Journal Papers  
  
2017
  

26. Lingfeng Bao, Zhenchang Xing, Xin Xia, David Lo, Ahmed E. Hassan. "Inference of Development Activities from Interaction with Uninstrumented Applications". Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE). Accepted  

25. Xin Xia, Lingfeng Bao, David Lo, Zhenchang Xing, Ahmed E. Hassan, Shanping Li. "Measuring Program Comprehension: A Large-Scale Field Study with Professionals".  IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), 26 pages.  Accepted. 

24. Qiao Huang, Emad Shihab, Xin Xia, David Lo, Shanping Li. "Identifying Self-admitted Technical Debt Using Texting Mining". In Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE). Accepted. (Invited to ESEC/FSE2017 as part of the Journal First initiative.)

 
23. Xinli Yang, David Lo, Li Li, Xin Xia, Tegawende F. Bissyande, Jacques Klein. "Comprehending Malicious Android Apps By Mining Topic-Specific Data Flow Signatures". In Information and Software Technology (IST). Accepted.
  
22. Lingfeng Bao, David Lo, Xin Xia, Shanping Li. "Automated Android App Permission Recommendation". In SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences (SCIS). Accepted 
 
21. Xin Xia, Lingfeng Bao, David Lo, Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Ahmed E. Hassan, Zhenchang Xing. "What Do Developers Search For on the Web?". In Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE). Accepted (Invited to ESEC/FSE2017 as part of the Journal First initiative.)
 
20. Xinli Yang, David Lo, Xin Xia, Jianling Sun. TLEL: A Two-Layer Ensemble Learning Approach For Just-In-Time Defect Prediction. In Information and Software Technology (IST Journal). Accepted.
 
19. Yun Zhang, David Lo, Xin Xia, Jianling Sun. "Combined Classifier for Cross-project Defect Prediction: An Extended Empirical Study". Frontiers of Computer Science (FCS). Accepted.
 
2016
 
18. Xinli Yang, David Lo, Xin Xia, Qiao Huang, Jianling Sun.  "High Impact Bug Report Detection with Imbalanced Learning Strategies". In Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST). Accepted.
 
17. Xinli Yang, David Lo, Xin Xia, Zhiyuan Wan, Jianling Sun. "What Security Questions Do Developers Ask? A Large Scale Study of Stack Overflow Posts".  In Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST). Accepted.
 
16. Xin Xia, David Lo. "An Effective Change Recommendation Approach for Supplementary Bug Fixes". In Automated Software Engineering Journal (ASE Journal). In Press (Invited to ASE 2017 as part of the Journal First initiative.)
 
15. Xin Xia, David Lo, Xinyu Wang, Xiaohu Yang. "Collective Personalized Change Classification with Multi-Objective Search".  In IEEE Transactions on Reliability. Accepted.
 
14. Xin Xia, David Lo, Ying Ding, Jafar M. Al-Kofahi, Tien N. Nguyen, Xinyu Wang. "Improving Automated Bug Triaging with Specialized Topic Model".  IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), 26 pages.  Accepted. [PDF]
 
13. 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 Engeering (EMSE). Accepted.
 
12. Xin Xia, David Lo, Sinno Jialin Pan,  Nachiappan Nagappan, Xinyu Wang. "HYDRA: Massively Compositional Model for Cross-Project Defect Prediction".  IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), 22 pages.  Accepted. [PDF]
 
11. 夏鑫,王新宇,杨小虎,David Lo. "开源软件系统缺陷报告管理与分析". 计算机学会通讯,2016,2:29-34 (中文)
   
2015 
 
10.  Lingfeng Bao, Jing Li, Zhenchang Xing, Xinyu Wang, Xin Xia, Bo Zhou.   Extracting and Analyzing Time-Series HCI Data from Screen-Captured Task Videos.  In Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE Journal). Accepted.
 
9.     Yun Zhang, David Lo, Xin Xia, Jianling Sun. Multi-Factor Duplicate Question Detection in Stack Overflow. In Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST). Accepted. [PDF]
 
8.     Xinyu Wang, Xin Xia, David Lo. TagCombine: Recommending Tags to Contents in Software Information Sites. In Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST).  Accepted. [PDF]
 
7.     Xin Xia, David Lo, Emad Shihab, Xinyu Wang. Automated Bug Report Field Reassignment and Refinement Prediction. In IEEE Transactions on Reliability. Accepted. [PDF]
 
6.     Xin Xia, David Lo, Xinyu Wang, Bo Zhou. Dual Analysis for Recommending Developers to Resolve Bugs. In Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (JSEP Journal). In Press. [PDF]
 
5.     Xin Xia, David Lo, Emad Shihab, Xinyu Wang, Xiaohu Yang. ELBlocker: Predicting Blocking Bugs With Ensemble Imbalance Learning. In Information and Software Technology (IST Journal). In Press [PDF]
 
 
2014
 
4.     Xin Xia, David Lo, Emad Shihab, Xinyu Wang, Bo Zhou. Automatic, High Accuracy Prediction of Reopened Bugs. In Automated Software Engineering Journal (ASE Journal). In Press. [PDF]
 
3.     Xin Xia*, Liang Gong*, Tien-Duy B. Le , David Lo, Lingxiao Jiang, Hongyu Zhang. Diversity Maximization Speedup for Localizing Faults in Single-Fault and Multi-Faults Programs. In Automated Software Engineering Journal (ASE Journal).  In Press (*Joint First Author)  [PDF]
 
2.     Yuan Tian, David Lo, Xin Xia, Chengnian Sun. Automated Prediction of Bug Report Priority Using Multi-Factor Analysis. In Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE Journal). In Press [PDF]
 
1.     Xin Xia, Xiaozhen Zhou, David Lo, Xiaoqiong Zhao, Ye Wang: An Empirical Study of Bugs in Software Build System. IEICE Transactions 97-D(7): 1769-1780 (2014)
 
 
Conference Papers
 
2017 
 
60. Meng Yan, Xin Xia, Xiaohong Zhang, Ling Xu, Dan Yang. "A Systematic Mapping Study of Quality Assessment Models for Software Products". The Annual Conference on Software Analysis, Testing and Evolution (SATE 2017). Accepted as a Full Paper
 
59. Wenyuan Xu, Xiaobing Sun, Xin Xia, Xiang Chen. "Scalable Relevant Project Recommendation on GitHub". Ninth Asia-Pacific Symposium on Internetware (Internetware 2017). Accepted as a Full paper.
 
58. Huan Yu, Xin Xia, Xiaoqiong Zhao and Weiwei Qiu. "Combining Collaborative Filtering and Topic Modeling for More Accurate Android App Library Recommendation" Ninth Asia-Pacific Symposium on Internetware (Internetware 2017). Accepted as a Short paper.
 
57. Meng Yan, Xin Xia, Xiaohong Zhang, Dan Yang, Ling Xu. "Automating Aggregation for Software Quality Modeling". 33nd International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME 2017).  Accepted as a NIER paper.
 
56.  Bowen Xu, Zhenchang Xing, Xin Xia, David Lo. "AnswerBot - Automated Generation of Answer Summary to Developers’ Technical Questions". 32nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2017). Accepted as a Full Paper.
 
55.  Qiao Huang, David Lo, Xin Xia, Qingye Wang, Shanping Li. "Which Packages Would be Affected by This Bug Report?".  28th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2017). Accepted as a Full Paper.
 
54. Bowen Xu, Zhenchang Xing, Xin Xia, David Lo Xuan-Bach D. Le. "XSearch: A DomainSpecific Cross-Language Relevant Question Retrieval Tool". 11th joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2017). Accepted as a tool demo paper.
 
53.  Xin Xia, David Lo, Lingfeng Bao, Abhishek Sharma,  Shanping Li.  "Personality and Project Success: Insights from a Large-Scale Study with Professionals''. 33nd International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME 2017).  Accepted as a Full Paper.
 
52. Qiao Huang, Xin Xia, David Lo. "Supervised vs Unsupervised Models: A Holistic Look at Effort-Aware Just-in-Time Defect Prediction". 33nd International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME 2017).  Accepted as a Full Paper.
   
51. Meng Yan, Yicheng Fang, David Lo, Xin Xia, Xiaohong Zhang. "File-Level Defect Prediction: Unsupervised vs. Supervised Models".  11th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM). Accepted as a Full Paper
   
50. Meng Yan, Xiaohong Zhang, Ling Xu, Haibo Hu, Song Sun, Xin Xia. “Revisiting the Correlation between Alerts and Software Defects-A Case Study on MyFaces, Camel, and CXF”. The 41th Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2017). Accepted as a Short Paper.
 
49. Zhiyuan Wan, David Lo, Xin Xia, Liang Cai. "Bug Characteristics in Blockchain Systems: A Large-Scale Empirical Study". 14th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2017). Accepted as a Full Paper.
 
48. Lingfeng Bao, Zhenchang Xing, Xin Xia, David Lo, Shanping Li. "Who Will Leave the Company? A Large-Scale Industry Study of Developer Turnover by Mining Monthly Work Report". 14th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2017). Accepted as a Full Paper.
 
47. Meng Yan, Xiaohong Zhang, Chao Liu, Jie Zou, Ling Xu, Xin Xia. "Learning to Aggregate: An Automated Aggregation Method for Software Quality Model". 39th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2017). Accepted as a Poster:-(
 
46. Tao Zhang, Jiachi Chen, Xiapu Luo, He Jiang, Xin Xia. "Bug Report Enrichment with Application of Automated Fixer Recommendation". 25th International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC 2017). Accepted as a Full Paper. 
 
45. Zhiyuan Wan, David Lo, Xin Xia, Liang Cai, Shanping Li.  "Mining Sandboxes for Linux Containers".  10th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST 2017). Accepted as a Full Paper. 
 
44. 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 2017). Accepted as a Full Paper.
 
2016
 
43. Lingfeng Bao, David Lo, Xin Xia, Shanping Li. "What Permissions Should This App Request?". The Annual Conference on Software Analysis, Testing and Evolution (SATE). Accepted as a Full Paper.  (Invited to SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences Journal)
 
42. Xinli Yang, David Lo, Xin Xia, Lingfeng Bao, Jianling Sun. "Combining Word Embedding with Information Retrieval to Recommend Similar Bug Reports".  27th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2016). Accepted as a Full Paper
 
41. Bowen Xu, Deheng Ye, Zhenchang Xing, Xin Xia, Guibin Chen, Shanping Li. "Predicting Semantically Linkable Knowledge in Developer Online Forums via Convolutional Neural Network".  31st IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2016). Accepted as a Full Paper.
 
40. Xin Xia, Lingfeng Bao, David Lo, Shanping Li.  ""Automated Debugging Considered Harmful" Considered Harmful -- A User Study Revisiting the Usefulness of Spectra-Based Fault Localization Techniques with Professionals using Real Bugs from Large Systems". 32nd International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME 2016). Accepted as a Full Paper.
 
39. Yun Zhang, David Lo, Xin Xia, Tien-Duy B. Le, Giuseppe Scanniello, Jianling Sun. "Inferring Links between Concerns and Methods with Multi-Abstraction Vector Space Model".  32nd International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME 2016). Accepted as a Full Paper.  (Invited to Empirical Software Engineering Journal)
 
38. Xin Xia, Emad Shihab, Yasutaka Kamei, David Lo, Xinyu Wang. "Predicting Crashing Releases of Mobile Applications". 10th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM 2016). Accepted as a Full Paper.  [PDF]
 
37. Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Xin Xia, David Lo and Shanping Li. "Practitioners' Expectations on Automated Fault Localization".  ACM International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA 2016). Accepted as a Full Paper. [PDF]
 
36. Xin Xia, David Lo, Denzil Correa, Ashish Sureka, Emad Shihab. "It Takes Two to Tango: Deleted Stack Overflow Question Prediction with Text and Meta Features".  The 40th Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2016). Accepted as a Full Paper. [PDF]
 
35. Xinli Yang, David Lo, Xin Xia, Jianling Sun. "Condensing Class Diagrams With Minimal Manual Labeling Cost". The 40th Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2016). Accepted as a Full Paper.
 
34. Xinli Yang, David Lo, Qiao Huang,  Xin Xia, Jianling Sun. "Automated Identification of High Impact Bug Reports Leveraging Imbalanced Learning Strategies".  The 40th Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2016). Accepted as a Short Paper. 
 
33. Bowen Xu, Zhenchang Xing, Xin Xia, David Lo, Qingye Wang, Shanping Li. "Domain-Specific Cross-Language Relevant Question Retrieval".  13th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2016). Accepted as a Full Paper. [PDF] (Invited to Empirical Software Engineering Journal)
 
32. Lingfeng Bao, David Lo, Xin Xia, Xinyu Wang, Cong Tian. "How Android App Developers Manage Power Consumption? - An Empirical Study by Mining Power Management Commits". 13th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2016). Accepted as a Full Paper. [PDF]
 
 
2015
 
31. Bowen Xu, David Lo, Xin Xia, Ashish Sureka, Shanping Li. "EFSPredictor: Predicting Configuration Bugs With Ensemble Feature Selection". 22th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC 2015). Accepted as a Full Paper
 
30. Yun Zhang, David Lo, Xin Xia, Bowen Xu, Jianling Sun, Shanping Li. "Combining Software Metrics and Text Features for Vulnerable File Prediction".  20th International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS 2015). Accepted as a Full Paper
 
29. Lingfeng Bao,  Decheng Ye, Zhenchang Xing,  Xin Xia,   Xinyu Wang. "ActivitySpace: A Remembrance Framework to Support Interapplication Information Needs". 30th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2015). Accepted as a Tool Demo Paper.
 
28. Xin Xia, David Lo,  Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Zhenchang Xing, Xinyu Wang, Shanping Li. "An Industrial Experience Report on Test Outsourcing Practices". 26th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2015). Accepted as a Full Paper. [PDF]
    
27. Xin Xia, David Lo, Xinyu Wang, Xiaohu Yang. "Who Should Review This Change? Putting Text and File Location Analyses Together for More Accurate Recommendations''.  31st International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME 2015). Accepted as a Full Paper. [PDF]
 
26.  Xinli Yang, David Lo, Xin Xia,  Yun Zhang, Jianling Sun. ``Deep Learning for Just-In-Time Defect Prediction''.  IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability, and Security (QRS 2015). Accepted as a Full Paper. [PDF]
 
25. Weiqin Zou,  Xin Xia,  Weiqiang Zhang,  Zhenyu Chen,  and David Lo. An Empirical Study of Bug Fixing Rate. The 39th Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2015). Accepted as a Full Paper.[PDF]
 
24. Yun Zhang, David Lo, Xin Xia, and Jianling Sun. An Empirical Study of Classifier Combination for Cross-Project Defect Prediction. The 39th Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2015). Accepted as a Short Paper. [PDF]
 
23.  Xin Xia, David Lo, Jingfan Tang, and Shanping Li. Understanding Customer Satisfaction Feedback in an IT Outsourcing Company: A Case Study on the Insigma Hengtian Company. 19th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2015). Accepted as a Short Paper. [PDF]
 
 
22.   Xin Xia,  David Lo, Shane McIntosh, Emad Shihab, and Ahmed E. Hassan. Cross-Project Build Co-change Prediction. 22nd IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER 2015): Accepted as a Research Full Paper. [PDF]
 
21.   Xiao Xuan, David Lo, Xin Xia, and Yuan Tian. Evaluating Defect Prediction Approaches Using A Massive Set of Metrics: An Empirical Study[C]// 30th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2015). ACM, 2015:  Accepted as a poster paper. [PDF]
 
 
2014
 
 
20.      Xin Xia, David Lo, Ming Wen, Emad Shihab, Bo Zhou. An Empirical Study of Bug Report Field Reassignment.  Joint Meeting of the 18th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering and the 21st Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (CSMR-WCRE 2014). IEEE, 2014: 174-183 [PDF]
 
19.      Xin Xia, Feng Yang, David Lo, Zhenyu Chen, Xinyu Wang. Towards More Accurate MultiLabel Software Behavior Learning. Joint Meeting of the 18th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering and the 21st Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (CSMR-WCRE 2014). IEEE, 2014: 134-143 [PDF]
 
18.      Xin Xia, David Lo, Weiwei Qiu, Xingen Wang, Bo Zhou. Automated Configuration Bug Report Prediction Using Text Mining. In Proceedings of 38th IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2014). IEEE, 2014: 107 - 116. [PDF]
 
17.      Lucia, David Lo, Xin Xia: Fusion fault localizers. 29th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2014): 127-138[PDF]
 
16.      Bo Zhou, Xin Xia, David Lo, Cong Tian, and Xinyu Wang. Towards More Accurate Content Categorization of API Discussions. In 22th International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC 2014). IEEE, 2014: 95 - 105 [PDF]
 
15.      Xin Xia, David Lo, Xinyu Wang, and Bo Zhou. Automatic Defect Categorization Based On Fault Triggering Conditions. In Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS)[C]//2013 19th International Conference on. IEEE, 2014: 39 - 48  (Best Student Paper Award!)  [PDF]
 
14.      Xin Xia, David Lo, Xingen Wang, Chenyi Zhang, Xinyu Wang. Cross-Language Bug Localization[C]// In 22th International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC 2014). IEEE, 2014:  275 - 278  (Most Promising Idea Award!)  [PDF]
 
13.      Bo Zhou, Xin Xia, David Lo, and Xinyu Wang. BuildPredictor: More Accurate Missed Dependency Prediction in Build Configuration Files[C]//In Proceedings of 38th IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2014). IEEE, 2014: 53-  58 . [PDF]
 
12.      Xin Xia, David Lo, Xinyu Wang, Bo Zhou. Build System Analysis with Link Prediction[C]//29th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2014). ACM, 2014: 1184 - 1186. [PDF]
 
11.    Xinyu Wang, David Lo, Xin Xia, Xingen Wang, Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Tian Yuan, Xiaohu Yang, Shanping Li, Jianling Sun, Bo Zhou. BOAT: An Experimental Platform for Researchers to Comparatively and Reproducibly Evaluate Bug Localization Techniques[C]//36thACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2014). IEEE, 2014: 572 -  575  (Tool Demo Paper) [PDF]
 
10.   Xiaoqiong Zhao, Xin Xia, Pavneet Singh Kochhar, David Lo, Shanping Li. An Empirical Study of Bugs in Build Process[C]// 29th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2014). ACM, 2014: 1187 - 1189  [PDF]
 
 
 2013
 
9.    Xin Xia, David Lo, Xinyu Wang, Bo Zhou. Accurate developer recommendation for bug resolution[C]// Reverse Engineering (WCRE), 2013 20th Working Conference on. IEEE, 2013: 72-81. [PDF]
 
8.    Xin Xia, David Lo, Feng Zhu, Xinyu Wang, Bo Zhou. Software Internationalization and Localization: An Industrial Experience. In Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS)[C]//2013 18th International Conference on. IEEE, 2013: 222-231. [PDF]
 
7.    Xin Xia, David Lo, Xinyu Wang, Bo Zhou. Tag recommendation in software information sites[C]// In Proceedings of the Tenth International Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories(MSR). IEEE, 2013: 287-296 [PDF]
 
6.    Xin Xia, Xiaozhen Zhou, David Lo, and Xiaoqiong Zhao. An Empirical Study of Bugs in Software Build Systems. In Quality Software (QSIC)[C]// 2013 13th International Conference on. IEEE, 2013: 200-203 [PDF]
 
5.    Xin Xia, David Lo, Xinyu Wang, Xiaohu Yang, Shanping Li, Jianling Sun. A Comparative Study of Supervised Learning Algorithms for Re-opened Bug Prediction[C]// In Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR), 2013 17th European Conference on. IEEE, 2013: 331-334. [PDF]
 
4.    Xin Xia, Xiaohu Yang, Shanping Li, Chao Wu. Instance-Ranking: a new perspective to consider the instance dependency for classification[C]// In Emerging Trends in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013: 112-123.
 
 
 
2012
 
 
3.    Xin Xia, Xiaohu Yang, Chao Wu, Shanping Li, Linfeng Bao. Information credibility on twitter in emergency situation[C]// In Intelligence and Security Informatics. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2012: 45-59
 
 
 
2011
 
 
2.   Xin Xia, Xiaohu Yang, Shanping Li, Chao Wu, Linlin Zhou. RW. KNN: A proposed random walk knn algorithm for multi-label classification[C]// In Proceedings of the 4th workshop on Workshop for Ph. D. students in information & knowledge management. ACM, 2011: 87-90.
 
1.   Bo Zhou, Manna Wu, Xin Xia, Chao Wu. Ranking in Co-effecting Multi-object/Link Types Networks. In Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI)[C]// 2011 23rd IEEE International Conference on. IEEE, 2011: 519-522.