Sebastiano Panichella, Dr.

Presentation  - ICSE 2017
  Senior Research Associate
University of Zurich
Department of Informatics
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zurich, Switzerland
Contact Information:
Tel: +41 44 63 545 83
Office BIN 2.D.03

Biographical Sketch

Sebastiano Panichella is a Research Associate at University of Zurich working in the Software Evolution and Architecture Lab of Prof. Harald Gall. 

Sebastiano Panichella was born in Isernia (Italy), he received (cum laude) the Laurea in Computer Science from the University of Salerno (Italy) in 2010 defending a thesis on IR-based Traceability Recovery.

He received the PhD in Computer Science from the University of Sannio (Department of Engineering) in 2014 defending the thesis entitled ''Supporting Newcomers in Open Source Software Development Projects'' (PDF) .

His research interests are in the domain of Software Engineering (SE) and cloud computing (CC): Continuous Delivery, Continuous integration, Software maintenance and evolution (with a particular focus on Cloud Applications), Code Review, Mobile Computing, Summarization Techniques for Code, Changes and Testing.

His research is funded by one Swiss National Science Foundation Grants

For more information have a look on his CV  

Open Bachelor- / Master- / PhD-Theses available here

You will find further information on my private website.

Preferred Quotes:

I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. (Albert Einstein) 
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. (Galileo Galilei)


Paper accepted at EMSE journal (2018): "Redundancy-free Analysis of Multi-revision Software Artifacts

Member of EMSE Review Board 

Selected as best Reviewer at SANER 2018 

Paper accepted at SANER 2018: "BECLoMA: Augmenting Stack Traces with User Review InformationNominated as best tool demo

Paper accepted at MaLTeSQuE 2018: "How High Will It Be? Using Machine Learning Mo dels to Predict Branch Coverage in Automated Testing"

Keynote speaker at VST 2018 (co-located to SANER 2018)

Editor of two Special Issues at EMSE and IST journals

Paper accepted at SANER 2018: "Exploring the Integration of User Feedback in Automated Testing of Android ApplicationsNominated as one of the best papers and invited to special issue to EMSE

Paper accepted at SANER 2018: "Context Is King: The Developer Perspective on the Usage of Static Analysis Tools" Nominated as one of the best papers and invited to special issue to EMSE

PC member of ICSE-SRC 2018, SBST 2018, MSR 2018 and SANER 2018, SBSSE 2018, ICSME 2018, FSE 2018.

Co-organizer of the CHOOSE-forum 2017 (

Paper accepted at WAMA 2017: "Android Apps and User Feedback: a Dataset for Software Evolution and Quality Improvement"

Paper accepted at ICSME 2017: "A Tale of CI Build Failures: an Open Source and a Financial Organization Perspective"

Paper accepted at ICPC 2017: "Replicating Parser Behavior using Neural Machine Translation"

Paper accepted at ICSE 2017: "Recommending and Localizing Change Requests for Mobile Apps based on User Reviews"

Paper accepted at ICSE 2017: "Analyzing APIs Documentation and Code to Detect Directive Defects"

Paper accepted at ICSE 2017: "SURF: Summarizer of User Reviews Feedback"

Expert Review Panel Member  of ASE 2017

Editorial Board Member of Journal of Software: evolution and process (period 2017-2019)

Project SNF accepted (2016) called " SURF-MobileAppsData "