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MSR 2018
Mon 28 - Tue 29 May 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden
co-located with * ICSE 2018 *
Mon 28 May 2018 16:06 - 16:12 at E4 room - Mining Challenge

Researchers have observed programmers to allocate considerable amount of effort in program comprehension. But, how does program comprehension effort relate with programming activities? We answer this question by conducting an empirical study using the MSR 2018 Mining Challenge Dataset. We quantify programmers’ comprehension effort, and investigate the relationship between program comprehension effort and four programming activities: navigating, editing, building projects, and debugging. We observe when programmers are involved in high comprehension effort they navigate and make edits at a significantly slower rate. However, we do not observe any significant differences in programmers’ build and debugging behavior, when programmers are involved in high comprehension effort. Our findings suggest that the relationship between program comprehension effort and programming activities is nuanced, as not all programming activities associate with program comprehension effort.

Akond Rahman is a fourth year PhD student at North Carolina State University. His research interests include Continuous Deployment, Infrastructure as Code, and Mining Software Repositories. He is the winner of the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Doctoral Symposium Award at the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2018. He graduated with a M.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Connecticut and a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.

Mon 28 May

msr-2018-Mining-Challenge
16:00 - 17:30: Mining Challenge - Mining Challenge at E4 room
msr-2018-Mining-Challenge16:00 - 16:06
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Sebastian ProkschUniversity of Zurich, Sven AmannTechnische Universität Darmstadt, Sarah NadiUniversity of Alberta
msr-2018-Mining-Challenge16:06 - 16:12
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Akond RahmanNorth Carolina State University
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msr-2018-Mining-Challenge16:12 - 16:19
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Xianhao JinVirginia Tech, USA, Francisco ServantVirginia Tech
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msr-2018-Mining-Challenge16:19 - 16:25
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msr-2018-Mining-Challenge16:25 - 16:32
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Alireza Joonbakhsh Shiraz University, Iran, Ashkan Sami
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msr-2018-Mining-Challenge16:32 - 16:38
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Tyson Bulmer , Lloyd MontgomeryUniversität Hamburg, Daniela DamianUniversity of Victoria
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msr-2018-Mining-Challenge16:38 - 16:45
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msr-2018-Mining-Challenge16:45 - 16:51
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John Wilkie , Ziad Al Halabi , Alperen Karaoglu , Jiafeng Liao , George NdunguUniversity College London, Chaiyong RagkhitwetsagulUniversity College London, UK, Matheus Paixão University College London, Jens KrinkeUniversity College London
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msr-2018-Mining-Challenge16:51 - 16:57
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Agnieszka Ciborowska , Nicholas A. KraftABB Corporate Research, Kostadin DamevskiVirginia Commonwealth University
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msr-2018-Mining-Challenge16:57 - 17:04
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Noam Rabbani McGill University, Mike Harvey , Sadnan Saquif , Keheliya GallabaMcGill University, Shane McIntoshMcGill University
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msr-2018-Mining-Challenge17:04 - 17:10
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Mauricio SotoCarnegie Mellon University, Claire Le GouesCarnegie Mellon University
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msr-2018-Mining-Challenge17:10 - 17:17
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msr-2018-Mining-Challenge17:17 - 17:23
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César Soto-ValeroUniversidad Central "Marta Abreu" de Las Villas, Johann Bourcier , Benoit BaudryKTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
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msr-2018-Mining-Challenge17:23 - 17:30
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Afsoon AfzalCarnegie Mellon University, Claire Le GouesCarnegie Mellon University
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