Publications


Refereed Journal Publications


restful-2014.pdf

autofill-2014.pdf

EMSE-wang2014.pdf

JSME-j2014.pdf

EMSE-j2014.pdf

JSME-j2013.pdf

JSME-j2012.pdf

  • An Empirical Study on Inconsistent Changes to Code Clones at the Release Level

  • Nicolas Bettenburg, Weiyi Shang, Walid M. Ibrahim, Bram Adams, Ying Zou, Ahmed E. Hassan
    Journal of Science of Computer Programming , 77(6): 760-776, Elsevier, 2012
JSCP-j2012.pdf

soca-j2011.pdf

spe-2011.pdf

wse-intro.pdf

jsme.pdf

jsme.pdf

  • Improving the Usability of E-Commerce Applications using Business Processes

  • Ying Zou, Qi Zhang, Xulin Zhao
    IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Computer Society, 33(12) December 2007, pp. 837-855.
jou-ieee-2007.pdf

  • Adapting the User Interface of Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) for Novice Users

  • Ying Zou, Michael Lerner, Alex Leung, Scott Morisson, Matt Wringe
    Journal of Object Technology, September/October 2008.
jot_zou.pdf.pdf

  • Migrating and Specifying Services for Web Integration

  • Ying Zou, Kostas Kontogiannis
    In Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS vol. 1999, Springer-Verlag, 2001, pp. 244-260. 
lncs-2001.pdf

Refereed Book and Book Chapter Publications


  • A Framework for Composing Personalized Web Resources

  • Bipin Upadhyaya, Hua Xiao, Ying Zou, Joanna Ng, and Alex Lau
    In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Springer-Verlag 2013 (to appear). 
bookchapterv2.pdf

  • An Approach for Service Discovery and Recommendation using Contexts

  • Hua Xiao, Ying Zou
    Handbook on Web Services, Springer-Verlag (to appear) 2013  
hws-2013.pdf

  • A Framework for Automatically Supporting End-Users in Service Composition

  • Hua Xiao, Ying Zou, Ran Tang, Joanna Ng, Leho Nigul
    In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Volume 6400, pp 115-136, Springer-Verlag, 2010  
lncs-2010.pdf

  • Re-engineering Legacy Systems to Web-enabled Environments

  • Ying Zou, Kostas Kontogiannis
    In book Managing Corporate Information Systems Evolution and Maintenance, Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, July 2004, pp. 138-146. 
book-managing-2004.pdf

Refereed Conference and Workshop Publications


icsoc2014.pdf

icwe2014-david.pdf

  • An Exploratory Study on the Relation between User Interface Complexity and the Perceived Quality of Android Applications

  • Seyyed Ehsan Salamati Taba, Iman Keivanloo, Ying Zou, Joanna Ng, and Tinny Ng
    Proc. the 14th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE 2014) , Late Breaking Results Track, 1-4th of July, 2014, Toulouse, France. Springer. Acceptance Rate = 33%
files/icwe2014-ehsan.pdf

icws_wang2014.pdf

icws-bipin2014.pdf

msr2014.pdf

icse2014.pdf

  • An Empirical Study on the Fault-Proneness of Clone Migration in Clone Genealogies

  • Shuai Xie, Foutse Khomh, Ying Zou, and Iman Keivanloo
    Proc. IEEE CSMR-18/WCRE-21 2014 Software Evolution Week , 3-6 February 2014 - Antwerp, Belgium. IEEE . Acceptance Rate = 27/87(31%)
csmr2014.pdf

icsoc2013-bipin.pdf

cascon2013-lionel.pdf

icsm2013-feng.pdf

icsm2013-ehsan.pdf

pwt2013.pdf

  • Improving Bug Localization Using Correlations in Crash Reports

  • Shaohua Wang, Foutse Khomh, Ying Zou
    Proc. the 10th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR), May 18-19, 2013. San Francisco, California, USA. IEEE Computer Society Press. Acceptance Rate = 38%. Invited to a special issue of the Journal of Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE)
msr2013-david.pdf

  • Towards Cloud-Based Analytics-as-a-Service (CLAaaS) for Big Data Analytics in the Cloud

  • Farhana H. Zulkernine, Patrick Martin, Ying Zou, Michael Bauer, Femida Gwadry-Sridhar, Ashraf Aboulnaga
    Proc. 2nd International Congress on Big Data , June 27 - July 2, 2013 - Santa Clara, CA, USA. IEEE.
bigdata2013.pdf

msr2013-shuai.pdf

soca2012-es.pdf

soca2012-c.pdf

middleware-2012.pdf

  • An Empirical Study of the Effect of File Editing Patterns on Software Quality

  • Feng Zhang, Foutse Khomh, Ying Zou, and Ahmed E. Hassan
    Proc. the 19th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) , October 15-18, 2012, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. IEEE Computer Society Press. Acceptance Rate = 32%. Invited to a special issue of the Wiley Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (JSEP)
wcre2012-fep.pdf

wcre2012-bft.pdf

  • Inferring Repository File Structure Modifications Using Nearest-Neighbor Clone Detection

  • Thierry Lavoie, Foutse Khomh, Ettore Merlo, Ying Zou
    Proc. the 19th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) , October 15-18, 2012, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. IEEE Computer Society Press. Acceptance Rate = 32%
wcre2012-fs.pdf

icsm2012-kobe.pdf

icsm2012-tj.pdf

  • An Empirical Study of Build System Migrations in Practice: Case Studies on KDE and the Linux Kernel

  • Roman Suvorov, Bram Adams, Mei Nagappan, Ahmed E. Hassan, and Ying Zou
    Proc. the 28th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM) , Early Research Achievements Track, September 23-30, 2012, Riva del Garda, Italy. IEEE Computer Society Press. Acceptance Rate = 25%
icsm2012-rm.pdf

  • Do Faster Releases Improve Software Quality? An Empirical Case Study of Mozilla Firefox

  • Foutse Khomh, Tejinder Dhaliwal, Ying Zou, and Bram Adams
    Proc. the 9th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR) , June 2 - 3, 2012, Zurich, Switzerland. IEEE Computer Society Press. Acceptance Rate = 28%. Invited to a special issue of the Journal of Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE)
msr2012-foutse.pdf

  • An Entropy Evaluation Approach for Triaging Field Crashes: A Case Study of Mozilla Firefox

  • Foutse Khomh, Brian Chan, Ying Zou, and Ahmed Hassan
    Proc. the 18th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) , October 17 - 20, 2011, Lero, Limerick, Ireland. IEEE Computer Society Press. Acceptance Rate = 26%
wcre2011-foutse.pdf

,escoa2011.pdf

wse2011-bipin.pdf

wse2011-shane.pdf

icsm2011-foutse.pdf

icsm2011-tejinder.pdf

  • Late Propagation in Software Clones

  • Liliane Barbour, Foutse Khomh, Ying Zou
    Proc. the 27th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM) , September 25 - 30, 2011, Williamsburg, VA, USA. IEEE Computer Society Press. Acceptance Rate = 28%. Invited to a special issue of the Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution, Research and Practice (JSME)
icsm2011-lili.pdf

icsm2011-lili.pdf

promise2011.pdf

  • An Automatic Approach for Extracting Process Knowledge from the Web

  • Hua Xiao, Bipin Upadhyaya, Foutse Khomh, Ying Zou, Joanna Ng, Alex Lau
    Proc. The IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) , New Application and Experience Track, July 4-9, 2011, Washington DC, USA. IEEE Computer Society Press. Acceptance Rate = 11%
icws2010.pdf

qsic-2011.pdf

soca-2010.pdf

wcre-jimple-2010.pdf

wcre-defect-2010.pdf

wse-2010.pdf

icws-2010-xiao.pdf

icws-2010-ran.pdf

icpc-2010-barbour.pdf

icpc-2010-chan.pdf

qsic-2010-foo.pdf

qsic-2010-zhao.pdf

kcsd-2009.pdf

sitcon-2009.pdf

soca-2009.pdf

issre-2009.pdf

wcre-ran-2009.pdf

wcre-nic-2009.pdf

icsm-2009.pdf

icse-demo-2008.pdf

icse-demo-2008.pdf

icse-demo-2008.pdf

  • A Framework for Verifying SLA Compliance in Composed Services

  • Hua Xiao, Brian Chan, Ying Zou, Jay W Benayon, Bill O' Farrell, Elena Litani, Jen Hawkins
    Proc. International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2008), Applications and Industry Tack, Beijing, China, 23-26 September 2008. Acceptance Rate = 18% for Applications and Indstry Track
icse-demo-2008.pdf

  • A Busisness Process Explorer: Recovering and Visualizing E-Commerce Business Processes

  • Jin Guo, King Chun Foo, Liliane Barbour, Ying Zou
    Proc. 30th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2008), Formal Research Demonstration Track, Leipzig, Germany, 10-18 May 2008. Acceptance Rate = 20% (18/88) for Research Demonstration Track
icse-demo-2008.pdf

pcodai-2007.pdf

mddaui-2007.pdf

models-2007.pdf

  • Recovering Workflows from Multi Tiered E-commerce Systems

  • Maokeng Hung, Ying Zou
    To appear Proc. International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC), June 2007. Acceptance Rate (AR)=33%. 
icpc-2007.pdf

  • Supporting Change Impact Analysis for Service Oriented Business Applications

  • Hua Xiao, Jin Guo and Ying Zou
    To appear Proc. International Conference on Software Engineering Workshop on Systems Development in SOA Environments, Minneapolis, USA, May 2007. 
sdsoa-2007.pdf

  • Reengineering User Interfaces of E-Commerce Applications Using Business Processes

  • Qi Zhang, Rongchao Chen, Ying Zou
    Proc. International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM), Philadelphia, USA, September 2006, pp. 428-437. AR = 30%.
    One of the best papers among 149 submissions, invited to submit to IEEE Transaction on Software Engineering. 
icsm-2006.pdf

  • Developing an Adaptive User Interface in Eclipse

  • Alex Leung, Scott Morisson, Matt Wringe, Ying Zou
    Proc. the Eclipse Technology eXchange Workshop at European Conference on Object Oriented Programming, Nantes, France, July 2006. (7 pages). 
eclipse-2006.pdf

  • An Approach for Extracting Business Processes from E-Commerce Application

  • Ying Zou, Maokeng Hung
    Proc. International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC), 2006, pp. 127-136. AR=35%. 
icpc-2006.pdf

  • A Framework for Automatic Generation of Evolvable E-Commerce Workplaces Using Business Processes

  • Ying Zou, Qi Zhang
    Proc. the 28th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), May 2006, pp. 799-802. AR = 22.5%. 
icse-demo-2006.pdf

  • RETR: Reverse Engineering To Requirements

  • Yijun Yu, John Mylopoulos, Yiqiao Wang, Sotirios Liaskos, Alexei Lapouchnian, Ying Zou, Marin Litiou, and Julio C.S.P. Leite
    Proc. Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, November 2005, pp. 234. 
wcre-2005.pdf

  • Automated Workplace Design and Reconfiguration for Evolving Business Processes

  • Qi Zhang, Ying Zou, Tack Tong, Ross McKegney, and Jen Hawkins
    Proc. Annul International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (CASCON), Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, October 17-20, 2005, pp. 320-333. AR= 28%. 
cascon-2005.pdf

  • Quality Driven Software Migration of Procedural Code to Object-Oriented Design

  • Ying Zou
    Proc. the 21st International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM), Budapest, Hungary, September 25-30, 2005, pp. 709-713. 
icsm-zou-2005.pdf

  • Using Self-Reconfigurable Workplaces to Automate the Maintenance of Evolving Business Applications

  • Qi Zhang, Ying Zou
    Proc. the 21st International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM), Budapest, Hungary, September 25-30, 2005, pp. 219-229. AR=31%. 
icsm-zhang-2005.pdf

  • A Framework for Extracting Workflows from E-Commerce Systems

  • Maokeng Hung, Ying Zou
    Pre-Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Software Technology and Engineering Practice (STEP), September 24-25 2005, Budapest, Hungary, pp.43-46. 
step-hung-2005.pdf

  • Developing Navigational User Interfaces using Business Processes

  • Ying Zou, Qi Zhang, and Rongchao Chen
    Pre-Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Software Technology and Engineering Practice (STEP), September 24-25 2005, Budapest, Hungary, pp. 87-91. 
step-zhang-2005.pdf

  • Model Driven Business Process Recovery

  • Ying Zou, Terence Lau, Kostas Kontogiannis, Tack Tong, Ross McKegney
    Proc. the IEEE Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE), Delft, The Netherlands, November 2004, pp. 224-233. AR=36%. 
wcre-2004.pdf

  • Incremental Quality Driven Software Migration to Object Oriented Systems

  • Ying Zou
    Proc. the 21st International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM), USA, September 2004, pp. 136-146. AR=31%. 
icsm-zou-2004.pdf

  • Model Synchronization for Efficient Software Application Maintenance

  • Terence Lau, Tack Tong, Ross McKegney, Kostas Kontogiannis, Igor Ivkovic, Philip Liew, Ying Zou, Qi Zhang, Maokeng Hung
    ICSM, USA, September 2004, pp. 499. 
icsm-lau-2004.pdf

  • Adoption-Centric Software Evolution

  • Ying Zou, Kostas Kontogiannis
    Proc. IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering Workshop on Adoption-Centric Software Engineering, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, May 25, 2004, pp. 3-6. 
conf-ieee-zou-1-2004.pdf

  • Incorporating Quality Requirements in Software Migration Process

  • Ying Zou
    Proc. IEEE Workshop on Software Technology and Engineering Practice, 2004, pp. 175-185. 
step-2004.pdf

  • Incremental Transformation of Procedural Systems to Object Oriented Platforms

  • Ying Zou, Kostas Kontogiannis
    Proc. IEEE 27th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), Dallas, Texas, USA, November 3-6, 2003, pp. 290-295. 
compsac-2003.pdf

  • Incorporating Quality Requirements in Software Migration

  • Ying Zou
    Proc. IEEE International Workshop on Software Technology and Engineering Practice (STEP) – Workshop on Software Analysis and Maintenance: Practices, Tools, Interoperability (SAM), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, September 2003. 
step-2003.pdf

  • Challenges in Integrating Web Services

  • Ying Zou
    In the IEEE Software Technology and Engineering Practice (STEP) – Workshop on Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2003. 
step-2003.pdf

  • Quality Driven Transformation Framework for Object Oriented Migration

  • Ying Zou, Kostas Kontogiannis
    Proc. the 2nd ASERC Workshop on Software Architecture, Banff, Alberta, Canada, February 18-19, 2003 (6 pages). 
aserc-2003.pdf

  • Quality Driven Transformation Compositions for Object Oriented Migration

  • Ying Zou, Kostas Kontogiannis
    Proc. IEEE Asia Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, December 2002, pp. 346-355. AR=45%. 
apsec-2002.pdf

  • Migration to Object Oriented Platforms: A State Transformation Approach

  • Ying Zou, Kostas Kontogiannis
    Proc. IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 2002, pp.530-539. AR=48%. 
icsm-2002.pdf

  • A Framework for Migrating Procedural Code to Object-Oriented Platforms

  • Ying Zou, Kostas Kontogiannis
    Proc. IEEE Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC), Macau SAR, China, December 2001, pp. 408-418. AR=30%. 
apsec-2001.pdf

  • Towards A Portable XML-based Source Code Representation

  • Ying Zou, Kostas Kontogiannis
    Proc. International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2001 Workshops of XML Technologies and Software Engineering (XSE), Toronto, Canada, May 2001 (4 pages). 
xse-2001.pdf

  • Towards A Web-Centric Legacy System Migration

  • Ying Zou, Kostas Kontogiannis
    Proc. International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2001, 3rd International Workshop on Net-Centric Computing (NCC): Migrating to the Web, Toronto, Canada, May 2001 (4 pages). 
ncc-2001.pdf

  • Migration and Web-Based Integration of Legacy Services

  • Ying Zou, Kostas Kontogiannis
    Proc. CASCON, Toronto, Canada, November 2000, pp. 262-277. 
cascon-2000.pdf

  • Migrating and Specifying Services for Web Integration

  • Ying Zou, Kostas Kontogiannis
    Proc. 2nd International Workshop on Engineering Distributed Objects (EDO), Davis, California, USA, November 2000, pp. 253-270. 
edo-2000.pdf

  • Localizing and Using Services in Web-Enabled Environments

  • Ying Zou, Kostas Kontogiannis
    Proc. International Workshop on Web Site Evolution (WSE), Zurich, Switzerland, March 2000 (4 pages). 
wse-2000.pdf

  • Migration of Procedural Systems to Network-Centric Platforms

  • Prashant Patil, Ying Zou, Kostas Kontogiannis and John Mylopoulos
    Proc. CASCON, Toronto, Canada, November 1999, pp. 68-82. 
cascon-1999.pdf

  • Enabling Technologies for Web-Based Legacy System Integration

  • Ying Zou, Kostas Kontogiannis
    Proc. International Workshop on Web Site Evolution (WSE), Atlanta, USA, October 1999 (4 pages). 
wse-1999.pdf

Edited Volumes


  • Editors, Proc. International Workshops on Software Technology and Engineering Practices (STEP 2005)

  • Kostas Kontogiannis, Ying Zou, M. Di Penta
    IEEE Computer Society, 2006. 
vol-ieee-2006.pdf

  • Editors, Pre-Proc. of STEP 2005, Budapest, Hungary, Queen’s University, 2005.

  • Ying Zou, M. Di Penta
preproc-step-2005.pdf

  • Editors, Proc. International Workshop on Software Evolution Transformations (SET)

  • Ying Zou, Jim Cordy
    Queen’s University, Nov. 2004. 
set-2004.pdf

Patents


  • A Method for Generating Data Operations from Business Processes

  • Ying Zou, Qi Zhang, Tack Tong, Ross McKegney, Jen Hawkins
    No. CA920060036US1 (US Patent), Filed by IBM Canada in Oct. 2006. 
pat-ibm-2006.pdf

  • Dynamically Configurating a Role-based Collaborative Space

  • Ying Zou, Qi Zhang, Tack Tong, Ross McKegney, and Mark William Hubbard
    No. CA820050008US1 US Patent), Filed by IBM Canada in June 2005. 
pat-ibm-2005.pdf

Non-Refereed Publications


  • Workflow Extraction

  • Maokeng Hung, Justin Everett, Ying Zou
    Poster and Tool Demonstration, IBM CASCON, Oct. 2006 
nonref-cascon-hung-2006

  • Quality-based refactoring: automated quality improvement for software development

  • Jeffery Beiko, Ying Zou
    Poster and Tool Demonstration, IBM CASCON, Oct. 2006 
nonref-cascon-beiko-2006.pdf

  • Workflow Enabled Workplace: Generating User Interfaces using Workflows in E-Commerce

  • Xulin Zhao, Qi Zhang, Ying Zou, Jen Hawkins, Bhadri Madapusi, Tack Tong
    Poster and Tool Demonstration, IBM Centers for Advanced Studies Conference, Oct. 2006. 
nonref-cascon-zhao-2006.pdf

  • Workflow Extraction from Information Systems

  • Maokeng Hung, Ying Zou, Tack Tong, Ross Mckegney
    to appear in Poster and Tool Demonstration, IBM CASCON, Markham, Ontario, October 2005. 
nonref-cascon-hung-2005.pdf

  • Workflow-based Workplaces: Generating Workplaces using Workflows in E-Commerce

  • Qi Zhang, Rongchao Chen, Ying Zou, Jen Hawkins, Bhadri Madapusi, Tack Tong, Ross McKegney
    Poster and Tool Demonstration, IBM CASCON, Markham, Ontario, October 2005. 
nonref-cascon-zhang-2005.pdf

  • Workflow Enabling Workplace

  • Qi Zhang, Ying Zou
    Poster and Tool Demonstration, IBM CASCON, Markham, Ontario, October 2004. 
nonref-cascon-zhang-2004.pdf

  • Model Driven Business Process Recovery

  • Maokeng Hung, Ying Zou
    Poster and Tool Demonstration, IBM CASCON, Markham, Ontario, October 2004. 
nonref-cascon-hung-2004.pdf

  • Model Synchronization for Efficient Software Application Maintenance

  • Tack Tong, Ross McKegney, Terence Lau, Kostas Kontogiannis, Igor Ivkovic, Philip Liew, Ying Zou, Qi Zhang, Maokeng Hung
    Working Session of International Workshop on Program Comprehension, Bari, Italy, June 24-16, 2004. (2 pages) 
nonref-workingsession-2004.pdf

  • Quality Driven Software Migration Framework

  • Ying Zou, Kostas Kontogiannis
    IBM CASCON, Toronto, Canada, October 2002. 
nonref-cascon-2002.pdf

  • Software Evolution Tools from Procedural to Object-Oriented Platforms

  • Ying Zou, Kostas Kontogiannis
    IBM CASCON, Toronto, Canada, November 2001. 
nonref-cascon-2001.pdf

  • Re-engineering Legacy Systems into Network-Centric Environments

  • Ying Zou, Kostas Kontogiannis
    Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS) Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada, May 2001. 
nonref-iris-2001.pdf

  • Migrating Legacy Components into Web-enabled Environment

  • Ying Zou, Kostas Kontogiannis
    IBM CASCON, Toronto, Canada, November 2000. 
nonref-cascon-2000.pdf

  • A Distributed Service Integration Environment

  • Ying Zou, Kostas Kontogiannis
    Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS) Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 2000. 
nonref-iris-2000.pdf