It is rare for a research group to have more than two papers accepted for the research track in the same year for the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), but this year the Software Engineering Maintenance and Evolution Research Unit (SEMERU) group at William & Mary had three research papers accepted for ICSE 2012 to be held in Zurich, Switzerland in June. To the best of our knowledge, in the 34 years of history of ICSE only ten research groups before had three papers accepted for the research track in the same year.
This year 408 paper were submitted to ICSE 2012 for the research track; only 87 were accepted. The three papers from William & Mary are:
- Integrated Impact Analysis for Managing Software Changes by Malcom Gethers, Bogdan Dit, Huzefa Kagdi, and Denys Poshyvanyk.
- Recommending Source Code for use in Rapid Software Prototypes by Collin McMillan, Negar Hariri, Denys Poshyvanyk, Jane Cleland-Huang, and Bamshad Mobasher.
In addition, members of SEMERU were co-authors on two more papers that were accepted to the Formal Tool Demo and the New Ideas and Emerging Results tracks at ICSE 2012:
- Toward Actionable, Broadly Accessible Contests in Software Engineering by Jane Cleland-Huang, Yonghee Shin, Ed Keenan, Adam Czauderna, Greg Leach, Evan Moritz, Malcom Gethers, Denys Poshyvanyk, Jane Huffman Hayes, and Wenbin Li.
- TraceLab: An Experimental Workbench for Equipping Researchers to Innovate, Synthesize, and Comparatively Evaluate Traceability Solutions by Ed Keenan, Adam Czauderna, Greg Leach, Jane Cleland-Huang, Yonghee Shin, Evan Moritz, Malcom Gethers, Denys Poshyvanyk, Jonathan Maletic, Jane Huffman Hayes, Alexander Dekhtyar, Daria Manukian, Shervin Hussein and Derek Hearn.
The New Ideas and Emerging Results track at ICSE 2012 received 147 submissions; only 26 were accepted for presentation. Papers submitted to this track received rigorous review, with an emphasis on both novelty and potential impact.
Both Collin McMillan and Malcom Gethers expect to defend their dissertations this spring and both are currently searching for academic positions.