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2013 ACM / IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (2012)
Lund, Sweden Sweden
Sept. 20, 2012 to Sept. 21, 2012
ISSN: 1938-6451
ISBN: 978-1-4503-1056-7
TABLE OF CONTENTS

[Front cover] (PDF)

pp. 1-12
Papers

Language interaction and quality issues: An exploratory study (Abstract)

Antonio Vetro , Dept. of Computer and Control Engineering C.so Duca degli Abruzzi 24 Torino, Italy
Federico Tomassetti , Dept. of Computer and Control Engineering C.so Duca degli Abruzzi 24 Torino, Italy
Marco Torchiano , Dept. of Computer and Control Engineering C.so Duca degli Abruzzi 24 Torino, Italy
Maurizio Morisio , Dept. of Computer and Control Engineering C.so Duca degli Abruzzi 24 Torino, Italy
Politecnico di Torino , Dept. of Computer and Control Engineering C.so Duca degli Abruzzi 24 Torino, Italy
pp. 319-322

The impact of process maturity on defect density (Abstract)

Syed Muhammad Ali Shah , Politecnico di Torino Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 10129 Torino, Italy
Maurizio Morisio , Politecnico di Torino Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 10129 Torino, Italy
Marco Torchiano , Politecnico di Torino Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 10129 Torino, Italy
pp. 315-318

How many individuals to use in a QA task with fixed total effort? (Abstract)

Mika V. Mantyla , Lund University Department of Computer Science 22100 Lund, Sweden
Kai Petersen , Blekinge Institute of Technology School of Computing 37140 Karlskrona, Sweden
Dietmar Pfahl , Lund University Department of Computer Science 22100 Lund, Sweden
pp. 311-314

The effect of branching strategies on software quality (Abstract)

Emad Shihab , Software Analysis and Intelligence Lab (SAIL) Queens University, Canada
Christian Bird , Microsoft Research Redmond, WA, USA
Thomas Zimmermann , Microsoft Research Redmond, WA, USA
pp. 301-310

On the role of composition code properties on evolving programs (Abstract)

Francisco Dantas , Opus Research Group - Software Engineering Lab, Informatics Department, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Alessandro Garcia , Opus Research Group - Software Engineering Lab, Informatics Department, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Jon Whittle , School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University -Lancaster, United Kingdom
pp. 291-300

Towards a model to support in silico studies of software evolution (Abstract)

Marco Antunio Pereira Araujo , COPPE/UFRJ Caixa Postal: 68511 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Vitor Faria Monteiro , COPPE/UFRJ Caixa Postal: 68511 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Guilherme Horta Travassos , COPPE/UFRJ Caixa Postal: 68511 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
pp. 281-289

How can open source software development help requirements management gain the potential of open innovation: An exploratory study (Abstract)

Krzysztof Wnuk , Department of Computer Science Lund University Box 118, SE-221 00 Lund Sweden
Dietmar Pfahl , Department of Computer Science Lund University Box 118, SE-221 00 Lund Sweden
David Callele , Department of Computer Science University of Saskatchewan 110 Science Place Saskatoon, Canada
Even-Andre Karlsson , Add a Lot, Sweden Gråbrödersgatan 8 211 21 Mamlö Sweden
pp. 271-279

Does the prioritization technique affect stakeholders' selection of essential software product features? (Abstract)

Hans Christian Benestad , ExpertWare AS NO-0274, Oslo, Norway
Jo E. Hannay , Simula Research Laboratory Pb. 134, NO-1325 Lysaker, Norway
pp. 261-270

Assessing the impact of real-time machine translation on requirements meetings: A replicated experiment (Abstract)

Fabio Calefato , University of Bari Dipartimento di Informatica Bari, Italy
Filippo Lanubile , University of Bari Dipartimento di Informatica Bari, Italy
Tayana Conte , Universidade Federal do Amazonas Instituto de Computação Manaus, Brazil
Rafael Prikladnicki , Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre, Brazil
pp. 251-260

Managing technical debt in practice: An industrial report (Abstract)

Clauirton A. Siebra , Center of Informatics, Federal University of Paraiba, Joao Pessoa - PB - Brazil
Graziela S. Tonin , CIn/Samsung Project - Federal University of Pernambuco
Fabio Q. B. da Silva , CIn/Samsung Project - Federal University of Pernambuco
Rebeka G. Oliveira , CIn/Samsung Project - Federal University of Pernambuco
L. C. Antonio , CIn/Samsung Project - Federal University of Pernambuco
Regina C. G. Miranda , CIn/Samsung Project - Federal University of Pernambuco
Andre L. M. Santos , CIn/Samsung Project - Federal University of Pernambuco
pp. 247-250

Software quality modeling experiences at an oil company (Abstract)

Constanza Lampasona , Fraunhofer IESE Fraunhofer-Platz 1 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
Jens Heidrich , Fraunhofer IESE Fraunhofer-Platz 1 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
Alexis Ocampo , ECOPETROL S.A. Calle 37 No 7-43 Bogotá Colombia
pp. 243-246

Alignment of Business, Architecture, Process, and Organisation in a software development context (Abstract)

Stefanie Betz , Blekinge Institute of Technology 371 79 Karlskrona, Sweden
Claes Wohlin , Blekinge Institute of Technology 371 79 Karlskrona, Sweden
pp. 239-242

Inter-team coordination in large-scale globally distributed scrum: Do Scrum-of-Scrums really work? (Abstract)

Maria Paasivaara , Aalto University P.O. Box 15400 00076 Aalto. Finland
Casper Lassenius , Aalto University P.O. Box 15400 00076 Aalto. Finland
Ville T. Heikkila , Aalto University P.O. Box 15400 00076 Aalto. Finland
pp. 235-238

Effects of four distances on communication processes in global software projects (Abstract)

Tuomas Jaanu , Aalto University School of Science Software Business and Engineering Institute P.O. Box 19210. FIN-00076 AALTO. Finland
Maria Paasivaara , Aalto University School of Science Software Business and Engineering Institute P.O. Box 19210. FIN-00076 AALTO. Finland
Casper Lassenius , Aalto University School of Science Software Business and Engineering Institute P.O. Box 19210. FIN-00076 AALTO. Finland
pp. 231-234

Application of Kusumoto cost-metric to evaluate the cost effectiveness of software inspections (Abstract)

Narendar R. Mandala , North Dakota State University IACC Bldg 258-A 14 Fargo, ND 58108
Gursimran S. Walia , North Dakota State University IACC Bldg 258-A 14 Fargo, ND 58108
Jeffrey C. Carver , University of Alabama 2019A Shelby Hall Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Nachiappan Nagappan , Microsoft Research One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052
pp. 221-230

Testing highly complex system of systems: An industrial case study (Abstract)

Nauman Bin Ali , School of Computing Blekinge Institute of Technology 37179 Karlskrona. Sweden
Kai Petersen , School of Computing Blekinge Institute of Technology 37179 Karlskrona. Sweden
Mika V. Mantyla , Department of Computer Science Lund University 22100 Lund, Sweden
pp. 211-220

Recommender systems for manual testing (Abstract)

Breno Miranda , Centro de Informática Universidade Federal de Pernambuco Recife-PE, Brazil CEP 50740-540
Juliano Lyoda , Centro de Informática Universidade Federal de Pernambuco Recife-PE, Brazil CEP 50740-540
pp. 201-210

Studying volatility predictors in open source software (Abstract)

Brandt Braunschweig , Department of Information Systems University of Maryland Baltimore County Baltimore, MD 21250 USA
Neha Dhage , Department of Information Systems University of Maryland Baltimore County Baltimore, MD 21250 USA
Maria Jose Viera , Department of Information Systems University of Maryland Baltimore County Baltimore, MD 21250 USA
Carolyn Seaman , Department of Information Systems University of Maryland Baltimore County Baltimore, MD 21250 USA
Sreedevi Sampath , Department of Information Systems University of Maryland Baltimore County Baltimore, MD 21250 USA
A. Gunes Koru , Department of Information Systems University of Maryland Baltimore County Baltimore, MD 21250 USA
pp. 181-190

Method-level bug prediction (Abstract)

Emanuel Giger , University of Zurich
Marco D'Ambros , University of Lugano
Martin Pinzger , Delft University of Technology
Harald C. Gall , University of Zurich
pp. 171-180

Seamless integration of order processing in MS Outlook using SmartOffice: An empirical evaluation (Abstract)

Constanza Lampasona , Fraunhofer IESE Fraunhofer-Platz-1 Kaiserslautern, Germany
Oleg Rostanin , German Research Center for AI Trippstadterstr. 122 Kaiserslautern, Germany
Heiko Maus , CC Virtual Office of the Future German Research Center for AI Trippstadterstr. 122 Kaiserslautern, Germany
pp. 165-168

A study of reusability, complexity, and reuse design principles (Abstract)

Reghu Anguswamy , Software Reuse Lab, Virginia Tech. 7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, VA, USA - 22043
William B. Frakes , Software Reuse Lab, Virginia Tech. 7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, VA, USA - 22043
pp. 161-164

Lessons learned from evaluating a checklist for reporting experimental and observational research (Abstract)

Roel Wieringa , Dept. of Computer Science University of Twente The Netherlands
Nelly Condori-Fernandez , Dept. of Computer Science University of Twente The Netherlands
Maya Daneva , Dept. of Computer Science University of Twente The Netherlands
Bela Mutschler , University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten Germany
Oscar Pastor , Universidad Poltécnica de Valencia Spain
pp. 157-160

Further analysis on the validation of a usability inspection method for model-driven web development (Abstract)

Adrian Fernandez , Universitat Politècnica de València Camino de Vera, s/n 46022, Valencia, Spain
Silvia Abrahao , Universitat Politècnica de València Camino de Vera, s/n 46022, Valencia, Spain
Emilio Insfran , Universitat Politècnica de València Camino de Vera, s/n 46022, Valencia, Spain
Maristella Matera , Politécnico di Milano via Ponzio, 34/5 - 20133, Milan, Italy
pp. 153-156

Analyzing inspection data for heuristic effectiveness (Abstract)

Forrest Shull , Fraunhofer CESE, 5825 University Research Court, Ste 1300, College Park, MD, USA
Carolyn Seaman , Fraunhofer CESE, 5825 University Research Court, Ste 1300, College Park, MD, USA
Madeline Diep , Fraunhofer CESE, 5825 University Research Court, Ste 1300, College Park, MD, USA
pp. 149-152

Survey on agile and lean usage in finnish software industry (Abstract)

Pilar Rodriguez , University of Oulu, Department of Information Processing Sciences P.O. Box 3000, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
Jouni Markkula , University of Oulu, Department of Information Processing Sciences P.O. Box 3000, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
Markku Oivo , University of Oulu, Department of Information Processing Sciences P.O. Box 3000, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
Kimmo Turula , University of Oulu, Department of Information Processing Sciences P.O. Box 3000, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
pp. 139-148

Dispersion, coordination and performance in global software teams: A systematic review (Abstract)

Nguyen Duc Anh , Department of Computer and Information Science (IDI) NTNU NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
Daniela S. Cruzes , Department of Computer and Information Science (IDI) NTNU NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
Reidar Conradi , Department of Computer and Information Science (IDI) NTNU NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
pp. 129-138

Plat_Forms 2011: Finding emergent properties of web application development platforms (Abstract)

Ulrich Stark , Institut für Informatik Freie Universität Berlin Berlin, Germany
Lutz Prechelt , Institut für lnformatik Freie Universität Berlin Berlin, Germany
Ilija Jolevski , Technical Faculty Bitola University St. Kliment Ohridski Bitola FYR of Macedonia
pp. 119-128

Evolution of features and their dependencies — An explorative study in OSS (Abstract)

Maximilian Steff , Free University of Bozen-Bolzano Bozen, Italy
Barbara Russo , Free University of Bozen-Bolzano Bozen, Italy
Gunther Ruhe , University of Calgary Calgary, Canada
pp. 111-114

Questioning software maintenance metrics: A comparative case study (Abstract)

Dag I. K. Sjiberg , Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1080 Blindern, NO-0316 Oslo, Norway
Bente Anda , Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1080 Blindern, NO-0316 Oslo, Norway
Audris Mockus , Department of Software, Avaya Labs Research, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. USA
pp. 107-110

Discretization methods for NBC in effort estimation: An empirical comparison based on ISBSG projects (Abstract)

Marta Fernandez-Diego , Department of Business Administration Universitat Politècnica de València 46022 Valencia, Spain
Jose-Maria Torralba-Martinez , Department of Business Administration Universitat Politècnica de València 46022 Valencia, Spain
pp. 103-106

Handling categorical variables in effort estimation (Abstract)

Masateru Tsunoda , Toyo University 2100 Kujirai, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-8585 Japan
Sousuke Amasaki , Okayama Prefectural University 111 Kuboki, Soja, Okayama 719-1197 Japan
Akito Monden , Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Kansai Science City 630-0192 Japan
pp. 99-102

Empirical analysis of user data in game software development (Abstract)

Kenneth Hullett , UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Nachiappan Nagappan , Microsoft Research Redmond, WA, USA
Eric Schuh , Microsoft Game Studios Redmond, WA, USA
John Hopson , Bungie Studios Bellevue, WA, USA
pp. 89-98

Using a follow-on survey to investigate why use of the Visitor, Singleton & Facade patterns is controversial (Abstract)

Cheng Zhang , School of Engineering & Computing Sciences Durham University Durham DH1 3LE. U.K.
David Budgen , School of Engineering & Computing Sciences Durham University Durham DH1 3LE. U.K.
Sarah Drummond , School of Engineering & Computing Sciences Durham University Durham DH1 3LE. U.K.
pp. 79-88

Characterizing the roles of classes and their fault-proneness through change metrics (Abstract)

Maximilian Steff , Free University of Bozen-Bolzano Bozen, Italy
Barbara Russo , Free University of Bozen-Bolzano Bozen, Italy
pp. 59-68

Experimental assessment of software metrics using automated refactoring (Abstract)

Mel O Cinneide , School of Computer Science and Informatics University College Dublin
Laurence Tratt , Dept. of Informatics King's College London
Mark Harman , Dept. of Computer Science University College London
Steve Counsell , Dept. of Information Systems and Computing Brunei University
Iman Hemati Moghadam , School of Computer-Science and Informatics University College Dublin
pp. 49-58

On the definition of dynamic software measures (Abstract)

Luigi Lavazza , Dipartimento di Scienze Teoriche e Applicate Università degli Studi dell'lnsubria Via Mazzini 5, 1-21100, Varese, Italy
Sandro Morasca , Dipartimento di Scienze Teoriche e Applicate Università degli Studi dell'lnsubria Via Mazzini 5, 1-21100, Varese, Italy
Davide Taibi , Dipartimento di Scienze Teoriche e Applicate Università degli Studi dell'lnsubria Via Mazzini 5, 1-21100, Varese, Italy
Davide Tosi , Dipartimento di Scienze Teoriche e Applicate Università degli Studi dell'lnsubria Via Mazzini 5, 1-21100, Varese, Italy
pp. 39-48

Systematic literature studies: Database searches vs. backward snowballing (Abstract)

Samireh Jalali , Blekinge Institute of Technology SE 37179 Karlskrona, Sweden
Claes Wohlin , Blekinge Institute of Technology SE 37179 Karlskrona, Sweden
pp. 29-38

What works for whom, where, when, and why? On the role of context in empirical software engineering (Abstract)

Tore Dyba , Department of Informatics University of Oslo and SINTEF NO-7465 Trondheim, Norway
Dag I. K. Sjiberg , Department of Informatics University of Oslo NO-0316 Oslo, Norway
Daniela S. Cruzes , Department of Computer and Information Science, NTNU NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
pp. 19-28

Challenges of applying ethnography to study software practices (Abstract)

Carol Passos , Department of Computer Science (DCC) - UFBA 40.170-110, Salvador-BA, Brazil
Daniela S. Cruzes , Department of Computer and Information Science (IDI) - NTNU NO-7491, Trondheim, Norway
Tore Dyba , SINTEF NO-7465, Trondheim, Norway
Manoel Mendonca , Department of Computer Science (DCC) - UFBA 40.170-110, Salvador-BA, Brazil
pp. 9-18

Dynamic adaptive Search Based Software Engineering (Abstract)

Mark Harman , CREST Centre, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
Edmund Burke , University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA Scotland, UK
John A. Clark , Department of Computer Science, University of York, Deramore Lane, York, YO105GH, UK
Xin Yao , School of Computer Science The University of Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
pp. 1-8
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