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ICPC 2021
Tue 18 - Thu 20 May 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021
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Tue 18 May
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10:10 - 10:50
Empirical Studies in Program ComprehensionResearch / Education at ICPC Main Room
10:10
10m
Paper
Considerations and Pitfalls in Controlled Experiments on Code Comprehension
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
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
Free DiscussionResearch at ICPC Social Room
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
Free DiscussionResearch at ICPC Social Room

Wed 19 May
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02:00 - 02:30
Understanding Systems -1Research / Journal First at ICPC Main Room
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
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
Free DiscussionResearch at ICPC Main Room
10:00 - 10:30
ML for Program Comprehension Research / Journal First at ICPC Main Room
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
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 Community
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
Free DiscussionResearch at ICPC Social Room
16:50 - 17:25
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
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 Subroutines
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
Free DiscussionResearch at ICPC Social Room

Thu 20 May
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02:00 - 02:30
Code SummarizationResearch at ICPC Main Room
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 WuDepartment of Cyber Space Security, Xiamen University
Pre-print Media Attached
02:40 - 03:00
02:40
5m
Demonstration
RefactorHub: A Commit Annotator for Refactoring
Tool Demonstration
Ryo Kuramoto, 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
Free DiscussionResearch at ICPC Social Room
10:50 - 11:30
Mining for Program ComprehensionResearch at ICPC Main Room
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 Li, 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
Free DiscussionResearch at ICPC Social Room
16:00 - 16:40
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
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
17:40 - 18:00
Understanding Systems -3Research at ICPC Main Room
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
Free DiscussionResearch at ICPC Social Room

Fri 21 May
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02:00 - 02:40
Inferring code evolutionResearch at ICPC Main Room
02:00
10m
Paper
ConfInLog: Leveraging Software Logs to Infer Configuration Constraints
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 Li, 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
Free DiscussionResearch at ICPC Social Room

Call for Papers

New to ICPC, this year we will also invite presentations of journal papers based on submissions from authors. We aim to accommodate as many journal-first presentations as will fit into the ICPC program. The J1C2 track is aimed at papers that (a) are theme-appropriate for ICPC, (b) have recently been accepted by one of the participating journals, and (c) concern work that has not previously been presented at a conference (i.e., the journal paper must not be an extension of a previous conference/workshop paper).

The participating journals are: Software Quality Journal (SQJ), Information and Software Technology (IST), Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (JSEP), Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), and Science of Computer Programming (SCP).

Eligibility Criteria

The J1C2 track is aimed at recent journal papers describing original and unpublished results that relate to program comprehension, and are not extensions of previous conference papers. A journal-first paper must adhere to all of the following criteria:

  • It must report completely new research results or present novel contributions that significantly extend and were not previously reported in prior work.
  • It may not extend any of the author’s prior work solely with additional proofs or algorithms (or other such details presented for completeness), additional empirical results, or minor enhancements or variants of the results presented in the prior work.
  • It may not repurpose materials previously published at a conference that targets software professionals.

We invite the authors of papers that satisfy the Journal-First criteria to submit a talk proposal. For a journal paper to be eligible to participate in the J1C2 program at ICPC 2021, the paper must:

Format and Submission

Interested authors should submit a short talk proposal (as one PDF file) consisting of the (1) paper title, (2) abstract, (3) a short statement on how the work satisfies the journal first criteria, and (4) the PDF of the accepted paper. Please list all authors of the original journal paper as authors in EasyChair.

Submissions to the J1C2 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 Journal First (J1C2)’.

Review and Evaluation Criteria

The J1C2 committee will evaluate if the submission is within the scope of the ICPC conference and, in general, fulfils the eligibility criteria mentioned above. We plan to select as many papers as possible for inclusion in the J1C2 program. In case that the interest in the J1C2 is higher than expected, the track chairs, together with the conference technical program co-chairs, will reserve the right to prioritize papers that better fit in the conference technical program.

As the papers have been already reviewed and accepted by high-quality journals, they will not be reviewed again for technical correctness. They will be checked for the Journal-First criteria and prioritized according to fit the conference theme. Authors will not receive any reviews with the notification.

Publication and Presentation

At least one author of each accepted J1C2 contribution must register and attend the conference to present the paper. Failure to present the paper might result in exclusion from future J1C2 programs.

The J1C2 papers will not be part of the ICPC proceedings. However, the conference online program will contain a hyperlink to the journal paper (if already published) or, in case the paper hasn’t been published yet, to its preprint (we will encourage the authors of accepted J1C2 to make a preprint of the paper available to ICPC).