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ICSE 2020
Wed 24 June - Thu 16 July 2020
Tue 7 Jul 2020 08:05 - 08:13 at Silla - I6-Empirical Studies and Requirements Chair(s): Ita Richardson

Deep learning has gained tremendous traction from the developer and researcher communities. It plays an increasingly significant role in a number of application domains. Deep learning frameworks are proposed to help developers and researchers easily leverage deep learning technologies, and they attract a great number of discussions on popular platforms, i.e., Stack Overflow and GitHub. To understand and compare the insights from these two platforms, we mine the topics of interests from these two platforms. Specifically, we apply Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) topic modeling techniques to derive the discussion topics related to three popular deep learning frameworks, namely, Tensorflow, PyTorch and Theano. Within each platform, we compare the topics across the three deep learning frameworks. Moreover, we make a comparison of topics between the two platforms. Our observations include 1) a wide range of topics that are discussed about the three deep learning frameworks on both platforms, and the most popular workflow stages are Model Training and Preliminary Preparation. 2) the topic distributions at the workflow level and topic category level on Tensorflow and PyTorch are always similar while the topic distribution pattern on Theano is quite different. In addition, the topic trends at the workflow level and topic category level of the three deep learning frameworks are quite different. 3) the topics at the workflow level show different trends across the two platforms. e.g., the trend of the Preliminary Preparation stage topic on Stack Overflow comes to be relatively stable after 2016, while the trend of it on GitHub shows a stronger upward trend after 2016. Besides, the Model Training stage topic still achieves the highest impact scores across two platforms. Based on the findings, we also discuss implications for practitioners and researchers.

Tue 7 Jul
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08:05 - 09:05: I6-Empirical Studies and RequirementsPaper Presentations / Journal First / Software Engineering in Practice / Technical Papers at Silla
Chair(s): Ita RichardsonLero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick
08:05 - 08:13
Talk
Journal First
Junxiao HanZhejiang University, Emad ShihabConcordia University, Zhiyuan WanZhejiang University, Shuiguang DengZhejiang University, Xin XiaMonash University
08:13 - 08:25
Talk
Technical Papers
Lin ShiISCAS, Mingzhe XingISCAS, Mingyang LiISCAS, Yawen WangISCAS, Shoubin LiISCAS, Qing WangInstitute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences
08:25 - 08:33
Talk
Journal First
Miroslaw OchodekPoznan University of Technology, Regina HebigChalmers University of Technology & University of Gothenburg, Wilhelm MedingEricsson, Gert FrostGrundfos, Miroslaw StaronUniversity of Gothenburg
08:33 - 08:45
Talk
Technical Papers
Junjie WangInstitute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ye YangStevens institute of technology, Song WangYork University, Yuanzhe HuInstitute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dandan WangInstitute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qing WangInstitute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences
08:45 - 08:57
Talk
Software Engineering in Practice
Anton StrandEricsson AB, Markus GunnarssonEricsson AB, Ricardo BrittoEricsson / Blekinge Institute of Technology, Muhammad UsmanBlekinge Institute of Technology