Empirical Software Engineering
Seminar - summer semester 2006

Software Engineering Chair (Prof. Zeller)
Saarland University – Computer Science
Saarland Informatics Campus
Campus E9 1 (CISPA)
66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
E-mail: zeller @ cs.uni-saarland.de
Phone: +49 681 302-70970

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Announcements

  • Presentations are scheduled for 7th (Friday) and 8th (Saturday) July, 2006 in the seminar room - E 1 3, Room 328.

Instructions for Presenters

  • Presenters are required to submit their presentations in Keynote, PDF or PPT format latest by 3:00pm, 4th July 2006 (Tuesday). Presenters will be solely reponsible to make sure that their files work. Attaching a back-up PDF is stongly recommended.
  • Each presenter has been allocated a theme containing three papers. While the primary paper to be presented is on top of the list (in bold), this needs to be done in light of the other two papers on the list (i.e. incorporated into) and any other related work the student may come across.
  • Each presentation should last 25 minutes, allowing a further 5 minutes for questions/discussions.
  • Attendance to all presentations are mandatory.
  • You are welcome to swap topics/times with your colleagues. However, Prof. Zeller and myself must be notified of this change, latest by 3:00pm, 28th June (Wednesday).
  • Further instructions will be given by Prof. Zeller on 22nd June (Thursday).

The Perfect Talk

For tips on how to deliver presentations, take a look at Prof. Zeller's slides.

Contact

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Prof. Letizia Jaccheri for allowing us to borrow a selection of papers from her software engineering syllabus. Presenters are encouraged to have a look at her page, which hosts a variety of other interesting empirical software engineering research papers.


Presentation Schedule

Johannes Hoen

Friday
9:30 - 10:00am

Motivations
  1. W. F. Tichy, "Should Computer Scientists Experiment More?", IEEE Computer, 31, 1998, pp. 32-40.
  2. D. E. Perry, A. A. Porter, and L. G. Votta, "Empirical Studies of Software Engineering: A Roadmap", Limerick. Ireland, 2000.
  3. Fenton, N., S. L. Pfleeger, et al. (1994). "Science and Substance: A Challenge to Software Engineers." IEEE Software 11(4): 86-95.

Tilman Holschuh

Friday
10:00 - 10:30am

Cost Estimation I
  1. H. Leung and Z. Fan "Software Cost Estimation." Handbook of Software Engineering.
  2. B. W. Boehm and R.E. Fairley, "Software Engineering Perspectives", IEEE Computer, Nov/Dec 2000.
  3. S. Grimstad, M. Jørgensen, and K. Moløkken-Østvold, "Software Estimation Terminology: The Tower of Babel", Infomation and Software Technology, 48, 2006, Elsevier, pp. 302-310.

Taoufik Romdhane

Friday
10:30 - 11:00am

Cost Estimation II
  1. M. J. Shepperd, C. Schofield, and B. A. Kitchenham, "Effort Estimation Using Analogy", Berlin, Germany, 1996, pp. 170.
  2. S. J. Delany, P. Cunningham, and W. Wolfgang, "The Limits of CBR in Software Project Estimation", Berlin, Germany, 1998.
  3. E. Mendes, and B. A. Kitchenham, "Further Comparison of Cross-Company and Within-Company Effort Estimation Models for Web Applications", Chicago, USA, 2004, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 348-357.

Martin Strauss

Friday
11:30 - 12:00 noon

Cost Estimation III
  1. S. J. Delany, P. Cunningham, and W. Wolfgang, "The Limits of CBR in Software Project Estimation", Berlin, Germany, 1998.
  2. M. J. Shepperd, C. Schofield, and B. A. Kitchenham, "Effort Estimation Using Analogy", Berlin, Germany, 1996, pp. 170.
  3. E. Mendes, and B. A. Kitchenham, "Further Comparison of Cross-Company and Within-Company Effort Estimation Models for Web Applications", Chicago, USA, 2004, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 348-357.

Denitza Fuchs
(2 papers)

Friday
12:00 - 12:30pm

Productivity Analysis
  1. K. Maxwell, and P. Forselius, "Benchmarking Software Development Productivity", IEEE Software, Jan/Feb, 2000, pp. 80-88.
  2. R. Premraj et al., "An Empirical Analysis of Software Productivity Over Time",11th IEEE International Symposium on Software Metrics (METRICS 2005), Como, Italy, 2005.
  3. B. A. Kitchenham, and E. Mendes, "Software Productivity Measurement Using Multiple Size Measures", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 30, 2004, pp. 1023-1035.

Gaurav Pandey

Friday
12:30 - 1:00pm

Qualitative Research
  1. T.D. LaToza, et al. "Maintaining Mental Models: A Study of Developer Work Habits." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering, Shanghai, China, 2006.
  2. C. B. Seaman, "Qualitative Methods in Empirical Studies of Software Engineering", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp.557-572, 1999.
  3. Siw Elisabeth Hove; Bente Anda, "Experiences from Conducting Semi-Structured Interviews in Empirical Software Engineering Research", 11th International Software Metrics Symposium METRICS 2005.

Daniel Lorig

Friday
2:30 - 3:00pm

Case Studies
  1. A. Mockus, R. T. Fielding and J. Herbsleb, "A Case Study of Open Source Software Development: The Apache Server", International Conference on Software Engineering, 2000.
  2. M. W. Godfrey and Q. Tu, "Evolution in Open Source Software: A Case Study", International Conference on Software Maintenance, 2000.
  3. S. L. Pfleeger, "The Language of Case Studies and Formal Experiments", Software Engineering Notes vol 19(4), ACM SIGSOFT, October1994.
Catalin Hritcu

Friday
3:00 - 3:30pm

Mining Archives I
  1. J. Anvik, L. Hiew and G.C. Murphy, "Who Should Fix this Bug?", International Conference on Software Engineering, pp 361--370, Shanghai, 2006.
  2. N. Nagappan, T. Ball and A. Zeller, "Mining Metrics to Predict Component Failures", the International Conference on Software Engineering, Shanghai, China, May 2006.
  3. T. Zimmermann, P. Weissgerber, S. Diehl and A. Zeller. "Mining Version Histories to Guide Software Changes", IEEE Trannsactions on Software Engineering, Vol. 31(6), pp 429-445, June 2005.

Marjan Celikik

Saturday
9:30 - 10:00am

Investigating Source Code I
  1. M. P. Robillard, W. Coelho, and G. C. Murphy, "How Effective Developers Investigate Source Code: An Exploratory Study", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Vol 30(12), pp. 889-904, December 2004.
  2. M.-A.D. Storey, K.Wong, H.A. Müller, "How Do Program Understanding Tools Affect How Programmers Understand Programs?", Science of Computer Programming, Vol 36(2-3), pp. 183-207, 2000.
  3. M. P. O'Brien, "Software Comprehension - A Review & Research Direction", Technical Report UL-CSIS-03-3, University of Limerick, November 2003.

Daniel Wagner

Saturday
10:00 - 10:30am

Investigating Source Code II
  1. M.-A.D. Storey, K.Wong, H.A. Müller, "How Do Program Understanding Tools Affect How Programmers Understand Programs?", Science of Computer Programming, Vol 36(2-3), pp. 183-207, 2000.
  2. M. P. Robillard, W. Coelho, and G. C. Murphy, "How Effective Developers Investigate Source Code: An Exploratory Study", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Vol 30(12), pp. 889-904, December 2004.
  3. M. P. O'Brien, "Software Comprehension - A Review & Research Direction", Technical Report UL-CSIS-03-3, University of Limerick, November 2003.

Adrian Schroeter

Saturday
10:30 - 11:00am

Evidence Based Software Engineering
  1. B. A. Kitchenham, T. Dybå and M. Jørgensen, "Evidence-based Software Engineering", 26th International Confernce on Software Engineering, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2004.
  2. A. Rainer, T. Hall and N. Baddoo "A Preliminary Empirical Investigation of the Use of Evidence Based Software Engineering by Under-Graduate Students", 10th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE), Keele, UK, 2006.
  3. F. Darroch and M. Toleman, "Is Evidence-Based Practice a Plank in the Bridge between Academia and Practice?", The 4th International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering (ISESE), Australia, 2005.

Roxana Ragneala

Saturday
11:30 - 12:00noon

Pair Programming
  1. J. Vanhanen and C. Lassenius, "Effects of Pair Programming at the Development Team Level: An Experiment", In Proceedings of International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering (ISESE 2005), Noosa, Australia, November 2005.
  2. M. M. Müller and F. Padberg, "An Empirical Study about the Feelgood Factor in Pair Programming" 10th IEEE International Symposium on Software Metrics (METRICS 2004), Chicago, USA.
  3. L. A. Williams and R. R. Kessler, "All I Really Need to Know about Pair Programming I Learned In Kindergarten", (submitted to Communications of the ACM in 1999)

Distributed Development
  1. J. Herbsleb and A. Mockus, "An Empirical Study of Speed and Communications in Globally Distributed Software Development", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Vol. 29(6), June 2003.
  2. L. Kiel, "Experiences in Distributed Development: A Case Study", International Workshop on Global Software Development, ICSE, Portland, Oregon, USA, 2003.
  3. C. Gutwin, R. Penner, and K.Schneider, "Group Awareness in Distributed Software Development", Proceedings of the 2004 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work table of contents
    Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2004.


Nicolas Bettenburg

Saturday
12:45 - 1:15pm

Mining Archives II
  1. N. Nagappan, T. Ball and A. Zeller, "Mining Metrics to Predict Component Failures", the International Conference on Software Engineering, Shanghai, China, May 2006.
  2. J. Anvik, L. Hiew and G.C. Murphy, "Who Should Fix this Bug?", International Conference on Software Engineering, pp 361--370, Shanghai, 2006.
  3. T. Zimmermann, P. Weissgerber, S. Diehl and A. Zeller. "Mining Version Histories to Guide Software Changes", IEEE Trannsactions on Software Engineering, Vol. 31(6), pp 429-445, June 2005.

Stefana Nenova

Saturday
1:15 - 1:45pm

Software Engineering Data sets
  1. I. Myrtveit, E. Stensrud and U. H. Olsson, "Analyzing Data Sets with Missing Data: An Empirical Evaluation of Imputation Methods and Liklihood-Based Methods", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Vol 27(11), November 2001.
  2. Kirsopp, C. Shepperd, M.J. "Making Inferences with Small Numbers of Training Sets," IEE Proceedings - Software Engineering 149(5), 2002.
  3. G. Liebchen, B. Twala, M. Shepperd and M. Cartwright, "Assessing the Quality and Cleaning of a Software Project Dataset: An Experience Report", EASE, Keel, UK, 2006.

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