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Tue 10 Nov 2020 17:37 - 17:38 at Virtual room 2 - Empirical Perspectives

In 2014, a Microsoft study investigated the sort of questions that data science applied to software engineering should answer. This resulted in 145 questions that developers considered relevant for data scientists to answer, thus providing a research agenda to the community. Fast forward to five years, no further studies investigated whether the questions from the software engineers at Microsoft hold for other software companies, including software-intensive companies with different primary focus (to which we refer as software-defined enterprises). Furthermore, it is not evident that the problems identified five years ago are still applicable, given the technological advances in software engineering.
This paper presents a study at ING, a software-defined enterprise in banking in which over 15,000 IT staff provides in-house software solutions. This paper presents a comprehensive guide of questions for data scientists selected from the previous study at Microsoft along with our current work at ING. We replicated the original Microsoft study at ING, looking for questions that impact both software companies and software-defined enterprises and continue to impact software engineering. We also add new questions that emerged from differences in the context of the two companies and the five years gap in between. Our results show that software engineering questions for data scientists in the software-defined enterprise are largely similar to the software company, albeit with exceptions. We hope that the software engineering research community builds on the new list of questions to create a useful body of knowledge.

Tue 10 Nov
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17:30 - 17:32
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Research Papers
Linda ErlenhovChalmers University of Technology, Sweden / University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Francisco Gomes de Oliveira NetoChalmers University of Technology, Sweden / University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Philipp LeitnerChalmers University of Technology, Sweden / University of Gothenburg, Sweden
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17:33 - 17:34
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Yvonne DittrichIT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Christian Bo MichelsenIT University of Copenhagen, Paolo TellIT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Pernille Lous, Allan Ebdrupn.n., n.n.
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17:35 - 17:36
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Industry Papers
Gvozden MarinkovicPlusPlus NT, Belgrade, Serbia, Nikola LukicUniversity of Southern California, Nenad MedvidovićUniversity of Southern California, USA
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17:37 - 17:38
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Hennie HuijgensDelft University of Technology, Netherlands, Ayushi RastogiDelft University of Technology, Netherlands, Ernst MuldersDelft University of Technology, Netherlands, Georgios GousiosFacebook, USA, Arie van DeursenDelft University of Technology, Netherlands
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17:39 - 17:40
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Visions and Reflections
Vard AntinyanVolvo Car Group
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17:41 - 17:42
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Sergio GarciaChalmers University of Technology, Sweden / University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Daniel StrüberRadboud University Nijmegen, Davide BrugaliUniversity of Bergamo, Italy, Thorsten BergerChalmers University of Technology, Sweden / University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Patrizio PelliccioneUniversity of L'Aquila and Chalmers | University of Gothenburg
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17:43 - 18:00
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Paper Presentations
Ayushi RastogiDelft University of Technology, Netherlands, Linda ErlenhovChalmers University of Technology, Sweden / University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Nenad MedvidovićUniversity of Southern California, USA, Sergio GarciaChalmers University of Technology, Sweden / University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Yvonne DittrichIT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Vard AntinyanVolvo Car Group, M: Brittany JohnsonGeorge Mason University