MSR 2020
Mon 29 - Tue 30 June 2020
co-located with ICSE 2020
Tue 30 Jun 2020 11:24 - 11:36 at MSR:Zoom - Quality Chair(s): Jens Krinke

"Context: Code review is a fundamental, yet expensive, part of software engineering. Therefore, research on understanding code review and on how to improve reviewers performance is paramount.

Objective: We aim to test whether there is an effect of a guidance approach on review effectiveness and efficiency. This relationship is expected to work through lowering the cognitive load of the task; therefore, we analyze the mediation relationship as well.

Method: To test our hypotheses, we employ an experimental design where professional developers with little review experience have to perform three code review tasks. We use three conditions: no guidance, a checklist, and an explicit review strategy. Furthermore, we measure the reviewers� cognitive load.

Limitations: The main limitations of this study concern the specific cohort of participants, the mono-operation bias for the guidance conditions, and the generalizability to other changes and defects."

Tue 30 Jun
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11:00 - 12:00: QualityTechnical Papers / Registered Reports / Keynote / MSR Awards / FOSS Award / Education / Data Showcase / Mining Challenge / MSR Challenge Proposals / Ask Me Anything at MSR:Zoom
Chair(s): Jens KrinkeUniversity College London

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

11:00 - 11:12
Live Q&A
Beyond the Code: Mining Self-Admitted Technical Debt in Issue Tracker SystemsMSR - Technical Paper
Technical Papers
Laerte XavierUniversidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Fabio da Silva Ferreira, Rodrigo Brito, Marco Tulio ValenteFederal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Pre-print Media Attached
11:12 - 11:24
Live Q&A
An Empirical Study on Regular Expression BugsMSR - Technical Paper
Technical Papers
Peipei WangNorth Carolina State University, USA, Chris BrownNorth Carolina State University, Jamie JenningsNorth Carolina State University, Kathryn StoleeNorth Carolina State University
Pre-print Media Attached
11:24 - 11:36
Live Q&A
Do Explicit Review Strategies Improve Code Review Performance?MSR - Registered Reports
Registered Reports
A: Pavlína Wurzel Gonçalves, A: Enrico Fregnan, A: Tobias Baum, A: Kurt SchneiderLeibniz Universität Hannover, Software Engineering Group, A: Alberto BacchelliUniversity of Zurich
Pre-print Media Attached
11:36 - 11:48
Live Q&A
SoftMon: A Tool to Compare Similar Open-source Software from a Performance PerspectiveMSR - Technical Paper
Technical Papers
Pre-print Media Attached
11:48 - 12:00
Live Q&A
A Study of Potential Code Borrowing and License Violations in Java Projects on GitHubMSR - Technical Paper
Technical Papers
Yaroslav GolubevJetBrains Research, ITMO University, Maria Eliseeva, Nikita PovarovJetBrains, Timofey BryksinJetBrains Research, Saint Petersburg State University
Pre-print Media Attached