CSC NewsNovember 23, 2009
Xie Paper Takes Multiple Awards at ASE 2009
Dr. Tao Xie, assistant professor of computer science in the NC State University Department of Computer Science, has been recognized with the Best Paper Award and ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at the 24th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2009) in Auckland, New Zealand.
His paper was co-authored with Dr. Hao Zhong, from the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS), China, and Drs. Lu Zhang and Hong Mei, from Peking University, China. The paper, “Inferring Resource Specifications from Natural Language API Documentation,” proposes a novel approach, called “Doc2Spec,” that infers resource specifications from API documentation and uses the inferred specifications to detect bugs in open source software projects.
The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE) is one of the top conferences in software engineering. ASE 2009 accepts 38 full research papers and 33 short research papers out of 222 submissions (with 17% acceptance ratio for full research papers). Out of the 38 full research papers, the conference program committee selected two papers, including Dr. Xie’s paper, to each win an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award. From the two papers, Dr. Xie’s paper was selected to win the Best Paper Award.
Besides the award-winning paper, Dr. Xie also co-authored one ASE 2009 full research paper “Alattin: Mining Alternative Patterns for Detecting Neglected Conditions,” with his NC State PhD student Suresh Thummalapenta, and co-authored one ASE 2009 short research paper “Reggae: Automated Test Generation for Programs using Complex Regular Expressions” with his NC State exchange PhD student Nuo Li and collaborators from Microsoft Research: Nikolai Tillmann, Jonathan de Halleux, and Dr. Wolfram Schulte. In addition, Mithun Acharya, a recent NC State PhD graduate (advised by Dr. Xie) and now a researcher at ABB Research, co-authored one ASE 2009 full research paper "Mining Health Models for Performance monitoring of Services" with his Microsoft collaborator Vamshidhar Kommineni.
Dr. Xie’s work reported in the award-winning paper is supported in part by a grant from Army Research Office and an Army Research Office grant managed by NC State University Secure Open Systems Initiative (SOSI).
To read the award-winning paper, click here.
For more information on the ASE 2009 conference, click here.
For more information on ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Awards, click here.
For more information on NC State SOSI, click here.
For more information on Dr. Xie, click here.
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