Accepted Research Papers



Best Research Paper Nominees (Tue Oct 13, 13:45-14:15 UTC, Session Chairs: Nuno Antunes and Zheng Zheng)

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Fault Triggers in the TensorFlow Framework: An Experience Report (Practical Experience Report)
Xiaoting Du (Beihang University), Guanping Xiao (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics) and Yulei Sui (University of Technology Sydney)

On failures of RGB cameras and their effects in autonomous driving applications (Research Paper)
Francesco Secci (University of Florence) and Andrea Ceccarelli (University of Florence)

AV-FUZZER: Finding safety violations in autonomous driving systems (Research Paper) !! distinguished as the ISSRE 2020 BPA !!
Guanpeng Li (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Yiran Li (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Saurabh Jha (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Timothy Tsai (NVIDIA), Michael Sullivan (NVIDIA), Siva Kumar Sastry Hari (NVIDIA), Zbigniew Kalbarczyk (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Ravishankar Iyer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


Research Session 1: Anomaly Detection (Tue Oct 13, 14:30-15:00 UTC, Session Chair: Roberto Natella)

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LogTransfer: Cross-System Log Anomaly Detection for Software Systems with Transfer Learning (Research Paper)
Rui Chen (Nankai University), Shenglin Zhang (Nankai University), Dongwen Li (Nankai University), Yuzhe Zhang (Nankai University), Fangrui Guo (Nankai University), Weibin Meng (Tsinghua University), Dan Pei (Tsinghua University), Yuzhi Zhang (Nankai University), Xu Chen (Nankai University) and Yuqing Liu (Nankai University)

Unsupervised Detection of Microservice Trace Anomalies through Service-Level Deep Bayesian Networks (Research Paper)
Ping Liu (Tsinghua University), Haowen Xu (Tsinghua University), Qianyu Ouyang (Tsinghua University), Rui Jiao (Tsinghua University), Zhekang Chen (BizSeer), Shenglin Zhang (Nankai University), Jiahai Yang (Tsinghua University), Linlin Mo (WeBank), Jice Zeng (WeBank), Wenman Xue (WeBank) and Dan Pei (Tsinghua University)

How Far Have We Come in Detecting Anomalies in Distributed Systems? An Empirical Study with a Statement-level Fault Injection Method (Research Paper)
Yong Yang (Peking University), Yifan Wu (Peking University), Karthik Pattabiraman (University of British Columbia (UBC)), Long Wang (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center) and Ying Li (Peking University)


Research Session 2: Vulnerability and Failure Analysis (Tue Oct 13, 15:00-15:30 UTC, Session Chair: Jin Liu)

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Understanding Merge Conflicts and Resolutions in Git Rebases (Research Paper)
Tao Ji (National University of Defense Technology), Liqian Chen (National University of Defense Technology), Xin Yi (National University of Defense Technology) and Xiaoguang Mao (National University of Defense Technology)

AFLTurbo: Speed up Path Discovery for Greybox Fuzzing (Research Paper)
Lei Sun (Ocean University of China), Xumei Li (Ocean University of China), Haipeng Qu (Ocean University of China) and Xiaoshuai Zhang (Queen Mary University of London)

SwissLog: Robust and Unified Deep Learning Based Log Anomaly Detection for Diverse Faults (Research Paper)
Xiaoyun Li (Sun Yat-sen University), Pengfei Chen (Sun Yat-sen University), Linxiao Jing (Sun Yat-sen University), Zilong He (Sun Yat-sen University) and Guangba Yu (Sun Yat-sen University)


Research Session 3: Failure Prediction, Detection, and Prevention (Tue Oct 13, 15:45-16:15 UTC, Session Chair: Fabrizio Pastore)

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QoS-aware Metamorphic Testing: An Elevation Case Study (Practical Experience Report)
Jon Ayerdi (Mondragon Unibertsitatea), Sergio Segura (Universidad de Sevilla), Aitor Arrieta (Mondragon Unibertsitatea), Goiuria Sagardui (Mondragon Unibertsitatea) and Maite Arratibel (Orona)

Fault Injection to Generate Failure Data for Failure Prediction: A Case Study (Research Paper)
João Campos (University of Coimbra) and Ernesto Costa (University of Coimbra)

Modelling Machine Learning Components for Mapping and Scheduling of AUTOSAR Runnables (Research Paper)
Milan Copic (RWTH Aachen University), Rainer Leupers (RWTH Aachen University) and Gerd Ascheid (RWTH Aachen University)


Research Session 4: Reliability Analysis and Assurance (Tue Oct 13, 16:15-16:45 UTC, Session Chair: Leonardo Montecchi)

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Connecting Software Reliability Growth Models to Software Defect Tracking (Research Paper)
Maskura Nafreen (UMass Dartmouth), Melanie Luperon (UMass Dartmouth), Lance Fiondella (UMass Dartmouth), Vidhyashree Nagaraju (UMass Dartmouth), Ying Shi (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) and Thierry Wandji (Naval Air Systems Command)

Probabilistic Symbolic Analysis of Neural Networks (Research Paper)
Hayes Converse (University of Texas, Austin), Antonio Filieri (Imperial College London), Divya Gopinath (KBR Inc., NASA Ames), Corina Pasareanu (NASA Ames, Carnegie Mellon University and KBR Inc.)

Designing Neural Networks Using Logical Specs (Research Paper)
Shikhar Singh (University of Texas at Austin), Marko Vasic (University of Texas at Austin) and Sarfraz Khurshid (University of Texas at Austin)


Research Session 5: Faults and Failures Analysis (Wed Oct 14, 14:30-15:00 UTC, Session Chair: Karthik Pattabiraman)

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An Exploratory Study of Bugs in Extended Reality Applications on the Web (Research Paper)
Shuqing Li (Southern University of Science and Technology), Yechang Wu (Southern University of Science and Technology), Yi Liu (Southern University of Science and Technology), Dinghua Wang (University of Technology Sydney), Ming Wen (Huazhong University of Science and Technology), Yida Tao (Shenzhen University), Yulei Sui (University of Technology Sydney) and Yepang Liu (Southern University of Science and Technology)

Deep Learning Based Valid Bug Reports Determination and Explanation (Research Paper)
Jianjun He (Chongqing University), Ling Xu (Chongqing University), Yuanrui Fan (Zhejiang University), Zhou Xu (Chongqing University), Meng Yan (Chongqing University) and Yan Lei (Chongqing University)

HINDbr: Heterogeneous Information Network Based Duplicate Bug Report Prediction (Research Paper)
Guanping Xiao (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics), Xiaoting Du (Beihang University), Yulei Sui (University of Technology Sydney) and Tao Yue (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)


Research Session 6: Dependability Assessment (Wed Oct 14, 15:00-15:30 UTC, Session Chair: Helene Waeselynck)

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A Reactive Batching Strategy of Apache Kafka for Reliable Stream Processing in Real-time (Research Paper)
Han Wu (Freie Universität Berlin), Zhihao Shang (Zhengzhou University), Guang Peng (Freie Universität Berlin) and Katinka Wolter (Freie Universität Berlin)

Dependability Evaluation of Middleware Technology for Large-scale Distributed Caching (Practical Experience Report)
Domenico Cotroneo (University of Naples Federico II), Roberto Natella (University of Naples Federico II) and Stefano Rosiello (University of Naples Federico II)

Identifying and Prioritizing Chaos Experiments by Using Established Risk Analysis Techniques (Practical Experience Report)
Dominik Kesim (University of Stuttgart), André van Hoorn (University of Stuttgart), Sebastian Frank (University of Stuttgart) and Matthias Häussler (Novatec Consulting GmbH)


Research Session 7: Android Security and Reliability (Thu Oct 15, 13:15-13:45 UTC, Session Chair: Jianwen Xiang)

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Correlating UI Contexts with Sensitive API Calls: Dynamic Semantic Extraction and Analysis (Research Paper)
Jie Liu (University of New South Wale), Dongjie He (University of New South Wale), Diyu Wu (University of New South Wale) and Jingling Xue (University of New South Wale)

An Empirical Evaluation of GDPR Compliance Violations in Android mHealth Apps (Research Paper)
Ming Fan (Xi'an Jiaotong University), Le Yu (The HongKong Polytechnic University), Sen Chen (Nanyang Technological University, Tianjin University), Hao Zhou (The HongKong Polytechnic University), Xiapu Luo (The HongKong Polytechnic University), Shuyue Li (Xi'an Jiaotong University), Yang Liu (Nanyang Technological University), Jun Liu (Xi'an Jiaotong University) and Ting Liu (Xi'an Jiaotong University)

Exposing Android Event-Based Races by Selective Branch Instrumentation (Research Paper)
Diyu Wu (University of New South Wales), Dongjie He (University of New South Wales), Shiping Chen (CSIRO Data61) and Jingling Xue (University of New South Wales)


Research Session 8: Testing (Thu Oct 15, 13:45-14:15 UTC, Session Chair: Yulei Sui)

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FSCS-SIMD: An efficient implementation of Fixed-Size-Candidate-Set adaptive random testing using SIMD instructions (Research Paper)
Muhammad Ashfaq (Jiangsu University), Rubing Huang (Jiangsu University) and Michael Omari (Jiangsu University)

Cost-Effective Testing of a Deep Learning Model through Input Reduction (Research Paper)
Jianyi Zhou (Peking University), Feng Li (Peking University), Jinhao Dong (Peking University), Hongyu Zhang (University of Newcastle) and Dan Hao (Peking University)

Investigating the Configurations of an Industrial Path Planner in Terms of Collision Avoidance (Practical Experience Report)
Xiao-Yi Zhang (National Institute of Informatics), Paolo Arcaini (National Institute of Informatics), Fuyuki Ishikawa (National Institute of Informatics) and Kun Liu (Peking University)


Research Session 9: Fault Prediction and Detection (Thu Oct 15, 14:30-15:00 UTC, Session Chair: Katerina Goseva-Popstojanova)

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Detecting Implementation Bugs in Graph Convolutional Network based Node Classifiers (Research Paper)
Yiwei Wang (National University of Singapore), Wei Wang (National University of Singapore), Yujun Cai (Nanyang Technological University), Bryan Hooi (National University of Singapore) and Beng Chin Ooi (National University of Singapore)

Cross-Project Aging-Related Bug Prediction Based on Joint Distribution Adaptation and Improved Subclass Discriminant Analysis (Research Paper)
Bin Xu (Wuhan University of Technology), Dongdong Zhao (Wuhan University of Technology), Kai Jia (Wuhan University of Technology), Junwei Zhou (Wuhan University of Technology), Jing Tian (Wuhan University of Technology) and Jianwen Xiang (Wuhan University of Technology)

Locating the Clues of Declining Success Rate of Service Calls (Research Paper)
Guoping Rong (Nanjing University), Hao Wang (Nanjing University), Yong You (Meituan-Dianping Group), He Zhang (Nanjing University), Jialin Sun (Meituan-Dianping Group), Dong Shao (Nanjing University) and Yangchen Xu (Nanjing University)


Research Session 10: Quality Assessment and Assurance (Thu Oct 15, 15:00-15:30 UTC, Session Chair: Barbara Gallina)

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An Empirical Study of Thresholds for Code Measures (Research Paper)
Luigi Lavazza (Università degli Studi dell'Insubria) and Sandro Morasca (Università degli Studi dell'Insubria)

On-board Diagnosis: A First Step from Detection to Prevention of Intrusions on Avionics Applications (Practical Experience Report)
Aliénor Damien (Thales AVS & LAAS-CNRS), Pierre-François Gimenez (LAAS-CNRS), Nathalie Feyt (Thales AVS), Vincent Nicomette (LAAS-CNRS, Université de Toulouse, INSA Toulouse), Mohamed Kaaniche (LAAS-CNRS), Eric Alata (LAAS-CNRS, Université de Toulouse, INSA Toulouse),

Evaluation of RESTful frameworks under soft errors (Practical Experience Report)
Frederico Cerveira (Universidade de Coimbra), Rui Oliveira (University of Lisbon), Raul Barbosa (Universidade de Coimbra) and Henrique Madeira (University of Coimbra)


Research Session 11: Failure/Fault Detection and Reproduction (Thu Oct 15, 15:45-16:15 UTC, Session Chair: Ganesh Pai)

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SACC - A property driven approach to expose undesired behaviors among system’s components (Research Paper)
Kaushik Madala (University of North Texas), Ke Ye Hang (University of North Texas), Hyunsook Do (University of North Texas) and Bastian Tenbergen (State University of New York at Oswego)

Fault Localization for Declarative Models in Alloy (Research Paper)
Kaiyuan Wang (Google Inc), Allison Sullivan (University of Texas at Arlington), Darko Marinov (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Sarfraz Khurshid (University of Texas at Austin)

Understanding Reproducibility and Characteristics of Flaky Tests Through Test Reruns in Java Projects (Research Paper)
Wing Lam (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Stefan Winter (TU Darmstadt), Angello Astorga (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Victoria Stodden (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Darko Marinov (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


Research Session 12: Fault Injection (Thu Oct 15, 16:15-16:45 UTC, Session Chair: Nuno Laranjeiro)

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Model-Driven Fault Injection in Java Source Code (Research Paper)
Elder de Oliveira Rodrigues Jr. (University of Campinas), Leonardo Montecchi (University of Campinas) and Andrea Ceccarelli (University of Florence)

TensorFI: A Flexible Fault Injection Framework for TensorFlow Applications (Tools and Artifact)
Zitao Chen (The University of British Columbia), Niranjhana Narayanan (The University of British Columbia), Bo Fang (The University of British Columbia), Guanpeng Li (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Karthik Pattabiraman (The University of British Columbia) and Nathan DeBardeleben (Los Alamos National Laboratory)