MSR 2012: Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories

Please consider submitting to the 9th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2012), co-located with ICSE 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. I am on the program committee. Please submit your papers by February 10, 2012 (abstracts February 6). The conference will be held on June 2-3, 2012.

Software repositories such as source control systems, archived communications between project personnel, and defect tracking systems are used to help manage the progress of software projects. Software practitioners and researchers are recognizing the benefits of mining this information to support the maintenance of software systems, improve software design/reuse, and empirically validate novel ideas and techniques. Research is now proceeding to uncover the ways in which mining these repositories can help to understand software development and software evolution, to support predictions about software development, and to exploit this knowledge concretely in planning future development.

The goal of this two-day working conference is to advance the science and practice of software engineering via the analysis of data stored in software repositories.