October 17, 2015.

At Kyoto Research Park, Kyoto, Japan.

MSR Asia Summit 2015, Kyoto, Japan.


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  • [2015.10.18] The gallery of MSR Asia Summit 2015 is available online. HERE!
  • [2015.10.17] MSR Asia Summit 2015 is closed. Thank you all for contributing and participating.
  • [2015.10.01] The program schedule is available online. HERE!
  • [2015.09.16]  The registration page for MSR Asia Summit 2016 has been opened! Please access from HERE!
  • [2015.09.16]  The speakers information page has been updated!

Call for Participants

Over the past decade, the Mining Software Repositories (MSR) community has grown at a tremendous rate.  It has gained popularity since 2004 with the first instance of the MSR workshop and continues to be one of the fastest growing fields in the area of software engineering.

MSR community held Mining Summer School 2010 that provided students with opportunities to learn the background needed to excel in this emerging and important field.

Furthermore, MSR community has been given a unique opportunity to bring some of the world’s leading and upcoming researchers, and talented graduated students to discuss the near future of MSR.

MSR community held Mining Summer School MSR Vision 2020 that discussed about MSR’s future.

Nowadays, Japanese researchers are interested in MSR field. We decided to hold MSR Vision Japan, which is inspired by MSR Vision 2020. MSR Asia Summit encourages the exchange of ideas within the international community from MSR viewpoint with the expectation of furthering the more generic field of software engineering.

The key goals of MSR Asia Summit are to:

  • Prepare the near future research of MSR.
  • Provide a training venue for key MSR techniques and results.
  • Provide a networking platform for new researchers, students, and leading researchers in the area.
  • Provide a Dagstuhl-like setting for free-form focused discussions on MSR topics and its near future.

Program Schedule

11:10-11:45 Dr. Christian Bird
11:45-14:00 Poster and Lunch
14:00-14:35 Professor Emad Shihab
14:35-15:10 Dr. Hoan Nguyen
15:20-15:55 Professor Robert Dyer
Free (Some meetings?)


Erina Makihara, “Towards an Efficient Exploratory Programming Environment for Introductory Programming Exercises”
Kousuke Kamimura, “Toward Plagiarism Detection in Binary Programs Using Program Compression”
Hideshi Sakaguchi, “The impact of maintenance frequency of test codes on the defect detection in OSS development”
Natthawute Sae-Lim, ”Toward Prioritizing Code Smell Detection Results for Prefactoring”
Tomohiro Ichinose, “Gamification with Code Visualization on Software Development”
Konstantin Kuznetsov, “Mining Apps for Abnormal Usage of Sensitive Data”
Kazuhiro Yamashita, ”Toward Measuring Project Survivability from Perspective of Developers”
Toshiki Hirao, “How do core reviewers make a decision in Code Review Process? –An Pilot Study of Open Source Project Patches-”
Kiyoshi Honda, “Toward an Analysis Relations between Code Changes and Bug Fixes
in Open Source Software”
Jonatan Hernandez, “Personal patterns in the software development”
Norihito Kitagawa, “A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Cooperation in Code Review”
Yusaku Noriyuki, “A Study of the Characteristics of Programmers by Mining Programming Competition Datasets”
Rajaul Karim, “An Approach for Improving the Quality of Bug Reports”


Address: KYOTO RESEARCH PARK, 134, Chudoji Minami-machi, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8813, Japan


Yasutaka Kamei is an associate professor at Kyushu University in Japan. He has been a research fellow of the JSPS (PD) from July 2009 to March 2010. From April 2010 to March 2011, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Queen’s University in Canada. His research interests include empirical software engineering, open source software engineering and mining software repositories (MSR). His work has been published at premier venues like ICSE, FSE, ESEM, MSR and ICSM, as well as in major journals like TSE, EMSE and IST. He received the B.E. degree (2005) in Informatics from Kansai University, and the M.E. degree (2007) and Ph.D. degree (2009) in Information Science from Nara Institute of Science and Technology. akinori-iharaAkinori Ihara is an assistant professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) in Japan. His research interests include empirical software engineering, open source software engineering, social software engineering and mining software repositories (MSR). His work has been published at premier venues like ICSE, MSR, and ISSRE. He received the M.E. degree (2009) and Ph.D.degree (2012) from Nara Institute of Science and Technology.



頭脳循環を加速する戦略的国際研究ネットワーク推進プログラム ソフトウェアエコシステムの理論構築と実践を加速する分野横断国際ネットワークの構築 Interdisciplinary global networks for accelerating theory and practice in software ecosystem