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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
SE Datasets, Research Infrastructure, and MethodologyJournal-First Papers / New Ideas and Emerging Results / Demonstrations / Papers / Technical Track at Viger
Chair(s): Rashina Hoda The University of Auckland
16:00
20m
Talk
BugSwarm: Mining and Continuously Growing a Dataset of Reproducible Failures and FixesTechnical Track
Technical Track
Naji Dmeiri University of California, Davis, David A Tomassi University of California, Davis, Yichen Wang University of California, Davis, Antara Bhowmick University of California, Davis, Yen-Chuan Liu University of California, Davis, Prem Devanbu University of California, Bogdan Vasilescu Carnegie Mellon University, Cindy Rubio-González University of California, Davis
Pre-print
16:20
20m
Talk
DefeXts: A Curated Dataset of Reproducible Real-World Bugs for Modern JVM LanguagesDemos
Demonstrations
Samuel Benton The University of Texas at Dallas, Ali Ghanbari The University of Texas at Dallas, Lingming Zhang
16:40
10m
Talk
Open Collaborative Data – using OSS principles to share data in SW engineeringNIER
New Ideas and Emerging Results
Per Runeson Lund University
16:50
10m
Talk
Leveraging Small Software Engineering Data Sets with Pre-trained Neural NetworksNIER
New Ideas and Emerging Results
Andrea A. Janes , Romain Robbes Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
17:00
20m
Talk
ActionNet: Vision-based Workflow Action Recognition From Programming ScreencastsTechnical Track
Technical Track
Dehai Zhao , Zhenchang Xing Australia National University, Chunyang Chen Monash University, Xin Xia Monash University, Guoqiang Li Shanghai Jiao Tong University
17:20
10m
Talk
The ABC of Software Engineering ResearchJournal-First
Journal-First Papers
Klaas-Jan Stol University College Cork and Lero, Ireland, Brian Fitzgerald Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick
Link to publication DOI
17:30
10m
Talk
Mining Plausible Hypotheses from the Literature via Meta-AnalysisNIER
New Ideas and Emerging Results
Vladimir Ivanov , Giancarlo Succi Innopolis University, Jooyong Yi UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology)
17:40
10m
Talk
Analyzing Families of Experiments in SE: a Systematic Mapping StudyJournal-First
Journal-First Papers
Adrian Santos Parrilla , Omar Gomez Escuela Superior Politecnica de Chimborazo Riobamba, Natalia Juristo Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
17:50
10m
Talk
Discussion Period
Papers