WoSAR 2018 Data Competition

This project hosts the data for the WoSAR 2018 Data Competition


10th international Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation

co-located with ISSRE 2018, October 15-18, Memphis, TN, USA

View the Project on GitHub akiannillo/wosar2018competition


The WoSAR community created the data competition on the idea of intersecting the capabilities of prediction and machine learning with the research topics of software aging and rejuvenation, calling both researchers and students. In this first edition, the WoSAR 2018 data competition is an issue tracker insights extraction challenge.


The competition task is to conceive a system that enables practitioners to reveal insights from the Linux kernel’s official bug repository, useful to the software aging and rejuvenation research. Examples are:

Adding your own insights is highly recommended

The competitor (individual or team) must prepare a 2-pages report where they explain the approach, the system design, and the results. Furthermore, they should also add a reference to download the system code and how-to notes to reproduce the results.

A jury of experts will find out the three best competitors, who will be invited to present their work at WoSAR 2018 in a special session.


The provided dataset consists of a CSV file where each row represents a bug report, and each column is a bug report field (see link). In addictions to these columns, the dataset is enhanced with other fields such as the bug type and subtype.

The classification and dataset used in this competition were presented at ISSRE 2017 by Xiao et al. [1], even if the dataset was kept unavailable to the public until now. The competitors can use any data other than the structured dataset provided, by querying the Linux kernel’s official bug repository with the bug ID. Other potential sources of information are report comments, applied patch, attached logs.

Evaluation Criteria

The evaluation committee will evaluate the competitor based on:

Evaluation Committee

To Be Defined…

Important Dates

Dataset release (WoSAR 2018 Data Competition Repository): May 15, 2018

Submission Deadline: July 1, 2018 July 31, 2018

Notification: August 13, 2018

Submission of Camera-Ready Copy Deadline: August 28, 2018

The winner will be announced at the WoSAR 2018 Competition session.


Submissions must be e-mailed to ak.iannillo+wosar2018competition@gmail.com.

The 2-page report must be written in English and be formatted according to the IEEE authoring guidelines

Code must be accompained with a howto.txt file that explains how and lists the commands to use the system. Preferably, the code could be shared through a GitHub repository link (in this case, commits after the deadline will be ignored).

[1] Xiao, G., Zheng, Z., Yin, B., Trivedi, K. S., Du, X., & Cai, K. (2017, October). Experience report: Fault triggers in Linux operating system: From evolution perspective. In Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE), 2017 IEEE 28th International Symposium on (pp. 101-111). IEEE.