* ICSE 2018 *
Sun 27 May - Sun 3 June 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden
Fri 1 Jun 2018 12:00 - 12:20 at G1 room - Models and Modeling I Chair(s): Jon Whittle

While early software command recommender systems drew negative user reaction, recent studies show that users of unusually complex applications will accept and utilize command recommendations. Given this new interest, more than a decade after first attempts, both the recommendation generation (backend) and the user experience (frontend) should be revisited. In this work, we focus on recommendation generation. One shortcoming of existing command recommenders is that algorithms focus primarily on mirroring the short-term past — i.e., assuming that a developer who is currently debugging will continue to debug endlessly. We propose an approach to improve on the state of the art by modeling future task context to make better recommendations to developers. That is, the approach can predict that a developer who is currently debugging may continue to debug OR may edit their program. To predict future development commands, we applied Temporal Latent Dirichlet Allocation, a topic model used primarily for natural language, to software development interaction data (i.e., command streams). We evaluated this approach on two large interaction datasets for two different IDEs, Microsoft Visual Studio and ABB Robot Studio. Our evaluation shows that this is a promising approach for both predicting future IDE commands and producing empirically-interpretable observations.

Fri 1 Jun

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11:00 - 12:30
Models and Modeling ITechnical Papers / Journal first papers at G1 room
Chair(s): Jon Whittle Monash University
Propagating Configuration Decisions with Modal Implication Graphs
Technical Papers
Sebastian Krieter Magdeburg University, Thomas Thüm University of Ulm, Sandro Schulze University of Magdeburg, Germany, Reimar Schröter Magdeburg University, Gunter Saake University of Magdeburg, Germany
A Combinatorial Approach for Exposing Off-Nominal Behaviors
Technical Papers
Kaushik Madala , Hyunsook Do University of North Texas, Daniel Aceituna
Research paper
Identifying Design Problems in the Source Code: A Grounded TheoryAward
Technical Papers
Leonardo Da Silva Sousa , Anderson Oliveira , Willian Oizumi PUC-Rio, Simone Barbosa PUC-Rio, Alessandro Garcia PUC-Rio, Jaejoon Lee Lancaster University, UK, Marcos Kalinowski Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Rafael de Mello , Baldoino Fonseca , Roberto Oliveira , Carlos Lucena , Rodrigo Paes
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Predicting Future Developer Behavior in the IDE Using Topic Models
Journal first papers
Kostadin Damevski Virginia Commonwealth University, Hui Chen , David C. Shepherd ABB, Inc, Nicholas A. Kraft ABB Corporate Research, Lori Pollock
DOI Pre-print
Q&A in groups
Technical Papers