TechDebt 2022
Tue 17 - Wed 18 May 2022 Pennsylvania, United States
co-located with ICSE 2022
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Tue 17 May

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10:00 - 11:00
Opening and Keynote 1 Yuanfang CaiTechnical Papers / Tools Track / Catering at TechDebt room
Chair(s): Neil Ernst University of Victoria
10:00
60m
Keynote
Keynote: Technical Debt Goes Beyond Technical: Experiences from Multiple Companies.
Technical Papers
Yuanfang Cai Drexel University
10:00
60m
Keynote
Keynote: Technical Debt Goes Beyond Technical: Experiences from Multiple Companies.
Technical Papers
Yuanfang Cai Drexel University
11:10 - 12:00
11:10
16m
Research paper
Comprehending the Use of Intelligent Techniques to Support Technical Debt Management
Technical Papers
Danyllo Albuquerque UFCG, Brazil, Everton Guimaraes Pennsylvania State University, USA, Graziela Tonin , Mirko Perkusich VIRTUS, Hyggo Almeida , Angelo Perkusich
Media Attached
11:26
16m
Talk
PILOT: Synergy between Text Processing and Neural Networks to Detect Self-Admitted Technical Debt
Technical Papers
Amleto Di Salle University of L'Aquila, Alessandra Rota University of Milano Bicocca, Phuong T. Nguyen University of L’Aquila, Davide Di Ruscio University of L'Aquila, Francesca Arcelli Fontana University of Milano-Bicocca, Irene Sala University of Milano - Bicocca
11:43
16m
Talk
TD Classifier: Automatic Identification of Java Classes with High Technical Debt
Tools Track
Dimitrios Tsoukalas CERTH/ITI, Alexander Chatzigeorgiou University of Macedonia, Apostolos Ampatzoglou University of Macedonia, Nikolaos Mittas International Hellenic University, Dionysios Kehagias Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki, Greece
12:10 - 12:50
Social Event - TD TriviaTechnical Papers / Tools Track / Catering at TechDebt room
Chair(s): Zadia Codabux University of Saskatchewan, Neil Ernst University of Victoria

Tech Debt Trivia Contest: Answers Starting with T or D

12:10
40m
Social Event
Social Event: TD Trivia
Technical Papers
Zadia Codabux University of Saskatchewan, Neil Ernst University of Victoria
13:00 - 13:50
Papers Session 2 - Smells and MetricsTechnical Papers / Tools Track / Catering at TechDebt room
13:00
16m
Talk
An Architecture Smell Knowledge Base for Managing Architecture Technical Debt
Technical Papers
Paula Rachow Universität Hamburg, Matthias Riebisch University of Hamburg
13:16
16m
Talk
Sonarlizer Xplorer: a tool to mine Github projects and identify technical debt items using SonarQube
Tools Track
Diogo Pina University of São Paulo, Alfredo Goldman University of São Paulo, Carolyn Seaman University of Maryland Baltimore County
13:33
16m
Talk
Merging Smell Detectors: Evidence on the Agreement of Multiple Tools
Tools Track
Apostolos Ichtsis University of Macedonia, Nikolaos Mittas International Hellenic University, Apostolos Ampatzoglou University of Macedonia, Alexander Chatzigeorgiou University of Macedonia

Wed 18 May

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10:00 - 11:00
Keynote 2Technical Papers / Tools Track / Catering at TechDebt room
Chair(s): Tushar Sharma Dalhousie University
10:00
60m
Keynote
Keynote: Strategic Implications of Technical Debt
Technical Papers
Narayan Ramasubbu University of Pittsburgh, USA
11:10 - 12:00
Papers Session 3 - TD Impact and PerspectiveTechnical Papers / Tools Track / Catering at TechDebt room
11:10
16m
Talk
Investigating the Point of View of Project Management Practitioners on Technical Debt - A Preliminary Study on Stack Exchange
Technical Papers
Felipe Gomes Federal University of Bahia, Eder Pereira dos Santos Federal University of Bahia, Sávio Freire Federal University of Bahia and Federal Institute of Ceará, Manoel Mendonça Federal University of Bahia, Thiago Souto Mendes Federal Institute of Bahia, Rodrigo Spinola Universidade Salvador
11:26
16m
Talk
Technical Debt Prioritization: A Developer's Perspective
Technical Papers
Diogo Pina University of São Paulo, Carolyn Seaman University of Maryland Baltimore County, Alfredo Goldman University of São Paulo
11:43
16m
Talk
MultiDimEr : A multi-dimensional bug analyzEr
Tools Track
Lakmal Silva Blekinge Institute of Technology, Michael Unterkalmsteiner Blekinge Institute of Technology, Krzysztof Wnuk
12:10 - 12:50
PanelTechnical Papers / Tools Track / Catering at TechDebt room
Chair(s): Neil Ernst University of Victoria, Valentina Lenarduzzi University of Oulu, Tushar Sharma Dalhousie University
12:10
40m
Panel
Panel: TD Case Studies
Technical Papers
Neil Ernst University of Victoria
13:00 - 14:00
Papers Session 4 TD Impact and Perspectives IITechnical Papers / Tools Track / Catering at TechDebt room
13:00
20m
Talk
Code Red: The Business Impact of Code Quality - A Quantitative Study of 39 Proprietary Production Codebases
Technical Papers
Adam Tornhill Codescene AB, Markus Borg RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
13:20
20m
Talk
Towards measuring the aggregated debt of Trustworthiness level
Technical Papers
Imanol Urretavizcaya Tecnalia, Basque Research & Technology Alliance (BRTA), Nuria Quintano Tecnalia, Jabier Martinez Tecnalia
13:40
20m
Day closing
Virtual Closing and In Person Details
Technical Papers
Neil Ernst University of Victoria, Valentina Lenarduzzi University of Oulu, Tushar Sharma Dalhousie University
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Call for Papers

We invite submissions of papers to the Technical Track in any areas related to the theme and goal of the conference in the following categories:

  • Research Papers (up to 10 pages): innovative and significant original research in the field
  • Experience Papers (up to 10 pages): experience, case studies, challenges, problems, and solutions drawn from application of technical debt tools and techniques in the industrial context.
  • Early Research Achievements Papers (up to 5 pages): early research achievements and future trend papers describing ongoing research or new results, descriptions or examples of problems and solutions in real-life settings that pose fundamental or characteristic challenges.

If you would like to submit a tool demo or description of a tool (either to complement your submission to the Technical Track or as a separate submission), please refer to the Tools Track of TechDebt 2022.

Submissions must be original and unpublished work. Each paper submitted to the main Technical Track will undergo a rigorous review process by at least three members of the program committee.

TechDebt 2022 is using a doubly anonymous reviewing model for the Technical Track (only). Therefore, all submissions to this track have to fulfill the doubly-anonymous reviewing requirements (refer to the ICSE Q&A for more details). Any submission that does not comply with these requirements may be desk-rejected without further review.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Relevance: Submission must respond to Call for Papers.
  • Novelty: Is there sufficient originality in the contribution, and is it clearly and correctly explained with respect to the state of the art?
  • Soundness: Are all claimed contributions supported by the rigorous application of appropriate research methods? Claims should be scoped to what can be supported, and limitations should be discussed.
  • Significance: Are contributions evaluated for their importance and impact with respect to the existing body of knowledge? The authors are expected to explicitly argue for the relevance and usefulness of the research and discuss the novelty of the claimed contributions through a comparison with pertinent related work.
  • Replicability: Is there sufficient information in the paper for the results to be independently replicated? The evaluation of submissions will take into account the extent to which sufficient information is available to support the full or partial independent replication of the claimed findings.
  • Presentation Quality: Are results clearly presented? Submissions are expected to meet high standards of presentation, including adequate use of the English language, absence of major ambiguity, clearly readable figures and tables, and respect of the formatting instructions.

The weighting and relevance of the above criteria varies for paper types.

Papers must be submitted electronically via the TechDebtConf2022 HotCRP site. Submissions must be in PDF and conform to the ACM formatting guidelines applied for ICSE 2022. Submissions may not exceed the number of pages specified above (including all text, references and figures). Purchase of additional pages in the proceedings is not allowed.

Formatting instructions are available for both LaTeX and Word users at: https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template

Submissions are via HotCRP: https://techdebt22.hotcrp.com/

The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM or IEEE Digital Libraries. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2022. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

A selection of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions for tentative publication in a Special Section of the journal of Information and Software Technology published by Elsevier.

Questions? Use the TechDebt Technical Papers contact form.