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ASE 2019
Sun 10 - Fri 15 November 2019 San Diego, California, United States
Wed 13 Nov 2019 14:40 - 15:00 at Hillcrest - Configurations and Variability Chair(s): Shin Hwei Tan

Unexpected interactions among features induce most bugs in a configurable software system. Exhaustively analyzing all the exponential number of possible configurations is prohibitively costly. Thus, various sampling techniques have been proposed to systematically narrow down the exponential number legal configurations to be analyzed. Since analyzing all selected configurations can require a huge amount of effort, fault-based configuration prioritization, that helps detect faults earlier, can yield practical benefits in quality assurance. In this paper, we propose CoPro, a novel formulation of feature-interaction bugs via common program entities enabled/disabled by the features. Leveraging from that, we develop an efficient feature-interaction-aware configuration prioritization technique for a configurable system by ranking the configurations according to their total number of potential bugs. We conducted several experiments to evaluate CoPro on the ability to detect configuration-related bugs in a public benchmark. We found that CoPro outperforms the state-of-the-art configuration prioritization techniques when we add them on advanced sampling algorithms. In 78% of the cases, CoPro ranks the buggy configurations at the top 3 positions. Interestingly, CoPro is able to detect 17 not-yet-discovered feature-interaction bugs

Wed 13 Nov

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13:40 - 15:20
Configurations and VariabilityJournal First Presentations / Research Papers at Hillcrest
Chair(s): Shin Hwei Tan Southern University of Science and Technology
13:40
20m
Talk
ACTGAN: Automatic Configuration Tuning for Software Systems with Generative Adversarial Networks
Research Papers
Liang Bao School of Computer Science and Technology, XiDian University, Xin Liu Department of Computer Science, University of California, Davis, Fangzheng Wang School of Computer Science and Technology, XiDian University, Baoyin Fang School of Computer Science and Technology, XiDian University
14:00
20m
Talk
Automated N-way Program Merging for Facilitating Family-Based Analyses of Variant-Rich Software
Journal First Presentations
Dennis Reuling Software Engineering Group, University of Siegen, Udo Kelter Software Engineering Group, University of Siegen, Johannes B├╝rdek TU Darmstadt, Real-time Systems Lab, Malte Lochau TU Darmstadt
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14:20
20m
Talk
V2: Fast Detection of Configuration Drift in Python
Research Papers
Eric Horton North Carolina State University, Chris Parnin NCSU
Pre-print
14:40
20m
Talk
Feature-Interaction Aware Configuration Prioritization for Configurable Code
Research Papers
Son Nguyen The University of Texas at Dallas, Hoan Anh Nguyen Amazon, Ngoc Tran University of Texas at Dallas, Hieu Tran The University of Texas at Dallas, Tien N. Nguyen University of Texas at Dallas
15:00
20m
Talk
Search-based test case implantation for testing untested configurations
Journal First Presentations
Dipesh Pradhan Simula Research Laboratory, Norway, Shuai Wang Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Tao Yue Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics & Simula Research Laboratory, Shaukat Ali Simula Research Lab, Marius Liaaen Cisco Systems
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