RESER 2013 Call for Participation

RESER 2013: Call for Participation

3rd IEEE International Workshop on Replication in Empirical Software Engineering Research (RESER)

October 9, 2013, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (co-located with ESEM)
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Many results in Software Engineering suffer from threats to validity that can be addressed by the replication of previous empirical studies. However, many factors also discourage replication studies. The primary goal of this workshop is to raise the quality and amount of replication work performed in software engineering research. The workshop also intends to be a forum for small-scale replications that are otherwise hard to publish. In addition, the workshop seeks to identify and suggest solutions for recurring practical problems in selecting, designing, performing, reporting, and publishing replication studies by furthering appropriate methods, tools, and standards.


Keynote Address:
Mel Conway, "45-Year Retrospective on Conway's Law and the Sociology of System Design"

Joint Replication—Conway's Law:
In this session we explore the results and methodology of the RESER 2013 joint replication on Conway's Law. Join us for insightful discussion as we collaboratively explore various questions, including:
- What is Conway's Law, really? How do researchers articulate it?
- What do we actually know about Conway's Law, and what types of studies have been performed to validate it?
- How does Conway's Law relate to socio-technical congruence?
- Can Conway's Law be studied on a small scale, and if so, how? If not, why not?

Workshop Dinner:
Please join us at The Rusty Scupper for Baltimore's best waterfront dining and great conversation (included with workshop registration). See online workshop program for details.

Paper Titles:
- A Decade of Conway's Law: A Literature Review from 2003–2012
- An Evolutionary Perspective on Socio-Technical Congruence: The Rubber Band Effect
- Impact of Communication Structure on System Design: Towards a Controlled Test of Conway's Law
- Relationships Between Communication Structure and Software Architecture: An Empirical Investigation of the Conway's Law at the Federal University of Pernambuco
- A Replicable Infrastructure for Empirical Studies of Email Archives
- Towards a Taxonomy of Replications in Empirical Software Engineering Research: A Research Proposal
- A Partial Replication with a Sample Size of One: A Smoke Test for Empirical Software Engineering
- Two Replication Studies for Evaluating Artefact Models in RE: Results and Lessons Learnt
- A Replicated Comparative Study of Source Code Authorship Attribution
- On Parameter Tuning in Search Based Software Engineering: A Replicated Empirical Study
- The Use of Visual Text Mining to Support the Study Selection Activity in Systematic Literature Reviews: A Replication Study


Christian Bird – Microsoft Research, USA
Charles Knutson – Brigham Young University, USA
Jonathan Krein – Brigham Young University, USA
Lutz Prechelt – Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Per Runeson – Lund University, Sweden
Dag Sjøberg – University of Oslo, Norway

Teresa Baldassarre – Università di Bari, Italy
Marcela Genero Bocco – Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Andrew Brooks – University of Minnesota Duluth, USA
Danilo Caivano – SER&Practices, Italy
Jeffrey Carver – University of Alabama, USA
Marcus Ciolkowski – QAware GmbH, Germany
Kevin Crowston – Syracuse University, USA
Fabio Q. B. da Silva – Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Dan Delorey – Google, Inc., USA
Oscar Dieste – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Daniel German – University of Victoria, Canada
Jesus Gonzalez-Barahona – Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Georgios Gousios – Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Neil Harrison – Utah Valley University, USA
Andreas Jedlitschka – Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Mika Mäntylä – Aalto University, Finland
James Miller – University of Alberta, Canada
John Noll – Lero, The Irish Software Engineering Centre, Ireland
Dietmar Pfahl – Pika Research Inc., Canada
Megan Squire – Elon University, USA
Sira Vegas – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Patrick Wagstrom – IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Murray Wood – University of Strathclyde, UK