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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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13:00 - 13:30: OpeningResearch / Programming Education / Tool Demonstration / ERA / Industry at ICPC
Chair(s): Eunjong ChoiKyoto Institute of Technology, Shinpei HayashiTokyo Institute of Technology, Yann-Gaël GuéhéneucConcordia University and Polytechnique Montréal
13:00 - 13:30
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13:30 - 14:30: Keynote : Comprehension Challenges at the Level of Software Ecosystems and Global Software EngineeringResearch at ICPC
Chair(s): Yann-Gaël GuéhéneucConcordia University and Polytechnique Montréal
13:30 - 14:30
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K: Ralf LämmelFacebook London
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14:30 - 14:50: Awards CeremonyResearch at ICPC
Chair(s): Yann-Gaël GuéhéneucConcordia University and Polytechnique Montréal, Shinpei HayashiTokyo Institute of Technology
15:00 - 16:00: Session 1: TestsResearch / Tool Demonstration / Industry at ICPC
Chair(s): Dario Di NucciTilburg University
15:00 - 15:12
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Fabiano PecorelliUniversity of Salerno, Gemma CatolinoDelft University of Technology, Filomena FerrucciUniversity of Salerno, Andrea De LuciaUniversity of Salerno, Fabio PalombaUniversity of Salerno
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15:12 - 15:24
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Mohammad AlahmadiFlorida State University, Abdulkarim KhormiFlorida State University, USA - Jazan University, KSA, Sonia HaiducFlorida State University
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15:24 - 15:36
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Valerio TerragniUniversità della Svizzera Italiana, Pasquale SalzaUniversity of Zurich, Mauro PezzeUniversità della Svizzera italiana (USI) and Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT)
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15:36 - 15:48
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Darryl JarmanAdobe, Scott HuntAdobe, Dave ToweyUniversity of Nottingham Ningbo China
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15:48 - 16:00
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Stefano LambiaseUniversity of Salerno, Andrea CupitoUniversity of Salerno, Fabiano PecorelliUniversity of Salerno, Andrea De LuciaUniversity of Salerno, Fabio PalombaUniversity of Salerno
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16:30 - 17:30: Session 2: QualityResearch / Tool Demonstration at ICPC
Chair(s): Gemma CatolinoDelft University of Technology
16:30 - 16:42
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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
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16:42 - 16:54
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Fengcai Wen, Csaba NagySoftware Institute - USI, Lugano, Switzerland, Michele LanzaUniversita della Svizzera italiana (USI), Gabriele BavotaUniversità della Svizzera italiana
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16:54 - 17:06
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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
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17:06 - 17:18
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Emanuele IannoneUniversity of Salerno, Fabiano PecorelliUniversity of Salerno, Dario Di NucciTilburg University, Fabio PalombaUniversity of Salerno, Andrea De LuciaUniversity of Salerno
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17:18 - 17:30
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David BowesLancaster University, Jean PetricLancaster University, Tracy HallLancaster University
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Tue 14 Jul
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00:00 - 01:00: Session 3: FaultsResearch / ERA at ICPC
Chair(s): Mohamed Wiem MkaouerRochester Institute of Technology
00:00 - 00:12
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Jinglei ZhangPeking University, Rui XiePeking University, Wei YePeking University, Yuhan ZhangPeking University, Shikun ZhangPeking University
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00:12 - 00:24
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Saket KhatiwadaLouisiana State University, Miroslav TushevLouisiana State University, Nash MahmoudLouisiana State University
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00:24 - 00:36
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Hao RenDepartment of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University, Yanhui LiDepartment of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University, Lin ChenNanjing University
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00:36 - 00:48
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Tetsushi Kuma Osaka University, Yoshiki HigoOsaka University, Shinsuke MatsumotoOsaka University, Shinji KusumotoOsaka University
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00:48 - 01:00
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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
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01:30 - 02:30: Session 4: SummalizationResearch / ERA at ICPC
Chair(s): Venera ArnaoudovaWashington State University
01:30 - 01:45
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Alexander LeClairUniversity Of Notre Dame, Sakib HaqueUniversity of Notre Dame, Lingfei WuIBM Research, Collin McMillanUniversity of Notre Dame
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01:45 - 02:00
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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
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02:00 - 02:15
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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
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02:15 - 02:30
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Miroslav TushevLouisiana State University, Nash MahmoudLouisiana State University
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07:00 - 08:00: Session 5: For ResearchersResearch / ERA / Tool Demonstration at ICPC
Chair(s): Bin LinUniversità della Svizzera italiana (USI)
07:00 - 07:15
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Thazin Win Win AungUniversity of Technology Sydney, Yulei SuiUniversity of Technology Sydney, Australia, Huan HuoUniversity of Technology Sydney
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07:15 - 07:30
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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
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07:30 - 07:45
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Valentina LenarduzziLUT University, Fabio PalombaUniversity of Salerno, Davide TaibiTampere University, Damian Andrew TamburriJheronimus Academy of Data Science
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07:45 - 08:00
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Akira Fujimoto Osaka University, Yoshiki HigoOsaka University, Junnosuke Matsumoto, Shinji KusumotoOsaka University
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08:30 - 09:30: Session 6: ArtifactsResearch / ERA at ICPC
Chair(s): Hironori WashizakiWaseda University
08:30 - 08:42
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Fang LiuPeking University, Ge LiPeking University, Bolin WeiPeking University, Xin XiaMonash University, Zhiyi FuPeking University, Zhi JinPeking University
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08:42 - 08:54
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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)
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08:54 - 09:06
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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
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09:06 - 09:18
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Markus RaabVienna University of Technology, Austria, Bernhard DennerThales, Stefan HanenbergUniversity of Duisburg-Essen, Jürgen CitoMIT
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09:18 - 09:30
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Ashish Rajendra SaiUniversity of Limerick, Conor HolmesUniversity of Limerick, Jim BuckleyLero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick, Andrew LeGearHorizon Globex
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13:00 - 14:00: Keynote : Software Engineering for Industrial AI: A Key Enabler of Digital TransformationResearch at ICPC
Chair(s): Eunjong ChoiKyoto Institute of Technology
13:00 - 14:00
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14:10 - 14:50: Open Steering Committee MeetingResearch at ICPC
Chair(s): Foutse KhomhPolytechnique Montréal
15:00 - 16:00: Session 7: About DevelopersResearch / Industry / Programming Education at ICPC
Chair(s): Wahab Hamou-LhadjConcordia University, Montreal, Canada
15:00 - 15:12
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Gina BaiNorth Carolina State University, Joshua Kayani , Kathryn StoleeNorth Carolina State University
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15:12 - 15:24
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Norman PeitekLeibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Janet SiegmundTU Chemnitz, Sven ApelSaarland University
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15:24 - 15:36
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Martín DiasUniversity of Chile, Diego OrellanaUniversity of Chile, Santiago VidalISISTAN-CONICET, Leonel MerinoUniversity of Stuttgart, Alexandre BergelUniversity of Chile
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15:36 - 15:48
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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
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15:48 - 16:00
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Ralf LämmelFacebook London, Alvin KerberFacebook, Liane Praza
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16:30 - 17:30: Session 8: AnalysisResearch at ICPC
Chair(s): Jinqiu YangConcordia University, Montreal, Canada
16:30 - 16:45
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Hakam W. AlomariMiami University, Matthew StephanMiami University
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16:45 - 17:00
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Manishankar MondalAssistant Professor, Khulna University, Banani RoyUniversity of Saskatchewan, Chanchal K. RoyUniversity of Saskatchewan, Kevin SchneiderUniversity of Saskatchewan
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17:00 - 17:15
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Devjeet RoyWashington State University, Sarah FakhouryWashington State University, John LeeWashington State University, Venera ArnaoudovaWashington State University
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17:15 - 17:30
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Jinfeng LinUniversity of Notre Dame, Yalin LiuUniversity of Notre Dame, Jane Cleland-HuangUniversity of Notre Dame
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Wed 15 Jul
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00:00 - 01:00: Session 9: For DevelopersResearch / Tool Demonstration / ERA at ICPC
Chair(s): Anderson OliveiraPUC-Rio
00:00 - 00:12
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Zhifei ChenNanjing University, Yanhui LiDepartment of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University, Bihuan ChenFudan University, Wanwangying MaNanjing University, Lin ChenNanjing University, Baowen XuNanjing University
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00:12 - 00:24
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Amal A. ShargabiQassim University, Syed Ahmad AljunidUniversiti Teknologi MARA, Muthukkaruppan AnnamalaiUniversiti Teknologi MARA, Abdullah Mohd ZinUniversiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
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00:24 - 00:36
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Ahmad JbaraComputer and Cyber Sciences, Augusta University, Georgia, USA, Bar Ben Michael, Or Shacham, Omer Tavor
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00:36 - 00:48
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Toyomi IshidaNara Institute of Science and Technology, Hidetake UwanoNational Institute of Technology, Nara College, Japan, Yoshiharu Ikutani Nara Institute of Science and Technology
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00:48 - 01:00
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James DominicClemson University, Brock TubreClemson Universtiy, Jada Houser Clemson University, Charles RitterClemson University, Deborah KunkelClemson University, Paige RodegheroClemson University
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01:30 - 02:30: Session 10: DocumentationResearch / Industry / ERA at ICPC
Chair(s): Gias UddinUniversity of Calgary, Canada
01:30 - 01:45
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Zejun Zhang, Minxue PanNanjing University, Tian ZhangNanjing University, Xinyu ZhouNanjing University, Xuandong LiNanjing University
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01:45 - 02:00
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Tri Minh-Triet PhamConcordia University, Jinqiu YangConcordia University, Montreal, Canada
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02:00 - 02:15
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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
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02:15 - 02:30
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Fazle RabbiInstitute of Information Technology, University of Dhaka, Md Saeed SiddikInstitute of Information Technology, University of Dhaka
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08:30 - 09:30: Session 11: SearchResearch at ICPC
Chair(s): Banani RoyUniversity of Saskatchewan
08:30 - 08:50
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Liwei WuNanjing University, Fei LiNanjing University, Youhua WuNanjing University, Tao ZhengNanjing University
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08:50 - 09:10
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ChunYang LingPeking University, Zeqi LinPeking University, Yanzhen ZouPeking University, Bing XiePeking University
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09:10 - 09:30
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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
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13:00 - 13:30: Most Influential Paper AwardResearch at ICPC
Chair(s): Shinpei HayashiTokyo Institute of Technology
13:00 - 13:30
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Rocco OlivetoUniversity of Molise, Malcom Gethers, Denys PoshyvanykWilliam and Mary, Andrea De LuciaUniversity of Salerno
13:30 - 14:00: ClosingResearch at ICPC
Chair(s): Eunjong ChoiKyoto Institute of Technology

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Eunjong ChoiKyoto Institute of Technology
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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

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ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Awards will be given to: