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ICSE 2019
Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
Wed 29 May 2019 14:20 - 14:40 at Mansfield / Sherbrooke - DevOps and Logging Chair(s): Diomidis Spinellis

Logs are imperative in the development and maintenance process of many software systems. They record detailed runtime information during system operation that allows developers and support engineers to monitor their systems and dissect anomalous behaviors and errors. The increasing scale and complexity of modern software systems, however, make the volume of logs explodes, thus rendering the infeasibility of the traditional way of manual log inspection. Many recent studies and industrial tools resort to powerful text search and machine learning-based analytics solutions. Due to the unstructured nature of logs, a first crucial step is to parse log messages into structured data for subsequent analysis. In recent years, automated log parsing has been widely studied in both academia and industry, producing a series of log parsers by different techniques. To better understand the characteristics of these log parsers, in this paper, we present a comprehensive evaluation study on automated log parsing and further release the tools and benchmarks to researchers and practitioners. More specifically, we evaluate 13 log parsers on a total of 16 log datasets spanning distributed systems, supercomputers, operating systems, mobile systems, server applications, and standalone software. We report the benchmarking results in terms of accuracy, robustness, and efficiency, which are of practical importance when deploying automated log parsing in production. We also share the success stories and lessons learned in an industrial application at Huawei. We believe that our work could serve as the basis and provide valuable guidance to future research and technology transfer of automated log parsing.

Wed 29 May
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14:00 - 15:30: Papers - DevOps and Logging at Mansfield / Sherbrooke
Chair(s): Diomidis SpinellisAthens University of Economics and Business
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-in-Practice14:00 - 14:20
Junjie ChenPeking University, Xiaoting HeMicrosoft, Qingwei LinMicrosoft Research, China, Yong XuMicrosoft, China, Hongyu ZhangThe University of Newcastle, Dan HaoPeking University, Feng GaoMicrosoft, Zhangwei XuMicrosoft, Yingnong DangMicrosoft Azure, Dongmei ZhangMicrosoft Research, China
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-in-Practice14:20 - 14:40
Jieming ZhuHuawei Noah's Ark Lab, Shilin HeChinese University of Hong Kong, Jinyang LiuSun Yat-Sen University, Pinjia HeComputer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Qi XieSouthwest Minzu University, Zibin ZhengSchool of Data and Computer Science, Sun Yat-sen University, Michael Lyu
icse-2019-Technical-Papers14:40 - 15:00
Anunay AmarConcordia University, Peter RigbyConcordia University, Montreal, Canada
icse-2019-Technical-Papers15:00 - 15:20
Zhenhao LiConcordia University, Tse-Hsun (Peter) ChenConcordia University, Jinqiu Yang , Weiyi ShangConcordia University, Canada
icse-2019-Paper-Presentations15:20 - 15:30