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ICPC 2020
Mon 13 - Wed 15 July 2020
co-located with ICSE 2020

This track provides a quality forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to present and discuss new results, negative results, and replications in program comprehension.

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Mon 13 Jul
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icpc-2020-research
13:00 - 13:30: Research - Opening at ICPC
icpc-2020-research
13:30 - 14:30: Research - Keynote : Comprehension Challenges at the Level of Software Ecosystems and Global Software Engineering at ICPC
icpc-2020-research13:30 - 14:30
Keynote
Ralf LämmelFacebook London
icpc-2020-research
14:30 - 14:50: Research - Awards Ceremony at ICPC
icpc-2020-research
15:00 - 16:00: Research - Session 1: Tests at ICPC
icpc-2020-research15:00 - 15:12
Paper
Fabiano PecorelliUniversity of Salerno, Gemma CatolinoDelft University of Technology, Filomena FerrucciUniversity of Salerno, Andrea De LuciaUniversity of Salerno, Fabio PalombaUniversity of Salerno
icpc-2020-research15:12 - 15:24
Paper
Mohammad AlahmadiFlorida State University, Abdulkarim KhormiFlorida State University, USA - Jazan University, KSA, Sonia HaiducFlorida State University
icpc-2020-research15:24 - 15:36
Paper
Valerio TerragniUniversità della Svizzera Italiana, Pasquale SalzaUniversity of Zurich, Mauro PezzeUniversità della Svizzera italiana (USI) and Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT)
icpc-2020-industry15:36 - 15:48
Paper
Darryl JarmanAdobe, Scott HuntAdobe, Dave ToweyUniversity of Nottingham Ningbo China
icpc-2020-tool-demonstration15:48 - 16:00
Paper
Stefano LambiaseUniversity of Salerno, Andrea CupitoUniversity of Salerno, Fabiano PecorelliUniversity of Salerno, Andrea De LuciaUniversity of Salerno, Fabio PalombaUniversity of Salerno
icpc-2020-research
16:30 - 17:30: Research - Session 2: Quality at ICPC
icpc-2020-research16:30 - 16:42
Paper
Ana Carla BibianoPUC-Rio, Vinícius SoaresPUC-Rio, Daniel CoutinhoPUC-Rio, Eduardo FernandesPUC-Rio, João Lucas CorreiaFederal University of Alagoas, Kleber TarcísioUFCG, Anderson OliveiraPUC-Rio, Alessandro GarciaPUC-Rio, Rohit GheyiFederal University of Campina Grande, Márcio RibeiroFederal University of Alagoas, Brazil, Baldoino Fonseca, Caio BarbosaUFAL, Daniel OliveiraPUC-Rio
icpc-2020-research16:42 - 16:54
Paper
Fengcai Wen, Csaba NagySoftware Institute - USI, Lugano, Switzerland, Michele LanzaUniversita della Svizzera italiana (USI), Gabriele BavotaUniversità della Svizzera italiana
icpc-2020-research16:54 - 17:06
Paper
Leonardo Da Silva SousaCarnegie Mellon University, USA, Willian OizumiPUC-Rio, Alessandro GarciaPUC-Rio, Anderson OliveiraPUC-Rio, Diego CedrimPontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Carlos Lucena
icpc-2020-tool-demonstration17:06 - 17:18
Paper
Emanuele IannoneUniversity of Salerno, Fabiano PecorelliUniversity of Salerno, Dario Di NucciTilburg University, Fabio PalombaUniversity of Salerno, Andrea De LuciaUniversity of Salerno
icpc-2020-tool-demonstration17:18 - 17:30
Paper
David BowesLancaster University, Jean PetricLancaster University, Tracy HallLancaster University

Tue 14 Jul
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icpc-2020-research
00:00 - 01:00: Research - Session 3: Faults at ICPC
icpc-2020-research00:00 - 00:12
Paper
Jinglei ZhangPeking University, Rui XiePeking University, Wei YePeking University, Yuhan ZhangPeking University, Shikun ZhangPeking University
icpc-2020-research00:12 - 00:24
Paper
Saket KhatiwadaLouisiana State University, Miroslav TushevLouisiana State University, Anas Mahmoud
icpc-2020-research00:24 - 00:36
Paper
Hao RenDepartment of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University, Yanhui LiDepartment of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University, Lin ChenNanjing University
icpc-2020-era00:36 - 00:48
Paper
Tetsushi Kuma Osaka University, Yoshiki HigoOsaka University, Shinsuke MatsumotoOsaka University, Shinji KusumotoOsaka University
icpc-2020-era00:48 - 01:00
Paper
Stefanus Agus HaryonoSingapore Management University, Ferdian ThungSingapore Management University, Kang Hong JinSchool of Information Systems, Singapore Management University, Lucas SerranoSorbonne University/Inria/LIP6, Gilles MullerInria, Julia Lawall INRIA, David LoSingapore Management University, Lingxiao JiangSingapore Management University
icpc-2020-research
01:30 - 02:30: Research - Session 4: Summalization at ICPC
icpc-2020-research01:30 - 01:45
Paper
Alexander LeClairUniversity Of Notre Dame, Sakib HaqueUniversity of Notre Dame, Lingfei WuIBM Research, Collin McMillanUniversity of Notre Dame
icpc-2020-research01:45 - 02:00
Paper
Haoran LiuNational University of Defense Technology, Yue YuCollege of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China, Shanshan LiNational University of Defense Technology, Yong GuoNational University of Defense Technology, Deze WangNational University of Defense Technology, Xiaoguang MaoNational University of Defense Technology
icpc-2020-research02:00 - 02:15
Paper
Sean StapletonUniversity of Michigan, Yashmeet GambhirUniversity of Michigan, Alexander LeClairUniversity Of Notre Dame, Zachary Eberhart, Westley WeimerUniversity of Michigan, USA, Kevin LeachUniversity of Michigan, Yu HuangUniversity of Michigan
icpc-2020-era02:15 - 02:30
Paper
Miroslav TushevLouisiana State University, Anas Mahmoud
icpc-2020-research
07:00 - 08:00: Research - Session 5: For Researchers at ICPC
icpc-2020-research07:00 - 07:15
Paper
Thazin Win Win AungUniversity of Technology Sydney, Yulei SuiUniversity of Technology Sydney, Australia, Huan HuoUniversity of Technology Sydney
icpc-2020-research07:15 - 07:30
Paper
Jianhang ShuaiSchool of Big Data & Software Engineering, Chongqing University, Ling XuSchool of Big Data & Software Engineering, Chongqing University, Chao LiuZhejiang University, Meng YanSchool of Big Data & Software Engineering, Chongqing University, Xin XiaMonash University, Yan LeiSchool of Big Data & Software Engineering, Chongqing University
icpc-2020-tool-demonstration07:30 - 07:45
Paper
Valentina LenarduzziLUT University, Fabio PalombaUniversity of Salerno, Davide TaibiTampere University, Damian Andrew TamburriJheronimus Academy of Data Science
icpc-2020-era07:45 - 08:00
Paper
Akira Fujimoto Osaka University, Yoshiki HigoOsaka University, Junnosuke Matsumoto, Shinji KusumotoOsaka University
icpc-2020-research
08:30 - 09:30: Research - Session 6: Artifacts at ICPC
icpc-2020-research08:30 - 08:42
Paper
Fang LiuPeking University, Ge LiPeking University, Bolin WeiPeking University, Xin XiaMonash University, Zhiyi FuPeking University, Zhi JinPeking University
icpc-2020-research08:42 - 08:54
Paper
Maria CauloUniversity of Basilicata, Bin LinUniversità della Svizzera italiana (USI), Gabriele BavotaUniversità della Svizzera italiana, Giuseppe ScannielloUniversity of Basilicata, Michele LanzaUniversita della Svizzera italiana (USI)
icpc-2020-research08:54 - 09:06
Paper
Xiongfei WuUniversity of Science and Technology of China, Liangyu QinUniversity of Science and Technology of China, Bing YuKyushu University, Xiaofei XieNanyang Technological University, Lei MaKyushu University, Yinxing Xue, Yang LiuNanyang Technological University, Singapore, Jianjun ZhaoKyushu University
icpc-2020-research09:06 - 09:18
Paper
Markus RaabVienna University of Technology, Austria, Bernhard DennerThales, Stefan HanenbergUniversity of Duisburg-Essen, Jürgen CitoMIT
icpc-2020-era09:18 - 09:30
Paper
Ashish Rajendra SaiUniversity of Limerick, Conor HolmesUniversity of Limerick, Jim BuckleyLero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick, Andrew LeGearHorizon Globex
icpc-2020-research
13:00 - 13:30: Research - Keynote : Software Engineering for Industrial AI: A Key Enabler of Digital Transformation at ICPC
icpc-2020-research13:00 - 13:30
Keynote
icpc-2020-research
13:30 - 14:50: Research - Open Steering Committee Meeting at ICPC
icpc-2020-research
15:00 - 16:00: Research - Session 7: About Developers at ICPC
icpc-2020-research15:00 - 15:12
Paper
Gina BaiNorth Carolina State University, Joshua Kayani , Kathryn StoleeNorth Carolina State University
icpc-2020-research15:12 - 15:24
Paper
Norman PeitekLeibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Janet SiegmundTU Chemnitz, Sven ApelSaarland University & Saarland Informatics Campus
icpc-2020-research15:24 - 15:36
Paper
Martin DiasUniversity of Chile, Diego OrellanaUniversity of Chile, Santiago VidalISISTAN-CONICET, Leonel MerinoUniversity of Stuttgart, Alexandre BergelUniversity of Chile
icpc-2020-programming-education15:36 - 15:48
Paper
Regina HebigUniversity of Gothenburg, Truong Ho-Quang, Rodi JolakChalmers | University of Gothenburg, Jan SchroederChalmers | University of Gothenburg, Linero HumbertoChalmers University of Technology, Ågren MagnusChalmers University of Technology, Salome MaroChalmers | University of Gothenburg
icpc-2020-industry15:48 - 16:00
Paper
Ralf LämmelFacebook London, Alvin KerberFacebook, Liane Praza
icpc-2020-research
16:30 - 17:30: Research - Session 8: Analysis at ICPC
icpc-2020-research16:30 - 16:45
Paper
icpc-2020-research16:45 - 17:00
Paper
Manishankar MondalAssistant Professor, Khulna University, Banani RoyUniversity of Saskatchewan, Chanchal K. RoyUniversity of Saskatchewan, Kevin SchneiderUniversity of Saskatchewan
icpc-2020-research17:00 - 17:15
Paper
Devjeet RoyWashington State University, Sarah FakhouryWashington State University, John LeeWashington State University, Venera ArnaoudovaWashington State University
icpc-2020-research17:15 - 17:30
Paper
Jinfeng LinUniversity of Notre Dame, Yalin LiuUniversity of Notre Dame, Jane Cleland-HuangUniversity of Notre Dame

Wed 15 Jul
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icpc-2020-research
00:00 - 01:00: Research - Session 9: For Developers at ICPC
icpc-2020-research00:00 - 00:12
Paper
Zhifei ChenNanjing University, Yanhui LiDepartment of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University, Bihuan ChenFudan University, Wanwangying MaNanjing University, Lin ChenNanjing University, Baowen XuNanjing University
icpc-2020-research00:12 - 00:24
Paper
Amal A. ShargabiQassim University, Syed Ahmad AljunidUniversiti Teknologi MARA, Muthukkaruppan AnnamalaiUniversiti Teknologi MARA, Abdullah Mohd ZinUniversiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
icpc-2020-tool-demonstration00:24 - 00:36
Paper
Ahmad JbaraComputer and Cyber Sciences, Augusta University, Georgia, USA, Bar Ben Michael, Or Shacham, Omer Tavor
icpc-2020-era00:36 - 00:48
Paper
Toyomi Ishida, Hidetake UwanoNational Institute of Technology, Nara College, Japan, Yoshiharu Ikutani Nara Institute of Science and Technology
icpc-2020-era00:48 - 01:00
Paper
James DominicClemson University, Brock TubreClemson Universtiy, Jada Houser Clemson University, Charles RitterClemson University, Deborah KunkelClemson University, Paige RodegheroClemson University
icpc-2020-research
01:30 - 02:30: Research - Session 10: Documentation at ICPC
icpc-2020-research01:30 - 01:45
Paper
Zejun Zhang, Minxue PanNanjing University, Tian ZhangNanjing University, Xinyu ZhouNanjing University, Xuandong LiNanjing University
icpc-2020-research01:45 - 02:00
Paper
Tri Minh-Triet PhamConcordia University, Jinqiu YangConcordia University, Montreal, Canada
icpc-2020-industry02:00 - 02:15
Paper
John AhlgrenFacebook, Maria Eugenia BerezinFacebook, Kinga BojarczukFacebook, Johann GeorgeFacebook, Natalija GucevskaFacebook, Mark HarmanFacebook and University College London, Shan HeFacebook, Ralf LämmelFacebook London, Erik Meijer, Silvia SaporaFacebook, Justin Spahr-SummersFacebook
icpc-2020-era02:15 - 02:30
Paper
Fazle RabbiInstitute of Information Technology, University of Dhaka, Md Saeed SiddikInstitute of Information Technology, University of Dhaka
icpc-2020-research
08:30 - 09:30: Research - Session 11: Search at ICPC
icpc-2020-research08:30 - 08:50
Paper
Liwei WuNanjing University, Fei LiNanjing University, Youhua WuNanjing University, Tao ZhengNanjing University
icpc-2020-research08:50 - 09:10
Paper
ChunYang LingPeking University, Zeqi LinPeking University, Yanzhen ZouPeking University, Bing XiePeking University
icpc-2020-research09:10 - 09:30
Paper
Jianjun HeSchool of Big Data & Software Engineering, Chongqing University, Ling XuSchool of Big Data & Software Engineering, Chongqing University, Meng YanSchool of Big Data & Software Engineering, Chongqing University, Xin XiaMonash University, Yan LeiSchool of Big Data & Software Engineering, Chongqing University
icpc-2020-research
13:00 - 13:30: Research - Most Influential Paper Award at ICPC
icpc-2020-research13:00 - 13:30
Talk
Rocco OlivetoUniversity of Molise, Malcom Gethers, Denys PoshyvanykWilliam and Mary, Andrea De LuciaUniversity of Salerno
icpc-2020-research
13:30 - 14:00: Research - Closing at ICPC

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Day opening
Eunjong ChoiKyoto Institute of Technology
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Awards
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Keynote
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Call for Papers

This track provides a quality forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to present and discuss new results, negative results, and replications in program comprehension. The International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC) welcomes submissions reporting:

  1. New results because they advance our knowledge of program comprehension, which then serves as a basis to improve the practice and to understand further how developers’ understand software artifacts, processes, and evolution. "The measure of greatness in a scientific idea is the extent to which it stimulates thought and opens up new lines of research.” wrote Paul Dirac (1968).
  2. Negative results because they allow us to constantly evaluate the hypotheses space and understand the state of the practice. As Walter Tichy (2000) writes, “Negative results, if trustworthy, are extremely important for narrowing down the search space. They eliminate useless hypotheses and thus reorient and speed up the search for better approaches.”
  3. Replications because they solidify our knowledge, allow generalisations, and application in different situations. “If you’re going to start a new project… the first thing you should do is get up to the cutting edge of the field, and by far the best way to do that is to take the best article and to replicate it.” recalls Gary King (2011).

Format and Submission

Submissions must not be longer than 10 pages for the main text, inclusive of figures, tables, appendices. References only may be included on up to 2 additional pages. Purchases of additional pages in the proceedings are not allowed. The submissions must conform to the ACM Master Article Template, indifferent of the type-setting system (LaTeX, Word…). LaTeX users must use the provided class and bibliography style without modification:

\documentclass[sigconf,review]{acmart}
\bibliographystyle{ACM-Reference-Format}

The submissions must comply with the ACM Policy on Plagiarism, Misrepresentation, and Falsification. In particular, they must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review elsewhere while under review for ICPC. The submission must also comply with the IEEE Policy on Authorship, part of the IEEE Plagiarism FAQ.

Submissions should not disclose the identity of the authors to comply with the double-blind review process employed by ICPC. The authors’ names must be omitted from the submissions and references to their prior work should be in the third person. Further advice, guidance, and explanation about the double-blind review process are available on the Q & A of ICSE 2020.

ICPC 2020 follows the ACM SIGSOFT rules on Conflicts of Interest and Confidentiality of Submissions and all authors, reviewers, and organizers will uphold the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Categories and Evaluation Criteria

Submissions to ICPC 2020 Research Track will be reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee. To facilitate the reviewing process of the submissions’ contributions, authors must select one of the following paper categories when submitting their papers and must add the name of the selected category at the beginning of the title of their papers in the submission site.

1. New Results

Required Contribution: Advance the knowledge or the practice of program comprehension by proposing new results about program comprehension, including theories, methods, and tools.

Evaluation Criteria: Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their originality, importance to research and–or practice, technical soundness, evaluation, quality and consistency of presentation, and appropriate comparison to related work.

2. Negative Results

Required Contributions: Results contradicting developers’ lore, practical advice, or research hypotheses about program comprehension, including results disproving claims about some practices or results showing lack of expected effects of some novel techniques.

Evaluation Criteria: Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of importance and quality the methodology, depth of the discussions on the implications of the negative results, the amount of useful and actionable insights, quality and consistency of presentation, and appropriate comparison to related work.

3. Replications

Required Contributions: Replications of empirical studies related to program comprehension, including controlled experiments, case studies, and surveys. Submissions can report replications of the authors’ own works or replications of others’ works.

Evaluation Criteria: Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of the rigour of the methodology, choice of data set, and reporting; the depth of the discussions on the implications of the replication; the quality and consistency of presentation; and, appropriate comparison to related work.

Publication and Presentation

Upon notification of acceptance, all authors of accepted papers will receive further instructions for preparing the camera-ready versions of their submissions. At least one author of each submission must register and present the work at the conference; otherwise, the paper will be excluded from both the program and the proceedings. All accepted papers will be published in the conference electronic proceedings, which will also be available in the ACM Digital Library. The papers will be presented in a formal setting. Details about the presentations will follow the notifications.

Authors of selected papers from Research track will be invited to submit extended versions of their work to a special issue of Springer Journal of Empirical Software Engineering.

Program Co-chairs

Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc and Shinpei Hayashi

Accepted Papers

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