The conference will feature plenary addresses by the following great speakers:
Title: Investigations into code review at Microsoft and beyond
Title: Quantifying and Detecting Self-Admitted Technical Debt
Emad Shihab is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Concordia University. He received his PhD from Queen’s University and his MASc. and BEng. from the University of Victoria. Dr. Shihab’s research interests are in Software Engineering, Software Quality Assurance, Empirical Software Engineering, Mining Software Repositories, Mobile Applications and Software Architecture. He worked as a software research intern at Research In Motion in Waterloo, Ontario and Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington. He held an NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-D3) and the PhD research achievement award from the School of Computing at Queen’s University. He served as organizer to a number of events related to Mining Software Repositories (MSR) and Mobile Applications, including serving as program chair of the MSR 2012 Challenge Track and the MSR 2013 Data Showcase Track. Dr. Shihab regularly serves on the programming committee of Software Engineering conferences and journals such as ICSME, MSR, ICPC, SANER (formerly WCRE/CSMR), OSS, TSE and EMSE.
Title: Consensus-based mining of code specifications
Title: Mining Programming Feature Usage at a Large Scale
Robert Dyer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Bowling Green State University. He received his Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 2013. His research areas are in Software Engineering, Big Data applications, and Programming Languages. Currently his research focuses on the Boa project, that provides a domain-specific language and infrastructure to allow researchers to easily mine a very large number of software repositories. Robert has served on the organizing committee for ICSE, program committee for Modularity and OOPSLA Artifacts, and reviewed for journals such as Empirical Software Engineering. He is a member of ACM SIGSOFT and SIGPLAN and is the ACM SIGSOFT Webinar Coordinator.