Denys Poshyvank's paper "The Conceptual Coupling Metrics for Object-Oriented Systems" was honored as the Most Influential Paper at the 2016 International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME) held in Raleigh, NC, October 2 - 10, 2016.
The Most Influential Paper award is decided by looking back at the papers published 10 years ago to see which one has had the greatest impact in the intervening time. Denys' paper, co-authored with his PhD adviser, introduced a new set of metrics for measuring the coupling and interaction of software components in object oriented programming environments.
Reference: Denys Poshyvanyk and Andrian Marcus, "The Conceptual Coupling Metrics for Object-Oriented Systems", in the Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM'06), Philadelphia, PA, September 25-27, 2006, pp. 469-478.