The 62nd COW :: 20 and 21 January 2020

The 62nd CREST Open Workshop - Automated Program Repair and Genetic Improvement

Date: 20th and 21st January 2020

Venue: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ


Program repair has the potential to reduce the significant manual effort that developers devote to finding and fixing software bugs. Recent years have witnessed a dramatic growth of research in program repair. Researchers have proposed a large number of techniques aimed to address fundamental challenges of program repair such as scalability and test-overfitting, and have successfully deployed program repair in industry. One of the techniques that has been used in the repair field has been genetic improvement. GI uses automated search in order to improve existing software. Aside from bug fixing, GI has been used to optimise other software properties, such as runtime, memory and energy consumption. It has also been used for other kinds of improvement such as specialising and porting. The goal of this workshop is to reflect on the progress that the research community has made over the last years in those two closely related fields, share experience in research and deployment, and identify key challenges that need to be addressed in future research.

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Dr Justyna Petke, CREST Centre, SSE Group, Department of Computer Science, UCL, UK

Dr Sergey Mechtaev, CREST Centre, SSE Group, Department of Computer Science, UCL, UK

Prof Mark Harman, Facebook, and UCL, UK


Dr Marija Selakovic, Huawei, Germany

Prof Orna Grumberg, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Prof Martin Monperrus, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Dr Alexandru Marginean,  Facebook UK and University College London, UK

Dr Julia Lawall, INRIA, France

Dr Shin Hwei Tan, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) (China)

Dr Michail Basios, TurinTech, University College London, UK

Prof Bill Langdon, University College London, UK

Dr Sandy Brownlee, University of Stirling, UK

Prof Abhik Roychoudhury, University of Singapore, Singapore

Dr Markus Wagner, University of Adelaide, Australia

Dr Thomas Durieux, Post-doc at University of Lisbon, Portugal






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