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SoHeal 2021
Sat 29 May 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021

Welcome to the 4th International Workshop on Software Health in Projects, Ecosystems and Communities (SoHeal).

SoHeal aims to enable and promote collaboration between academia and industry, unifying the views on software health of researchers and practitioners. The workshop’s goals are to: (i) raise awareness of practitioners’ problems with software health; (ii) familiarize practitioners with the progress made by academia; and (iii) connect the two communities to advance the body of knowledge and the state of practice.

The workshop webpage is available here

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Conference Day
Sat 29 May

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13:00 - 13:05
Introduction by the ChairsSoHeal 2021 at SoHeal Room
13:05 - 13:55
KeynoteSoHeal 2021 at SoHeal Room
Chair(s): Jesus M. Gonzalez-BarahonaUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos
13:05
50m
Keynote
Open Source Health: A Practitioners Guide - Mike Milinkovich
SoHeal 2021
Mike MilinkovichEclipse Foundation AISBL
13:55 - 14:10
Ice breaking timeSoHeal 2021 at SoHeal Room
14:40 - 15:55
First SessionSoHeal 2021 at SoHeal Room
Chair(s): Ahmed ZeroualiVrije Universiteit Brussel

Presentations will be pre-recorded (15mn).

Pitches and Q&A will be organized at the end of the session, in sequence for each presentation

  • Pitches by authors (3 min) will include a summary or most important results, and provocative questions to the audience.

  • Q&A (7mn).

14:40
15m
Talk
Choice Matters: Contrasting Package Manager User Experience
SoHeal 2021
Raula Gaikovina KulaNAIST, Syful IslamNara Institute of Science and Technology, Bodin ChinthanetNara Institute of Science and Technology, Christoph TreudeUniversity of Adelaide, Takashi IshioNara Institute of Science and Technology, Kenichi MatsumotoNara Institute of Science and Technology
14:55
15m
Research paper
A Quantitative Assessment of Package Freshness in Linux Distributions
SoHeal 2021
Damien LegayUniversity of Mons, Alexandre Decan University of Mons, Tom MensUniversity of Mons
Pre-print
15:10
15m
Research paper
Does the duration of rapid release cycles affect the bug handling activity?
SoHeal 2021
Thorn JansenEindhoven University of Technology, Zeinab Abou KhalilUniversity of Mons and University of Lille, Eleni ConstantinouEindhoven University of Technology, Tom MensUniversity of Mons
Pre-print
15:25
30m
Live Q&A
Pitches and Discussion
SoHeal 2021

15:55 - 16:30
Panel and Ice breakingSoHeal 2021 at SoHeal Room
17:00 - 18:15
Second SessionSoHeal 2021 at SoHeal Room
Chair(s): Gemma CatolinoTilburg University & ​Jheronimus Academy of Data Science

Presentations will be pre-recorded (15mn).

Pitches and Q&A will be organized at the end of the session, in sequence for each presentation

  • Pitches by authors (3 min) will include a summary or most important results, and provocative questions to the audience.

  • Q&A (7mn).

17:00
15m
Talk
Can Test Cases Foresee Software Health? Results from a Recent Empirical Study
SoHeal 2021
Fabiano PecorelliUniversity of Salerno, Fabio PalombaUniversity of Salerno, Andrea De LuciaUniversity of Salerno
17:15
15m
Research paper
Health is Wealth: Evaluating the Health of the Bitcoin Ecosystem in GitHub
SoHeal 2021
Khadija OsmanCarleton University, Canada, Olga BaysalCarleton University
Pre-print
17:30
15m
Research paper
Open Source Community Health: Analytical Metrics and Their Corresponding Narratives
SoHeal 2021
Sean P. GogginsUniversity of Missouri, Kevin LumbardUniversity of Nebraska at Omaha, Matt Germonprez
Pre-print
17:45
30m
Live Q&A
Pitches and Discussion
SoHeal 2021

18:15 - 19:00
ClosingSoHeal 2021 at SoHeal Room

18:15 - 18:30 Future of SoHeal

18:30 - 19:00 Social event

Call for Papers

SoHeal aims to enable and promote collaboration between academia and industry, unifying the views on software health of researchers and practitioners. The workshop’s goals are to: (i) raise awareness of practitioners’ problems with software health; (ii) familiarize practitioners with the progress made by academia; and (iii) connect the two communities to further advance the body of knowledge and state of the practice on software health.

We invite both research papers of up to 8 pages (including figures, tables and references), and talk proposal contributions of up to 2 pages (including figures, tables and references), all submissions will peer-reviewed and must be submitted through HotCrp.

Talk proposals of 1 to 2 pages reporting on practitioner’s or industrial experience will be considered for presentation during the workshop, on the basis of an abstract of the talk and the author’s biography. All accepted contributions will be presented during the workshop, but talk proposal contributions will not be included in the proceedings.

Topics for contributions on software health (at project, community or ecosystem level) include but are not limited to:

  • health of social, technical, legal, process or business;
  • aspects at ecosystem or project level;
  • technical health issues related to dependencies;
  • qualitative and/or quantitative studies;
  • tools (e.g., for analytics and visualization);
  • techniques to measure, assess, and monitor software ecosystem or project health at individual, team, organisational or community level;
  • prediction and/or recommendation models to forecast software ecosystem issues or improve their health;
  • experiences with developing and/or relying on software ecosystems in industry, open source or the public sector.

The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the IEEE Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2021. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.