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ASE 2021
Mon 15 - Fri 19 November 2021 Australia

Please note, due to COVID-19 pandemic, ASE 2021 will be virtual again in 2021 and hence PhD students from all over the world can participate

Call for Papers

The goal of the ASE 2021 Doctoral Symposium is to provide a supportive and stimulating forum in which the Ph.D. students and PostDoc researchers have an opportunity to present and discuss their research with other researchers in the ASE community. The symposium aims at providing students and early-career researchers (recent Ph.D. graduates) useful guidance and feedback on their research and to facilitate networking within the scientific community by interacting with established researchers and with their peers at a similar stage in their careers. Moreover, it gives them an opportunity to promote visibility of their research within the vibrant part of the academic community.

The technical scope of the symposium is that of ASE. Students should consider participating in the Doctoral Symposium after they have settled on a dissertation topic with some initial research results. The ASE 2021 Doctoral Symposium is open to Ph.D. students at any stage of their research, whereby students at the initial stage (e.g., first or second year) will be able to challenge their ideas and current research directions, while students at a later stage (e.g., third or fourth year) will be able to present their preliminary results and get advice for improvement and for better exposition of their contributions and conclusions. Moreover, we also welcome early-career researchers (up to 2 years after finishing their Ph.D., plus career break if it applies), offering them a platform to discuss their future research direction, giving them feedback on a research project they might plan to submit, or research group they might plan to establish. As explained below, the symposium has three paper categories for early and late-stage students, and recent Ph.D. graduates.

Evaluation

The Doctoral Symposium Committee will select participants using the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the research plan to the Automated Software Engineering
  • Novelty, technical soundness and potential implications of the proposed research
  • For later stage proposals, soundness and appropriateness of its evaluation (plan)

Students should not infer that a list of prior publications is in any way expected or required; we welcome submissions from students for whom this will be their first formal submission as well as those who have previously published.

Submission

All submissions must be in PDF format and conform, at time of submission, to the IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines (title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, LaTeX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option). This is the same format as the research track.

Submissions must be submitted electronically through the ASE 2021 HotCRP submission site.

The doctoral symposium foresees three types of submissions:

  • Early-stage PhD students (2 pages of text+one page of references only)
  • Late-stage PhD students (4 pages+one pages of references only)
  • Recent PhD graduates (2-4 pages of text+one page of references only).

Important note: differently from the research track, Doctoral Symposium papers are NOT double-blind, and therefore must contain the author’s name.

Accepted Papers

After acceptance, the list of paper authors can not be changed under any circumstances and the list of authors on camera-ready papers must be identical to those on submitted papers. After acceptance paper titles can not be changed except by permission of the Track Chairs, and only then when referees recommended a change for clarity or accuracy with paper content.

Part 1: Research Abstract

The research abstract must conform to the ASE 2021 formatting and submission instructions and should cover all of the following:

  • The research problem statement, with proper motivations
  • A brief discussion on the state-of-the-art
  • An outline of the proposed approach or solution
  • The expected contributions of the dissertation research
  • Progress that has been made so far in solving the stated problem
  • The methods that are or will be used to carry out the research
  • A plan for evaluating the work and presenting credible evidence to the research community
  • (For later stage students) a very brief outline of the evaluation results
  • References to relevant publications (if any) of the submitter (appeared, accepted, submitted)

Students at the initial stage of their research might have some difficulty in addressing some of these instructions, but should make the best attempt. The research abstract should include the title of the work, the submitter’s name, a one-paragraph summary in the style of an abstract for a regular paper, and a text body that covers the points above.

A paper for a doctoral symposium typically describes the work of a single author and shall not have any coauthors. During the submission process, the system will additionally ask the students for the name of the advisor(s), contact information, and a link to the submitter’s academic web page.

The deadline for submitting the research abstract is July 13th, 2021; notifications are expected on August 13th, 2021

Part 2: Recommendation Letter (optional)

In addition to the research abstract, students are suggested to provide a recommendation letter from their Ph.D. advisor. This letter should include the student’s name and a candid assessment of the current status of the dissertation research and an expected date for dissertation submission. The recommendation letter should be in PDF, and submitted together with the research abstract via HotCRP submission site.

Dates
Tracks

This program is tentative and subject to change.

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Mon 15 Nov

Displayed time zone: Hobart change

08:00 - 08:55
DS Opening and KeynoteDoctoral Symposium at Wombat
08:00
55m
Keynote
DS Opening and Keynote
Doctoral Symposium
A: Barbora Buhnova Masaryk University, A: Li Li Monash University, K: Marsha Chechik University of Toronto
09:05 - 10:20
DS Session 1Doctoral Symposium at Wombat
09:05
15m
Talk
A Prediction Model for Software Requirements Change Impact
Doctoral Symposium
Kareshna Zamani PhD candidate
09:20
15m
Talk
DSInfoSearch: Supporting experimentation process of data scientists
Doctoral Symposium
Shangeetha Sivasothy Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute, Deakin University
09:35
15m
Talk
Towards the generation of machine learning defect reports
Doctoral Symposium
Tuan Dung Lai Deakin University
09:50
15m
Talk
Leveraging Code Clones and Natural Language Processing for Log Statement Prediction
Doctoral Symposium
Sina Gholamian University of Waterloo
Pre-print
10:05
15m
Other
Discussion with presenters
Doctoral Symposium

10:30 - 12:00
DS Session 2Doctoral Symposium at Wombat
10:30
15m
Talk
An Automated Pipeline for Privacy Leak Analysis of Android Applications
Doctoral Symposium
Yifan Zhou The University of Adelaide
10:45
15m
Talk
Training Automated Test Oracles to Identify Semantic Bugs
Doctoral Symposium
Charaka Geethal Monash University
11:00
15m
Talk
Binary Code Similarity Detection
Doctoral Symposium
Zian Liu Swinburne University of Technology; Data61, CSIRO, Chao Chen James Cook University, Jun Zhang Digital Research & Innovation Capability Platform, Swinburne University of Technology, Dongxi Liu Data61, CSIRO, Muhammad Ejaz Ahmed Data61, CSIRO, Yang Xiang Digital Research & Innovation Capability Platform, Swinburne University of Technology
11:15
15m
Talk
API Compatibility Issue Detection, Testing and Analysis for Android Apps
Doctoral Symposium
Tarek Mahmud Texas State University
11:30
15m
Other
Discussion with presenters
Doctoral Symposium

11:45
15m
Talk
Wrap-up first half DS
Doctoral Symposium
Li Li Monash University
18:30 - 20:00
DS Session 3Doctoral Symposium at Wombat
18:30
15m
Talk
Opening 2nd part DS
Doctoral Symposium
Barbora Buhnova Masaryk University
18:45
15m
Talk
Effectively Analyzing Evolving Software with Differential Facts
Doctoral Symposium
Xiuheng Wu Nanyang Technological University
19:00
15m
Talk
Automated Approach for System-level Testing of Unmanned Aerial Systems
Doctoral Symposium
Hassan Sartaj National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan
19:15
15m
Talk
Cross-Lingual Transfer Learning Framework for Program Analysis
Doctoral Symposium
Zhiming Li Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
19:30
15m
Talk
Fuzzing Methods Recommendation Based on Feature Vectors
Doctoral Symposium
Chi Zhang Jiangsu University
19:45
15m
Other
Discussion with presenters
Doctoral Symposium

20:15 - 22:00
DS Session 4Doctoral Symposium at Wombat
20:15
15m
Talk
Gas Estimation and Optimization for Smart Contracts on Ethereum
Doctoral Symposium
Chunmiao Li National Institute of Informatics
20:30
15m
Talk
Quality analysis of mobile applications with special focus on security aspects
Doctoral Symposium
Kristiina Rahkema University of Tartu
20:45
15m
Other
Discussion with presenters
Doctoral Symposium

21:00
15m
Talk
Semi-automated Cross-Component Issue Management and Impact Analysis
Doctoral Symposium
Sandro Speth Institute of Software Engineering, University of Stuttgart
File Attached
21:15
15m
Talk
Tackling Flaky Tests: Understanding the Problem and Providing Practical Solutions
Doctoral Symposium
Martin Gruber BMW Group
21:30
15m
Talk
How can Subgroup Discovery help AIOps?
Doctoral Symposium
Youcef REMIL INSA Lyon, INFOLOGIC, Anes Bendimerad Infologic, Mehdi Kaytoue INFOLOGIC, Jean-François Boulicaut INSA Lyon
21:45
15m
Talk
Closing of DS
Doctoral Symposium
Li Li Monash University, Barbora Buhnova Masaryk University

Wed 17 Nov

Displayed time zone: Hobart change

20:00 - 21:00
LBR + DS Poster (1) (Wed 07:00 - 10:00)Doctoral Symposium / Late Breaking Results at Kangaroo
20:00
2m
Talk
Time-Aware Coverage Criteria for Testing of AI-Enabled Hybrid Control Systems
Late Breaking Results
Zhenya Zhang Kyushu University, Deyun Lyu Kyushu university, Paolo Arcaini National Institute of Informatics , Lei Ma University of Alberta, Ichiro Hasuo National Institute of Informatics, Japan, Jianjun Zhao Kyushu University
20:02
2m
Talk
Metamorphic Testing on Multi-module UAV Systems
Late Breaking Results
Rui Li Swinburne University of Technology, Huai Liu Swinburne University of Technology, Guannan Lou Macquarie University, Xi Zheng Macquarie University, Xiao Liu School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Tsong Yueh Chen Swinburne University of Technology
20:04
2m
Talk
Quality analysis of mobile applications with special focus on security aspects
Doctoral Symposium
Kristiina Rahkema University of Tartu
20:06
2m
Talk
Semi-automated Cross-Component Issue Management and Impact Analysis
Doctoral Symposium
Sandro Speth Institute of Software Engineering, University of Stuttgart
File Attached
20:08
2m
Talk
Cross-Lingual Transfer Learning Framework for Program Analysis
Doctoral Symposium
Zhiming Li Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
20:10
2m
Talk
Decoupling Server and Client Code Through Cloud-Native Domain-Specific Functions
Late Breaking Results
José Miguel Pérez-Álvarez NAVER LABS Europe, Adrian Mos NAVER LABS Europe, Benjamin V. Hanrahan Pennsylvania State University, Iyadunni J. Adenuga Pennsylvania State University
20:12
2m
Talk
Tackling Flaky Tests: Understanding the Problem and Providing Practical Solutions
Doctoral Symposium
Martin Gruber BMW Group
20:14
2m
Talk
Effectively Analyzing Evolving Software with Differential Facts
Doctoral Symposium
Xiuheng Wu Nanyang Technological University
20:16
2m
Talk
Automatically Annotating Sentences for Task-specific Bug Report Summarization
Late Breaking Results
Akalanka Galappaththi University of Alberta, John Anvik University of Lethbridge, Rafat Bin Islam University of Lethbridge
20:18
2m
Talk
Genetic Optimisation of C++ Applications
Late Breaking Results
Rafail Giavrimis Turing Intelligence Technology, Alexis Butler Turing Intelligence Technology, Constantin Cezar Petrescu University of Surrey, Michail Basios Turing Intelligence Technology, Santanu Kumar Dash University of Surrey, UK
20:20
2m
Talk
Revisiting Textual Feature of Bug-Triage Approach
Late Breaking Results
Zexuan Li Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Hao Zhong Shanghai Jiao Tong University
20:22
2m
Talk
Training Automated Test Oracles to Identify Semantic Bugs
Doctoral Symposium
Charaka Geethal Monash University
20:24
2m
Talk
Automated Approach for System-level Testing of Unmanned Aerial Systems
Doctoral Symposium
Hassan Sartaj National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan
20:26
2m
Talk
How can Subgroup Discovery help AIOps?
Doctoral Symposium
Youcef REMIL INSA Lyon, INFOLOGIC, Anes Bendimerad Infologic, Mehdi Kaytoue INFOLOGIC, Jean-François Boulicaut INSA Lyon
20:28
2m
Talk
Gas Estimation and Optimization for Smart Contracts on Ethereum
Doctoral Symposium
Chunmiao Li National Institute of Informatics
20:30
2m
Talk
Fuzzing Methods Recommendation Based on Feature Vectors
Doctoral Symposium
Chi Zhang Jiangsu University

Thu 18 Nov

Displayed time zone: Hobart change

10:00 - 11:00
LBR + DS Poster (2) (Thursday 21:00 - 00:00)Late Breaking Results / Doctoral Symposium at Kangaroo
10:00
2m
Talk
API Compatibility Issue Detection, Testing and Analysis for Android Apps
Doctoral Symposium
Tarek Mahmud Texas State University
10:02
2m
Talk
Towards the generation of machine learning defect reports
Doctoral Symposium
Tuan Dung Lai Deakin University
10:04
2m
Talk
DSInfoSearch: Supporting experimentation process of data scientists
Doctoral Symposium
Shangeetha Sivasothy Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute, Deakin University
10:06
2m
Talk
A First Look at the Effect of Deep Learning inCoverage-guided Fuzzing
Late Breaking Results
Siqi Li Tianjin University, Yun Lin National University of Singapore, Xiaofei Xie Kyushu University, Yuekang Li Nanyang Technological University, Li Xiaohong TianJin University, Weimin Ge Tianjin University, Yang Liu Nanyang Technological University, Jin Song Dong National University of Singapore
10:08
2m
Talk
Counterexample Guided Inductive Repair of Reactive Contracts
Late Breaking Results
Soha Hussein University of Minnesota, USA / Ain Shams University, Egypt, Vaibhav Sharma University of Minnesota, USA, Stephen McCamant University of Minnesota, USA, Sanjai Rayadurgam University of Minnesota, Mats Heimdahl University of Minnesota
10:10
2m
Talk
AST-Transformer: Encoding Abstract Syntax TreesEfficiently for Code Summarization
Late Breaking Results
Ze Tang Software Institute, Nanjing University, Chuanyi Li Software Institute, Nanjing University, Jidong Ge , Xiaoyu Shen Alexa AI, Amazon, Zheling Zhu Software Institute, Nanjing University, Bin Luo Software Institute, Nanjing University
10:12
2m
Talk
An Automated Pipeline for Privacy Leak Analysis of Android Applications
Doctoral Symposium
Yifan Zhou The University of Adelaide
10:14
2m
Talk
Detecting Adversarial Samples with Graph-Guided Testing
Late Breaking Results
Zuohui Chen Zhejiang University of Technology, Renxuan Wang Zhejiang University of Technology, Jingyang Xiang Zhejiang University of Technology, Yue Yu College of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China, Xin Xia Huawei Software Engineering Application Technology Lab, Shouling Ji Zhejiang University, Qi Xuan Zhejiang University of Technology, Xiaoniu Yang Zhejiang University of Technology
10:16
2m
Talk
Using Static Analysis to Address Microservice Architecture Reconstruction
Late Breaking Results
Vincent Bushong Baylor University, Dipta Das Baylor University, Abdullah Al Maruf Baylor University, Tomas Cerny Baylor University
10:18
2m
Talk
Applying Semi-Automated Hyperparameter Tuning for Clustering Algorithms
Late Breaking Results
Elizabeth Forest James Cook University, Anne Swinbourne James Cook University, Trina Myers Queensland University of Technology, Mitchell Scovell James Cook University
Link to publication
10:20
2m
Talk
Business Process Extraction Using Static Analysis
Late Breaking Results
Rofiqul Islam Baylor University, Tomas Cerny Baylor University
10:22
2m
Talk
Binary Code Similarity Detection
Doctoral Symposium
Zian Liu Swinburne University of Technology; Data61, CSIRO, Chao Chen James Cook University, Jun Zhang Digital Research & Innovation Capability Platform, Swinburne University of Technology, Dongxi Liu Data61, CSIRO, Muhammad Ejaz Ahmed Data61, CSIRO, Yang Xiang Digital Research & Innovation Capability Platform, Swinburne University of Technology
10:24
2m
Talk
Improving Mutation-Based Fault Localization with Plausible-code Generating Mutation Operators
Late Breaking Results
Juyoung Jeon Handong Global University, Shin Hong Handong Global University
10:26
2m
Talk
Using Version Control and Issue Tickets to detect Code Debt and Economical Cost
Late Breaking Results
Abdullah Al Maruf Baylor University, Noah Lambaria Baylor University, Amr El-Sayed Mohamed Abdelfattah Baylor University, Tomas Cerny Baylor University
10:28
2m
Talk
Human-in-the-Loop XAI-enabled Vulnerability Detection, Investigation, and Mitigation
Late Breaking Results
Tien N. Nguyen University of Texas at Dallas, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo University of Texas at San Antonio
10:30
2m
Talk
A Prediction Model for Software Requirements Change Impact
Doctoral Symposium
Kareshna Zamani PhD candidate
10:32
2m
Talk
Leveraging Code Clones and Natural Language Processing for Log Statement Prediction
Doctoral Symposium
Sina Gholamian University of Waterloo
Pre-print

Accepted Papers

Title
A Prediction Model for Software Requirements Change Impact
Doctoral Symposium
API Compatibility Issue Detection, Testing and Analysis for Android Apps
Doctoral Symposium
An Automated Pipeline for Privacy Leak Analysis of Android Applications
Doctoral Symposium
Automated Approach for System-level Testing of Unmanned Aerial Systems
Doctoral Symposium
Binary Code Similarity Detection
Doctoral Symposium
Closing of DS
Doctoral Symposium
Cross-Lingual Transfer Learning Framework for Program Analysis
Doctoral Symposium
DS Opening and Keynote
Doctoral Symposium
DSInfoSearch: Supporting experimentation process of data scientists
Doctoral Symposium
Discussion with presenters
Doctoral Symposium

Effectively Analyzing Evolving Software with Differential Facts
Doctoral Symposium
Fuzzing Methods Recommendation Based on Feature Vectors
Doctoral Symposium
Gas Estimation and Optimization for Smart Contracts on Ethereum
Doctoral Symposium
How can Subgroup Discovery help AIOps?
Doctoral Symposium
Leveraging Code Clones and Natural Language Processing for Log Statement Prediction
Doctoral Symposium
Pre-print
Opening 2nd part DS
Doctoral Symposium
Quality analysis of mobile applications with special focus on security aspects
Doctoral Symposium
Semi-automated Cross-Component Issue Management and Impact Analysis
Doctoral Symposium
File Attached
Tackling Flaky Tests: Understanding the Problem and Providing Practical Solutions
Doctoral Symposium
Towards the generation of machine learning defect reports
Doctoral Symposium
Training Automated Test Oracles to Identify Semantic Bugs
Doctoral Symposium
Wrap-up first half DS
Doctoral Symposium