MSR 2020
Mon 29 - Tue 30 June 2020
co-located with ICSE 2020
Mon 29 Jun 2020 16:52 - 17:00 at MSR:Zoom2 - Platforms & Datasets Chair(s): Moritz Beller

Background. Collaborative software development has produced a wealth of version control system (VCS) data that can now be analyzed in full. Little is known about the intrinsic structure of the entire corpus of publicly available VCS as an interconnected graph. Understanding its structure is needed to determine the best approach to analyze it in full and to avoid methodological pitfalls when doing so.

Objective. We intend to determine the most salient network topology properties of public software development history as captured by VCS. We will explore: degree distributions, determining whether they are scale-free or not; distribution of connect component sizes; distribution of shortest path lengths.

Method. We will use Software Heritage�which is the largest corpus of public VCS data�compress it using webgraph compression techniques, and analyze it in-memory using classic graph algorithms. Analyses will be performed both on the full graph and on relevant subgraphs.

Limitations. The study is exploratory in nature; as such no hypotheses on the findings is stated at this time. Chosen graph algorithms are expected to scale to the corpus size, but it will need to be confirmed experimentally. External validity will depend on how representative Software Heritage is of the software commons.

Mon 29 Jun
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msr-2020-papers
16:30 - 17:00: Technical Papers - Platforms & Datasets at MSR:Zoom2
Chair(s): Moritz BellerDelft University of Technology

Q/A & Discussion of Session Papers over Zoom (Joining info available on Slack)

msr-2020-papers16:30 - 16:37
Live Q&A
Toni MattisHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Patrick ReinHasso Plattner Institute, Falco Dürsch, Robert HirschfeldHasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI), Germany
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msr-2020-papers16:37 - 16:45
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Konstantinos Barmpis , Patrick NeubauerUniversity of York, UK, Jonathan Co, Dimitris KolovosUniversity of York, Nicholas Matragkas, Richard PaigeMcMaster University
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msr-2020-papers16:45 - 16:52
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Che Shian Hung, Robert DyerUniversity of Nebraska - Lincoln
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msr-2020-Registered-Reports16:52 - 17:00
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Antoine PietriInria, Guillaume RousseauUniversité de Paris and Inria, Stefano ZacchiroliUniversité de Paris and Inria
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