MSR 2020
Mon 29 - Tue 30 June 2020
co-located with ICSE 2020
Tue 30 Jun 2020 16:45 - 17:00 at MSR:Zoom2 - Visions & Reflections Chair(s): Venera Arnaoudova

The term software is ubiquitous, however, it does not seem as if we as a community have a clear understanding of what software actually is. Imprecise definitions of software do not help other professions, in particular those acquiring and sourcing software from third-parties, when deciding what precisely are potential deliverables. In this paper we investigate which artifacts constitute software by analyzing 23 715 repositories from Github, we categorize the found artifacts into high-level categories, such as, code, data, and documentation (and into 19 more concrete categories) and we can confirm the notion of others that software is more than just source code or programs, for which the term is often used synonymously. With this work we provide an empirical study of more than 13 million artifacts, we provide a taxonomy of artifact categories, and we can conclude that software most often consists of variously distributed amounts of code in different forms, such as, source code, binary code, scripts, etc., data, such as, configuration files, images, databases, etc., and documentation, such as user documentation, licenses, etc.

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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