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MSR 2011 : Mining Software Repositories


Conference Series : Mining Software Repositories
When May 21, 2011 - May 22, 2011
Where Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Submission Deadline Jan 26, 2011
Notification Due Mar 4, 2011
Final Version Due Mar 25, 2011
Categories    data mining   software

Call For Papers

MSR 2011: Mining Software Repositories or

twitter: @msrconf

8th International Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories
21-22 May 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (co-located with ICSE 2011)


Software repositories such as source control systems, archived
communications between project personnel, and defect tracking systems
are used to help manage the progress of software projects. Software
practitioners and researchers are recognizing the benefits of mining
this information to support the maintenance of software systems,
improve software design/reuse, and empirically validate novel ideas
and techniques. Research is now proceeding to uncover the ways in
which mining these repositories can help to understand software
development and software evolution, to support predictions about
software development, and to exploit this knowledge concretely in
planning future development.

The goal of this two-day working conference is to advance the science
and practice of software engineering via the analysis of data stored
in software repositories.

We solicit short papers (4 pages) and research papers (10 pages).
Short papers should discuss controversial issues in the field, or
describe interesting or thought provoking ideas that are not yet fully
developed. Accepted short papers will present their ideas in poster
form during a poster session at the conference, and in a short
lightning talk. Full research papers are expected to describe new
research results, and have a higher degree of technical rigor than
short papers. Accepted full papers will present their ideas in a
research talk at the conference. A selection of the best research
papers will be invited for consideration in a special issue of the
Springer journal Empirical Software Engineering.

In the Mining Challenge, we invite researchers to demonstrate the
usefulness of their mining tools on preselected software repositories
(Eclipse, Netbeans, Firefox, Chrome) and summarize their findings in a
challenge report (4 pages). Accepted reports will be included in the
proceedings as challenge papers. The winner of the MSR Challenge will
receive an award. Please see the MSR homepage for more information
about requirements and rules.


Papers may address issues along the general themes, including but
not limited to the following:

* Analysis of software ecosystems and mining of repositories across
multiple projects

* Models for social and development processes that occur in large
software projects

* Prediction of future software qualities via analysis of software

* Models of software project evolution based on historical repository

* Characterization, classification, and prediction of software defects
based on analysis of software repositories

* Techniques to model reliability and defect occurrences

* Search-based software engineering, including search techniques to
assist developers in finding suitable components and code fragments
for reuse, and software search engines

* Analysis of change patterns and trends to assist in future

* Visualization techniques and models of mined data

* Techniques and tools for capturing new forms of data for storage in
software repositories, such as effort data, fine-grained changes, and

* Approaches, applications, and tools for software repository mining

* Characterization of bias in mining and guidelines to ensure quality

* Privacy and ethics in mining software repositories

* Meta-models, exchange formats, and infrastructure tools to facilitate
the sharing of extracted data and to encourage reuse and

* Case studies on extracting data from repositories of large long-lived
and/or industrial projects

* Methods of integrating mined data from various historical sources


Research/short papers: January 26, 2011
Challenge papers: February 16th, 2011

Author notification: March 4, 2011
Camera-ready copy: March 25, 2011
Conference dates: May 21-22, 2011

All deadlines are 11:59 PM (Apia, Samoa Time) on the dates indicated.


Papers submitted for consideration should not have been published
elsewhere and should not be under review or submitted for review
elsewhere during the duration of consideration. ACM plagiarism
policies and procedures shall be followed for cases of double

All papers must conform at time of submission to the ICSE (and MSR)
2011 Format and Submission Guidelines and must not exceed the page
limits (research papers: 10 pages; short papers: 4 pages; challenge
reports: 4 pages), including all text, references, appendices and
figures. All submissions must be in English. Submissions must be in
PDF format.

Papers must be submitted electronically through EasyChair.

Upon notification of acceptance, all authors of accepted papers will
be asked to complete an ACM Copyright form and will receive further
instructions for preparing their camera ready versions. At least one
author of each paper is expected to present the results at the MSR
2011 conference. All accepted contributions will be published in the
conference electronic proceedings.


General Chair:
Arie van Deursen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Program Co-chairs:
Tao Xie, North Carolina State University, USA
Thomas Zimmermann, Microsoft Research, USA

Program Committee:
Mithun Acharya, ABB Research, USA
Giuliano Antoniol, ?cole Polytechnique de Montr?al, Canada
Sushil Bajracharya, University of California, Irvine, USA
Andrew Begel, Microsoft Corp., USA
Christian Bird, Microsoft Corp., USA
Prem Devanbu, University of California, Davis, USA
Daniel German, University of Victoria, Canada
Mike Godfrey, University of Waterloo, Canada
Carsten Goerg, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Ahmed E. Hassan, Queen's University, Canada
Israel Herraiz, University Alfonso X el Sabio, Spain
Emily Hill, Montclair State University, USA
Abram Hindle, University of California, Davis, USA
Reid Holmes, University of Waterloo, Canada
Katsuro Inoue, University of Osaka, Japan
Lingxiao Jiang, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Huzefa Kagdi, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Miryung Kim, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Sunghun Kim, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Michele Lanza, University of Lugano, Switzerland
David Lo, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Kenichi Matsumoto, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Tim Menzies, West Virginia University, USA
Audris Mockus, Avaya, USA
Gail Murphy, University of British Columbia, Canada
Dewayne E. Perry, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Lori Pollock, University of Delaware, USA
Rahul Premraj, Vrije University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Bill Pugh, University of Maryland, USA
Romain Robbes, University of Chile, Chile
Peter Rotella, Cisco, USA
Westley Weimer, University of Virginia, USA
Jim Whitehead, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Laurie Williams, North Carolina State University, USA
Andy Zaidman, Delft Technical University, Netherlands
Andreas Zeller, Saarland University, Germany
Dongmei Zhang, Microsoft Corp., China

Challenge Chair:
Adrian Schr?ter, University of Victoria, Canada

Challenge Committee:
Alberto Bacchelli, Universit? della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Giacomo Gezzi, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Lile Hattori, Universit? della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Kim Herzig, Saarland University, Germany
Emily Hill, Montclair State University, USA
Irwin Kwan, University of Victoria, Canada
Ahmed Lamkanfi, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium
Erik Linstead, Chapman Univeristy, USA
Thanh Nguyen, Queen's University, Canada
Peter Rigby, University of Victoria, Canada
Emad Shihab, Queen's Univeristy, Canada
Suresh Thummalapenta, North Carolina State University, USA
Annie Ying, McGill University, Canada

Web Chair:
Emad Shihab, Queen's University, Canada

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