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Mon 9 Nov 2020 20:00 - 20:30 at Virtual room 3 - Session 1 Chair(s): Tien N. Nguyen, Alexander Serebrenik

Software bots are employed to support developers’ activities, serving as conduits between developers and other tools. Due to their focus on task automation, bots have become particularly relevant for Open Source Software (OSS) projects hosted on GitHub. While bots are adopted to save development cost, time, and effort, the bots’ presence can be disruptive to the community. My research goal is two-fold: (i) identify problems caused by bots that interact in pull requests, and (ii) help bot designers enhance existing bots. Toward this end, we are interviewing maintainers, contributors, and bot developers to understand the problems in the human-bot interaction and how they affect the collaboration in a project. Afterward, we will employ Design Fiction to capture the developers’ vision of bots’ capabilities, in order to define guidelines for the design of bots on social coding platforms, and derive requirements for a meta-bot to deal with the problems. This work contributes more broadly to the design and use of software bots to enhance developers’ collaboration and interaction.

Mon 9 Nov
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19:00 - 20:30: Session 1Doctoral Symposium at Virtual room 3
Chair(s): Tien N. NguyenUniversity of Texas at Dallas, Alexander SerebrenikEindhoven University of Technology

The names under the talk are displayed in the following order: 1) presenter and 2) author.

19:00 - 19:30
Doctoral Symposium
S: Ján ČegiňFaculty of Informatics and Information Technologies Slovak Technical University, A: Orges CicoNorwegian University of Science and Technology
19:30 - 20:00
Doctoral Symposium
S: Orges CicoNorwegian University of Science and Technology, A: Ján ČegiňFaculty of Informatics and Information Technologies Slovak Technical University
20:00 - 20:30
Doctoral Symposium
S: Zhendong WangUniversity of California, Irvine, A: Mairieli WesselUniversity of São Paulo