[PAST EVENT] Automated Management of Bug Reports

February 25, 2019
8am - 9am
McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 020
251 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location

Speaker: Oscar Chaparro, University of Texas at Dallas

Title: Automated Management of Bug Reports

User-written bug reports are the main information source for software

developers to triage and fix the reported software bugs.

Unfortunately, many bug reports are unclear, ambiguous, and/or miss

critical information. In consequence, developers are often unable to

reproduce the bugs, let alone fix them in the code. Current bug

reporting technology, which is mostly passive and does not verify the

information provided by the users, provides little help in improving

the quality of bug reports.

This presentation focuses on my research aimed at improving the

quality of bug reports and bug resolution tasks that rely on bug

reports. The presentation includes summaries of my prior research,

describing: (1) empirical work on the discovery of discourse patterns

used by reporters to describe bugs; (2) an automated approach for

detecting missing information in bug reports; and (3) the use of query

reduction to improve bug localization and duplicate bug report

detection. The presentation will also present my current work on

providing automated feedback to reporters on the quality of the steps

to reproduce in their bug reports, and will conclude with my long-term

research plans for transforming bug reporting and resolution via

intelligent and interactive conversation systems.


Oscar Chaparro is a Ph.D. candidate in Software Engineering at the

University of Texas at Dallas, advised by Dr. Andrian Marcus. His

research interests lie in software maintenance and evolution. His

current research aims at improving the quality of bug reports written

by end users and assisting software developers during bug triage and

resolution. He has authored several publications in top software

engineering venues, such as ESEC/FSE, and obtained the IEEE TCSE

Distinguished Paper Award at ICSME?17. He served on the organizing and

program committee of the DySDoc3 workshop in 2018. Oscar received his

B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and

has four years of industry experience in software research and



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