||2020/01/29 11:30:00 – 2020/01/29 12:30:00
||Gebäude 50.34, Raum 333
||Architecture-based Quality Prediction
||A categorization scheme for software engineering conference papers and its application
||Antonia Bertolinoa, Antonello Calabròa, Francesca Lonettia, Eda Marchettia, Breno Miranda
||Background: In Software Engineering (SE), conference publications have high importance both in effective communication and in academic careers. Researchers actively discuss how a paper should be organized to be accepted in mainstream conferences. Aiming: This work tackles the problem of generalizing and characterizing the type of papers accepted at SE conferences. Method: The paper offers a new perspective in the analysis of SE literature: a categorization scheme for SE papers is obtained by merging, extending and revising related proposals from a few existing studies. The categorization scheme is used to classify the papers accepted at three top-tier SE conferences during five years (2012–2016). Results: While a broader experience is certainly needed for validation and fine-tuning, preliminary outcomes can be observed relative to what problems and topics are addressed, what types of contributions are presented and how they are validated. Conclusions: The results provide insights to paper writers, paper reviewers and conference organizers in focusing their future efforts, without any intent to provide judgments or authoritative guidelines.