International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement

ESEM Best Paper Awards

This award is presented at each ESEM, ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement.

RECIPIENTS AND TITLE OF THE BEST PAPER AWARD

2015
    Best Full Paper: Keheliya Gallaba, Ali Mesbah, and Ivan Beschastnikh. “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You: Characterizing Callbacks in JavaScript.”

    Best Full Paper: Leandro Minku, Federica Sarro, Emilia Mendes, and Filomena Ferrucci. “How to Make Best Use of Cross-Company Data for Web Effort Estimation?”

    Best Short Paper: - Diomidis Spinellis, Panagiotis Louridas, and Maria Kechagia. “An Exploratory Study on the Evolution of C Programming in the Unix Operating System.”

2014
    Best Full Paper: Ming Fang and Munawar Hafiz. "Discovering Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities In The Wild: An Empirical Study" .

    Best Short Paper: Nauman Bin Ali and Kai Petersen. "Evaluating strategies for study selection in systematic literature studies" .

    Best Short Paper: Rafael Mello, Pedro Silva, Per Runeson and Guilherme Travassos. "Towards a Framework to Support Large Scale Sampling in Software Engineering Surveys".

    Best Industry Track Paper: Nils Brede Moe, Darja Smite, Aivars Sablis, Anne-Lie Börjesson and Pia Andréasson. "Networking in a Large-Scale Distributed Agile Project" .

2013
    Best Full Paper: Sebastian Nanz, Scott West, Kaue Soares Da Silveira and Bertrand Meyer. Benchmarking Usability and Performance of Multicore Languages.

    Best Short Paper: Jeffrey Stuckman, Kent Wills and James Purtilo. Evaluating software product metrics with synthetic defect data.

    Best Industry Track Paper: Gul Calikli, Ayse Bener, Turgay Aytac and Ovunc Bozcan. Towards a Metric Suite Proposal to Quantify Confirmation Biases of Developers.

2012
    Best Full Paper: Experimental Assessment of Software Metrics using Automated Refactoring; Mel Ó Cinnéide, Laurence Tratt, Mark Harman, Steven Counsell and Iman Hemati Moghadam.

    Best Short Paper: Handling Categorical Variables in Effort Estimation; Masateru Tsunoda, Sousuke Amasaki and Akito Monden

2011 The following technical papers were selected as the "top 5" papers at the conference, on the strength of the reviews received from the PC. The winners were invited to send an extended version of their conference paper for consideration for a special issue of IST Journal. In no particular order, our selected papers are:
  • An Empirical Investigation of Systematic Reviews in Software Engineering; Zhang and Ali Babar
  • End-User Programmers and their Communities: An Artifact-Based Analysis; Stolee, Elbaum and Sarma
  • Design of an Empirical Study for Comparing the Usability of Concurrent Programming Languages; Nanz, Torshizi, Pedroni and Meyer
  • One Technique is Not Enough: A Comparison of Vulnerability Discovery Techniques; Austin and Williams
  • An Empirical Study on the Use of Team Building Criteria in Software Projects; Da Silva, França, Gouveia, Monteiro, Cardozo and Suassun

IEEE Software sponsored an award for the best paper in the industry experience track. The criteria were that the selected paper should be well-written and of high-quality, but also be able to influence the state of the practice. The winner is expected to be an example of the kind of practical, experiential, yet rigorous papers that are of interest to IEEE Software readers. The winning paper was selected by a review committee that consisted of IEEE Software Editor in Chief Forrest Shull, the Industry Experience track chair Brian Robinson, and additional members drawn from both the magazine's editorial board and the experience track's program committee: Mark Grechanik, Maurizio Morisio, and Helen Sharp.
The winning paper was:

  • "Scrum + Engineering Practices: Experiences of Three Microsoft Teams" by Laurie Williams, Gabe Brown, Adam Meltzer, Nachiappan Nagappan

2010 Best Full Papers:
  • Samireh Jalali, Cigdem Gencel and Darja Smite. Trust Dynamics in Global Software Engineering
  • Jingyue Li, Nils B. Moe and Tore Dybå. Transition from a Plan-Driven Process to Scrum - A Longitudinal Case Study on Software Quality
  • Nico Zazworka, Kai Stapel, Eric Knauss, Forrest Shull, Victor Basili and Kurt Schneider. Are Developers Complying with the Process: An XP Study

Best Short Paper:

Stephen MacDonell and Martin Shepperd. Data Accumulation and Software Effort Prediction

2009 Juristo, N. and Vegas, S.: Using Differences among Replications of Software Engineering Experiments to Gain Knowledge
2008 Cataldo, M, Herbsleb, J., Carley, K.: Socio-Technical Congruence: A Framework for Assessing the Impact of Technical and Work Dependencies on Software Development Productivity.
2007 Layman, L.; Williams, L.; Amant, R.S.: Toward Reducing Fault Fix Time: Understanding Developer Behavior for the Design of Automated Fault Detection Tools

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Kamei, Y.; Monden, A.; Matsumoto S.; Kakimoto, T. and Matsumoto, K.:.The Effects of Over and Under Sampling on Fault-prone Module Detection




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