Dr. James Cordy and QSC Alum Dr. Chanchal Roy Win Their Second Most Influential Paper This Year at ICPC 2018

Congratulations to Prof. James Cordy and School alumnus Prof. Chanchal Roy of the University of Saskatchewan on winning their *second* ten-year Most Influential Paper award of 2018, at ICPC 2018 this week in Gothenburg, Sweden.

ICPC 2018, the 26th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Program Comprehension, is the premier international venue for work in the area of computer program comprehension. It encompasses both human activities for comprehending the software and technologies for supporting such comprehension.

Their ICPC 2008 research paper, “NiCad: Accurate Detection of Near-Miss Intentional Clones Using Flexible Pretty-Printing and Code Normalization” was chosen from among all those published at ICPC 2008 for its lasting impact on research over the past decade. Among other things, the committee noted that “The impact of NiCad goes quite beyond the ICPC community. NiCad set a research program that continues to this day across several research groups.”

Most Influential Paper (MIP) awards are the hallmark of lasting research impact in software engineering. Earlier this year Profs. Roy and Cordy won another MIP award at SANER 2018, the 25th IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering, the premier international conference on the theory and practice of recovering information from existing software and systems. One MIP is a distinction – two in one year is a truly exceptional achievement!

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