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

Tools play a critical role in understanding the management, monitoring, and measurement of technical debt in real-world situations. We invite researchers, practitioners, and organizations to showcase new techniques, methods, and tools that can aid practitioners and decision-makers in these critical tasks to participate in TechDebt 2022. Technical debt is a metaphor that software developers and managers increasingly use to communicate key trade-offs between time to market and quality issues.

While other software engineering disciplines—such as software maintenance and evolution, refactoring, software quality, and empirical software engineering—have produced results relevant to managing technical debt, none of them alone suffice to model, manage, and communicate the different facets of the design trade-off problems involved in managing technical debt. Similarly, while many software engineering practices can be used to get ahead of technical debt, organizations struggle with managing technical debt routinely and strategically.

Accepted Tool Papers

Title
Merging Smell Detectors: Evidence on the Agreement of Multiple Tools
Tools Track
MultiDimEr : A multi-dimensional bug analyzEr
Tools Track
Sonarlizer Xplorer: a tool to mine Github projects and identify technical debt items using SonarQube
Tools Track
TD Classifier: Automatic Identification of Java Classes with High Technical Debt
Tools Track

Call For Tool Papers

Tools play a critical role in understanding the management, monitoring, and measurement of technical debt in real-world situations. We invite researchers, practitioners, and organizations to showcase new techniques, methods, and tools that can aid practitioners and decision-makers in these critical tasks to participate in TechDebt 2022. Technical debt is a metaphor that software developers and managers increasingly use to communicate key trade-offs between time to market and quality issues.

While other software engineering disciplines—such as software maintenance and evolution, refactoring, software quality, and empirical software engineering—have produced results relevant to managing technical debt, none of them alone suffice to model, manage, and communicate the different facets of the design trade-off problems involved in managing technical debt. Similarly, while many software engineering practices can be used to get ahead of technical debt, organizations struggle with managing technical debt routinely and strategically.

Submission types

Tools track accepts two types of submissions:

  • Tool presentation papers (up to 5 pages): describe innovative and original tools addressing technical debt issues or aiming at the management of technical debt. Submitted tool papers will be peer-reviewed and accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings.
  • Extended abstract (1-2 pages): describe innovative and original initial tools idea for which there is not yet a prototype in order to obtain early feedback. Extended abstracts provide practitioners with an opportunity to showcase a tool-specific perspective. Extended abstracts are not peer-reviewed and will not be published in the conference proceedings.

Suggested content for both types of submissions, the program committee, and chairs will look for: - The alignment to the overarching technical debt theme of the conference. - How the purpose of the tool is addressed and how validation experiences with practitioners have been planned or conducted (if applicable)

Submission process

In HotCRP, on top of specifying the type of submission, indicate how you will participate in the conference session (you may select one or both):

  • Panel participant: In the panel discussion we will engage participants and the audience on how the showcased tools help address technical debt challenges.
  • Tool demonstration: If you propose to showcase your tool or product from your organization, please let us know your requirements *(such as space, equipment, …). A dedicated demo session will be part of the Tools track.

All accepted papers will also have the possibility to bring a poster during the conference. Papers and extended abstracts must be submitted electronically via the TechDebtConf2022 HotCRP site (https://techdebt22.hotcrp.com/). Select the correct track and paper type on the submission form.

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). Purchases of additional pages in the proceedings are not allowed.

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

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. Accepted papers must be presented in person at the conference by one of the authors. Accepted submissions will be published as part of the ICSE co-located events proceedings.

Extended Abstracts

Dates
Tracks
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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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