Team, Visitors, External Collaborators
Overall Objectives
Research Program
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Highlights of the Year

Highlights of the Year

This year, we would like to highlight the following results:

In terms of publications among the many articles published this year, articles [37],  [28] and  [25] have been published at the highest level but above all they represent perfectly the type of research conducted within the team: open research based on studies of major open-source software and in connection with the developer communities.

We received the "Data Showcase Award" (Figure 2) at the MSR'19 conference (Mining Software Repositories 2019) for the dataset described in the following paper [55] and publicly available on Zenodo (

Since this year two former PhD students of the team now have a full time researcher position at CNRS: Pierre Laperdrix and Thomas Degueule.

Four new PhDs and one new HDR have been successfully defended this year.

A new CNRS junior researcher, Djamel Eddine Khelladi, has joined the team in February 2019. Since his arrival, he submitted a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) Individual Fellowships (IF), as well as an ANR JCJC in phase 1. Both projects, respectively, CoEvoCCT and MC-Evo2 are on the topics of software evolution and co-evolution. His research amplifies a new axis around software evolution and maintenance. First results led to the publication at 42nd International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE, 2020, Seoul, South Korea, an A* top conference in the field of software engineering.

Figure 2. Data Showcase Award, MSR'19


Most Influential Paper (MIP) award at SLE 2019

Best Paper Award:
A. Benelallam, N. Harrand, C. Soto-Valero, B. Baudry, O. Barais.
The Maven Dependency Graph: a Temporal Graph-based Representation of Maven Central, in: MSR 2019 - 16th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories, Montreal, Canada, ACM, May 2019, pp. 344-348. [ DOI : 10.1109/MSR.2019.00060 ]