Published on 17 Sep 2023

ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at ASE 2023

Main photo of two researchers holding cert standing between a presenter. Inset photo on the right are 4 awardees researchers.

Distinguished Paper Award received at ASE 2023. From left to right: Mr Zhang Yao (former visiting student at SCSE), Jacques Klein (ASE General Co-Chair), Asst Prof Li Yi (SCSE faculty).

Other team members (from top to bottom): Dr Xie Xiaofei (SMU), Dr Chen Sen (Tianjin University), Dr Zhang Cen (SCSE PhD, Class of 2023) and Dr Li Xiaohong (Tianjin University).

SCSE student Dr Zhang Cen and faculty member Assistant Professor Li Yi have brought home a “Distinguished Paper Award” from the 38th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE). These were among the ten Distinguished Paper Awards selected from the 134 accepted papers (out of 629 submissions). This award recognises outstanding papers and serves as a testament to the significance and quality of the research.  

The ASE conference is the premier research forum for Automated Software Engineering. Each year, it brings together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss foundations, techniques, and tools for automating the analysis, design, implementation, testing, and maintenance of large software systems. This year, the conference was held in European Convention Centre, Luxembourg from 11 to 15 September, 2023.

Details about the award-winning paper are listed below.

Yao Zhang, Xiaofei Xie, Yi Li, Sen Chen, Cen Zhang, and Xiaohong Li. EndWatch: A Practical Method for Detecting Non-Termination in Real-World Software. In Proceedings of the 38th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE), 2023. 

Mr Zhang Yao is former visiting student at SCSE and a PhD student at Tianjin University, China. Dr Zhang Cen is a former PhD student at SCSE graduated recently. This is a joint work with Dr Xie Xiaofei from the Singapore Management University (SMU), Dr Chen Sen and Dr Li Xiaohong from Tianjin University, China.

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