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.

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