ESEM 2011 Program

Wednesday September 21st, 2011

Location: Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation (view map)

Time Event(s) Room: KCCI 103
19:00 Welcome Reception

Kinnear Centre

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Location: The Max Bell (MB) Building (view map)

Time Event(s) Room:
07:30 – 08.30 Breakfast Vista Dining Room
08:00 - 10:00 Registration MB Foyer & Lounge
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome MB Auditorium
09:00 – 10:00 Keynote: Elaine Weyuker
Empirical Software Engineering Research - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
MB Auditorium
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break and Poster Exhibition
MB Foyer & Lounge
10:30 - 12:00

Session 1:
Chair: Daniela Soares Cruzes

Room: MB Auditorium

Session 2:
State of the Practice
Chair: Dietmar Pfahl
Room: Max Bell Room 251
Session 3:
Systematic Reviews
Chair: Guilherme Horta Travassos
Max Bell Room 252

Full Papers

Andrew Austin and Laurie Williams.
One Technique is Not Enough: A Comparison of Vulnerability Discovery Techniques

John Noll, Sarah Beecham and Dominik Seichter.
A Qualitative Study of Open Source Software Development: the OpenEMR Project

Wladimir Araujo, Lionel Briand and Yvan Labiche.
On the Effectiveness of Contracts as Test Oracles in the Detection and Diagnosis of Race Conditions and Deadlocks in Concurrent Object-Oriented Software

Full Papers

Jari Soini.
A Survey of Metrics Use in Finnish Software Companies

Gabriela Robiolo.
How simple is it to measure software size and complexity for an IT practitioner?

Fabio Q. B. Da Silva, A. César C. França, Tatiana B. Gouveia, Cleviton Monteiro, Elisa S. F. Cardozo and Marcos Suassuna.
An Empirical Study on the Use of Team Building Criteria in Software Projects

Full Papers

He Zhang and Muhammad Ali Babar.
An Empirical Investigation of Systematic Reviews in Software Engineering

Oscar Dieste, Enrique Fernandez, Ramon Garcia-Martinez and Natalia Juristo.
The risk of using the Q heterogeneity estimator for software engineering experiments

Katia Romero Felizardo, Norsaremah Salleh, Rafael Messias Martins, Emilia Mendes, Stephen G. Macdonell and José Carlos Maldonado.
Using Visual Text Mining to Support the Study Selection Activity in Systematic Literature Reviews

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Vista Dining Room
13:30 - 15:00 Session 4:
Chair: Tim Menzies
Room: MB Auditorium
Session 5:
Using Metrics in Practice
Chair: Audris Mockus
Room: Max Bell Room 251
Session 6:
Empirical Methods
Chair: Barbara Russo
Room: Max Bell Room 252

Full Papers

Emanoel Barreiros, Adauto Almeida, Juliana Saraiva and Sergio Soares.
A Systematic Mapping Study on Software Engineering Testbeds

Debarshi Chatterji, Jeffrey Carver, Beverly Massengil, Jason Oslin and Nicholas Kraft.
Measuring the Efficacy of Code Clone Information in a Bug Localization Task: An Empirical Study

Xiao Qu and Brian Robinson.
A Case Study of Concolic Testing Tools and Their Limitations

Experience Reports

Laurie Williams, Gabe Brown, Adam Meltzer and Nachiappan Nagappan.
Scrum + Engineering Practices: Experiences of Three Microsoft Teams

Prashanth Harish Southekal and Dr Ginger Levin.
Formulation and Empirical Validation of a GQM Based Measurement Framework for a Software Project

Dandan Wang, Qing Wang, Ye Yang, Qi Li, Haitao Wang and Feng Yuan.
"Is It Really a Defect?" An Empirical Study on Measuring and Improving the Process of Software Defect Reporting

Pete Rotella and Satyabrata Pradhan.
Composite Release Values for Normalized Product-level Metrics

Short Papers

Daniela S. Cruzes, Tore Dybå, Per Runeson and Martin Höst.
Case Studies Synthesis: Brief Experience and Challenges for the Future

Tiago Alves.
Categories of Source Code in Industrial Systems

Kai Petersen and Nauman Bin Ali.
Identifying Strategies for Study Selection in Systematic Reviews and Maps

Xu Bai, He Zhang and Liguo Huang.
Empirical Research in Software Process Modeling: A Systematic Literature Review

Susan Mitchell and Carolyn Seaman.
A Knowledge Mapping Technique for Project-level Knowledge Flow Analysis

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break and Poster Exhibition MB Foyer & Lounge
15:30 - 17:00 Session 7:
Software Products
Chair: Andrew Begel
Room: MB Auditorium
Session 8:
Software Projects in Practice
Chair: Per Runeson
Room: Max Bell Room 251
Session 9:
Human Factors
Chair: Lorin Hochstein
Room: Max Bell Room 252

Full Papers

Kathryn T. Stolee, Sebastian Elbaum and Anita Sarma.
End-User Programmers and their Communities: An Artifact-based Analysis

Dorsaf Haouari, Houari Sahraoui and Philippe Langlais.
How Good is your Comment? A study of Comments in Java Programs

Janet Feigenspan, Sven Apel, Jörg Liebig and Christian Kaestner.
Exploring Software Measures to Assess Program Comprehension

Experience Reports

Guoping Rong, Dong Shao, He Zhang and Jun Li.
Goal-Driven Development Method for Managing Embedded System Projects: An Industrial Experience Report

Carol Passos, Ana Paula Braun, Daniela S. Cruzes and Manoel Mendonça.
Analyzing the Impact of Beliefs in Software Project Practices

Ricardo Perez-Castillo, Laura Sanchez-Gonzalez, Mario Piattini, Felix Garcia and Ignacio Garcia-Rodriguez De Guzman.
Obtaining Thresholds for the Effectiveness of Business Process Mining

Short Papers

Marco Torchiano, Federico Tommasetti, Filippo Ricca, Alessandro Tiso and Gianna Reggio.
Preliminary findings from a Survey on the MD* State of the Practice

Rien Sach, Helen Sharp and Marian Petre.
Software Engineers' Perceptions of Factors in Motivation

Robert Merkel, Tanjila Kanij and John Grundy.
A preliminary study on factors affecting software testing team performance

José Fortuna Abrantes and Guilherme Horta Travassos.
Common Agile Practices in Software Processes

Da Yang, Wenpei Liu, Qiang Cui, Juan Li, Ye Yang and Qing Wang.
Modeling the Number of Active Software Users

Maria Paasivaara and Casper Lassenius.
Scaling Scrum in a Large Distributed Project

17:30 Shuttle to Lake Louise
19:30 - 22:00 Banquet at the Chateau Lake Louise


Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Location: The Max Bell (MB) Building (view map)

Time Event(s) Room:
07:30 – 08.30 Breakfast Vista Dining Room
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome MB Auditorium
09:00 – 10:00 Keynote: Jan Bosch
Driving Innovation through Software Experiment Systems
MB Auditorium
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break and Poster Exhibition
MB Foyer & Lounge
10:30 - 12:30 Session 10:
Chair: Lucas Layman
Room: MB Auditorium
Session 11:
Defect Prediction
Chair: Elaine Weyuker
Room: Max Bell Room 251
Session 12:
Project Management
Chair: Claes Wohlin
Max Bell Room 252

Full Papers

Rainer Lutz, David Würfel and Stephan Diehl.
How Humans merge UML-Models

Lionel Briand, Yvan Labiche and Reymes Madrazo-Rivera.
An Experimental Evaluation of the Impact of System Sequence Diagrams and System Operation Contracts on the Quality of the Domain Model

Bartosz Michalik, Danny Weyns, Nelis Boucké and Alexander Helleboogh.
Reconstructing Architectural Models to Support SPL Products Updates: A Controlled Experiment

Werner Heijstek, Thomas Kühne and Michel R. V. Chaudron.
Experimental Analysis of Textual and Graphical Representations for Software Architecture Design

Full Papers

Maximilian Steff and Barbara Russo.
Measuring Architectural Change for Defect Estimation and Localization

Lianfa Li and Hareton Leung.
Mining Static Code Metrics for a Robust Prediction of Software Defect-Proneness

Rahul Premraj and Kim Herzig.
Network versus Code Metrics to Predict Defects: A Replication Study

Eero Laukkanen and Mika Mäntylä.
Survey Reproduction of Defect Reporting in Industrial Software Development

Full Papers

Ekrem Kocaguneli and Tim Menzies.
How to Find Relevant Data for Effort Estimation?

Dirk Basten and Werner Mellis.
A Current Assessment of Software Development Effort Estimation

Van T. K. Tran, Kevin Lee, Alan Fekete, Anna Liu and Jacky Keung.
Size Estimation of Cloud Migration Projects with Cloud Migration Point (CMP)

Michael Klaes, Adam Trendowicz, Yasushi Ishigai and Haruka Nakao.
Handling Estimation Uncertainty with Bootstrapping: Empirical Evaluation in the Context of Hybrid Prediction Methods

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Vista Dining Room
13:30 - 15:00 Session 13:
Synthesizing Results
Chair: Jeffrey Carver
Room: MB Auditorium
Session 14:
Software Development
Chair: Andreas Jedlitschka
Room: Max Bell Room 251
Session 15:
Software Quality & Effort
Chair: Stefan Wagner
Room: Max Bell Room 252

Full Papers

Daniela S. Cruzes and Tore Dybå.
Recommended Steps for Thematic Synthesis in Software Engineering

Oscar Dieste, Anna Grimán, Natalia Juristo and Himanshu Saxena.
Quantitative determination of the relationship between internal validity and bias in software engineering experiments: consequences for systematic literature reviews

Roel Wieringa, Maya Daneva and Nelly Condori-Fernández.
The Structure of Design Theories, and an Analysis of Their Use in Software Engineering Experiments

Full Papers

Aram Hovsepyan, Riccardo Scandariato, Stefan Van Baelen, Serge Demeyer and Wouter Joosen.
Preserving Aspects via Automation: a Maintainability Study

Sebastian Nanz, Faraz Torshizi, Michela Pedroni and Bertrand Meyer.
Design of an Empirical Study for Comparing the Usability of Concurrent Programming Languages

Gunnar R. Bergersen, Jo E. Hannay, Dag I. K. Sjøberg, Tore Dybå and Amela Karahasanović.
Inferring Skill from Tests of Programming Performance: Combining Time and Quality

Short Papers

Ganesh Pai, Ewen Denney and Ibrahim Habli.
Towards Measurement of Confidence in Safety Cases

Timo Lehtinen and Mika Mäntylä.
What are problem causes of software projects? – Data of Root Cause Analysis at Four Software Companies

Ilenia Fronza, Pekka Abrahamsson, Raimund Moser, Witold Pedrycz, Alberto Sillitti, Giancarlo Succi and Jelena Vlasenko.
Predicting Development Effort from User Stories

Raymond Madachy, Barry Boehm, Brad Clark, Thomas Tan and Wilson Rosa.
US DoD Application Domain Empirical Software Cost Analysis

Sabine Nunnenmacher, Jessica Jung, Golriz Chehrazi, Alexander Klaus, Constanza Lampasona, Christian Webel and Marcus Ciolkowski.
A Preliminary Survey on Subjective Measurements and Personal Insights into Factors of Perceived Future Project Success

Lorin Hochstein and Yang Jiao.
The cost of the build tax in scientific software

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break and Poster Exhibition MB Foyer & Lounge
15:30 - 17:00 Best paper awards & sneak peek for ESEM2012 MB Auditorium