Technical Papers

The ESEM Technical Papers track features submissions that describe original, unpublished work in software engineering and software measurement, with a strong empirical foundation. Papers in this track should communicate fully developed research and related results. Strong emphasis should be given to the methodological aspects of the research and the discussion on the validity of results.

Important Dates

Abstract May 18, 2020 
Submission May 25, 2020
Notification July 6, 2020
Camera-ready July 27, 2020
Proceedings Ready October 8, 2020


Submissions to this track are limited to 10 pages excluding references and 12 pages with references, formatted according to the ACM proceedings template. Papers must be submitted via EasyChair by selecting the track “Technical Papers.”

ESEM 2020 will employ a double-blind review process. Thus, regular submissions may not reveal its authors’ identities. Find detailed submission information on our page: How to Submit

Accepted Papers

  • A large-scale comparative analysis of Coding Standard conformance in Open-Source Data Science projects
    Andrew Simmons, Scott Barnett, Jessica Rivera-Villicana, Akshat Bajaj and Rajesh Vasa
    Preprint      Replication package
  • A Survey on the Interplay between Software Engineering and Systems Engineering during Systems of Systems architecting
    Héctor Cadavid, Vasilios Andrikopoulos, Paris Avgeriou and John Klein
    Preprint      Replication package
  • Adoption and Effects of Software Engineering Best Practices in Machine Learning
    Alex Serban, Joost Visser, Koen van der Blom and Holger Hoos
    Preprint      Replication package
  • An Empirical Study of Software Exceptions in the Field using Search Logs
    Foyzul Hassan, Chetan Bansal, Nachiappan Nagappan, Thomas Zimmermann and Ahmed Hassan Awadallah
  • An Empirical Validation of Cognitive Complexity as a Measure of Source Code Understandability
    Marvin Muñoz Barón, Marvin Wyrich and Stefan Wagner
    Preprint      Replication package
  • Case Survey Studies in Software Engineering Research
    Jorge Melegati and Xiaofeng Wang
    Preprint      Replication package
  • Challenges in Docker Development: A Large-scale Study Using Stack Overflow
    Mubin Ul Haque, Leonardo Iwaya and Muhammad Ali Babar
  • Characterizing Energy Consumption of Third-Party API Libraries using API Utilization Profiles
    Andreas Schuler and Gabriele Kotsis
    Preprint      Replication package
  • DevOps in an ISO 13485 Regulated Environment: A Multivocal Literature Review
    Martin Forsberg Lie, Mary Sánchez-Gordón and Ricardo Colomo-Palacios
    Preprint      Replication package
  • funcGNN: A Graph Neural Network Approach to Program Similarity
    Aravind Ashok Nair, Avijit Roy and Karl Meinke
    Preprint      Replication package
  • Effect of Technical and Social Factors on Pull Request Quality for the NPM Ecosystem
    Tapajit Dey and Audris Mockus
    Preprint      Replication package
  • Learning Features that Predict Developer Responses for iOS App Store Reviews
    Kamonphop Srisopha, Daniel Link, Devendra Swami and Barry Boehm
  • Long-Term Evaluation of Technical Debt in Open-Source Software
    Arthur-Jozsef Molnar and Simona Motogna
    Preprint      Replication package
  • On Reducing the Energy Consumption of Software: From Hurdles to Requirements
    Zakaria Ournani, Romain Rouvoy, Pierre Rust and Joel Penhoat
  • On the adoption, usage and evolution of Kotlin features in Android development
    Bruno Góis Mateus and Matias Martinez
    Preprint      Replication package
  • Perf-AL: Performance Prediction for Configurable Software through Adversarial Learning
    Yangyang Shu, Yulei Sui, Hongyu Zhang and Guandong Xu
  • Quest for the Golden Approach: An Experimental Evaluation of Duplicate Crowdtesting Reports Detection
    Yuekai Huang, Junjie Wang, Song Wang, Zhe Liu, Yuanzhe Hu and Qing Wang
    Preprint      Replication package
  • Spectrum-based Log Diagnosis
    Carl Martin Rosenberg and Leon Moonen
  • Study on Patterns and Effect of Task Diversity in Software Crowdsourcing
    Denisse Martinez Mejorado, Razieh Saremi, Ye Yang and Jose E. Ramirez-Marquez
  • Teamwork Quality and Team Success in Software Development: A Non-exact Replication Study
    Any Caroliny Duarte Batista, Renata Maria Cardoso Rodrigues de Souza, Leandro de Almeida Melo, Fabio Queda Bueno da Silva and George Marsicano Corrêa
  • TopFilter: An Approach to Recommend Relevant GitHub Topics
    Juri Di Rocco, Davide Di Ruscio, Claudio Di Sipio, Phuong Nguyen and Riccardo Rubei
    Preprint      Replication package
  • Understanding The Impact of Solver Choice in Model-Based Test Generation
    Ying Meng and Gregory Gay
    Preprint      Replication package
  • Using Extremely Simplified Functional Size Measures for Effort Estimation: an Empirical Study
    Luigi Lavazza, Geng Liu and Roberto Meli
  • What Industry Wants from Requirements Engineers in China? An Exploratory and Comparative Study on RE Job Ads
    Chong Wang, Yaqian Tang, Peng Liang, Maya Daneva and Marten Sinderen
  • Why Research on Test-Driven Development is Inconclusive?
    Mohammad Ghafari, Timm Gross, Davide Fucci and Michael Felderer
  • Work Practices and Perceptions from Women Core Developers in OSS Communities
    Edna Dias Canedo, Rodrigo Bonifácio de Almeida, Márcio Vinicius Okimoto, Alexander Serebrenik, Gustavo Pinto and Eduardo Monteiro
    Preprint      Replication package

Program Committee

  • Marcos Kalinowski, PUC-Rio, Brazil (Program Co–Chairs)
  • Federica Sarro, University College of London, UK (Program Co–Chairs)
  • Silvia Abrahao, Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Afnan Alsubaihin, King Saud University, CCIS, IT Department
  • Ayse Bener, Ryerson University
  • Stefan Biffl, Vienna University of Technology
  • Amiangshu Bosu, Wayne State University
  • Fabio Calefato, University of Bari
  • Bruno Cartaxo, IFPE
  • Jeffrey Carver, University of Alabama
  • Michel Chaudron, Chalmers & Gothenborg University
  • Nelly Condori-Fernández, Universidade da Coruña
  • Tayana Conte, UFAM
  • Oscar Dieste, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Hakan Erdogmus, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Davide Falessi, Cal Poly, USA
  • Michael Felderer, University of Innsbruck
  • Robert Feldt, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Maria Angela Ferrario, Lancaster University
  • Davide Fucci, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Marcela Genero, University of Castilla-La Mancha
  • Carmine Gravino, University of Salerno
  • Isaac Griffith, Idaho State University
  • Tracy Hall, Lancaster University
  • Jing Jiang, Beihang University
  • Marco Kuhrmann, University of Passau
  • Shane Mcintosh, McGill University
  • Emilia Mendes, Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Daniel Mendez, Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Tim Menzies, ncstate, CS
  • Audris Mockus, The University of Tennessee
  • Nils Brede Moe, SINTEF
  • Ana Moreno, University Madrid
  • Maurizio Morisio, Politecnico di Torino
  • Tomi Männistö, University of Helsinki
  • Mika Mäntylä, University of Oulu
  • Nachiappan Nagappan, Microsoft
  • Maleknaz Nayebi, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
  • Masao Ohira, Wakayama University
  • Markku Oivo, University of Oulu
  • Dietmar Pfahl, University of Tartu
  • Gustavo Pinto, UFPA
  • Fabio Q. B. Da Silva, Federal University of Pernambuco
  • Paul Ralph, Dalhousie University
  • Romain Robbess, University of Bolzano/Bozen
  • Pilar Rodríguez, University of Oulu
  • Simone Romano, University of Bari
  • Marc Roper, University of Strathclyde
  • Guenther Ruhe, University of Calgary
  • Barbara Russo, Free University of Bolzano/Bozen
  • Daniela S. Cruzes, SINTEF
  • Giuseppe Scanniello, University of Basilicata
  • Carolyn Seaman, UMBC
  • Alexander Serebrenik, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Darja Smite, Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Martin Solari, Universidad ORT Uruguay
  • Rodrigo Spinola, Unifacs
  • Klaas Stol, Lero, University College Cork
  • Marco Torchiano, Politecnico di Torino
  • Ayse Tosun, Istanbul Technical University
  • Guilherme Travassos, COPPE/UFRJ
  • Burak Turhan, Monash University
  • Eray Tüzün, Bilkent University
  • Marco Tulio Valente, UFMG
  • Sira Vegas, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Stefan Wagner, University of Stuttgart
  • Qing Wang, ISCAS
  • Laurie Williams, North Carolina State University
  • Dietmar Winkler, Vienna University of Technology
  • Hongyu Zhang, The University of Newcastle
  • Minghui Zhou, Peking University