Software Reliability

This project investigates how factors such as complexity metrics, churn, organizational structure, dependencies, and social networks relate to software defects and failures. This information is used to build prediction models that can help to prioritize tests.

Publications

Sunghun Kim, Thomas Zimmermann, Rahul Premraj, Nicolas Bettenburg, and Shivkumar Shivaji, Predicting Method Crashes with Bytecode Operations, in Proceedings of the 6th Annual India Software Engineering Conference (ISEC 2013), ACM, February 2013

Ayse Tosun Misirli, Brendan Murphy, Thomas Zimmermann, and Ayse Basar, An Explanatory Analysis on Eclipse Beta-Release Bugs Through In-Process Metrics, in Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Software Quality (WoSQ 2011), ACM, September 2011

Sunghun Kim, Thomas Zimmermann, and Nachiappan Nagappan, Crash Graphs: An Aggregated View of Multiple Crashes to Improve Crash Triage (Practical Experience Report), in Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2011), IEEE, July 2011

Jacek Czerwonka, Rajiv Das, Nachiappan Nagappan, Alex Tarvo, and Alex Teterev, CRANE: Failure Prediction, Change Analysis and Test Prioritization in Practice - Experiences from Windows, in International Conference on Software Testing (ICST) 2011, IEEE, 30 March 2011

Thomas Zimmermann, Nachiappan Nagappan, Kim Herzig, Rahul Premraj, and Laurie Williams, An Empirical Study of the Factors Relating Field Failures and Dependencies, in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST), IEEE, March 2011

Nachiappan Nagappan, Andreas Zeller, Thomas Zimmermann, Kim Herzig, and Brendan Murphy, Change Bursts as Defect Predictors, in Proceedings of the 21st IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE), IEEE, November 2010

Thomas Zimmermann, Nachiappan Nagappan, and Laurie Williams, Searching for a Needle in a Haystack: Predicting Security Vulnerabilities for Windows Vista, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST), IEEE, 6 April 2010

Christian Bird, Nachiappan Nagappan, Harald Gall, Premkumar Devanbu, and Brendan Murphy, Using Socio-Technical Networks to Predict Failures, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE), IEEE, November 2009

Audris Mockus, Nachiappan Nagappan, and Trung T. Dinh-Trong, Test Coverage and Post-Verification Defects: A Multiple Case Study, in Proceedings of the ACM-IEEE Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement Conference (ESEM), IEEE Computer Society, October 2009

Thomas Zimmermann and Nachiappan Nagappan, Predicting Defects with Program Dependencies (Short Paper), in Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM), IEEE Computer Society, October 2009

Thomas Zimmermann, Nachiappan Nagappan, Harald Gall, Emanuel Giger, and Brendan Murphy, Cross-project Defect Prediction, in Proceedings of the 7th joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/ FSE), Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., August 2009

Thomas Zimmermann and Nachiappan Nagappan, Predicting Defects using Network Analysis on Dependency Graphs, in Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., May 2008