The 6th International Conference on Predictive Models in Software Engineering

Co-located with ICSM'10, at Timisoara, Romania

Sept 12-13, 2010


All the PROMISE'10 papers are on-line at



Keynote 9-10am

How SBSE can Support Construction and Analysis of Predictive Models
Prof. Mark Harman, Department of Computer Science at King's College London (slides).

Session 1) 10:15 - 11:15am Search-Based Software Engineering
Session Chair: Mark Harman

  • Rui Abreu and Arjan van Gemund. Exploiting Count Spectra for Bayesian Fault Localization (slides).
  • Adam Brady and Tim Menzies. Case-Based Reasoning vs. Parametric Models for Software Quality Optimization (slides).

Session 2) 11:30 - 12:30 Search-Based Software Engineering & Methodology
Session Chair: Tim Menzies

  • BEST PAPER AWARD: Anna Corazza, Sergio Di Martino, Filomena Ferrucci, Carmine Gravino, Federica Sarro and Emilia Mendes. How Effective is Tabu Search to Configure Support Vector Regression for Effort Estimation? (slides).
  • Thilo Mende. Replication of Defect Prediction Studies: Problems, Pitfalls and Recommendations (slides).


Session 3) 2:00 - 3:00 Methodology
Session Chair: Tom Ostrand

  • Panel & Discussion: "Is Replication a Bad Idea?".

Session 4) 3:15 - 4:15 Effort Estimation
Session Chair: Ayse Bener

  • Luigi Lavazza and Gabriela Robiolo. The Role of the Measure of Functional Complexity in Effort Estimation (slides).
  • Nikolaos Mittas, Makrina Viola Kosti, Vasiliki Argyropoulou, and Lefteris Angelis. Modeling the Relationship between Software Effort and Size Using Deming Regression (slides).

Session 5) 4:30 - 5:30 Categorization for Defect Prediction
Session Chair: Burak Turhan

  • Bora Caglayan, Ayse Tosun, Andriy Miranskyy, Ayse Bener and Nuzio Ruffolo. Usage of Multiple Prediction Models Based On Defect Categories (slides).
  • Marian Jureczko and Lech Madeyski. Towards identifying software project categories with regard to defect prediction (slides).



Keynote 9-10am

Overcoming scale and privacy issues in industrial software studies and repositories
Dr. Judith Bishop, Director of Computer Science, External Research, Microsoft. (slides).

Session 6) 10:15 - 11:15am Testing & Quality
Session Chair: Tom Ostrand

  • Gul Calikli and Ayse Bener. Empirical Analyses of the Factors Affecting Confirmation Bias and the Effects of Confirmation Bias on Software Developer/Tester Performance (slides).
  • Burak Turhan, Cetin Mericli and Tekin Mericli. Better, Faster and Cheaper: What is Better Software? (slides).

Session 7) 11:30 - 12:30 SBSE & Data Quality
Session Chair: Tim Menzies

  • Gregory Gay. A Baseline Method For Search-Based Software Engineering (slides).
  • Marta Fernandez-Diego, Monica Martinez-Gomez and Jose-Maroa Torralba-Martinez. Sensitivity of results to different data quality meta-data criteria in the sample selection of projects from the ISBSG dataset (slides).


      Session 8) 2:00 - 3:00 Categorization for Defect Prediction
      Session Chair: Burak Turhan

      • Hongyu Zhang, Adam Nelson and Tim Menzies. On the Value of Learning From Highly-Dense Components for Software Defect Prediction (slides).
      • Youngki Hong, Wondae Kim, Jeongsoo Joo. Prediction of Defect Distribution based on Project Characteristics for Proactive Project Management (slides).

      Session 9) 3:15 - 4:15 Cost modeling
      Session Chair: Tim Menzies

      • Thomas Schulz, Rukasz Radlinski, Thomas Gorges and Wolfgang Rosenstiel. Defect Cost Flow Model- A Bayesian Network for Predicting Defect Correction Costs (slides).
      • Ralf Gitzel, Simone Krug and Manuel Brhel. Towards A Software Failure Cost Impact Model for the Custome (slides).

      Session 10) 4:30 - 5:30 Developer-based Fault Prediction
      Session Chair: Ayse Bener

      • Shinsuke Matsumoto, Yasutaka Kamei, Akito Monden, Kenichi Matsumoto and Masahide Nakamura. An Analysis of Developer Metrics for Fault Prediction (slides).
      • Thomas Ostrand, Robert Bell and Elaine Weyuker. Programmer-based fault prediction (slides).

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