In 2018, the ESEC/FSE steering committee has installed a Test of Time Award. The Test of Time Award is given annually recognizing highly influential papers published ten years ago in ESEC or FSE.

2021 (selected from ESEC/FSE’11)

Award Paper:

Don’t touch my code!: examining the effects of ownership on software quality
Christian Bird, Nachiappan Nagappan, Brendan Murphy, Harald Gall, Premkumar Devanbu

Honorable Mention:

Managing performance vs. accuracy trade-offs with loop perforation
Stelios Sidiroglou-Douskos, Sasa Misailovic, Henry Hoffmann, Martin Rinard

Selection Committee:

Joanne M. Atlee, Tevfik Bultan, Cristian Cadar, Jane Cleland-Huang, Rob DeLine, Massimiliano Di Penta, Miryung Kim, Andreas Zeller

2020 (selected from FSE’10)

Award Paper:

FUSION: A Framework for Engineering Self-Tuning Self-Adaptive Software Systems
Ahmed M. Elkhodary, Naeem Esfahani, Sam Malek

Honorable Mention:

Scalable SMT-based Verification of GPU Kernel Functions
Guodong Li, Ganesh Gopalakrishnan

Selection Committee:

Sven Apel, Cristian Cadar, Massimiliano Di Penta, Andre van der Hoek, Corina S. Pasareanu, Anita Sarma, Thomas Zimmermann

2019 (selected from ESEC/FSE’09)

Award Papers:

Cross-project Defect Prediction: A Large Scale Experiment on Data vs. Domain vs. Process
Thomas Zimmermann, Nachiappan Nagappan, Harald Gall, Emanuel Giger, Bredndan Murphy

Fair and balanced?: Bias in Bug-fix Datasets
Christian Bird, Adrian Bachmann, Eirik Aune, John Duffy, Abraham Bernstein, Vladimir Filkov, Premkumar Devanbu

Selection Committee:

Sven Apel, Marsha Chechik, Myra Cohen, Massimiliano Di Penta, John Grundy, Valerie Issarny, Claire Le Goues, Alessandra Russo

2018 (selected from FSE’08)

Award Papers:

Latent Social Structure in Open Source Projects
Christian Bird, David S. Pattison, Raissa M. D’Souza, Vladimir Filkov, Premkumar Devanbu

Differential Symbolic Execution
Suzette Person, Matthew B. Dwyer, Sebastian G. Elbaum, Corina S. Pasareanu

Selection Committee:

Sven Apel, Alessandro Garcia, Christian Kästner, David Lo, Alessandra Russo, Paolo Tonella, Andreas Zeller, Andrea Zisman