community to use
- Ethical issues related to data collection and sharing
- Tools and frameworks to support researchers and practitioners to collect data and construct models to share/repeat experiments and results
- Replication and repeatability of previous work using predictive modelling and data analytics in software engineering
- Assessment of measurement metrics for reporting the performance of predictive models
- Evaluation of predictive models with industrial collaborators
PROMISE 2023 submissions must meet the following criteria:
- Be original work, not published or under review elsewhere while being considered
- Conform to the ACM SIG proceedings template
- Not exceed 10 (4) pages for technical (industrial, new-ideas) papers including references
- Be written in English
- Be prepared for double blind review
- Exception: for data-oriented papers, authors may elect not to use double blind by placing a footnote on page 1 saying “Offered for single-blind review”.
- Be submitted via HotCRP
- On submission, please choose the paper category appropriately, i.e., technical (main track, 10 pages max); industrial (4 pages max); and new idea papers (4 pages max).
To satisfy the double blind requirement submissions must meet the following criteria:
- No author names and affiliations in the body and metadata of the submitted paper
- Self-citations are written in the third person
- No references to the authors personal, lab, or university website
- No references to personal accounts on GitHub, bitbucket, Google Drive, etc.
Submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three experts from the international program committee. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their originality, importance of contribution, soundness, evaluation, quality, and consistency of presentation, and appropriate comparison to related work.
- Abstracts Deadline: June 30th, 2023 AoE
- Submissions Deadline: July 7th, 2023 AoE
- Author notification: July 28th, 2023 AoE
- Camera Ready Deadline: August 24th, 2023 AoE
- Conference Date: December 8th, 2022
Similar to other leading SE conferences, PROMISE supports and encourages Green Open Access, i.e., self-archiving. Authors can archive their papers on their personal home page, an institutional repository of their employer, or at an e-print server such as arXiv (preferred). Also, given that PROMISE papers heavily rely on software data, we would like to draw authors that leverage data scraped from GitHub of GitHub’s Terms of Service, which require that “publications resulting from that research are open access”.
We also strongly encourage authors to submit their tools and data to Zenodo, which adheres to FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable) principles and provides DOI versioning.
Following the conference, the authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for consideration in a special section in the journal Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE).
Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library within its International Conference Proceedings Series and will be available electronically via ACM Digital Library.
Each accepted paper needs to have one registration at the full conference rate and be presented in person at the conference.