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ASE 2019
Sun 10 - Fri 15 November 2019 San Diego, California, United States
Wed 13 Nov 2019 12:10 - 12:20 at Cortez 2&3 - Program Repair Chair(s): Yingfei Xiong

Developer trust is a major barrier to the deployment of automatically-generated patches. Understanding the effect of a patch is a key element of that trust. We find that differences in sets of formal invariants characterize patch differences and that implication-based distances in invariant space characterize patch similarities. When one patch is similar to another it often contains the same changes as well as additional behavior; this pattern is well-captured by logical implication. We can measure differences using a theorem prover to verify implications between invariants implied by separate programs. Although effective, theorem provers are computationally intensive, but we find that string distance is an efficient heuristic for our implication-based distance measurements. We propose to use distances between patches to construct a hierarchy highlighting patch similarities. We evaluate our approach on over 300 patches and find that it correctly categorizes programs into semantically similar clusters. Clustering programs reduces human effort by reducing the number of semantically distinct patches that must be considered by over 50%, thus reducing the time required to establish trust in automatically generated repairs.

Wed 13 Nov

ase-2019-paper-presentations
10:40 - 12:20: Papers - Program Repair at Cortez 2&3
Chair(s): Yingfei XiongPeking University
ase-2019-papers10:40 - 11:00
Talk
Hao ZhangCity University of Hong Kong, Wing-Kwong ChanCity University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
ase-2019-papers11:00 - 11:20
Talk
Yang HuThe University of Texas at Austin, Umair Z. AhmedNational University of Singapore, Sergey MechtaevUniversity College London, Ben LeongNational University of Singapore, Abhik RoychoudhuryNational University of Singapore
Pre-print
ase-2019-papers11:20 - 11:40
Talk
Madeline EndresUniversity of Michigan, Georgios SakkasUniversity of California, San Diego, Benjamin CosmanUniversity of California at San Diego, USA, Ranjit JhalaUniversity of California, San Diego, Westley WeimerUniversity of Michigan
Pre-print
ase-2019-Journal-First-Presentations11:40 - 12:00
Talk
Matias MartinezUniversité Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, Martin MonperrusKTH Royal Institute of Technology
Pre-print
ase-2019-Demonstrations12:00 - 12:10
Demonstration
Ali GhanbariThe University of Texas at Dallas, Lingming ZhangThe University of Texas at Dallas
ase-2019-papers12:10 - 12:20
Talk
Padraic CashinArizona State University, Cari MartinezUniversity of New Mexico, Stephanie ForrestArizona State University, Westley WeimerUniversity of Michigan
Pre-print