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ICSE 2020
Wed 24 June - Thu 16 July 2020
Wed 8 Jul 2020 01:45 - 01:53 at Silla - P12-Testing and Debugging Chair(s): Taeksu Kim

Distributed systems pose unique challenges for software developers. Understanding the system’s communication topology and reasoning about concurrent activities of system hosts can be difficult. The standard approach, analyzing system logs, can be a tedious and complex process that involves reconstructing a system log from multiple hosts’ logs, reconciling timestamps among hosts with non-synchronized clocks, and understanding what took place during the execution encoded by the log. This paper presents a novel approach for tackling three tasks frequently performed during analysis of distributed system executions: (1) understanding the relative ordering of events, (2) searching for specific patterns of interaction between hosts, and (3) identifying structural similarities and differences between pairs of executions. Our approach consists of XVector, which instruments distributed systems to capture partial ordering information that encodes the happens-before relation between events, and ShiViz, which processes the resulting logs and presents distributed system executions as interactive time-space diagrams. Two user studies with a total of 109 students and a case study with 2 developers showed that our method was effective, helping participants answer statistically significantly more system-comprehension questions correctly, with a very large effect size.

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icse-2020-paper-presentations
01:05 - 02:05: Paper Presentations - P12-Testing and Debugging at Silla
Chair(s): Taeksu KimSamsung Research, Samsung Electronics
icse-2020-Software-Engineering-in-Practice01:05 - 01:17
Talk
Rebecca QianFacebook, Inc., Yang YuPurdue University, Wonhee ParkFacebook, Inc., Vijayaraghavan MuraliFacebook, Inc., Stephen J FinkFacebook, Satish ChandraFacebook
icse-2020-Software-Engineering-in-Practice01:17 - 01:29
Talk
Jinhan Kim, Valeriy SavchenkoIvannikov Institute for System Programming of the RAS, Kihyuck ShinSamsung Electronics, Konstantin SorokinIvannikov Institute for System Programming of the RAS, Hyunseok JeonSamsung Electronics, Georgiy PankratenkoIvannikov Institute for System Programming of the RAS, Sergey MarkovIvannikov Institute for System Programming of the RAS, Chul-Joo KimSamsung Electronics
icse-2020-Journal-First01:29 - 01:37
Talk
Haijun WangAnt Financial Services Group, China; CSSE, Shenzhen University, China, Yun LinNational University of Singapore, Zijiang YangWestern Michigan University, Jun SunSingapore Management University, Yang LiuNanyang Technological University, Singapore, Jin Song DongNational University of Singapore, Qinghua ZhengXi'an Jiaotong University, Ting LiuXi'an Jiaotong University
icse-2020-Journal-First01:37 - 01:45
Talk
Ming WenHuazhong University of Science and Technology, China, Junjie ChenTianjin University, China, Yongqiang TIANThe Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Rongxin WuDepartment of Cyber Space Security, Xiamen University, Dan HaoPeking University, Shi HanMicrosoft Research Asia, Shing-Chi CheungDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
icse-2020-Journal-First01:45 - 01:53
Talk
Ivan BeschastnikhComputer Science, University of British Columbia, Perry LiuUniversity of British Columbia, Albert XingUniversity of British Columbia, Patty WangUniversity of British Columbia, Yuriy BrunUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst, Michael D. ErnstUniversity of Washington, USA
DOI Pre-print
icse-2020-Journal-First01:53 - 02:01
Talk
Shujuan JiangChina University of Mining and Technology, Miao ZHANGCity University of Hong Kong, Yanmei ZHANGChina University of Mining and Technology, Rongcun WangChina University of Mining and Technology, Qiao YUJiangsu Normal University, Jacky KeungCity University of Hong Kong