Saturday, March 27, 2010

RiSE in the 14th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reegineering (CSMR'2010)

Between March 15 and 18, 2010, it was held on the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid/Spain, the 14th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reegineering (CSMR'2010). CSMR is one of the most important conferences on software maintenance. Although this year there was a reduction in the number of attendees, probably because of the crises, the conference was very exciting and produced nice discussions around the work/research being presented.

In particular, I would like to emphasize the keynote speech of Serge Demeyer about
in vitro and in vivo research for Software Evolution. Currently, it is a common sense in the research community that more well done experiment should be performed to evaluate our research. However, in this keynote, there was an special call for more in vivo evaluation for researches. It means that we, researchers, should be more concerned with evaluating our research/proposals in a real context, for example, applying it in real companies with the researcher shipped in it.

The RiSE group participated in the Software Evolution session of CSMR, with the the paper
"An Initial Study on the Bug Report Duplication Problem", written by Yguaratã Cavalcanti, Eduardo Almeida, Carlos Cunha, Daniel Lucrédio e Silvio Meira. One interesting point for this paper, was the close relation with the keynote speech of Judith Bishop. In his speech, Bishop talked about how Microsoft has been deal with the large amount of bug reports that are coming daily through their system for bug reports submission.

We had also a good session dedicated to Software Architecture papers, where it was clear that software architecture is still increasingly becoming a fundamental step through the software development life-cycle. I specially noticed some trends to researches on software architecture recovery and reflection. In the session for software evolution, where we presented our paper, it could be noticed that change impact analysis will continue playing an important field of research.

I hope to see you in the next edition of CSMR. I would like also to thank the hospitality of Spanish people. ;)
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