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ESEC/FSE 2021
Mon 23 - Sat 28 August 2021 Athens, Greece

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Tracing requirements to their implementation is crucial to all stakeholders of a software development process. When managing software variability, requirements are typically expressed in terms of features, a feature being a user-visible characteristic of the software. While feature traces are fully documented in software product lines, ad-hoc branching and forking, known as clone-and-own, is still the dominant way for developing multi-variant software systems in practice. Retroactive migration to product lines suffers from uncertainties and high effort because knowledge of feature traces must be recovered but is scattered across teams or even lost. We propose a semi-automated methodology for recording feature traces proactively, during software development when the necessary knowledge is present. To support the ongoing development of previously unmanaged clone-and-own projects, we explicitly deal with the absence of domain knowledge for both existing and new source code. We evaluate feature trace recording by replaying code edit patterns from the history of two real-world product lines. Our results show that feature trace recording reduces the manual effort to specify traces. Recorded feature traces could improve automation in change-propagation among cloned system variants and could reduce effort if developers decide to migrate to a product line.

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Conference Day
Thu 26 Aug

Displayed time zone: Athens change

17:00 - 18:00
Analytics & Software Evolution—Software Evolution 1Research Papers / Demonstrations / Journal First +12h
17:00
15m
Research paper
A Longitudinal Analysis of Bloated Java DependenciesDistinguished Paper Award
Research Papers
César Soto-ValeroKTH Royal Institute of Technology, Thomas DurieuxKTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Benoit BaudryKTH Royal Institute of Technology
DOI Pre-print
17:15
15m
Talk
AC2 - Towards Understanding Architectural Changes in Python Projects
Demonstrations
A Eashaan RaoIndian Institute of Technology Tirupati, India, Dheeraj VagavoluIndian Institute of Technology Tirupati, Sridhar ChimalakondaIndian Institute of Technology Tirupati
17:30
15m
Talk
Feature Trace Recording
Research Papers
Paul Maximilian BittnerUniversity of Ulm, Alexander SchultheißHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Thomas ThümUniversity of Ulm, Timo KehrerHumboldt-Universtität zu Berlin, Jeffrey M. YoungOregon State University, Lukas LinsbauerTU Braunschweig
DOI Pre-print Media Attached
17:45
15m
Talk
DAF: Dependency-Aware FaaSifier for Node.js Monolithic Applications
Journal First
Sasko RistovUniversity of Innsbruck, Stefan PedratscherUniversity of Innsbruck, Jakob WallnöferUniversity of Innsbruck, Thomas FahringerUniversity of Innsbruck

Conference Day
Fri 27 Aug

Displayed time zone: Athens change

05:00 - 06:00
Analytics & Software Evolution—Software Evolution 1Research Papers / Journal First / Demonstrations
05:00
15m
Research paper
A Longitudinal Analysis of Bloated Java DependenciesDistinguished Paper Award
Research Papers
César Soto-ValeroKTH Royal Institute of Technology, Thomas DurieuxKTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Benoit BaudryKTH Royal Institute of Technology
DOI Pre-print
05:15
15m
Talk
AC2 - Towards Understanding Architectural Changes in Python Projects
Demonstrations
A Eashaan RaoIndian Institute of Technology Tirupati, India, Dheeraj VagavoluIndian Institute of Technology Tirupati, Sridhar ChimalakondaIndian Institute of Technology Tirupati
05:30
15m
Talk
Feature Trace Recording
Research Papers
Paul Maximilian BittnerUniversity of Ulm, Alexander SchultheißHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Thomas ThümUniversity of Ulm, Timo KehrerHumboldt-Universtität zu Berlin, Jeffrey M. YoungOregon State University, Lukas LinsbauerTU Braunschweig
DOI Pre-print Media Attached
05:45
15m
Talk
DAF: Dependency-Aware FaaSifier for Node.js Monolithic Applications
Journal First
Sasko RistovUniversity of Innsbruck, Stefan PedratscherUniversity of Innsbruck, Jakob WallnöferUniversity of Innsbruck, Thomas FahringerUniversity of Innsbruck