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ICSE 2020
Wed 24 June - Thu 16 July 2020
Thu 9 Jul 2020 08:49 - 09:01 at Silla - I18-APIs and Commits Chair(s): Massimiliano Di Penta

In theory, (good) documentation is an invaluable asset to any software project, as it helps stakeholders to use, understand, maintain, and evolve a system. In practice, however, documentation is generally affected by numerous shortcomings and issues, such as insufficient and inadequate content and obsolete, ambiguous information. To counter this, researchers are investigating the development of advanced recommender systems that automatically suggest high-quality documentation, useful for a given task. A crucial first step is to understand what quality means for practitioners and what information is actually needed for specific tasks.

We present two surveys performed with 146 practitioners to investigate (i) the documentation issues they perceive as more relevant together with solutions they apply when these issues arise; and (ii) the types of documentation considered as important given specific tasks. Our findings can help researchers in designing the next generation of documentation recommender systems.

Thu 9 Jul
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08:05 - 09:05: I18-APIs and CommitsPaper Presentations / New Ideas and Emerging Results / Journal First / Technical Papers at Silla
Chair(s): Massimiliano Di PentaUniversity of Sannio
08:05 - 08:13
Enriching API Documentation with Code Samples and Usage Scenarios from Crowd KnowledgeJ1
Journal First
Jingxuan ZhangNanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, He JiangSchool of Software, Dalian University of Technology, Zhilei RenDalian University of Technology, Tao ZhangHarbin Engineering University, Zhiqiu HuangNanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
08:13 - 08:19
Cooperative API Misuse Detection Using Correction RulesNIER
New Ideas and Emerging Results
Sebastian NielebockOtto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany, Robert HeumüllerChair of Software Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Jacob KrügerOtto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Frank OrtmeierOtto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Faculty of Computer Science, Chair of Software Engineering
DOI Pre-print
08:19 - 08:31
How Android Developers Handle Evolution-induced API Compatibility Issues: A Large-scale StudyTechnical
Technical Papers
Hao XiaFudan University, Yuan ZhangFudan University, Yingtian ZhouFudan University, Xiaoting ChenFudan University, Yang WangFudan University, Xiangyu ZhangPurdue University, Shuaishuai CuiFudan University, Geng HongFudan University, Xiaohan ZhangFudan University, Min YangFudan University, Zhemin YangFudan University
08:31 - 08:43
An Empirical Study on API Parameter RulesTechnical
Technical Papers
Hao ZhongShanghai Jiao Tong University, Na MengVirginia Tech, Zexuan LiShanghai Jiao Tong University, Li JiaShanghai Jiao Tong University
08:43 - 08:49
Boosting Automated Program Repair with Bug-Inducing CommitsNIER
New Ideas and Emerging Results
Ming WenHuazhong University of Science and Technology, China, Yepang LiuSouthern University of Science and Technology, Shing-Chi CheungDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
08:49 - 09:01
Software Documentation: The Practitioners' PerspectiveTechnical
Technical Papers
Emad AghajaniSoftware Institute, USI - Lugano, Switzerland, Csaba NagySoftware Institute - USI, Lugano, Switzerland, Mario Linares-VásquezUniversidad de los Andes, Laura MorenoColorado State University, Gabriele BavotaUniversità della Svizzera italiana, Michele LanzaUniversita della Svizzera italiana (USI), David C. ShepherdVirginia Commonwealth University
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