Recently, SI^NZ members Ewan Tempero, Craig Anslow, Jens Dietrich, and James Noble have received the Most Influential Paper award at the Asia Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC), held in Seoul, South Korea at the end of 2023. The award was bestowed to their paper titled “The qualitas corpus: A curated collection of java code for empirical studies.” This paper was originally published in APSEC2010, and won a Best Paper award at that time.
The paper presents a corpus intended to reduce the cost of performing large empirical studies of code and to supports comparison of measurements of similar artifacts. As such, the research has shaped numerous studies in the field, and is currently cited by 516 other research works in the field.
Since its establishment in 1993, APSEC emerged as a leading international forum on software engineering and technology, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
Below are pictures of Ewan Tempero receiving the award and the award itself.
Congratulations to all researchers involved!