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Empirical Software Engineering ST 2017

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COURSE MANAGEMENT

LEVEL

Master Seminar (Informatics, ITMC, Intelligent Adaptive Systems, Information Systems). Part of the Module “EMSE: Empirical Software Engineering”.

LECTURER

Prof. Dr. Walid Maalej

TEACHING ASSISTANTS

SEMINAR DESCRIPTION

This seminar has a special focus on empirical methods. We will introduce both qualitative and quantitative methods such as surveys, interviews, observations, content analysis, and experiments and discuss potential applications in software projects. In particular, the seminar discusses the application of empirical methods to software comprehension, collaboration and knowledge sharing in software projects, requirements engineering, and software architecture.

This seminar will represent the exercise part of the module. We will combine the scientific literature survey, case-based teaching method with a gamification approach.

PREREQUISITES:

The seminar requires the active participation in two courses:

SEMINAR GROUPS (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

You will have to actively participate in one of the following seminar groups.

GROUP DATE START END ROOM MINCOMMSY ROOM
EMSE Gr. 1 Monday 12:00 14:00 D-220 Seminar EMSE Gr. 1
EMSE Gr. 2 Monday 12:00 14:00 C-221 Seminar EMSE Gr. 2
EMSE Gr. 3 Monday 12:00 14:00 D-125/D129 Seminar EMSE Gr. 3

PRELIMINARY SYLLABUS AND LIST OF PAPERS (CASES)

DATE
EMSE GR. 1
DATE
EMSE GR. 2
DATE
EMSE GR. 3
PAPER/TOPIC  
03.04.2017

Introduction, Organization, Overall Goals

10.04.2017

Presentation and Scientific Skills (presented by Lecturers)

24.04.2017

Simulation, Trial Session (conducted by Lecturers)

08.05.2017

Paper 1: Swapneel Sheth, Gail E. Kaiser, Walid Maalej: Us and them: a study of privacy requirements across north america, asia, and europe. 
ICSE 2014: 859-870

15.05.2017

Paper 2: Hyunmin Seo, Caitlin Sadowski, Sebastian G. Elbaum, Edward Aftandilian, Robert W. Bowdidge: 
Programmers’ build errors: a case study (at google)
ICSE 2014: 724-734.

22.05.2017

Paper 3: Andrew J. Ko, Robert DeLine, and Gina Venolia:  Information Needs in Collocated Software Development Teams
ICSE ’07: 344-353.

29.05.2017

Paper 4: Kim, Miryung, Thomas Zimmermann, and Nachiappan Nagappan: “A field study of refactoring challenges and benefits.” 
Proceedings of the ACM SIGSOFT 20th International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering. ACM, 2012.

12.06.2017

Paper 5: Patrice Caire, Nicolas Genon, Patrick Heymans, Daniel Laurence Moody: 
Visual notation design 2.0: Towards user comprehensible requirements engineering notations
RE 2013: 115-124.

19.06.2017

Paper 6: Elmar Juergens, Florian Deissenboeck, Benjamin Hummel, and Stefan Wagner: Do code clones matter? ICSE ’09: 485-495

26.06.2017

Paper 7: Emitza Guzman, Walid Maalej: How Do Users Like this Feature? A Fine Grained Sentiment Analysis of App Reviews. RE 2014: 153-162

03.07.2017

Paper 8: Barthélémy Dagenais and Martin P. Robillard: Creating and evolving developer documentation: understanding the decisions of open source contributors. In FSE ’10: 127-136.

Paper 9: Laura Inozemtseva and Reid Holmes. Coverage is not strongly correlated with test suite effectiveness. In ICSE 2014: 435-445.

Paper 10: Meiyappan Nagappan, Thomas Zimmermann, and Christian Bird. 2013. Diversity in software engineering research. ESEC/FSE 2013: 466-476.

10.07.2017

Questions and Answers, Exam Preparation (Room D-125)