MSR 2020
Mon 29 - Tue 30 June 2020
co-located with ICSE 2020

The International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR) has hosted a mining challenge since 2006. With this challenge, we call upon everyone interested to apply their tools to a common dataset. The challenge is for researchers and practitioners to bravely use their mining tools and approaches on a dare. Right now, there is a call for challenge proposals. See the CFP for more details. The current important dates are:

  • Deadline for proposals: Monday July 22, 2019
  • Proposal accepted and all submitters notified: Monday August 12th, 2019
  • Challenge CFP + data made available: Friday August 30, 2019
  • Challenge PC formed: Friday September 13th, 2019
  • Challenge papers deadline: Thursday Feb 13th, 2020 (tentative)
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Mon 29 Jun
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10:30 - 11:00: Programming Languages & ModelsTechnical Papers / Registered Reports / Keynote / MSR Awards / FOSS Award / Education / Data Showcase / Mining Challenge / MSR Challenge Proposals / Ask Me Anything at MSR:Zoom
Chair(s): Dimitris KolovosUniversity of York

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

10:30 - 10:36
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A: Jürgen CitoMIT, A: Jiasi ShenMassachusetts Institute of Technology, A: Martin RinardMIT
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10:36 - 10:42
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Jason TsayIBM Research, Alan BrazIBM Research, Martin HirzelIBM Research, Avraham ShinnarIBM Research, Todd Mummert
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10:42 - 10:48
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Timofey BryksinJetBrains Research, Saint Petersburg State University, Victor PetukhovJetBrains, ITMO University, Ilya Alexin, Stanislav Prikhodko, Alexey Shpilman, Vladimir KovalenkoTU Delft, Nikita PovarovJetBrains
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10:48 - 10:54
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Tomoki NakamaruGraduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Tomomasa Matsunaga, Tetsuro YamazakiGraduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Soramichi AkiyamaDepartment of Creative Informatics, The University of Tokyo, Shigeru ChibaThe University of Tokyo
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10:54 - 11:00
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Nan YangEindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, Pieter Cuijpers, Ramon SchiffelersEindhoven University of Technology and ASML, the Netherlands, Johan Lukkien, Alexander SerebrenikEindhoven University of Technology
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10:30 - 11:00: Refactoring & TestingTechnical Papers / Registered Reports / Keynote / MSR Awards / FOSS Award / Education / Data Showcase / Mining Challenge / MSR Challenge Proposals / Ask Me Anything at MSR:Zoom2
Chair(s): Mauricio AnicheDelft University of Technology, Netherlands

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

10:30 - 10:37
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Leonardo Da Silva SousaCarnegie Mellon University, USA, Diego CedrimPontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Alessandro GarciaPUC-Rio, Willian OizumiPUC-Rio, Ana Carla BibianoPUC-Rio, Daniel OliveiraPUC-Rio, Miryung KimUniversity of California, Los Angeles, Anderson OliveiraPUC-Rio
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10:37 - 10:45
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Matheus PaixaoUniversity of Fortaleza, Anderson UchôaPontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Ana Carla BibianoPUC-Rio, Daniel OliveiraPUC-Rio, Alessandro GarciaPUC-Rio, Jens KrinkeUniversity College London, Emilio Arvonio
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10:45 - 10:52
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Federico Corò, A: Roberto VerdecchiaVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, A: Emilio Cruciani, A: Breno MirandaFederal University of Pernambuco, A: Antonia BertolinoCNR-ISTI
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10:52 - 11:00
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A: András Kicsi, A: László VidácsUniversity of Szeged, Hungary, A: Tibor Gyimothy
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11:00 - 12:00: Build, CI, & DependenciesTechnical Papers / Registered Reports / Keynote / MSR Awards / FOSS Award / Education / Data Showcase / Mining Challenge / MSR Challenge Proposals / Ask Me Anything at MSR:Zoom
Chair(s): Raula Gaikovina KulaNAIST

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

11:00 - 11:12
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Yiwen WuNational University of Defense Technology, Yang ZhangNational University of Defense Technology, China, Tao WangNational University of Defense Technology, Huaimin Wang
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11:12 - 11:24
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Suhaib MujahidConcordia University, Rabe AbdalkareemConcordia University, Montreal, Canada, Emad ShihabConcordia University, Shane McIntoshMcGill University
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11:24 - 11:36
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A: Jordan HenkelUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison, A: Christian Bird, A: Shuvendu K. LahiriMicrosoft Research, A: Thomas RepsUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
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11:36 - 11:48
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Thomas DurieuxKTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Claire Le GouesCarnegie Mellon University, Michael HiltonCarnegie Mellon University, USA, Rui AbreuInstituto Superior Técnico, U. Lisboa & INESC-ID
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11:48 - 12:00
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A: Carolin BrandtDelft University of Technology, A: Annibale PanichellaDelft University of Technology, A: Andy ZaidmanTU Delft, A: Moritz BellerFacebook, USA
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12:00 - 13:00: Code SmellsTechnical Papers / Registered Reports / Keynote / MSR Awards / FOSS Award / Education / Data Showcase / Mining Challenge / MSR Challenge Proposals / Ask Me Anything at MSR:Zoom
Chair(s): Alessandro GarciaPUC-Rio

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

12:00 - 12:10
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12:10 - 12:20
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Davide SpadiniDelft University of Technology, Netherlands, Martin Schvarcbacher, Ana Maria Oprescu, Magiel BruntinkSoftware Improvement Group, Alberto BacchelliUniversity of Zurich
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12:20 - 12:30
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Biruk Asmare Muse, Masud RahmanDalhousie University, Csaba NagySoftware Institute - USI, Lugano, Anthony CleveUniversity of Namur, Foutse KhomhPolytechnique Montréal, Giuliano AntoniolPolytechnique Montréal
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12:30 - 12:40
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A: Mouna Abidi, A: Moses Openja, A: Foutse KhomhPolytechnique Montréal
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12:40 - 12:50
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Hadhemi Jebnoun, Masud RahmanDalhousie University, Foutse KhomhPolytechnique Montréal, Houssem Ben Braiek
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12:50 - 13:00
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Fabiano PecorelliUniversity of Salerno, Fabio PalombaUniversity of Salerno, Foutse KhomhPolytechnique Montréal, Andrea De LuciaUniversity of Salerno
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14:30 - 15:30: Bugs & IssuesTechnical Papers / Registered Reports / Keynote / MSR Awards / FOSS Award / Education / Data Showcase / Mining Challenge / MSR Challenge Proposals / Ask Me Anything at MSR:Zoom
Chair(s): Francisco ServantVirginia Tech

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

14:30 - 14:40
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A: Cristiano PolitowskiConcordia University, Canada, A: Fabio PetrilloUniversity of Quebec at Chicoutimi, A: Yann-Gaël GuéhéneucConcordia University and Polytechnique Montréal, A: Gabriel Cavalheiro UllmannUNIJUI - Universidade Regional do Noroeste do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, A: Josias De Andrade Werly
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14:40 - 14:50
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Omar El Zarif, Daniel Alencar Da CostaUniversity of Otago, Safwat HassanQueens University, Kingston, Canada, Ying ZouQueen's University, Kingston, Ontario
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14:50 - 15:00
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15:00 - 15:10
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15:10 - 15:20
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A: Rafael-Michael KarampatsisThe University of Edinburgh, A: Charles SuttonGoogle Research
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15:20 - 15:30
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A: Steffen HerboldUniversity of Göttingen, A: Alexander TrautschUniversity of Göttingen, A: Benjamin Ledel
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16:30 - 17:30: Github & OSS DatasetsTechnical Papers / Registered Reports / Keynote / MSR Awards / FOSS Award / Education / Data Showcase / Mining Challenge / MSR Challenge Proposals / Ask Me Anything at MSR:Zoom
Chair(s): Olga BaysalCarleton University

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16:30 - 16:38
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A: Xunhui ZhangNational University of Defense Technology, China, A: Ayushi RastogiPostdoctoral researcher at TU Delft, A: Yue YuCollege of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China
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16:38 - 16:47
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A: Usman Ashraf, A: Christoph Mayr-DornJohannes Kepler University Linz, A: Alexander EgyedJohannes Kepler University, Linz, A: Sebastiano Panichella
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16:47 - 16:55
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A: Audris Mockus, A: Zoe KottiAthens University of Economics and Business, A: Diomidis SpinellisAthens University of Economics and Business, A: Gabriel Dusing
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16:55 - 17:04
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A: Diomidis SpinellisAthens University of Economics and Business, A: Zoe KottiAthens University of Economics and Business, A: Konstantinos Kravvaritis, A: Georgios Theodorou, A: Panos Louridas Athens University of Economics and Business
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17:04 - 17:12
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A: Diomidis SpinellisAthens University of Economics and Business, A: Zoe KottiAthens University of Economics and Business, A: Audris Mockus
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17:12 - 17:21
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A: Tanner Fry, A: Tapajit Dey, A: Andrey KarnauchUniversity of Tennessee Knoxville, A: Audris Mockus
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17:21 - 17:30
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A: Maëlick Claes University of Oulu, A: Mika MäntyläUniversity of Oulu
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16:30 - 17:00: Platforms & DatasetsTechnical Papers / Registered Reports / Keynote / MSR Awards / FOSS Award / Education / Data Showcase / Mining Challenge / MSR Challenge Proposals / Ask Me Anything at MSR:Zoom2
Chair(s): Moritz BellerFacebook, USA

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16:30 - 16:37
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Toni MattisHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Patrick ReinHasso Plattner Institute, Falco Dürsch, Robert HirschfeldHasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI), Germany
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16:37 - 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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16:45 - 16:52
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Che Shian Hung, Robert DyerUniversity of Nebraska - Lincoln
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16:52 - 17:00
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A: Antoine PietriInria, A: Guillaume RousseauUniversité de Paris and Inria, A: Stefano ZacchiroliUniversité de Paris and Inria
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Tue 30 Jun
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10:30 - 11:00: EvolutionTechnical Papers / Registered Reports / Keynote / MSR Awards / FOSS Award / Education / Data Showcase / Mining Challenge / MSR Challenge Proposals / Ask Me Anything at MSR:Zoom
Chair(s): Jürgen CitoMIT

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

10:30 - 10:37
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Jens MeinickeCarnegie Mellon University, Juan HoyosUniversidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogdan VasilescuCarnegie Mellon University, Christian KästnerCarnegie Mellon University
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10:37 - 10:45
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Antoine PietriInria, Guillaume RousseauUniversité de Paris and Inria, Stefano ZacchiroliUniversité de Paris and Inria
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10:45 - 10:52
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Sergey Svitkov, Timofey BryksinJetBrains Research, Saint Petersburg State University
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10:52 - 11:00
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A: Themistoklis DiamantopoulosElectrical and Computer Engineering Dept, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, A: Michail Papamichail , A: Thomas Karanikiotis, A: Kyriakos Chatzidimitriou Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, A: Andreas SymeonidisAristotle University of Thessaloniki
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10:30 - 11:00: Apps & BotsTechnical Papers / Registered Reports / Keynote / MSR Awards / FOSS Award / Education / Data Showcase / Mining Challenge / MSR Challenge Proposals / Ask Me Anything at MSR:Zoom2
Chair(s): Ivano MalavoltaVrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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10:30 - 10:37
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A: Pei Liu, A: Li LiMonash University, Australia, A: Yanjie Zhao, A: Xiaoyu Sun, A: John GrundyMonash University
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10:37 - 10:45
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10:45 - 10:52
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Tapajit Dey, Sara Mousavi, Eduardo PonceUniversity of Tennessee - Knoxville, Tanner Fry, Bogdan VasilescuCarnegie Mellon University, Anna Filippova, Audris MockusUniversity of Tennessee - Knoxville
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10:52 - 11:00
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Ahmad AbdellatifConcordia University, Diego CostaConcordia University, Canada, Khaled BadranConcordia University, Rabe AbdalkareemConcordia University, Montreal, Canada, Emad ShihabConcordia University
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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
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Laerte XavierUniversidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Fabio da Silva Ferreira, Rodrigo Brito, Marco Tulio ValenteFederal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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11:12 - 11:24
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Peipei WangNorth Carolina State University, USA, Chris BrownNorth Carolina State University, Jamie JenningsNorth Carolina State University, Kathryn StoleeNorth Carolina State University
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11:24 - 11:36
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A: Pavlína Wurzel Gonçalves, A: Enrico Fregnan, A: Tobias Baum, A: Kurt SchneiderLeibniz Universität Hannover, Software Engineering Group, A: Alberto BacchelliUniversity of Zurich
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11:36 - 11:48
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11:48 - 12:00
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Yaroslav GolubevJetBrains Research, ITMO University, Maria Eliseeva, Nikita PovarovJetBrains, Timofey BryksinJetBrains Research, Saint Petersburg State University
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11:00 - 12:00: SecurityTechnical Papers / Data Showcase at MSR:Zoom2
Chair(s): Dimitris MitropoulosAthens University of Economics and Business

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11:00 - 11:12
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Danielle GonzalezRochester Institute of Technology, USA, Michael RathTechnische Universität Ilmenau, Mehdi MirakhorliRochester Institute of Technology
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11:12 - 11:24
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Paolo Calciati IMDEA Software Institute, Konstantin KuznetsovSaarland University, CISPA, Alessandra GorlaIMDEA Software Institute, Andreas ZellerCISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
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11:24 - 11:36
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Triet Le Huynh MinhThe University of Adelaide, David Hin, Roland Croft, Muhammad Ali BabarThe University of Adelaide
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11:36 - 11:48
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A: Jiahao FanNew Jersey Institute of Technology, USA, A: Yi LiNew Jersey Institute of Technology, USA, A: Shaohua WangNew Jersey Institute of Technology, USA, A: Tien N. NguyenUniversity of Texas at Dallas
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11:48 - 12:00
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James WaldenNorthern Kentucky University
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14:00 - 15:00: ML4SETechnical Papers / Registered Reports / Keynote / MSR Awards / FOSS Award / Education / Data Showcase / Mining Challenge / MSR Challenge Proposals / Ask Me Anything at MSR:Zoom
Chair(s): Kevin MoranWilliam & Mary/George Mason University

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14:00 - 14:12
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Chen YangVeracode, Inc., Andrew SantosaVeracode, Inc., Ang Ming Yi, Abhishek Sharma Singapore Management University, Singapore, Asankhaya SharmaVeracode, Inc., David LoSingapore Management University
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14:12 - 14:24
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Rhys ComptonUniversity of Waikato, Eibe FrankDepartment of Computer Science, University of Waikato, Panos Patros, Abigail KoayUniversity of Waikato
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14:24 - 14:36
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Abdulkarim KhormiFlorida State University, USA - Jazan University, KSA, Mohammad AlahmadiFlorida State University, Sonia HaiducFlorida State University
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14:36 - 14:48
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Gustavo PintoUFPA, Breno MirandaFederal University of Pernambuco, Supun DissanayakeThe University of Adelaide, Marcelo d'AmorimFederal University of Pernambuco, Christoph TreudeThe University of Adelaide, Antonia BertolinoCNR-ISTI
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14:48 - 15:00
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Sakib HaqueUniversity of Notre Dame, Alexander LeClairUniversity Of Notre Dame, Lingfei WuIBM Research, Collin McMillanUniversity of Notre Dame
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16:00 - 17:00: Developer CollaborationTechnical Papers / Registered Reports / Keynote / MSR Awards / FOSS Award / Education / Data Showcase / Mining Challenge / MSR Challenge Proposals / Ask Me Anything at MSR:Zoom
Chair(s): Bogdan VasilescuCarnegie Mellon University

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16:00 - 16:10
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16:10 - 16:20
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Nicole NovielliUniversity of Bari, Fabio CalefatoUniversity of Bari, Davide DongiovanniUniversity of Bari, Daniela GirardiUniversity of Bari, Filippo LanubileUniversity of Bari
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16:20 - 16:30
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A: Esteban ParraFlorida State University, A: Ashley Ellis, A: Sonia HaiducFlorida State University
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16:30 - 16:40
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A: Ingrid NunesUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, A: Christoph TreudeThe University of Adelaide, A: Fabio CalefatoUniversity of Bari
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16:40 - 16:50
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A: Preetha ChatterjeeUniversity of Delaware, USA, A: Kostadin DamevskiVirginia Commonwealth University, A: Nicholas A. KraftUserVoice, A: Lori Pollock
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16:50 - 17:00
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Yalin LiuUniversity of Notre Dame, Jinfeng LinUniversity of Notre Dame, Jane Cleland-HuangUniversity of Notre Dame
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16:00 - 17:00: Visions & ReflectionsTechnical Papers / Registered Reports / Keynote / MSR Awards / FOSS Award / Education / Data Showcase / Mining Challenge / MSR Challenge Proposals / Ask Me Anything at MSR:Zoom2
Chair(s): Venera ArnaoudovaWashington State University

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16:00 - 16:15
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Danielle GonzalezRochester Institute of Technology, USA, Thomas ZimmermannMicrosoft Research, Nachiappan NagappanMicrosoft Research
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16:15 - 16:30
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Nicolas GoldUniversity College London, Jens KrinkeUniversity College London
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16:30 - 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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16:45 - 17:00
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One of the secret ingredients behind the success of the International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR) is its annual Mining Challenge, in which MSR participants can showcase their techniques, tools and creativity on a common data set. In true MSR fashion, this data set is a “real” data set contributed by researchers in the community, solicited through an open call.

There are many benefits of sharing a data set for the MSR Mining Challenge. The selected challenge proposal explaining the data set will appear in the MSR 2020 proceedings, and the challenge papers using the data set will be required to cite the challenge proposal or an existing paper of the researchers about the selected data set. Furthermore, the authors of the data set will become the official 2020 Mining Challenge Chairs, responsible for the reviewing process (e.g., composing a Challenge PC, managing the submissions and review assignments, etc.). Finally, it is not uncommon for challenge data sets to be featured in MSR papers and other conference publications well after the conference is finished!

If you would like to compete for a chance to have your data set featured in the 2020 MSR Mining Challenge and all the benefits that come with it, please submit a 1-page proposal with up to 3 pages of appendix containing the following information:

  1. Title of data set.
  2. What does your data set contain?
  3. How large is it?
  4. How accessible is it and how can the data be obtained?
  5. How representative is it?
  6. Does it require specialized tools to process it?
  7. What would challenge participants need to work with the data set?
  8. What kind of questions do you expect challenge participants to answer?
  9. A link to a small sample of the data (e.g., via dropbox, github, etc.).

The above submissions should use the ACM template (https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template for both LaTeX and Word users). LaTeX users must use the provided acmart.clsand ACM-Reference-Format.bst without modification, enable the conference format in the preamble of the document (i.e., \documentclass[sigconf,review]{acmart}), and use the ACM reference format for the bibliography (i.e., \bibliographystyle{ACM-Reference-Format}). The review option adds line numbers, thereby allowing referees to refer to specific lines in their comments. Submissions will be examined and discussed by the MSR 2020 PC chairs, General Chair, and potentially steering committee members in case of conflicts of interest.

Once the winning proposal is selected, its authors will become the MSR 2020 Challenge Chairs and will be responsible for choosing the MSR 2020 Mining Challenge program committee. The major deadline for having all material related to the selected challenge available on the MSR 2020 website is Friday August 30th 2019. At that time, the Challenge CFP will be announced and the full challenge data set will be publicly released. Two more weeks, until Friday September 13th, will be allowed to find the Challenge PC members. By making the challenge data set available before the Fall term starts, we hope that many student teams will be able to use the challenge data set for their graduate class projects.

Timeline:

All dates are AOE

  • Deadline for proposals: Monday July 22, 2019
  • Proposal accepted and all submitters notified: Monday August 12th, 2019
  • Challenge CFP + data made available: Friday August 30, 2019
  • Challenge PC formed: Friday September 13th, 2019
  • Challenge papers deadline: Thursday Feb 13th, 2019 (tentative)

MSR 2019 Organization/Proposal Reviewers:

  • General Chair: Sung Kim, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • PC Co-Chair: Georgios Gousios, Delft University of Technology
  • PC Co-Chair: Sarah Nadi, University of Alberta

Open Challenge Submission Web Site:

All challenge proposals should be submitted through EasyChair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=msr20. Please select the “MSR 2020 Challenge Proposals” track when submitting.