MSR 2020
Mon 29 - Tue 30 June 2020
co-located with ICSE 2020
Tue 30 Jun 2020 16:15 - 16:30 at MSR:Zoom2 - Visions & Reflections Chair(s): Venera Arnaoudova

Research in Mining Software Repositories (MSR) is research involving human subjects, as the repositories usually contain data about developers’ interactions with the repositories. Therefore, any research in the area needs to consider the ethics implications of the intended activity before starting. This paper presents a discussion of the ethics implications of MSR research, using the mining challenges from the years 2010 to 2019 as a case study. It highlights problems that one may encounter in creating such datasets, and discusses ethics challenges that may be encountered when using existing datasets. An analysis of 102 accepted papers to the Mining Challenge Track suggests that none had an explicit discussion of ethics considerations. Whilst this does not necessarily mean ethics were not considered, the sparsity of discussion leads us to suggest that the MSR community should at least increase awareness by openly discussing ethicas considerations.

Tue 30 Jun
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16:00 - 17:00: Technical Papers - Visions & Reflections at MSR:Zoom2
Chair(s): Venera ArnaoudovaWashington State University

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

msr-2020-papers16:00 - 16:15
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Danielle GonzalezRochester Institute of Technology, USA, Thomas ZimmermannMicrosoft Research, Nachiappan NagappanMicrosoft Research
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msr-2020-papers16:15 - 16:30
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Nicolas GoldUniversity College London, Jens KrinkeUniversity College London
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msr-2020-papers16:30 - 16:45
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Ang JiaXi'an Jiaotong University, Ming FanXi'an Jiaotong University, Xi Xu, Di CuiXi'an Jiaotong University, Wenying Wei, Zijiang YangWestern Michigan University, Kai Ye, Ting LiuXi'an Jiaotong University
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msr-2020-papers16:45 - 17:00
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