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Eighth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt Collection

October 2016 Presentation

This collection includes presentations from the Eighth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt, where participants explored how to quantify principal and interest.


Software Engineering Institute


Technical debt is a metaphor that software developers and managers increasingly use to communicate key tradeoffs related to release and quality issues. The Managing Technical Debt workshop series has, since 2010, brought together practitioners and researchers to discuss and define issues related to technical debt and how they can be studied. Our goal for this eighth workshop on Managing Technical Debt is to bring together leading software maintenance researchers and practitioners for the purpose of exploring theoretical and practical techniques that quantify principal and interest.

The workshop summary was published as Technical Debt: A Research Roadmap Report on the Eighth Workshop on Managing Technical Debt (MTD 2016), ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes, Volume 42, Issue 1, January 2017, pages 28-31.

The proceedings are available at IEEE Xplore.

Sessions and presentations included:

  • Welcome to the Eighth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt, Clemente Izurieta, Ipek Ozkaya, and Will Snipes
  • 50 Years of Technical Debt with Rising Interest Rates, Firas Glaiel and Terri Potts
  • Adjusting the Balance Sheet by Appending Technical Debt, Shirin Akbarinasaji and Ayse Bener
  • Database Design Debts Through Examining Schema Evolution, Mashel Albarak and Rami Bahsoon
  • How "Specification by Example" and Test-Driven Development Help to Avoid Technical Debt, Wolfgang Trumler and Frances Paulisch
  • Practical Technical Debt Discovery by Matching Patterns in Assessment Graphs, Andriy Shapochka and Borys Omelayenko
  • Technical Debt Indexes Provided by Tools: A Preliminary Discussion, Francesca Arcelli Fontana, Riccardo Roveda, and Marco Zanoni
  • The Perception of Technical Debt in the Embedded Systems Domain: An Industrial Case Study, Areti Ampatzoglou, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, Paris Avgeriou, Pekka Abrahamsson, Antonio Martini, Uwe Zdun, and Kari Systa
  • Toward Assessing the Technical Debt of Undesired Software Behaviors in Design Patterns, Derek Reimanis and Clemente Izurieta