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MSR 2019
Sun 26 - Mon 27 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
co-located with ICSE 2019
Mon 27 May 2019 08:45 - 09:00 at Place du Canada - Session I: APIs & Dependencies (Part 1) Chair(s): Philipp Leitner

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) often impose constraints such as call order or preconditions. API misuses, i.e., usages violating these constraints, may cause software crashes, data-loss, and vulnerabilities. Researchers developed several approaches to detect API misuses, typically still resulting in low recall and precision. In this work, we investigate ways to improve API-misuse detection. We design MUDetect, an API-misuse detector that builds on the strengths of existing detectors and tries to mitigate their weaknesses. MUDetect uses a new graph representation of API usages that captures different types of API misuses and a systematically designed ranking strategy that effectively improves precision. Evaluation shows that MUDetect identifies real-world API misuses with twice the recall of previous detectors and 2.5x higher precision. It even achieves almost 4x higher precision and recall, when mining patterns across projects, rather than from only the target project.

Mon 27 May
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08:45 - 09:30: MSR 2019 Paper Presentations - Session I: APIs & Dependencies (Part 1) at Place du Canada
Chair(s): Philipp LeitnerChalmers University of Technology & University of Gothenburg
msr-2019-papers08:45 - 09:00
Sven AmannCQSE GmbH, Hoan NguyenIowa State University, Sarah NadiUniversity of Alberta, Tien N. NguyenUniversity of Texas at Dallas, Mira MeziniTU Darmstadt, Germany
msr-2019-papers09:00 - 09:15
João Eduardo MontandonUniversidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Luciana L. Silva, Marco Tulio ValenteFederal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
msr-2019-papers09:15 - 09:30
Simone ScalabrinoUniversity of Molise, Gabriele BavotaUniversità della Svizzera italiana (USI), Mario Linares-VasquezUniversidad de los Andes, Michele LanzaUniversita della Svizzera italiana (USI), Rocco OlivetoUniversity of Molise