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ICSE 2020
Wed 24 June - Thu 16 July 2020
Thu 9 Jul 2020 01:33 - 01:45 at Goguryeo - P17-Software Development Chair(s): Minghui Zhou

Cognitive biases are hard-wired behaviors that influence developer actions and can set them on an incorrect course of action, necessitating backtracking. While researchers have found that cognitive biases occur in development tasks in controlled lab studies, we still don’t know how these biases affect developers’ everyday behavior. Without such an understanding, development tools and practices remain inadequate. To close this gap, we conducted a 2-part field study to examine the extent to which cognitive biases occur, the consequences of these biases on developer behavior, and the practices and tools that developers’ use to deal with these biases. About 70% of observed actions that were reversed were associated with at least one cognitive bias. Further, even though developers recognized that biases frequently occur, they routinely are forced to deal with such issues with ad hoc processes, and sub-optimal tool support. As one participant (IP12) lamented: There is no salvation!

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01:05 - 02:05: P17-Software DevelopmentPaper Presentations / Journal First / Technical Papers / Demonstrations at Goguryeo
Chair(s): Minghui ZhouPeking University
01:05 - 01:13
Talk
Improving the Pull Requests Review Process Using Learning-to-rank AlgorithmsJ1
Journal First
Guoliang ZhaoComputer Science of Queen's University, Daniel Alencar Da CostaUniversity of Otago, Ying ZouQueen's University, Kingston, Ontario
01:13 - 01:21
Talk
Understanding the motivations, challenges and needs of Blockchain software developers: a surveyJ1
Journal First
Amiangshu BosuWayne State University, Anindya IqbalBangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Dhaka, Bangladesh, Rifat ShahriyarBangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Dhaka, Bangladesh, Partho ChakrabortyBangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Dhaka, Bangladesh
01:21 - 01:33
Talk
Gap between Theory and Practice : An Empirical Study of Security Patches in SolidityArtifact ReusableTechnicalArtifact Available
Technical Papers
01:33 - 01:45
Talk
A Tale from the Trenches: Cognitive Biases and Software DevelopmentACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper AwardsTechnical
Technical Papers
Souti ChattopadhyayGraduate Student, Nicholas NelsonOregon State University, Audrey AuOregon State University, Natalia MoralesOregon State University, Christopher SanchezOregon State University, Rahul PanditaPhase Change Software, Anita SarmaOregon State University
01:45 - 01:48
Talk
VITALSE: Visualizing Eye Tracking and Biometric DataDemo
Demonstrations
Devjeet RoyWashington State University, Sarah FakhouryWashington State University, Venera ArnaoudovaWashington State University
Pre-print