Publications

2018
Martin P. Robillard, Mathieu Nassif, and Shane McIntosh. Threats of Aggregating Software Repository Data. To appear in Proceedings of the 34th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution, 12 pages, September, 2018.
Mathieu Nassif, Christoph Treude, and Martin P. Robillard. Automatically Categorizing Software Technologies. To appear in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 14 pages, 2018.
2017
Inderjot Kaur Ratol and Martin P. Robillard. Detecting Fragile Comments. In Proceedings of the 32nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, pages 112-122, November, 2017.
S. M. Sohan, Frank Maurer, Craig Anslow and Martin P. Robillard. A Study of the Effectiveness of Usage Examples in REST API Documentation. In Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, pages 53-61, October, 2017.
Christoph Treude and Martin P. Robillard. Understanding Stack Overflow Code Fragments. New Ideas and Emerging Results Paper. In Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution, pages 509-513, September, 2017.
Mathieu Nassif and Martin P. Robillard. Revisiting Turnover-Induced Knowledge Loss in Software Projects. In Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution, pages 261–272, September, 2017.
Martin P. Robillard, Andrian Marcus, Christoph Treude, Gabriele Bavota, Oscar Chaparro, Neil Ernst, Marco Aurélio Gerosa, Michael Godfrey, Michele Lanza, Mario Linares-Vásquez, Gail Murphy, Laura Moreno, David Shepherd and Edmund Wong. On-Demand Developer Documentation. New Ideas and Emerging Results Paper. In Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution, pages 479-483, September, 2017.
2016
Martin P. Robillard. Sustainable Software Design. Visions and Reflections paper. In Proceedings of the 24th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, pages 920-923, November, 2016.
Eiji Adachi Barbosa, Alessandro Garcia, Martin P. Robillard, and Benjamin Jakobus. Enforcing Exception Handling Policies with a Domain-Specific Language. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 42(6):559-584, June, 2016.
Martin P. Robillard and Nenad Medvidovíc. Disseminating Architectural Knowledge on Open-Source Projects. In Proceedings of the 38th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, pages 476-487, May, 2016.
Christoph Treude and Martin P. Robillard. Augmenting API Documentation with Insights from Stack Overflow. In Proceedings of the 38th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, pages 392-403, May, 2016.
2015
Martin P. Robillard and Yam B. Chhetri. Recommending Reference API Documentation. Empirical Software Engineering, 20(6):1558-1586, June, 2015.
Gias Uddin and Martin P. Robillard. How API Documentation Fails. IEEE Software, 32(4):68-75, June, 2015.
Christoph Treude, Martin P. Robillard, and Barthélémy Dagenais. Extracting Development Tasks to Navigate Software Documentation. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 41(6):565-581, June, 2015.
Christoph Treude, Mathieu Sicard, Marc Klocke, and Martin P. Robillard. TaskNav: Task-based Navigation of Software Documentation. Research Demonstration. In Proceedings of the 37th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, pages 649-652, May, 2015.
Gayane Petrosyan, Martin P. Robillard, and Renato de Mori. Discovering Information Explaining API Types Using Text Classification. In Proceedings of the 37th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, pages 869-879, May, 2015.
2014
Barthélémy Dagenais and Martin P. Robillard. Using Traceability Links to Recommend Adaptive Changes for Documentation Evolution. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 40(11):1126-1146, November, 2014.
Annie T.T. Ying and Martin P. Robillard. Selection and Presentation Practices for Code Example Summarization. In Proceedings of the 22nd ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, pages 460-471, November, 2014.
Martin P. Robillard, Walid Maalej, Robert J. Walker, and Thomas Zimmermann (Eds.). Recommendation Systems in Software Engineering. , Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-45134-8, 2014.
Annie T. T. Ying, Martin P. Robillard. Developer Profiles for Recommendation Systems. Martin P. Robillard, Walid Maalej, Robert J. Walker, and Thomas Zimmermann (Eds.). Recommendation Systems in Software Engineering, Springer, pages 199-222, 2014.
Martin P. Robillard and Robert J. Walker. An Introduction to Recommendation Systems in Software Engineering. Martin P. Robillard, Walid Maalej, Robert J. Walker, and Thomas Zimmermann (Eds.). Recommendation Systems in Software Engineering, Springer, pages 1-11, 2014.
2013
Walid Maalej and Martin P. Robillard. Patterns of Knowledge in API Reference Documentation. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 39(9):1264-1282, September, 2013.
Annie T.T. Ying and Martin P. Robillard. Code Fragment Summarization. New Ideas Paper. In Proceedings of the 9th joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, pages 655-658, August, 2013.
Peter C. Rigby and Martin P. Robillard. Discovering Essential Code Elements in Informal Documentation. In Proceedings of the 35th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering, pages 832-841, May, 2013.
Martin P. Robillard, Eric Bodden, David Kawrykow, Mira Mezini, and Tristan Ratchford. Automated API Property Inference Techniques. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 39(5):613-637, May, 2013.
2012
Gias Uddin, Barthélémy Dagenais, and Martin P. Robillard. Temporal Analysis of API Usage Concepts. In Proceedings of the 34th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering, pages 804-814, June, 2012.
Barthélémy Dagenais and Martin P. Robillard. Recovering Traceability Links between an API and its Learning Resources. In Proceedings of the 34th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering, pages 47-57, June, 2012.
Ekwa Duala-Ekoko and Martin P. Robillard. Asking and Answering Questions About Unfamiliar APIs: An Exploratory Study. In Proceedings of the 34th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering, pages 266-276, June, 2012.
2011
Barthélémy Dagenais and Martin P. Robillard. Recommending Adaptive Changes for Framework Evolution. ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, 20(4), September, 2011.
Ekwa Duala-Ekoko and Martin P. Robillard. Using Structure-Based Recommendations to Facilitate Discoverability in APIs. In Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, pages 79-104, July, 2011.
Annie T.T. Ying and Martin P. Robillard. The Influence of the Task on Programmer Behaviour. In Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension, pages 31-40, June, 2011.
Martin P. Robillard and Robert DeLine. A Field Study of API Learning Obstacles. Empirical Software Engineering, 16(6): 703-732, June, 2011.
David Kawrykow and Martin P. Robillard. Non-Essential Changes in Version Histories. In Proceedings of the 33rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, pages 351-360, May, 2011.
2010
Barthélémy Dagenais and Martin P. Robillard. Creating and Evolving Developer Documentation: Understanding the Decisions of Open Source Contributors. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, pages 127-136, November, 2010.
Martin P. Robillard, Robert J. Walker and Thomas Zimmermann. Recommendations Systems for Software Engineering. IEEE Software, 27(4):80-86, June, 2010.
Ekwa Duala-Ekoko and Martin P. Robillard. Clone Region Descriptors: Representing and Tracking Duplication in Source Code. ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, 20(1):1-31, June, 2010.
Barthélémy Dagenais, Harold Ossher, Rachel K.E. Bellamy, Martin P. Robillard, and Jacqueline P. de Vries. Moving into a New Software Project Landscape. In Proceedings of the 32nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, pages 275-284, May, 2010.
Martin P. Robillard and Barthélémy Dagenais. Recommending Change Clusters to Support Software Investigation: An Empirical Study. Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice, 22(3):143-164, April, 2010.
2009
Martin P. Robillard. What Makes APIs Hard to Learn? Answers from Developers. IEEE Software, 26(6):27-34, November, 2009.
David Kawrykow and Martin P. Robillard. Improving API Usage through Detection of Redundant Code. In Proceedings of the 24th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, pages 111-122, November, 2009.
Reid Holmes, Tristan Ratchford, Martin P. Robillard, and Robert J. Walker. Automatically Recommending Triage Decisions for Pragmatic Reuse Tasks. In Proceedings of the 24th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, pages 397-408, November, 2009.
Ekwa Duala-Ekoko and Martin P. Robillard. A Detailed Examination of the Correlation Between Imports and Failure-Proneness of Software Components. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering, pages 34-43, October, 2009.
Barthélémy Dagenais and Martin P. Robillard. SemDiff: Analysis and Recommendation Support for API Evolution. Research Demonstration. In Proceedings of the 31th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, pages 599-602, May, 2009.
2008
Martin P. Robillard and Barthélémy Dagenais. Retrieving Task-Related Clusters from Change History. In Proceedings of the 15th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering, pages 17-26, October, 2008.
Martin P. Robillard. Topology Analysis of Software Dependencies. ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, 17(4):Article 18 (36 pages), August, 2008.
Martin P. Robillard and Putra Manggala. Reusing Program Investigation Knowledge for Code Understanding. In Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension, pages 202-211, June, 2008.
Barthélémy Dagenais and Martin P. Robillard. Recommending Adaptive Changes for Framework Evolution. In Proceedings of the 30th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, pages 481-490, May, 2008.
Ekwa Duala-Ekoko and Martin P. Robillard. CloneTracker: Tool Support for Code Clones Management. Research Demonstration. In Proceedings of the 30th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, pages 843-846, May, 2008.
2007
Barthélémy Dagenais, Silvia Breu, Frédéric Weigand Warr and Martin P. Robillard. Inferring Structural Patterns for Concern Traceability in Evolving Software. In Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, pages 254-263, November, 2007.
Martin P. Robillard, David Shepherd, Emily Hill, K. Vijay-Shanker, and Lori Pollock. An Empirical Study of the Concept Assignment Problem. Technical Report SOCS-TR-2007.3. School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada, June, 2007.
Brian De Alwis, Gail C. Murphy, and Martin P. Robillard. A Comparative Study of Three Program Exploration Tools. In Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension, pages 103-112, June, 2007.
Ekwa Duala-Ekoko and Martin P. Robillard. Tracking Code Clones in Evolving Software. In Proceedings of the 29th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, pages 158-167, May, 2007.
Frédéric Weigand-Warr and Martin P. Robillard. Suade: Topology-Based Searches for Software Investigation. Research Demonstration. In Proceedings of the 29th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, pages 780-783, May, 2007.
Isaac Yuen and Martin P. Robillard. Bridging the Gap between Aspect Mining and Refactoring. AOSD 2007 Workshop on Linking Aspect Technology and Evolution, Article No. 1, March, 2007.
Martin P. Robillard and Gail C. Murphy. Representing Concerns in Source Code. ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, 16(1):1-38, February, 2007.
2006
Olivier Giroux and Martin P. Robillard. Detecting Increases in Feature Coupling using Regression Tests. In Proceedings of the 14th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, pages 163-173, November, 2006.
Martin P. Robillard. Tracking Concerns in Evolving Source Code: An Empirical Study. Short Paper. In Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, pages 479-482, September, 2006.
Jean-Sébastien Boulanger and Martin P. Robillard. Managing Concern Interfaces. In Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, pages 14-23, September, 2006.
2005
Imran Majid and Martin P. Robillard. NaCIN - An Eclipse Plug-In for Program Navigation-based Concern Inference. In Proceedings of the Eclipse Technology Exchange at OOPSLA, 70-74, October, 2005.
Martin P. Robillard and Frédéric Weigand-Warr. ConcernMapper: Simple View-Based Separation of Scattered Concerns. In Proceedings of the Eclipse Technology Exchange at OOPSLA, pages 65-69, October, 2005.
Martin P. Robillard. Automatic Generation of Suggestions for Program Investigation. In Proceedings of the 10th European Software Engineering Conference and 13th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, pages 11-20, September, 2005.
Martin P. Robillard. Workshop on the Modeling and Analysis of Concerns in Software. Workshop Summary. Software Engineering Notes, 30(4), pages 1-3, July, 2005.
Gail C. Murphy, Mik Kersten, Martin P. Robillard, and Davor Cubranic. The Emergent Structure of Development Tasks. Invited Paper. In Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, pages 33-48, July, 2005.
2004
Martin P. Robillard, Wesley Coelho, and Gail C. Murphy. How Effective Developers Investigate Source Code: An Exploratory Study. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 30(12):889-903, December, 2004.
Martin P. Robillard and Gail C. Murphy. Program Navigation Analysis to Support Task-aware Software Development Environments. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Directions in Software Engineering Environments, pages 83-88, May, 2004.
Gail C. Murphy, William G. Griswold, Martin P. Robillard, Jan Hannemann, and Wesley Leong. Design Recommendations for Concern Elaboration Tools. , Chapter 22 of Aspect-Oriented Software Development, pages 507-530. Addison-Wesley, 2004.
2003
Martin P. Robillard. Representing Concerns in Source Code. Ph.D. Thesis. Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, November, 2003.
Martin P. Robillard and Gail C. Murphy. Automatically Inferring Concern Code from Program Investigation Activities. In Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, pages 225-234, October, 2003.
Martin P. Robillard and Gail C. Murphy. FEAT: A Tool for Locating, Describing, and Analyzing Concerns in Source Code. Research Demonstration. In Proceedings of the 25th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, pages 822-823, May, 2003.
Martin P. Robillard and Gail C. Murphy. Static Analysis to Support the Evolution of Exception Structure in Object-Oriented Systems. ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, 12(2):191-221, April, 2003.
2002
Martin P. Robillard and Gail C. Murphy. Concern Graphs: Finding and Describing Concerns Using Structural Program Dependencies. In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Software Engineering, pages 406-416, May, 2002.
2001
Gail C. Murphy, Robert J. Walker, Elisa L.A. Baniassad, Martin P. Robillard, Albert Lai, and Mik A. Kersten. Does Aspect-oriented Programming Work?. Communication of the ACM, 44(10):75-77, October, 2001.
Gail C. Murphy, Albert Lai, Robert J. Walker, and Martin P. Robillard. Separating Features in Source Code: An Exploratory Study. In Proceedings of the 23rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, pages 275-284, May, 2001.
2000
Pierre N. Robillard and Martin P. Robillard. Types of Collaborative Work in Software Engineering. Journal of Systems and Software, 53(3):219-224, September, 2000.
Robert J. Walker, Gail C. Murphy, Jeffrey Steinbok, and Martin P. Robillard. Efficient Mapping of Software System Traces to Architectural Views. In Proceedings of the 2000 Conference of the Centre for Advanced Studies on Collaborative Research, pages 31-40, 2000.
Martin P. Robillard and Gail C. Murphy. Designing Robust Java Programs with Exceptions. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, pages 2-10, November, 2000.
1999
Martin P. Robillard and Gail C. Murphy. Analyzing Exception Flow in Java Programs. In Proceedings of the 7th European Software Engineering Conference and 7th ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, pages 322-337, September, 1999.
Martin P. Robillard. Analyzing Exception Flow in Java Programs. Master's Thesis. Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, September, 1999.
1998
Pierre N. Robillard and Martin Robillard. Improving Academic Software Engineering Projects: A Comparative Study of Academic and Industry Projects. Annals of Software Engineering, 6:343-363, 1998.

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