Suite 2009

1st Intl. Workshop on Search-driven development: Users, Infrastructure, Tools and Evaluation.
Colocated with 31st International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)
Vancouver, Canada, May 16, 2009


The workshop is concerned with all aspects of the search experience of software developers. Search-driven development involves a broad range of activities and topics: from finding reusable software assets to finding experts within an organization; from using the mighty "grep" to using internet-scale search engines dedicated to software artifacts; from finding matching code fragments based on a simple text query to based on a given unit-test. We are looking forward to exciting and stimulating discussions about all these ideas—and much more—at the workshop!

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications and tools for searching software artifacts.
  • Approaches to search for developer expertise.
  • Crawling, analysis and parsing of internet-scale code repositories.
  • Empirical studies of search and navigation in IDEs.
  • Experience reports on setting up and running large software search engines.
  • Information retrieval techniques to search software.
  • Intergration of search engines with IDEs.
  • Just in time comprehension tools for developers.
  • Leveraging Web 2.0 and social computing techniques for developers’ information needs.
  • Machine learning approaches to search software.
  • Methods of integrating indexed data from various sources and histories.
  • Natural language processing to support software development.
  • Novel argumentation models for searching in software message boards and email archives.
  • Programming by example.
  • Query languages for software search.
  • Ranking strategies and heuristics for code search.
  • Search techniques to assist developers in finding components and code fragments for reuse.
  • Recommendation systems for software development.
  • Slicing and generative techniques for code extraction and synthesis.
  • Standards and benchmarks for the evaluation of search tools.
  • The use of visualizations to support software search.
  • Experts finding for software development.
  • Understanding information needs of software developers.
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