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An Empirical Study of Software Exceptions in the Field using Search Logs [article]

Foyzul Hassan, Chetan Bansal, Nachiappan Nagappan, Thomas Zimmermann, Ahmed Hassan Awadallah
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we analyze query logs from a leading commercial general-purpose search engine (GPSE) such as Google, Yahoo! or Bing to carry out a large scale study of software exceptions.  ...  To the best of our knowledge, this is the first large scale study to analyze how Web search is used to find information about exceptions.  ...  ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Foundations of  ... 
arXiv:2006.00385v1 fatcat:2xl6syuf55enflecdcwhveldyi

Log-based software monitoring: a systematic mapping study [article]

Jeanderson Barros Cândido, Maurício Finavaro Aniche, Arie van Deursen
2021 arXiv   pre-print
the research field in light of the life-cycle of log data.  ...  log recommendation but further investigation is required to assess the usability of those tools in practice, (3) few studies approached efficient persistence of log data, and (4) there are open opportunities  ...  Hassani et al. (2018) proposed a set of checkers based in a an empirical study of log-related changes in two open-source projects (Apache Hadoop and Apache Camel).  ... 
arXiv:1912.05878v4 fatcat:snoe2wu5k5f4hfdisor3d7w3mq

Log-based software monitoring: a systematic mapping study

Jeanderson Cândido, Maurício Aniche, Arie van Deursen
2021 PeerJ Computer Science  
the research field in light of the life-cycle of log data.  ...  log recommendation but further investigation is required to assess the usability of those tools in practice, (3) few studies approached efficient persistence of log data, and (4) there are open opportunities  ...  C4: The paper uses the term "log" in a software engineering context, i.e., logs to describe the behavior of a software system.  ... 
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.489 pmid:34013028 pmcid:PMC8114802 fatcat:5bdwnmqhv5atrntvwo3wi4n3ey

An Automated Defect Prediction Framework using Genetic Algorithms: A Validation of Empirical Studies

Juan Murillo
2016 Inteligencia Artificial  
This paper reports the results of three empirical studies that uses an automated genetic defect prediction framework.  ...  The last empirical study, is our main contribution in this paper.  ...  This work has been done in the context of the project "Collaborative Ambient Assisted Living Design (ColoSAAL)" (grant TIN2014-57028-R) supported by the Spanish Ministry for Economy and Competitiveness  ... 
doi:10.4114/ia.v18i56.1159 fatcat:oe6bmadqbbdfpn4xsywdtd5ffu

Classification of web robots: An empirical study based on over one billion requests

Junsup Lee, Sungdeok Cha, Dongkun Lee, Hyungkyu Lee
2009 Computers & security  
, and empirical experiments used relatively small data collected at universities.  ...  We divided various feature metrics into five groups, and effectiveness of each group in classification is shown in polar diagram in the decreasing order of effectiveness in the clockwise direction.  ...  Authors also acknowledge support provided by the following organizations: Defense Acquisition Program Administration and Agency for Defense Development; Korea SW Industry Promotion Agency through Software  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cose.2009.05.004 fatcat:fxiybsh2e5guvpp5fssur2dnee

Search-Based Crash Reproduction and Its Impact on Debugging

Mozhan Soltani, Annibale Panichella, Arie Van Deursen
2018 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  
We report on our empirical study on using EvoCrash to reproduce 54 real-world crashes, as well as the results of a controlled experiment, involving human participants, to assess the impact of EvoCrash  ...  When developers debug software, they need to reproduce the reported failure in order to verify whether their fix actually prevents the failure from happening again.  ...  In addition, the authors thank Marieke Huisman for reviewing the paper and providing constructive feedback.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tse.2018.2877664 fatcat:qjghpsmjpfdefgwde5664a4g6q

A Guided Genetic Algorithm for Automated Crash Reproduction

Mozhan Soltani, Annibale Panichella, Arie van Deursen
2017 2017 IEEE/ACM 39th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)  
Our empirical study on three open-source systems shows that EvoCrash can replicate 41 (82%) of realworld crashes, 34 (89%) of which are useful reproductions for debugging purposes, outperforming the state-of-the-art  ...  To address these challenges, we present EvoCrash, a post-failure approach which uses a novel Guided Genetic Algorithm (GGA) to cope with the large search space characterizing real-world software programs  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This research was partially funded by the EU Project STAMP ICT- No.731529, the Dutch 4TU project "Big Software on the Run" and National Research Fund, Luxembourg FNR/P10/03.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icse.2017.27 dblp:conf/icse/SoltaniPD17 fatcat:siomsthjzrfaplelhz5wggdnuu

Quality Properties of Execution Tracing, An Empirical Study

Tamas Galli, Francisco Chiclana, Francois Siewe
2021 Applied System Innovation  
postmortem analysis of failures in the field.  ...  The present study analyses the experiences of software professionals in focus groups at multinational companies, and also scrutinises the literature to elicit the mentioned quality properties.  ...  The slight deviations between the two sources may stem form the lack of empiric research in the identified literature on the field.  ... 
doi:10.3390/asi4010020 fatcat:tu3gvivjqfhyllhsd4ho5b2meu

Large-Scale Dataset of Local Java Software Build Results

Matúš Sulír, Michaela Bačíková, Matej Madeja, Sergej Chodarev, Ján Juhár
2020 Data  
The dataset consists of the output of two executions: 7264 build logs from a study executed in 2016 and 7233 logs from the 2020 execution.  ...  In addition to the logs, we collected exit codes, file counts, and various project metadata. The proportion of failed builds in our dataset is 38% in the 2016 execution and 59% in the 2020 execution.  ...  The funders had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to publish the results.  ... 
doi:10.3390/data5030086 fatcat:datake34kfevhdjfquqdlewqam

Reducing Maintenance Effort through Software Operation Knowledge: An Eclectic Empirical Evaluation

Henk van der Schuur, Slinger Jansen, Sjaak Brinkkemper
2011 2011 15th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering  
A prototype tool implementing this technique is presented, as well as an extensive empirical evaluation of the tool using an eclectic set of instruments (an experiment, two case studies and expert focus  ...  , compare and present uniform software operation data resulting from in-the-field software operation.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank all software vendors and participants, particularly G.W. Sloof, R. Dähne and A. van der Hoeven, for their cooperation and contributions. We thank A. Zaidman and J.  ... 
doi:10.1109/csmr.2011.26 dblp:conf/csmr/SchuurJB11 fatcat:slopa6hrnzbozcxq2lzgnlo3zm

An empirical investigation into a large-scale Java open source code repository

Mark Grechanik, Collin McMillan, Luca DeFerrari, Marco Comi, Stefano Crespi, Denys Poshyvanyk, Chen Fu, Qing Xie, Carlo Ghezzi
2010 Proceedings of the 2010 ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement - ESEM '10  
classes are not explicitly inherited from any classes, and the number of methods is strongly correlated with the number of fields in a class. p e r a t o r =' a s s i g n ' AND e1 . op2 =' n u l l ' AND  ...  Getting insight into different aspects of source code artifacts is increasingly important -yet there is little empirical research using large bodies of source code, and subsequently there are not much  ...  Acknowledgments We warmly thank anonymous reviewers for their comments and suggestions that helped us to improve the quality of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1852786.1852801 dblp:conf/esem/GrechanikMDCCPFXG10 fatcat:ngg672jmknfqnotqmg6qexegby

A Reference Framework for Utilization of Software Operation Knowledge

Henk van der Schuur, Slinger Jansen, Sjaak Brinkkemper
2010 2010 36th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications  
Knowledge of in-the-field software operation is a broad but ill-defined and fragmentarily supported subject and it is unclear how software vendors can take advantage of such knowledge.  ...  The results of extensive case studies performed at three European software vendors show that if used correctly, software operation knowledge enables vendors to increase software quality and improve end-user  ...  Also, analysis of the (potential) role of SOK integration, presentation and utilization in software vendor organizations will be subject of future work. IX.  ... 
doi:10.1109/seaa.2010.20 dblp:conf/euromicro/SchuurJB10 fatcat:272wjrtvtvepjai7or6beumo44

The use of empirical methods in Open Source Software research: Facts, trends and future directions

Klaas-Jan Stol, Muhammad Ali Babar, Barbara Russo, Brian Fitzgerald
2009 2009 ICSE Workshop on Emerging Trends in Free/Libre/Open Source Software Research and Development  
Open Source Software (OSS) is a field of study with increasing interest of researchers. By its nature, OSS is especially suitable for empirical research.  ...  This paper presents the results of a systematic review to investigate research topics and used methods in OSS related research.  ...  The case study method was used quite a number of times in each category, except in category 'O'. The survey method was mostly used in the categories 'C' and 'A'.  ... 
doi:10.1109/floss.2009.5071355 fatcat:ozkoqtwae5a3bjtd5lqpmgaeee

Measuring the Impact of Memory Errors on Application Performance

Mark Gottscho, Mohammed Shoaib, Sriram Govindan, Bikash Sharma, Di Wang, Puneet Gupta
2017 IEEE computer architecture letters  
Memory reliability is a key factor in the design of warehousescale computers.  ...  For an interactive web-search workload, average query latency degrades by up to 2.3× for a light traffic load, and up to an extreme 3746× under peak load.  ...  Moreover, there may actually be more errors in practice than those indicated in the logs used by field studies.  ... 
doi:10.1109/lca.2016.2599513 fatcat:lmnmtq2zdjdm5fak2zaieyzjsi

Systematic Mapping of Process Mining Studies in Healthcare

Tugba Gurgen Erdogan, Ayca Tarhan
2018 IEEE Access  
We searched for studies between 2005 and 2017 in the electronic digital libraries of scientific literature, and identified 172 studies out of the 2428 initially found on the topic of PM in healthcare.  ...  The researchers who are interested in the field could use the results to elicit opportunities for further research.  ...  Çağla Tarhan, a full professor of radiology, and Şebnem Yücel, M.D., an assistant professor of medical oncology, for their suggestions on the grouping of healthcare specialties in this research.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2018.2831244 fatcat:kxj4ouleibf2jblwv7cpi4ixr4
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