Banca de DEFESA: MARCOS ALEXANDRE DE MELO MEDEIROS

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STUDENT : MARCOS ALEXANDRE DE MELO MEDEIROS
DATE: 19/02/2020
TIME: 08:00
LOCAL: IMD/CIVT - Auditório B321
TITLE:

Improving Bug Localization by Mining Crash Reports: an Empirical Study


KEY WORDS:

Software crash, Bug Correlation, Bug localization, Crash reports, Stack trace


PAGES: 77
BIG AREA: Ciências Exatas e da Terra
AREA: Ciência da Computação
SUBÁREA: Metodologia e Técnicas da Computação
SPECIALTY: Engenharia de Software
SUMMARY:

The information available in crash reports has been used to understand the root cause of bugs and improve the overall quality of systems. Nonetheless, crash reports often lead to a huge amount of information, being necessary to apply techniques that aim to consolidate the crash report data into groups, according to a set of well-defined criteria. In this dissertation, we contribute with customization of rules that automatically find and group correlated crash reports (according to their stack traces) in the context of large scale web-based systems. We select and adapt some approaches described in the literature about crash report grouping and suspicious file ranking of crashing the system. Next, we design and implement a software tool to identify and rank buggy files using stack traces from crash reports. We use our tool and approach to identify and rank buggy files—that is, files that are most likely to contribute to a crash and thus need a fix.

We evaluate our approach comparing two sets of classes and methods: the classes (methods) that developers changed to fix a bug and the suspected buggy classes (methods) that are present in the stack traces of the correlated crash reports. Our study provides new pieces of evidence of the potential use of crash report groups to correctly indicate buggy classes and methods present in stack traces. For instance, we successfully identify a buggy class with recall varying from 61.4% to 77.3% and precision ranging from 41.4% to 55.5%, considering the top 1, top 3, top 5, and top 10 suspicious buggy files identified and ranked by our approach. The main implication of our approach is that developers can locate and fix the root cause of a crash report considering a few classes or methods, instead of having to review thousands of assets.


BANKING MEMBERS:
Presidente - 1644456 - UIRA KULESZA
Interno - 1678918 - NELIO ALESSANDRO AZEVEDO CACHO
Externo ao Programa - 2274774 - EIJI ADACHI MEDEIROS BARBOSA
Externo à Instituição - RODRIGO BONIFACIO DE ALMEIDA - UnB
Notícia cadastrada em: 12/02/2020 16:00
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