Kelly Blincoe, Dr. Giuseppe Valetto presenting paper at Software Engineering Symposium

July 9, 2013 — Kelly Blincoe, computer science Ph.D. candidate, will present her latest research at the Ninth Joint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2013), which will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, August 18-26.

Blincoe, with her advisor, Dr. Giuseppe Valetto, assistant professor of computer science, and Dr. Daniela Damian, an associate professor at University of Victoria, wrote the paper, "Do All Task Dependencies Require Coordination? The Role of Task Properties in Identifying Critical Coordination Needs in Software Projects."

The paper contributes data mining and machine learning techniques for the detection of coordination needs among software developers, based on the modularity characteristics of the software being produced, and other properties of the developers' tasks.