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ICSE 2020
Wed 24 June - Thu 16 July 2020
Tue 7 Jul 2020 07:00 - 07:12 at Baekje - I1-Metastudies Chair(s): Michael Vierhauser

Context: Following on other scientific disciplines, such as health sciences, the use of grey literature (GL) is becoming widespread in Software Engineering (SE) research. Whilst the number of papers incorporating GL on SE is increasing, there is little empirically known about different aspects of the use of GL in SE research. Method: We used mixed-methods approach for this research. We carried out an Systematic Literature Review (SLR) of the use of GL in SE. Then we surveyed the authors of the papers included in the SLR and community experts on the use of GL in SE research. Results: We systematically selected and reviewed 102 SE secondary studies that incorporated GL in SE. We identified two groups based on their reporting: 1) 76 reviews only claim the use of GL; 2) 26 reviews report the results of GL. We also obtained 20 replies from the GL users and 24 replies from the invited experts. Conclusion: There is no common understanding of the meaning of GL in SE. Researchers define the scopes and definition of GL in a variety of ways. We find five main reasons of using GL in SE. The findings have enabled us to propose a conceptual model for the role of GL in SE research lifecycle . There is an important need of research to develop guidelines for using GL in SE and for quality assessment of the literature to be included.

Tue 7 Jul
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07:00 - 08:00: I1-MetastudiesPaper Presentations / New Ideas and Emerging Results / Technical Papers / Journal First / Demonstrations at Baekje
Chair(s): Michael VierhauserJohannes Kepler University Linz
07:00 - 07:12
Technical Papers
He ZhangNanjing University, Xin ZhouState Key Laboratory of Novel Software Technology, Software Institute, Nanjing University, Xin HuangState Key Laboratory of Novel Software Technology, Software Institute, Nanjing University, Huang HuangState Key Laboratory of Novel Software Technology, Software Institute, Nanjing University, Muhammad Ali BabarThe University of Adelaide
07:12 - 07:20
Journal First
Zhi Quan (George) ZhouUniversity of Wollongong, Australia, T.H. TseThe University of Hong Kong, Matt WitheridgeUniversity of Wollongong
07:20 - 07:28
Journal First
Adrian Santos ParrillaUniversity of Oulu, Sira VegasUniversidad Politecnica de Madrid, Markku OivoUniversity of Oulu, Natalia JuristoUniversidad Politecnica de Madrid
07:28 - 07:31
Andreas HinderksUniversity of Seville, Francisco José Domínguez MayoUniversity of Seville, Jörg ThomaschewskiUniversity of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, María José EscalonaUniversity of Seville
07:31 - 07:37
New Ideas and Emerging Results
Juyoung JeonHandong Global University, Shin HongHandong Global University
07:37 - 07:45
Journal First
Alessandro Vittorio PapadopoulosMälardalen University, Laurens VersluisVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, André BauerUniversity of Würzburg, Nikolas HerbstUniversity of Würzburg, Joakim von KistowskiUniversity of Würzburg, Ahmed Ali-EldinUMass Amherst, Cristina L. AbadEscuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral, Jose Nelson AmaralUniversity of Alberta, Petr TumaCharles University, Alexandru IosupVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
07:45 - 07:53
Journal First
Carlo A. FuriaUniversità della Svizzera italiana (USI), Robert FeldtChalmers | University of Gothenburg, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Richard TorkarChalmers and the University of Gothenburg
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