The Data Track at MSR 2013

This year, during MSR Vision 20/20 there was an interesting discussion about providing some type of reward for researchers who share their data with others. We decided to implement a new track–the data track– at the the International Working Conference in Mining Software Repositories this year. I volunteered to be its chair.

We decided that the papers would be 4 pages long and should describe datasets that are to be shared with others. It was a total success. Of 27 papers we accepted 15. I really hope that some of these datasets become seminal to the community.

Tom Zimmermann, the general chair, has created a good preview of the Conference.

MSR 2013 Preview from Thomas Zimmermann

The conference happens this Saturday and Sunday, in San Francisco.