Publications
PhD Dissertation
  • Pavneet Singh Kochhar. "Testing and Debugging: A Reality Check". PhD Dissertation, June 2017. [PDF]

Journal Articles
  • Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Eirini Kalliamvakou, Nachiappan Nagappan, Thomas Zimmermann, Christian Bird. "Moving from Closed to Open Source: Observations from Six Transitioned Projects to GitHub". IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. [PDF]

  • Weiqin Zou, David Lo, Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Xuan-Bach Le, Xin Xia, Yang Feng, Zhenyu Chen, Baowen Xu. "Smart Contract Development: Challenges and Opportunities". IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. 

  • Pavneet Singh Kochhar, David Lo, Julia Lawall, Nachiappan Nagappan. "Code Coverage and Post-Release Defects: A Large Scale Study on Open Source Projects". IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Volume 66, Issue 4, December 2017. [PDF]

  • Xin Xia, Lingfeng Bao, David Lo, Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Ahmed E. Hassan, Zhenchang Xing. "What do developers search for on the web?". Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE), Volume 22, Issue 4, December 2017. [PDF]

  • Jing Jiang,  David Lo, Jiahuan He, Xin Xia, Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Li Zhang. "Why and how developers fork what from whom in GitHub". Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE), Volume 22, Issue 1, February 2017. [PDF]

Conference & Workshop Papers - Refereed
  • Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Xin Xia, David Lo. "Practitioners' Views on Good Software Testing Practices". 41st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Montreal, Canada, May 2019. [PDF] 

       Acceptance Rate: 25.4%

  • Xin Xia, Zhiyuan Wan, Pavneet Singh Kochhar, David Lo. "How Practitioners Perceive Coding Proficiency". 41st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Montreal, Canada, May 2019. [PDF] 

       Acceptance Rate: 20.6%

  • Pavneet Singh Kochhar,  Stanislaw Swierc, Trevor Carnahan, Hitesh Sajnani, Meiyappan Nagappan. "Understanding the role of reporting in work item tracking systems for software development: an industrial case study". 34th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME), Madrid, Spain, September 2018. [PDF] 

       Acceptance Rate: 46.9%

  • Pavneet Singh Kochhar,  Stanislaw Swierc, Trevor Carnahan, Hitesh Sajnani, Meiyappan Nagappan. "Understanding the role of reporting in work item tracking systems for software development: an industrial case study". Poster Track, Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Gothenburg, Sweden, June 2018. [Poster] 

  • Pavneet Singh Kochhar, David Lo. "Revisiting Assert Use in GitHub Projects". 21st International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE), Karlskrona, Sweden, June 2017. [PDF] [Slides]

       Acceptance Rate: 37.5%

  • Yuan Tian, Pavneet Singh Kochhar, David Lo. "An Exploratory Study of Functionality and Learning Resources of WebAPIs on ProgrammableWeb". 21st International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE), Karlskrona, Sweden, June 2017. [PDF] [Slides]

       Acceptance Rate: 52.8%

  • Abhishek Sharma, Ferdian Thung, Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Agus Sulistya, David Lo. "Cataloging GitHub Repositories". 21st International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE), Karlskrona, Sweden, June 2017.  [PDF] [Slides]

       Acceptance Rate: 52.8%

  • Yun Zhang, David Lo, Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Xin Xia, Quanlai Li, Jianling Sun. "Detecting Similar Repositories on GitHub". 24th IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER), Klagenfurt, Austria, February 2017. [PDF]

       Acceptance Rate: 25.2% 

  • Pavneet Singh Kochhar. “Mining Testing Questions on Stack Overflow”. The Fifth International Workshop on Software Mining (SoftwareMining), Singapore, Singapore, September 2016. [PDF] [Slides]

  • Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Xin Xia, David Lo, Shanping Li. “Practitioners’ Expectations on Automated Fault Localization”. The International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA), Saarbrücken, Germany, July 2016. [PDF] [Slides]

       Acceptance Rate: 25.2% 

  • Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Dinusha Wijedasa, David Lo. “A Large Scale Study of Multiple Programming Languages and Code Quality”. 23rd IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER), Osaka, Japan, March 2016. [PDF] [Slides]    

       Acceptance Rate: 37.1% 

  • Xin Xia, David Lo,  Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Zhenchang Xing, Xinyu Wang, Shanping Li. “An Industrial Experience Report on Test Outsourcing Practices”. The 26th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE), Gaithersburg, MD, USA, November 2015. [PDF]       

       Acceptance Rate: 32.0% 

  • Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Ferdian Thung, Nachiappan Nagappan, Thomas Zimmermann, David Lo. “Understanding the Test Automation Culture of App Developers”. 8th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST), Graz, Austria, April 2015. [PDF] [Slides]

       Acceptance Rate: 24.8%     

  • Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Ferdian Thung, David Lo. “Code Coverage and Test Suite Effectiveness: Empirical Study with Real Bugs in Large Systems”. 22nd IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER), Montreal, Canada, March 2015. [PDF] [Slides]

       Acceptance Rate: 40.0%

  • Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Ferdian Thung, David Lo, Julia Lawall. “An Empirical Study on the Adequacy of Testing in Open Source Projects”. The 21st Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC), Jeju, Korea, December 2014. [PDF] [Slides]

       Acceptance Rate: 29.6%

  • Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Yuan Tian, David Lo. “Potential Biases in Bug Localization: Do They Matter?”. 29th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE), Vasteras, Sweden, September 2014. [PDF] [Slides]

       Acceptance Rate: 19.9%

  • Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Ferdian Thung, David Lo. “Automatic Fine-Grained Issue Report Reclassification”. 19th International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS), Tianjin, China, August 2014. [PDF] [Slides]

       Acceptance Rate: 27.4%

  • Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Tien-Duy Le and David Lo. “It's Not A Bug, It's A Feature: Does Misclassification Affect Bug Localization?”. The 11th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR), Hyderabad, India, May 2014. [PDF] [Slides]

       Acceptance Rate: 37.0%

  • Xiaoqiong Zhao, Xin Xia, Pavneet Singh Kochhar, David Lo, Shanping Li. “An Empirical Study of Bugs in Build Process”. The 29th Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), Gyeongju, Korea, March 2014. [PDF]

       Acceptance Rate: 24.1%

  • Yuan Tian, Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Ee-Peng Lim, Feida Zhu, David Lo. “Predicting Best Answerers for New Questions: An Approach Leveraging Topic Modeling and Collaborative Voting”. 1st Workshop of Quality, Motivation and Coordination of Open Collaboration (QMC), Kyoto, Japan, November 2013. [PDF]

  • Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Tegawendé F. Bissyandé, David Lo, Lingxiao Jiang. “An Empirical Study of Adoption of Software Testing in Open Source Projects”. The 13th International Conference on Quality Software (QSIC), Nanjing, China, July 2013. [PDF] [Slides]

       Acceptance Rate: 24.3%

  • Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Tegawendé F. Bissyandé, David Lo, Lingxiao Jiang. “Adoption of Software Testing in Open Source Projects – A Preliminary Study on 50,000 Projects”. 17th European International Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR), Genova, Italy, March 2013. [PDF] [Slides]

       Acceptance Rate: 37.5%

Tool Demos
  • Ferdian Thung, Tien-Duy B. Le, Pavneet Singh Kochhar, David Lo. "BugLocalizer: Integrated Tool Support for Bug Localization". The 22nd ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE), Hong Kong, November 2014. [PDF]

       Acceptance Rate: 65.2%

  • Ferdian Thung, Pavneet Singh Kochhar, David Lo. "DupFinder: Integrated Tool Support for Duplicate Bug Report Detection". 29th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE), Vasteras, Sweden, September 2014. [PDF]

  • Xinyu Wang, David Lo, Xin Xia, Xingen Wang, Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Yuan Tian, Xiaohu Yang, Shanping Li, Jianling Sun and Bo Zhou. “BOAT: An Experimental Platform for Researchers to Comparatively and Reproducibly Evaluate Bug Localization Techniques”. 36th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Hyderabad, India, May 2014. [PDF]

       Acceptance Rate: 36.5%

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