Publications

Peer-reviewed works


2021

An Empirical Study on the Usage of BERT Models for Code Completion
Matteo Ciniselli, Nathan Cooper, Luca Pascarella, Denys Poshyvanyk, Max Di Penta, Gabriele Bavota
International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR-2021)
doi

Logging Practices with Mobile Analytics: AnEmpirical Study on Firebase
Julian Harty, Haonan Zhang, Lili Wei, Luca Pascarella, MaurĂ­cio Aniche and Weiyi Shang
8th International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MOBILESoft-2021)
doi

Towards Automating Code Review Activities
Rosalia Tufano, Luca Pascarella, Michele Tufano, Denys Poshyvanyk, Gabriele Bavota
43rd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2021)
doi

Evaluating SZZ Implementations Through a Developer-informed Oracle
Giovanni Rosa, Luca Pascarella, Simone Scalabrino, Rosalia Tufano, Gabriele Bavota, Michele Lanza, Rocco Oliveto
43rd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2021)
doi

2020

Augmented Fine-Grained Defect Prediction for Code Review
Luca Pascarella
Ph.D. Thesis – Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
doi

2019

On the Performance of Method-Level Bug Prediction: A Negative Result
Luca Pascarella, Fabio Palomba, and Alberto Bacchelli
Journal of Systems and Software (JSS)
doi

On the effect of code review on code smells
Luca Pascarella, Davide Spadini, Fabio Palomba, and Alberto Bacchelli
Appearing on arXiv.org
doi

Healthcare Android Apps: A Tale of the Customers’ Perspective
Mariaclaudia Nicolai, Luca Pascarella, Fabio Palomba, and Alberto Bacchelli
In Proceedings of 3rd International Workshop on App Market Analytics (ESEC/FSE-2019). August 26 – 30 2019 | Tallinn, Estonia
doi and slides

Classifying code comments in Java software systems
Luca Pascarella, Magiel Bruntink, and Alberto Bacchelli
Journal of Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE)
doi


2018

Fine-Grained Just-In-Time Defect Prediction
Luca Pascarella, Fabio Palomba, and Alberto Bacchelli
Journal of Systems and Software (JSS)
doi

Information Needs in Contemporary Code Review
Luca Pascarella, Davide Spadini, Fabio Palomba, Magiel Bruntink, and Alberto Bacchelli
In Proceedings of the 21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW-2018). November 3-7 2018 | Jersey City, USA
doi, material, and slides.
Best Paper Award Honorable Mention

Classifying code comments in Java Mobile Applications
Luca Pascarella
In Proceedings of the 5th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MOBILESoft-2018) — Student Research Competition — May 27-28 2018 | Gothenburg, Sweden
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How Is Video Game Development Different from Software Development in Open Source?
Luca Pascarella, Fabio Palomba, Massimiliano Di Penta, and Alberto Bacchelli
In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR-2018), May 27-28 2018 | Gothenburg, Sweden
doi

A Graph-based Dataset of Commit History of Real-World Android apps
Franz-Xaver Geiger, Ivano Malavolta, Luca Pascarella, Fabio Palomba, Dario Di Nucci, and Alberto Bacchelli
In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR-2018), May 27-28 2018 | Gothenburg, Sweden
doi

Self-Reported Activities of Android Developers
Luca Pascarella, Franz-Xaver Geiger, Fabio Palomba, Dario Di Nucci, Ivano Malavolta, and Alberto Bacchelli
In Proceedings of the 5th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MOBILESoft-2018), May 27-28 2018 | Gothenburg, Sweden.
doi

Re-evaluating Method-Level Bug Prediction
Luca Pascarella, Fabio Palomba, and Alberto Bacchelli
In Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering (SANER-2018), March 20-23, 2018, Campobasso, Italy.
doi

Investigating Type Declaration Mismatches in Python
Luca Pascarella, Achyudh Ram, Azqa Nadeem, Dinesh Bisesser, Norman Knyazev, and Alberto Bacchelli
In Proceedings of the Workshop on Machine Learning Techniques for Software Quality Evaluation (MaLTeSQuE-2018), Mar 20-23, 2018. Campobasso, Italy
doi


2017

Classifying code comments in Java open-source software systems
Luca Pascarella and Alberto Bacchelli
In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR-2017), May 20-21, 2017. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
doi and material.
ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award