Call for Papers
Since 2013, the MSR conference has included a Data Showcase. The purpose of the Data Showcase is to provide a forum to share and discuss the important data sets that underpin the work of the Mining Software Repositories community.
Data Showcase papers should describe data sets that are curated by their authors and made available to use by others. Ideally, these data sets should be of value to others in the community, should be preprocessed or filtered in some way, and should provide an easy-to-understand schema. Data showcase papers are expected to include:
- a description of the data source
- a description of the methodology used to gather it (preferably with the tool used to create/generate the data)
- a description of the storage mechanism, including a schema if applicable,
- a description of how the data has been used by others,
- ideas for what future research questions could be answered or what further improvements could be made to the data set, and
- any limitations and/or challenges in creating or using this data set.
The data set should be made available at the time of submission of the paper for review, but will be considered confidential until publication of the paper.
Data showcase papers are not:
- empirical studies
- tool demos
- based on poorly explained or untrustworthy heuristics for data collection, or
- simply applying generic tools to generate data that is quick and easy for others to gather.
New this year: We expect all datasets to be accompanied by the source code that was used to create them, along with clear documentation on how to recreate them. The source code should be open source, accompanied by an appropriate license. If you cannot provide the source code or the source code clause is not applicable (e.g. because the dataset consists of qualitative data), please provide a short explanation of why this is not possible.
Submit your data paper (maximum 4 pages) to EasyChair on or before February 5, 2018. Submitted papers will undergo double-blind peer review, so please remove identifying information from the paper, including author names and funding information. We request that you use third person when referring to your own previous work (Use “This paper extends the work of Smith and Jones (2010)” rather than “This paper extends our previous work (2010)”). Identifying information should be removed during review, and, if the paper is accepted, can be added back into the paper before publication.
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 submission. Submissions should follow ACM formatting guidelines and should be submitted using the EasyChair link.
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 conference. All accepted contributions will be published in the conference electronic proceedings.
A selection of the best papers will be invited to EMSE Special Issue.
|Papers Due||23:59 AOE, February 5, 2018|
|Author Notification||23:59 AOE, March 2, 2018|
|Camera Ready||23:59 AOE, March 16, 2018|
Program Committee Chairs
Conference DayTue 29 MayDisplayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change
11:00 - 12:30
|50K-C: A dataset of compilable, and compiled, Java projects|
|JBench: A Dataset of Data Races for Concurrency Testing|
|Bugs.jar: A Large-scale, Diverse Dataset of Real-world Java Bugs|
|A Gold Standard for Emotion Annotation in Stack Overflow|
A: Nicole NovielliUniversity of Bari, A: Fabio CalefatoUniversity of Bari, A: Filippo LanubileUniversity of BariPre-print
|Vulinoss: A Dataset of Security Vulnerabilities in Open-source Systems|
A: Antonios Gkortzis Athens University of Economics and Business, A: Dimitris Mitropoulos, A: Diomidis SpinellisAthens University of Economics and BusinessPre-print
|A Dataset of Duplicate Pull-requests in GitHub|
A: Zhixing Li College of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, A: Yue Yu National University of Defense Technology, A: Gang YinNational University of Defense Technology, A: Tao WangNational University of Defense Technology, A: Huaimin WangPre-print
|Structured Information on State and Evolution of Dockerfiles on GitHub|
Data ShowcaseDOI Pre-print
|A Graph-based Dataset of Commit History of Real-World Android apps|
A: Franz-Xaver Geiger , A: Ivano MalavoltaVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, A: Luca PascarellaDelft University of Technology, A: Fabio Palomba, A: Dario Di NucciVrije Universiteit Brussel, A: Alberto BacchelliUniversity of ZurichDOI Pre-print
|Public Git Archive: a Big Code dataset for all|
Data ShowcaseDOI Pre-print
|Word Embeddings for the Software Engineering Domain|
A: Vasiliki EfstathiouAthens University of Economics and Business, A: Christos Chatzilenas , A: Diomidis SpinellisAthens University of Economics and BusinessDOI Pre-print
|npm-miner: An Infrastructure for Measuring the Quality of the npm Registry|
A: Kyriakos Chatzidimitriou Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, A: Michail Papamichail , A: Themistoklis DiamantopoulosElectrical and Computer Engineering Dept, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, A: Michail Tsapanos , A: Andreas SymeonidisDOI Pre-print
|CROP: Linking Code Reviews to Source Code Changes|
A: Matheus PaixaoUniversity College London, A: Jens KrinkeUniversity College London, A: DongGyun HanUniversity College London, A: Mark HarmanFacebook and University College LondonDOI Pre-print
|Developer Interaction Traces backed by IDE Screen Recordings from Think-aloud Sessions|
A: Aiko YamashitaOslo Metropolitan University, A: Fabio PetrilloConcordia University, A: Foutse KhomhPolytechnique Montréal, A: Yann-Gaël GuéhéneucConcordia University and Polytechnique MontréalPre-print
|A Multi-level Dataset of Linux Kernel Patchwork|
Data ShowcaseDOI Pre-print
|Documented Unix Facilities Over 48 Years|
A: Diomidis SpinellisAthens University of Economics and BusinessLink to publication DOI Media Attached