SI^NZ at ASWEC 2018

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Reported by Austen Rainer

The 25th Australasian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC) and Australasian Software Week (ASW) took place at the University of Adelaide, Australia, between 26 November – 30 November. Established in 1986, ASWEC is a leading forum for the software engineering profession in Australasia to describe important new research results and report valuable project experiences. Software Innovation NZ was very well represented at the conference with eight members of SI^NZ attending (about a 1/3 of the membership) and ten papers presented.

The paper presented were (numbered for reference only):

  1. Jim Buchan, Muneera Bano, Didar Zowghi and Phonephasouk Volabouth. Semi-automated Extraction of New Requirements from Online Reviews for Software Product Evolution
  2. Fabian Gilson and Calum Irwin. From User Stories to Use Case Scenarios – Towards a Generative Approach
  3. Georgia Greenheld, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu and Sherlock Licorish . Automating Developers’ Responses to App Reviews
  4. Jim Warren, Ewan Tempero, Ian Warren, Anjuka Sathianathan, Sarah Hopkins, Matthew Shepherd and Sally Merry. Experience Building IT Infrastructure for Research with Online Youth Mental Health Tools
  5. Adriaan Lotter, Sherlock Licorish, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu and Sarah Meldrum. Understanding Code Reuse in Stack Overflow and Popular Open Source Java Projects
  6. Muhammad Yasir, Kevin Michael, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu and Sherlock Licorish . Formal in the informal: A multi-level analysis of core Python
  7. Ewan Tempero and Paul Ralph. Towards using object counts to comprehend programs
  8. Judy Bowen and Steve Reeves. Engineering Interactive Systems with Model-Driven Code Contracts
  9. Austen Rainer and Ashley Williams. Using blog articles in software engineering research: benefits, challenges and case-survey method
  10. J Dietrich, F Gauthier, P Krishnan: Driver Generation for Java EE Web Applications.

There was some concern about the apparent emergence of a splinter group within SI^NZ (see below). No gnomes to be seen yet, though; or fairies.