Papers of 2014

This year, like any other, I had some papers accepted, some rejected, and some continued to be work in progress. Here is a summary:

  Batting Average Published Submitted Accepted Rejected In play Notes on rejection
Journals 0.5 3 5 1 1 3 1 TSE (submitted to ESE)
Conference 0.54545455 5 11 6 5   3 FSE (one became ICSE’15), 2 SANER’15
Short papers 1 1 2 2 0    
Workshop papers 0/0            
total   9 17 9 6 3  

If you want a copy of any of them, please email me.

Journal papers

  1. Godfrey, M. W., & German, D. M. (2014). On the evolution of Lehman’s Laws. Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, 26(7), 613–619. Retrieved from

  2. Zhang, C., Hindle, A., & German, D. M. (2014). The Impact of User Choice on Energy Consumption. IEEE Software, 31(3), 69–75. Retrieved from

  3. Rigby, P. C., German, D. M., Cowen, L., & Storey, M.-A. D. (2014). Peer Review on Open-Source Software Projects: Parameters, Statistical Models, and Theory. ACM Trans. Softw. Eng. Methodolology (TOSEM), 23(4), 35. Retrieved from

Conference papers

  1. Jiang, Y., Adams, B., Khomh, F., & German, D. M. (2014). Tracing back the history of commits in low-tech reviewing environments: a case study of the Linux kernel. In 2014 ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, ESEM ‘14, Torino, Italy, September 18-19, 2014 (p. 51). Retrieved from

  2. van der Burg, S., Dolstra, E., McIntosh, S., Davies, J., German, D. M., & Hemel, A. (2014). Tracing software build processes to uncover license compliance inconsistencies. In ACM/IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, ASE ‘14, Vasteras, Sweden - September 15 - 19, 2014 (pp. 731–742). Retrieved from

  3. Kalliamvakou, E., Gousios, G., Blincoe, K., Singer, L., German, D. M., & Damian, D. (2014). The promises and perils of mining GitHub. In 11th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories, MSR 2014, Proceedings, May 31 - June 1, 2014, Hyderabad, India (pp. 92–101). Retrieved from

  4. Manabe, Y., German, D. M., & Inoue, K. (2014). Analyzing the Relationship between the License of Packages and Their Files in Free and Open Source Software. In Open Source Software: Mobile Open Source Technologies - 10th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS 2014, San José, Costa Rica, May 6-9, 2014. Proceedings (pp. 51–60). Retrieved from

  5. Kula, R. G., Roover, C. D., German, D. M., Ishio, T., & Inoue, K. (2014). Visualizing the Evolution of Systems and Their Library Dependencies. In Second IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization, VISSOFT 2014, Victoria, BC, Canada, September 29-30, 2014 (pp. 127–136). Retrieved from

Short papers

  1. Nakagawa, T., Kamei, Y., Uwano, H., Monden, A., Matsumoto, K., & German, D. M. (2014). Quantifying programmers’ mental workload during program comprehension based on cerebral blood flow measurement: a controlled experiment. In 36th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE ‘14 (pp. 448–451). Retrieved from

  2. Kanda, T., German, D. M., Ishio, T., & Inoue, K. (2014). Measuring Copying of Java Archives. Electronic Communications of the European Association of Software Science and Technology (CEASST), 63. Retrieved from

Accepted for 2015

  1. German, D. M., Adams, B., & Hassan, A. E. Continuously Mining Distributed Version Control Systems: An empirical study of how Linux uses git. Journal of Empirical Software Engineering.

  2. Kalliamvakou, E., Damian, D., Blincoe, K., Singer, L., & German, D. M. Open Source-Style Collaborative Development Practices in Commercial Projects Using GitHub. In 37th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE ‘15.

  3. Kula, R. G., Roover, C. D., German, D. M., Ishio, T., & Inoue, K. A Study of the Latency to Adopt the Latest Maven Release. In SANER 2015.