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Sun 22 - Fri 27 October 2017 Vancouver, Canada
Tue 24 Oct 2017 15:30 - 16:10 at Kensington - Session 4

While unstructured merge tools try to automatically resolve merge conflicts via textual similarity, semistructured and structured merge tools try to go further by exploiting the syntactic structure and semantics of the involved artifacts. Previous studies compare these merge approaches with respect to the number of reported conflicts, showing, for most project and merge situations, a reduction in favor of semistructured and structured merge. However, these studies do not investigate whether this reduction actually leads to integration effort reduction (Productivity) without negative impact on the correctness of the merging process (Quality). To analyze this, and to better understand how these tools could be improved, we propose empirical studies to identify spurious conflicts (false positives) reported by one approach but not by the other, and interference reported as conflict by one approach but missed by the other (false negatives).

Tue 24 Oct
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15:30 - 17:00: Session 4Doctoral Symposium at Kensington
15:30 - 16:10
What merge tool should I use?
Doctoral Symposium
Guilherme CavalcantiFederal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
16:10 - 16:50
Combining Visual and Textual Languages for Dyslexia
Doctoral Symposium
Luis Fernando González AlvaránPolitécnico Colombiano Jaime Isaza Cadavid
16:50 - 17:00
Day closing
Closing remarks
Doctoral Symposium