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MSR 2019
Sun 26 - Mon 27 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
co-located with ICSE 2019
Mon 27 May 2019 14:45 - 15:00 at Centre-Ville - Session X: Building on Data Chair(s): Cor-Paul Bezemer

Introduction: The establishment of the Mining Software Repositories (MSR) Data Showcase conference track has encouraged researchers to provide more data sets as a basis for further empirical studies.

Objectives: Examine the usage of the data papers published in the MSR proceedings in terms of use frequency, users, and use purpose.

Methods: Data track papers were collected from the MSR Data Showcase and through the manual inspection of older MSR proceedings. The use of data papers was established through citation searching followed by reading the studies that have cited them. Data papers were then clustered based on their content, whereas their citations were classified according to the knowledge areas of the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge.

Results: We found that 65% of the data papers have been used in other studies, with a long-tail distribution in the number of citations. MSR data papers are cited less than other MSR papers. A considerable number of the citations stem from the teams that authored the data papers. Publications providing repository data and metadata are the most frequent data papers and the most often cited ones. Mobile application data papers are the least common ones, but the second most frequently cited.

Conclusion: Data papers have provided the foundation for a significant number of studies, but there is room for improvement in their utilization. This can be done by setting a higher bar for their publication, by encouraging their use, and by providing incentives for the enrichment of existing data collections.

Mon 27 May
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14:45 - 15:30: MSR 2019 Paper Presentations - Session X: Building on Data at Centre-Ville
Chair(s): Cor-Paul BezemerUniversity of Alberta, Canada
msr-2019-papers14:45 - 15:00
Zoe KottiAthens University of Economics and Business, Diomidis SpinellisAthens University of Economics and Business
msr-2019-Data-Showcase15:00 - 15:06
Sumon BiswasIowa State University, Md Johirul IslamIowa State University, Yijia Huang, Hridesh RajanIowa State University
Pre-print Media Attached
msr-2019-Data-Showcase15:06 - 15:12
Oliviero Riganelli, Marco Mobilio, Daniela MicucciUniversity of Milano-Bicocca, Italy, Leonardo MarianiUniversity of Milano Bicocca
msr-2019-Data-Showcase15:12 - 15:18
Saket JoshiIndian Institute of Technology Tirupati, Sridhar ChimalakondaIndian Institute of Technology Tirupati
msr-2019-papers15:18 - 15:24
Ahmed ZeroualiUMONS, Valerio CosentinoBitergia, Jesus M. Gonzalez-BarahonaUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos, Gregorio RoblesUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos, Tom MensUniversity of Mons
msr-2019-Data-Showcase15:24 - 15:30
Gian Luca Scoccia, Anthony PerumaRochester Institute of Technology, Virginia Pujols, Ben Christians, Daniel KrutzRochester Institute of Technology