Racer paper wins SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award

Eric | July 23, 2008

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Klaus and I are happy to announce that our paper on Racer, a dynamic race detection approach to Java, has just won an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at this year’s ISSTA conference. Thanks! (clap)

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Off to Seattle

Eric | July 17, 2008

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I’ll be off to Seattle for the next week, presenting at Microsoft and attending ISSTA to present my paper on Racer. From what I’ve heard, Seattle is supposed to be quite beautiful, especially around this time of the year. I’ll tell you next week, so stay tuned ;-)

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Racer: Effective Race Detection Using AspectJ

Eric | May 7, 2008

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I am happy to announce the availability of my latest publication (joint work with Klaus Havelund, to appear at ISSTA 2008). This time it’s about how to detect data races in multi-threaded Java programs using three novel pointcuts that we implemented as a language extension to AspectJ, and using a novel algorithm called Racer that makes use of these pointcuts. We applied our implementation to the NASA K9 Rover Excecutive and found 70 data races, only one of which was known to NASA developers, although extensive studies had been performed on the code, using all sorts of error detection tools, at a time where 68 of these races were already present!

Download the paper here, our extended Technical Report here, or continue reading here.

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