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ICSE 2019
Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
Wed 29 May 2019 17:30 - 17:40 at Viger - SE Datasets, Research Infrastructure, and Methodology Chair(s): Rashina Hoda

Meta-analysis is highly advocated in many fields of empirical research such as medicine and psychology, mainly due to its capability to synthesize quantitative evidence of effects from the literature, based on statistical analysis. However, the adoption of meta-analysis to software engineering is still suffering from inertia, despite the fact that many software engineering researchers have long been arguing the need for it. As an attempt to move beyond the lockstep, we in this paper explore a different use of meta-analysis. That is, our proposition is that meta-analysis is useful for mining hypotheses because their plausibility is backed by evidence accumulated in the literature, and thus researchers could focus their effort on the areas that are of particular need. We assess our proposition by conducting a lightweight case study on the literature of defect prediction. We found that three out of five hypotheses we extract from our meta-analysis were indeed investigated in separate papers, indicating the usefulness of our approach. We also recognize two uninvestigated hypotheses whose validity we plan to investigate in the future.

Wed 29 May
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16:00 - 18:00: Papers - SE Datasets, Research Infrastructure, and Methodology at Viger
Chair(s): Rashina HodaThe University of Auckland
icse-2019-Technical-Papers16:00 - 16:20
Naji DmeiriUniversity of California, Davis, David A TomassiUniversity of California, Davis, Yichen WangUniversity of California, Davis, Antara BhowmickUniversity of California, Davis, Yen-Chuan LiuUniversity of California, Davis, Prem DevanbuUniversity of California, Bogdan VasilescuCarnegie Mellon University, Cindy Rubio-GonzálezUniversity of California, Davis
icse-2019-Demonstrations16:20 - 16:40
Samuel BentonThe University of Texas at Dallas, Ali GhanbariThe University of Texas at Dallas, Lingming Zhang
icse-2019-New-Ideas-and-Emerging-Reults16:40 - 16:50
Per RunesonLund University
icse-2019-New-Ideas-and-Emerging-Reults16:50 - 17:00
Andrea A. Janes, Romain RobbesFree University of Bozen-Bolzano
icse-2019-Technical-Papers17:00 - 17:20
Dehai Zhao, Zhenchang XingAustralia National University, Chunyang ChenMonash University, Xin XiaMonash University, Guoqiang LiShanghai Jiao Tong University
icse-2019-Journal-First-Paper17:20 - 17:30
Klaas-Jan StolUniversity College Cork and Lero, Ireland, Brian FitzgeraldLero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick
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icse-2019-New-Ideas-and-Emerging-Reults17:30 - 17:40
Vladimir Ivanov, Giancarlo SucciInnopolis University, Jooyong YiUNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology)
icse-2019-Journal-First-Paper17:40 - 17:50
Adrian Santos Parrilla, Omar GomezEscuela Superior Politecnica de Chimborazo Riobamba, Natalia JuristoUniversidad Politecnica de Madrid
icse-2019-Paper-Presentations17:50 - 18:00