Doctoral Symposium Program


8:30 - 9:00


Welcome and Introduction, Betty HC Cheng and Harald Gall, Co-Chairs

9:00 - 10:00


Invited Talk
Impactful SE Research: Some “Do’s” and More “Don’t’s”
Gail C. Murphy (University of British Columbia, Canada)

10:00 - 10:30


Student Presentations I

A Content-Based Recommender System for Configuration of Extended Product Line
Juliana Alves Pereira (Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Germany)

Artifact Driven Communication To Improve Program Comprehension
Juraj Kubelka (University of Chile, Chile)

10:30 - 11:00



11:00 - 12:30


Student Presentations II

Managing Assurance Cases in Model Based Software Systems
Sahar Kokaly (McMaster University and University of Toronto, Canada)

Fragility and Evolution of Android Test Suites
Riccardo Coppola (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

Topic-Driven Testing
Andreas Rau (Saarland University, Germany)

Dynamic Update of Business Process Management
Leandro Nahabedian (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Efficient Fuzz Testing Leveraging Input, Code, and Execution
Nikolas Havrikov (Saarland University, Germany)

Improving Bug Reporting, Duplicate Detection, and Localization
Oscar Chaparro (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)

12:30 - 2:00



2:00 - 3:30


Student Posters

Lost in Source Code: Physically Separating Features in Legacy Systems
Jacob Krüger (Otto-von-Guericke-University, Harz University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

Quality Attributes and Preferences on the Synthesis of Reactive Systems Ezequiel Gustavo Castellano (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan

Search-based Adaptation Planning Framework for Self-Adaptive Systems
Lu Wang (Xidian University, China)

Elicitation of Delightful Context-Aware Features: Challenges and Outlook
Rodrigo Falcão (Fraunhofer IESE, Germany)

Principles of Usable Programming Language Design
Michael Coblenz (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Preventing and Repairing Build Breakage
Christian Macho (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)

Continuous Management of Design- and Run-Time Artifacts for Self-Adaptive Systems
Rebekka Wohlrab (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

Reducing energy consumption of resource-intensive scientific mobile applications via code refactoring
Ana Victoria Rodriguez (ISISTAN, Argentina)

Uncovering Features in Kindred Programs
Fang Hsiang Su (Columbia University, USA)

Flexible In-The-Field Monitoring
Oscar Cornejo (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)

Product Line Architecture Recovery: An Approach Proposal
Crescencio Lima (UFBA, Brazil)

Predictive Analysis of Self-Adaptive Systems
Patrícia Araújo de Oliveirade Oliveira (University of Málaga, Spain)

Combining Machine-Learning with Invariants Assurance Techniques for Autonomous Systems
Piergiuseppe Mallozzi (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

Effective Bug Triage for Non-Reproducible Bugs
Anjali Goyal (Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, India)

Towards Addressing the Patch Overfitting Problem
Qi Xin (Brown University, USA)

Advancing Energy Testing of Mobile Applications
Reyhaneh Jabbarvand (University of California, Irvine, USA)

3:30 - 4:00




4:00 - 5:30


Student Presentations III

A Model-Based Approach Towards the Building of Trustworthy Software-Intensive Systems-of-Systems
Valdemar Vicente Graciano Neto (Université de Bretagne-Sud, France, Universidade Federal de Goiás, and University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Field Testing of Software Applications
Luca Gazzola (Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)

Local Analysis for Global Inputs
Alexander Kampmann (Saarland University, Germany)

A Game-Theoretic Decision-Making Framework for Engineering Self-Protecting Software Systems
Mahsa Emami-Taba (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Selection of Software Components from Business Objectives Scenarios through Architectural Tactics
Gaston Marquez (Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile)

Debugging with Probabilistic Event Structures
Ezekiel Soremekun (Saarland University, Germany)

5:30 – 6:00


Wrap up and Closing Remarks

Doctoral Symposium Program Committee


  • Betty H. C. Cheng Michigan State University, USA
  • Harald C. Gall University of Zurich, Switzerland


  • Silvia Arahão Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
  • Joanne Atlee University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Prem Devanbu University of California-Davis, USA
  • Gregor Engels University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Carlo Ghezzi Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Paola Inverardi University of L'Aquila, Italy
  • Mehdi Jazayeri University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Michele Lanza University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Jeff Magee Imperial College, UK
  • Andrian Marcus University of Texas-Dallas, USA
  • Nenad Medvidovic University of Southern California, USA
  • Gail Murphy University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Tetsuo Tamai Hosei University, Japan
  • Laurie Williams North Carolina State University, USA