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ICPC 2021
Tue 18 - Thu 20 May 2021
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Conference Day
Tue 18 May

Displayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

10:10 - 10:50
Empirical Studies in Program ComprehensionResearch / Education at ICPC Main Room
Chair(s): Chaiyong RagkhitwetsagulMahidol University, Thailand
10:10
10m
Paper
Considerations and Pitfalls in Controlled Experiments on Code ComprehensionICPC 2021 Honorable Mention
Research
Dror FeitelsonHebrew University
Pre-print
10:20
10m
Paper
Let's Ask Students About Their Programs, Automatically
Education
Teemu LehtinenAalto University, André L. SantosUniversity Institute of Lisbon, Portugal, Juha SorvaAalto University
Pre-print
10:30
10m
Paper
The effect of block-based formulas on formula comprehension in spreadsheets
Research
Bas JansenDelft University of Technology, Felienne HermansLeiden University
Pre-print
10:40
10m
Paper
Is Algorithm Comprehension Different from Program Comprehension?
Education
Philipp Kather, Jan VahrenholdDepartment of Computer Science, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Pre-print
11:00 - 11:30
Impact on CodeJournal First / Research at ICPC Main Room
Chair(s): Dario Di NucciTilburg University
11:00
10m
Paper
Locating Faulty Methods with a Mixed RNN and Attention Model
Research
Shouliang YangSchool of Software, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Junming CaoShanghai JiaoTong University, Hushuang ZengSchool of Software, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Beijun ShenSchool of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Hao ZhongShanghai Jiao Tong University
Pre-print
11:10
10m
Paper
EtherSolve: Computing an Accurate Control-Flow Graph from Ethereum Bytecode
Research
Filippo ControUniversità degli Studi di Verona, Marco CrosaraUniversity of Verona, Mariano CeccatoUniversity of Verona, Mila Dalla PredaUniversity of Verona, Italy
Pre-print
11:20
10m
Paper
A systematic mapping study on architectural smells detection (JSS)
Journal First
Haris MumtazUniversity of Auckland, Paramvir SinghThe University of Auckland, Kelly BlincoeUniversity of Auckland
11:30 - 12:00
Social SessionResearch at ICPC Social Room
11:30
30m
Social Event
Introduction to the social program
Research

16:50 - 17:20
16:50
5m
Paper
Towards improving architectural diagram consistency using system descriptors
Early Research Achievement (ERA)
Jalves NicacioUniversity of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Fabio PetrilloUniversité du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada
Pre-print
16:55
10m
Paper
API2Com: On the Improvement of Automatically Generated Code Comments Using API Documentations
Replications and Negative Results (RENE)
Ramin Shahbazi, Rishab Sharma, Fatemeh Hendijani FardUniversity of British Columbia
Pre-print
17:05
5m
Paper
Automatic Extraction of Code Dependency in Virtual Reality Software
Early Research Achievement (ERA)
Jacinto MolinaUniversity of Texas at San Antonio, Xue QinVillanova University, Xiaoyin WangUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
17:10
10m
Paper
FLeCCS: A Technique for Suggesting Fragment-Level Similar Co-change Candidates
Research
Manishankar MondalAssistant Professor, Khulna University, Chanchal K. RoyUniversity of Saskatchewan, Banani RoyUniversity of Saskatchewan, Kevin SchneiderUniversity of Saskatchewan
18:00 - 19:00
Open SessionResearch at ICPC Social Room
18:00
60m
Social Event
Mental health in Academia
Research

Conference Day
Wed 19 May

Displayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

02:00 - 02:30
Understanding Systems -1Journal First / Research at ICPC Main Room
Chair(s): Eunjong ChoiKyoto Institute of Technology
02:00
10m
Paper
Weighing the Evidence: On Relationship Types in Microservice Extraction
Research
Lisa KirbyUniversity of British Columbia, Canada, Evelien Boerstra, Zachary John Christopher Anderson, Julia RubinUniversity of British Columbia, Canada
Pre-print
02:10
10m
Paper
Comprehensive Integration of API Usage Patterns
Research
Qi ShenPeking University, Shijun Wu, Yanzhen ZouPeking University, Bing XiePeking University
Pre-print
02:20
10m
Paper
Analyzing bug fix for automatic bug cause classification (JSS)
Journal First
Zhen Ni, Bin LiYangzhou University, Xiaobing SunYangzhou University, Tianhao Chen, Ben Tang, Xinchen Shi
02:40 - 03:10
Text Analysis for Program ComprehensionResearch / Replications and Negative Results (RENE) at ICPC Main Room
Chair(s): Gema Rodríguez-PérezUniversity of Waterloo, Canada
02:40
10m
Paper
Exploiting the Unique Expression for Improved Sentiment Analysis in Software Engineering Text
Research
Kexin Sun, Hui GaoNanjing University, Hongyu KuangNanjing University, Xiaoxing MaNanjing University, Guoping RongNanjing University, Dong ShaoNanjing University, He ZhangNanjing University
Pre-print
02:50
10m
Paper
Predicting Community Smells’ Occurrence on Individual Developers by Sentiments
Research
Zijie HuangEast China University of Science and Technology, Zhiqing Shao, Guisheng Fan, Jianhua Gao, Ziyi Zhou, Kang Yang, Xingguang Yang
Pre-print
03:00
10m
Paper
Checking App Behavior Against App Descriptions: What If There are No App Descriptions?
Replications and Negative Results (RENE)
Md. ShamsujjohaMonash University, Australia, John GrundyMonash University, Li LiMonash University, Hourieh KhalajzadehMonash University, Australia, Qinghua Lu
Pre-print
03:10 - 04:00
Social SessionResearch at ICPC Main Room
03:10
50m
Social Event
Free social Room/Coffee Time
Research

10:00 - 10:30
ML for Program Comprehension Journal First at ICPC Main Room
Chair(s): Fabio PalombaUniversity of Salerno
10:00
10m
Paper
Improving deep-learning-based fault localization with resampling (JSEP)
Journal First
Zhuo ZhangPurdue University, Yan LeiSchool of Big Data & Software Engineering, Chongqing University, Xiaoguang MaoNational University of Defense Technology, Meng YanSchool of Big Data & Software Engineering, Chongqing University, Ling XuSchool of Big Data & Software Engineering, Chongqing University, Junhao Wen
10:10
10m
Paper
Imbalanced metric learning for crashing fault residence prediction (JSS)
Journal First
Zhou XuWuhan University, Kunsong ZhaoWuhan University, Meng Yan, Peipei Yuan, Ling XuSchool of Big Data & Software Engineering, Chongqing University, Yan LeiSchool of Big Data & Software Engineering, Chongqing University, Xiaohong ZhangChongqing University
10:20
10m
Paper
Adaptive Selection of Classifiers for Bug Prediction: A Large-Scale Empirical Analysis of Its Performances and a Benchmark Study (SCP)
Journal First
Fabiano PecorelliUniversity of Salerno, Dario Di NucciTilburg University
10:40 - 11:00
RefactoringResearch at ICPC Main Room
Chair(s): Eunjong ChoiKyoto Institute of Technology
10:40
10m
Paper
Understanding Architecture Erosion: The Practitioners' Perceptive
Research
Ruiyin LiWuhan University, China; University of Groningen, The Netherlands, Peng LiangWuhan University, Mohamed Soliman, Paris AvgeriouUniversity of Groningen, The Netherlands
Pre-print Media Attached
10:50
10m
Paper
Understanding Code Smell Detection via Code Review: A Study of the OpenStack CommunityIEEE/TCSE Distinguished Paper Award
Research
Xiaofeng HanWuhan University, China, Amjed TahirMassey University, Peng LiangWuhan University, Steve CounsellBrunel University London, Yajing Luo
Pre-print Media Attached
11:10 - 12:00
Social SessionResearch at ICPC Social Room
11:10
50m
Social Event
Free social Room/Happy hour Together/Drink and Science
Research

16:50 - 17:25
Understanding Systems -2Research / Tool Demonstration / Replications and Negative Results (RENE) at ICPC Main Room
Chair(s): Fabio PetrilloUniversité du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada
16:50
5m
Demonstration
ArCode: A Tool for Supporting Architectural Concerns Comprehension and Implementation
Tool Demonstration
Ali ShokriRochester Institute of Technology, Mehdi MirakhorliRochester Institute of Technology
Pre-print
16:55
10m
Paper
Assessing Semantic Frames to Support Program Comprehension Activities
Research
Arthur MarquesUniversity of British Columbia, Giovanni VivianiUniversity of British Columbia, Gail MurphyUniversity of British Columbia
Pre-print
17:05
10m
Paper
Warning-Introducing Commits vs Bug-Introducing Commits: A tool, statistical models, and a preliminary user study
Replications and Negative Results (RENE)
Louis-Philippe QuerelConcordia University, Peter RigbyConcordia University, Montreal, Canada
17:15
10m
Paper
Project-Level Encoding for Neural Source Code Summarization of SubroutinesIEEE/TCSE Distinguished Paper Award
Research
Aakash BansalUniversity of Notre Dame, Sakib HaqueUniversity of Notre Dame, Collin McMillanUniversity of Notre Dame
Pre-print
17:25 - 17:50
18:10 - 19:00
Social SessionResearch at ICPC Social Room
18:10
50m
Social Event
Quiz- How much do you know about ICPC?
Research

Conference Day
Thu 20 May

Displayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

02:00 - 02:30
Code SummarizationResearch at ICPC Main Room
Chair(s): David LoSingapore Management University
02:00
10m
Paper
Exploiting Method Names to Improve Code Summarization: A Deliberation Multi-Task Learning Approach
Research
Rui XiePeking University, Wei YePeking University, Jinan Sun, Shikun ZhangPeking University
Pre-print
02:10
10m
Paper
A Multi-Modal Transformer-based Code Summarization Approach for Smart Contracts
Research
Zhen YangCity University of Hong Kong, China, Jacky KeungCity University of Hong Kong, Xiao YuWuhan University of Technology, Xiaodong GuShanghai Jiao Tong University, China, Zhengyuan WeiCity University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Xiaoxue Ma, Miao ZHANGCity University of Hong Kong
Pre-print
02:20
10m
Paper
Improving Code Summarization with Block-wise Abstract Syntax Tree Splitting
Research
Chen Lin, Zhichao Ouyang, Junqing Zhuang, Jianqiang Chen, Hui LiDepartment of Computer Science, Xiamen University, Rongxin WuXiamen University
Pre-print Media Attached
02:40 - 03:00
Source code AnalysisEarly Research Achievement (ERA) / Research / Tool Demonstration at ICPC Main Room
Chair(s): Gema Rodríguez-PérezUniversity of Waterloo, Canada
02:40
5m
Demonstration
RefactorHub: A Commit Annotator for Refactoring
Tool Demonstration
Ryo KuramotoTokyo Institute of Technology, Motoshi SaekiTokyo Institute of Technology, Shinpei HayashiTokyo Institute of Technology
Pre-print Media Attached
02:45
5m
Paper
Detecting Inconsistent Thrown Exceptions
Early Research Achievement (ERA)
Lin Xu, Hao ZhongShanghai Jiao Tong University
02:50
10m
Paper
Where to Handle an Exception? Recommending Exception Handling Locations from a Global Perspective
Research
Xiangyang JiaSchool of Computer Science, Wuhan University, Songqiang ChenSchool of Computer Science, Wuhan University, Xingqi Zhou, Xintong Li, Run Yu, Xu Chen, Jifeng XuanWuhan University
Pre-print
03:00 - 04:00
AMA SessionResearch at ICPC Social Room
03:00
60m
Social Event
How to write socio-technical papers in ICPC Community
Research
Bonita SharifUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Foutse KhomhPolytechnique Montréal, Eliane WieseUniversity of Utah
10:50 - 11:30
Mining for Program ComprehensionResearch at ICPC Main Room
Chair(s): Chaiyong RakhitwetsagulMahidol University, Thailand
10:50
10m
Paper
Characterization and Prediction of Questions without Accepted Answers on Stack Overflow
Research
Mohamad Yazdaninia, David LoSingapore Management University, Ashkan SamiShiraz University
Pre-print
11:00
10m
Paper
Multi-Programming-Language Commits in OSS: An Empirical Study on Apache Projects
Research
Zengyang LiCentral China Normal University, Xiaoxiao Qi, Qinyi Yu, Peng LiangWuhan University, Ran MoDrexel University, Chen YangIBO Technology Co., Ltd
Pre-print Media Attached
11:10
10m
Paper
Code Authors Hidden in File Revision Histories: An Empirical Study
Research
Siyi Gong, Hao ZhongShanghai Jiao Tong University
11:20
10m
Paper
Predicting Crash Fault Residence via Simplified Deep Forest Based on A Reduced Feature Set
Research
Kunsong ZhaoWuhan University, Jin LiuWuhan University, Zhou XuChongqing University, China, Li LiMonash University, Meng YanChongqing University, Jiaojiao YuWuhan University, China, Yuxuan ZhouSyracuse University, USA
Pre-print
11:30 - 12:00
Social SessionResearch at ICPC Social Room
11:30
30m
Social Event
Free social Room/Happy hour Together/Drink and Science
Research

16:00 - 16:40
Verification & ValidationResearch / Replications and Negative Results (RENE) / Early Research Achievement (ERA) at ICPC Main Room
Chair(s): Iftekhar AhmedUniversity of California, Irvine
16:00
5m
Paper
Understanding Execution Environment of File-Manipulation Scripts by Extracting Pre-Conditions
Early Research Achievement (ERA)
Rodney RodriguezUniversity of Texas at San Antonio, USA, Xiaoyin WangUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
16:05
10m
Paper
RAID: Tool Support for Refactoring-Aware Code Reviews
Research
Rodrigo BritoFederal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Marco Tulio ValenteFederal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Pre-print
16:15
5m
Paper
Toward Automated Exploit Generation for Known Vulnerabilities in Open-Source Libraries
Early Research Achievement (ERA)
Emanuele IannoneUniversity of Salerno, Dario Di NucciTilburg University, Antonino SabettaSAP Security Research, Andrea De LuciaUniversity of Salerno
Pre-print
16:20
10m
Paper
What is the Vocabulary of Flaky Tests? An Extended Replication
Replications and Negative Results (RENE)
Bruno Henrique Pachulski CamaraFederal University of Paraná, Marco Aurélio Graciotto SilvaFederal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), André T. EndoFederal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Silvia Regina VergilioFederal University of Paraná
Pre-print
16:30
10m
Paper
Shallow or Deep? An Empirical Study on Detecting Vulnerabilities using Deep Learning
Research
Alejandro Mazuera-RozoUniversità della Svizzera italiana & Universidad de los Andes, Anamaria Mojica-HankeUniversidad de los Andes, Mario Linares-VásquezUniversidad de los Andes, Gabriele BavotaSoftware Institute, USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Pre-print
16:45 - 17:35
Human Aspects of Program ComprehensionResearch / Tool Demonstration / Early Research Achievement (ERA) / Education at ICPC Main Room
Chair(s): Gemma CatolinoTilburg University & ​Jheronimus Academy of Data Science
16:45
5m
Paper
Comprehending Spreadsheets: Which Strategies do Users Apply?
Early Research Achievement (ERA)
Karin Maria HodniggUniversity of Klagenfurt, Christian MachoUniversity of Klagenfurt, Martin PinzgerAlpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Dietmar Jannach
16:50
10m
Paper
Students’ Misunderstanding of the Order of Evaluation in Conjoined Conditions
Education
Eliane WieseUniversity of Utah, Anna RaffertyCarleton College, Garrett Moseke
Pre-print
17:00
10m
Paper
From Novice to Expert: Analysis of Token Level Effects in a Longitudinal Eye Tracking Study
Research
Naser Al MadiColby College, Cole S. PetersonUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Bonita SharifUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Jonathan I. MaleticKent State University
Pre-print
17:10
10m
Paper
The Effect Of Crowding On The Reading Of Program Code For Programmers With Dyslexia
Research
Pre-print
17:20
5m
Demonstration
Interactive Static Performance Analysis in the IDE
Tool Demonstration
Aaron Beigelbeck, Maurício AnicheDelft University of Technology, Jürgen CitoTU Wien and Facebook
Pre-print Media Attached
17:40 - 18:00
Understanding Systems -3Research at ICPC Main Room
Chair(s): Alexander SerebrenikEindhoven University of Technology
17:40
10m
Paper
Atoms of Confusion in Java
Research
Chris Langhout, Maurício AnicheDelft University of Technology
Pre-print
17:50
10m
Paper
Bug or not bug? That is the question
Research
Quentin Perez, Pierre-Antoine Jean, Christelle UrtadoEuroMov DHM, Univ Montpellier & IMT Mines Ales, Sylvain Vauttier
Pre-print
18:10 - 19:00
Social SessionResearch at ICPC Social Room
18:10
50m
Social Event
Pet Event
Research

Conference Day
Fri 21 May

Displayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

02:00 - 02:40
Inferring code evolutionResearch at ICPC Main Room
Chair(s): Shinpei HayashiTokyo Institute of Technology
02:00
10m
Paper
ConfInLog: Leveraging Software Logs to Infer Configuration ConstraintsICPC 2021 Honorable Mention
Research
Shulin ZhouNational University of Defense Technology, Xiaodong LiuNational University of Defense Technology, Shanshan LiNational University of Defense Technology, Zhouyang JiaNational University of Defense Technology, Yuanliang ZhangNational University of Defense Technology, Teng WangNational University of Defense Technology, China, Wang LiNational University of Defense Technology, Xiangke LiaoNational University of Defense Technology, China
Pre-print
02:10
10m
Paper
Using Grammar Patterns to Interpret Test Method Name Evolution
Research
Anthony PerumaRochester Institute of Technology, Emily Hu, Jiajun Chen, Eman Abdullah AlOmarRochester Institute of Technology, USA, Mohamed Wiem MkaouerRochester Institute of Technology, Christian D. NewmanRochester Institute of Technology
Pre-print Media Attached
02:20
10m
Paper
Keywords Guided Method Name Generation
Research
Pre-print
02:30
10m
Paper
Automated Comment Update: How Far are We?
Research
Bo LinNational University of Defense Technology, Shangwen WangNational University of Defense Technology, Kui LiuNanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Xiaoguang MaoNational University of Defense Technology, Tegawendé F. BissyandéSnT, University of Luxembourg
Pre-print Media Attached
03:00 - 04:00
Social SessionResearch at ICPC Social Room
03:00
60m
Social Event
Free social Room/Coffee Time
Research

Call for Papers

The goal of the Early Research Achievements (ERA) track is to provide researchers and practitioners with a forum for presenting promising ideas in early stages of research. Ideally, the ERA track seeks papers that challenge the status quo of program comprehension with new research directions and provocative ideas. The ERA track is the perfect place for a paper that aims at setting the agenda for a new line of research and a series of future papers! The track targets the same topics of interest as those of the technical research paper track. As opposed to regular research papers, submissions to the ERA track typically describe research in progress and do not require a solid evaluation.

Format and Submission

ERA track submissions must not be longer than 4 pages for the main text, inclusive of figures, tables, and appendices where references may optionally continue on 1 additional page (a.k.a. 4+1 pages). Purchase of additional pages in the proceedings is not allowed. All ERA track submissions must, at the time of submission, conform to the IEEE formatting instructions (title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, see the guidelines at https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html), indifferent to the type-setting system used (LaTeX, Word…). LaTeX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf options.

Submissions to the ERA Track that meet the above requirements can be made via the Easychair submission site (https://www.easychair.org/my/conference?conf=icpc2021) by the submission deadline. When submitting, select the track ‘ICPC 2021 Early Research Achievements (ERA)’. Submissions to this track must explicitly answer the following questions: What is the new idea? Why is it new? What is the single most related paper by the same author(s)? By others? What feedback do the authors expect from the forum? Addressing these questions in explicit, distinct sections is strongly recommended. We encourage the authors to upload their paper information early (and can submit the PDF later) to properly enter conflicts for double-blind reviewing.

The submissions must comply with the ACM Policy on Plagiarism, Misrepresentation, and Falsification and the IEEE Policy on Authorship, part of the IEEE Plagiarism FAQ. In particular, submissions to the ERA track must not have been accepted previously for publication or submitted for review to another conference, journal, or book while under review for ICPC.

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.

ICPC 2021 and the ERA track follow 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.

Review and Evaluation Criteria

ERA papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the ERA Program Committee. Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Novelty: The extent to which the proposed work is novel and original;
  • Significance: The extent to which the proposed work is motivated in the current context and the importance of the contributions is clearly highlighted;
  • Soundness: The extent to which the proposed work follows appropriate scientific methods for the methodology/experiments;
  • Presentation: Of particular importance here are the clarity of the text, sufficient detail provided, the quality of figures and tables, and compliance with the submission instructions;
  • Comparison with related work: Submissions are expected to have a separate section called “Related Work” in which the proposed work is contrasted with the existing body of literature;
  • Evaluation: Although an extensive evaluation is not required, submissions are expected to have a preliminary evaluation;
  • Replicability and reproducibility: Although replication packages are not required, submissions are encouraged to share data and scripts to ease replicability and reproducibility.

Publication and Presentation

Upon notification of acceptance, all authors of accepted papers will receive further instructions for preparing their camera-ready versions. At least one author of the paper must register and present the paper at the conference; otherwise the paper will be excluded from both the program and the proceedings. More details on the presentations will follow the notifications. All accepted papers will be published in the conference electronic proceedings, which will also be available in the IEEEXplore 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.