Zhenyu Chen@iSE


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陈振宇

Zhenyu Chen Ph.D.

Full Professor

Software Institute, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China

Email: zychen@nju.edu.cn

Research Interests


    Collective Intelligence, Deep Learning Testing and Optimization, Big Data Quality, Mobile Application Testing

Professional Services


  1. Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Reliability
  2. Contest co-Chair in China at QRS 2018, ICST 2019, ISSTA 2019
  3. Industrial Track Co-Chair of SANER 2019, PC member of ISSRE 2018.

Selected Publications


  1. He Jiang, Xin Chen, Tieke He, Zhenyu Chen, Xiaochen Li: Fuzzy Clustering of Crowdsourced Test Reports for Apps. ACM Trans. Internet Techn. 18(2): 18:1-18:28 (2018)
  2. Yang Feng, James A. Jones, Zhenyu Chen, Chunrong Fang: An Empirical Study on Software Failure Classification with Multi-label and Problem-Transformation Techniques. ICST 2018: 320-330
  3. Xin Chen, He Jiang, Xiaochen Li, Tieke He, Zhenyu Chen: Automated quality assessment for crowdsourced test reports of mobile applications. SANER 2018: 368-379
  4. Zhiyi Zhang, Zhenyu Chen, Ruizhi Gao, W. Eric Wong, Baowen Xu: An empirical study on constraint optimization techniques for test generation. SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences 60(1): 12105 (2017)
  5. Ruizhi Gao, W. Eric Wong, Zhenyu Chen, Yabin Wang: Effective software fault localization using predicted execution results. Software Quality Journal 25(1): 131-169 (2017)
  6. Enyi Tang, Xiangyu Zhang, Norbert Th. Müller, Zhenyu Chen, Xuandong Li: Software Numerical Instability Detection and Diagnosis by Combining Stochastic and Infinite-Precision Testing. IEEE Trans. Software Eng. 43(10): 975-994 (2017)
  7. Tieke He, Zhenyu Chen, Jia Liu, Xiaofang Zhou, Xingzhong Du, Weiqing Wang: An empirical study on user-topic rating based collaborative filtering methods. World Wide Web 20(4): 815-829 (2017)
  8. Siyuan Shen, Hao Lian, Tieke He, Zhenyu Chen: Clustering on the Stream of Crowdsourced Testing. WISA 2017: 317-322
  9. Yilin Yang, Xinhai Huang, Xuefei Hao, Zicong Liu, Zhenyu Chen: An Industrial Study of Natural Language Processing Based Test Case Prioritization. ICST 2017: 548-549
  10. Xiaoran Xu, Chunrong Fang, Qing Wu, Jia Liu, Zhenyu Chen: Testing as an Investment. CoRR abs/1708.00992 (2017)
  11. Yang Feng, Qin Liu, Mengyu Dou, Jia Liu, Zhenyu Chen: Mubug: a mobile service for rapid bug tracking. SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences 59(1): 1-5 (2016)
  12. Tieke He, Hongzhi Yin, Zhenyu Chen, Xiaofang Zhou, Shazia W. Sadiq, Bin Luo: A Spatial-Temporal Topic Model for the Semantic Annotation of POIs in LBSNs. ACM TIST 8(1): 12:1-12:24 (2016)
  13. Qingkai Shi, Zhenyu Chen, Chunrong Fang, Yang Feng, Baowen Xu: Measuring the Diversity of a Test Set With Distance Entropy. IEEE Trans. Reliability 65(1): 19-27 (2016)
  14. Zebao Gao, Zhenyu Chen, Yunxiao Zou, Atif M. Memon: SITAR: GUI Test Script Repair. IEEE Trans. Software Eng. 42(2): 170-186 (2016)
  15. Qingkai Shi, Jeff Huang, Zhenyu Chen, Baowen Xu: Verifying Synchronization for Atomicity Violation Fixing. IEEE Trans. Software Eng. 42(3): 280-296 (2016)
  16. Xin Zhang, Zhenyu Chen, Chunrong Fang, Zicong Liu: Guiding the crowds for Android testing. ICSE (Companion Volume) 2016: 752-753
  17. Xiaoyuan Xie, Zicong Liu, Shuo Song, Zhenyu Chen, Jifeng Xuan, Baowen Xu: Revisit of automatic debugging via human focus-tracking analysis. ICSE 2016: 808-819
  18. Yang Feng, James A. Jones, Zhenyu Chen, Chunrong Fang: Multi-objective test report prioritization using image understanding. ASE 2016: 202-213
  19. Ruijing Gao, Zhenyu Chen, Chunrong Fang, Tieke He, Peizhang Xie, Jungui Zhou: Automated Evaluation for Performance Test Scripts. QRS Companion 2016: 135-142
  20. Zhengjie Xu, Tieke He, Weiqiang Zhang, Yabin Wang, Jia Liu, Zhenyu Chen: Exploring the Influence of Time Factor in Bug Report Prioritization. SEKE 2016: 243-248
  21. Rui Yang, Zhenyu Chen, Zhiyi Zhang, Baowen Xu: EFSM-Based Test Case Generation: Sequence, Data, and Oracle. International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering 25(4): 633-668 (2015)
  22. T. H. Tse, Arnaud Gotlieb, Zhenyu Chen: Focus section on quality software. Softw., Pract. Exper. 45(7): 873-874 (2015)
  23. Yibiao Yang, Yuming Zhou, Hongmin Lu, Lin Chen, Zhenyu Chen, Baowen Xu, Hareton K. N. Leung, Zhenyu Zhang: Are Slice-Based Cohesion Metrics Actually Useful in Effort-Aware Post-Release Fault-Proneness Prediction? An Empirical Study. IEEE Trans. Software Eng. 41(4): 331-357 (2015)
  24. Mengyu Dou, Tieke He, Hongzhi Yin, Xiaofang Zhou, Zhenyu Chen, Bin Luo: Predicting Passengers in Public Transportation Using Smart Card Data. ADC 2015: 28-40
  25. Tieke He, Hongzhi Yin, Zhenyu Chen, Xiaofang Zhou, Bin Luo: Predicting Users' Purchasing Behaviors Using Their Browsing History. ADC 2015: 129-141
  26. Weiqin Zou, Xin Xia, Weiqiang Zhang, Zhenyu Chen, David Lo: An Empirical Study of Bug Fixing Rate. COMPSAC 2015: 254-263
  27. Yang Feng, Zhenyu Chen, James A. Jones, Chunrong Fang, Baowen Xu: Test report prioritization to assist crowdsourced testing. ESEC/SIGSOFT FSE 2015: 225-236
  28. Weiqiang Zhang, Liming Nie, He Jiang, Zhenyu Chen, Jia Liu: Developer social networks in software engineering: construction, analysis, and applications. SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences 57(12): 1-23 (2014)
  29. Weiran Yang, Zhenyu Chen, Zebao Gao, Yunxiao Zou, Xiaoran Xu: GUI testing assisted by human knowledge: Random vs. functional. Journal of Systems and Software 89: 76-86 (2014)
  30. Zhenyu Chen, Hira Agrawal: Special issue on Emerging Topics on Software Debugging. Journal of Systems and Software 90: 1-2 (2014)
  31. Yabin Wang, Ruizhi Gao, Zhenyu Chen, W. Eric Wong, Bin Luo: WAS: A weighted attribute-based strategy for cluster test selection. Journal of Systems and Software 98: 44-58 (2014)
  32. Chunrong Fang, Zhenyu Chen, Kun Wu, Zhihong Zhao: Similarity-based test case prioritization using ordered sequences of program entities. Software Quality Journal 22(2): 335-361 (2014)
  33. Xin Xia, Yang Feng, David Lo, Zhenyu Chen, Xinyu Wang: Towards more accurate multi-label software behavior learning. CSMR-WCRE 2014: 134-143
  34. Zhenyu Chen, Bin Luo: Quasi-crowdsourcing testing for educational projects. ICSE Companion 2014: 272-275
  35. Zicong Liu, Zhenyu Chen, Chunrong Fang, Qingkai Shi: Hybrid test data generation. ICSE Companion 2014: 630-631
  36. Yunxiao Zou, Zhenyu Chen, Yunhui Zheng, Xiangyu Zhang, Zebao Gao: Virtual DOM coverage for effective testing of dynamic web applications. ISSTA 2014: 60-70
  37. Zhenyu Chen, Atif M. Memon, Bin Luo: Combining research and education of software testing: a preliminary study. SAC 2014: 1179-1180
  38. Haoyu Yang, Chen Wang, Qingkai Shi, Yang Feng, Zhenyu Chen: Bug Inducing Analysis to Prevent Fault Prone Bug Fixes. SEKE 2014: 620-625
  39. Xiaoran Xu, Chunrong Fang, Qing Wu, Jia Liu, Zhenyu Chen: Testing as an Investment. SEKE 2014: 723-728
  40. Shuai Wei, Enyi Tang, Tianyu Liu, Norbert Th. Müller, Zhenyu Chen: Automatic Numerical Analysis Based on Infinite-Precision Arithmetic. SERE 2014: 216-224
  41. Yi Miao, Zhenyu Chen, Sihan Li, Zhihong Zhao, Yuming Zhou: A Clustering-Based Strategy to Identify Coincidental Correctness in Fault Localization. International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering 23(5): 721- (2013)
  42. Hong Zhu, Henry Muccini, Zhenyu Chen: 8th international workshop on automation of software test (AST 2013). ICSE 2013: 1507-1508
  43. Hong Zhu, Henry Muccini, Zhenyu Chen: Foreword. AST 2013: iii-iv
  44. Yanqin Huang, Junhua Wu, Yang Feng, Zhenyu Chen, Zhihong Zhao: An empirical study on clustering for isolating bugs in fault localization. ISSRE (Supplemental Proceedings) 2013: 138-143
  45. Wei Sun, Zebao Gao, Weiran Yang, Chunrong Fang, Zhenyu Chen: Multi-objective test case prioritization for GUI applications. SAC 2013: 1074-1079
  46. Yunxiao Zou, Chunrong Fang, Zhenyu Chen, Xiaofang Zhang, Zhihong Zhao: A Hybrid Coverage Criterion for DynamicWeb Testing (S). SEKE 2013: 210-213
  47. Tieke He, Xingzhong Du, Weiqing Wang, Zhenyu Chen, Jia Liu: Comparing Collaborative Filtering Methods Based on User-Topic Ratings. SEKE 2013: 312-317
  48. Xingzhong Du, Tieke He, Zhenyu Chen, Jia Liu, Chengfeng Hui: ABEY: an Incremental Personalized Method Based on Attribute Entropy for Recommender Systems (S). SEKE 2013: 318-321
  49. Zebao Gao, Zhenyu Chen, Yang Feng, Bin Luo: Mining Sequential Patterns of Predicates for Fault Localization and Understanding. SERE 2013: 109-118
  50. Hong Zhu, Henry Muccini, Zhenyu Chen: 8th International Workshop on Automation of Software Test, AST 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA, May 18-19, 2013. IEEE Computer Society 2013, ISBN 978-1-4673-6161-3
  51. Chunrong Fang, Zhenyu Chen, Baowen Xu: Comparing logic coverage criteria on test case prioritization. SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences 55(12): 2826-2840 (2012)
  52. Jiawei Yao, Jiajun Yao, Rui Yang, Zhenyu Chen: Product Recommendation Based on Search Keywords. WISA 2012: 67-70
  53. Jie Zhang, Rui Yang, Zhenyu Chen, Zhihong Zhao, Baowen Xu: Automated EFSM-based test case generation with scatter search. AST 2012: 76-82
  54. Kun Wu, Chunrong Fang, Zhenyu Chen, Zhihong Zhao: Test case prioritization incorporating ordered sequence of program elements. AST 2012: 124-130
  55. Yang Feng, Zhenyu Chen: Multi-label software behavior learning. ICSE 2012: 1305-1308
  56. Ziyuan Wang, Zhenyu Chen, Tsong Yueh Chen, Baowen Xu: Fault class prioritization in Boolean expressions. SAC 2012: 1191-1196
  57. Qi Qi, Zhenyu Chen, Jia Liu, Chengfeng Hui, Qing Wu: Using inferred tag ratings to improve user-based collaborative filtering. SAC 2012: 2008-2013
  58. Chengfeng Hui, Jia Liu, Zhenyu Chen, Xingzhong Du, Weiyun Ma: An Empirical Study on Recommendation Methods for Vertical B2C E-commerce. SEKE 2012: 139-142
  59. Yi Miao, Zhenyu Chen, Sihan Li, Zhihong Zhao, Yuming Zhou: Identifying Coincidental Correctness for Fault Localization by Clustering Test Cases. SEKE 2012: 267-272
  60. Rui Yang, Zhenyu Chen, Baowen Xu, Zhiyi Zhang, Wujie Zhou: A New Approach to Evaluate Path Feasibility and Coverage Ratio of EFSM Based on Multi-objective Optimization. SEKE 2012: 470-475
  61. Yabin Wang, Zhenyu Chen, Yang Feng, Bin Luo, Yijie Yang: Using Weighted Attributes to Improve Cluster Test Selection. SERE 2012: 138-146
  62. Zhenyu Chen, Yongwei Duan, Zhihong Zhao, Baowen Xu, Ju Qian: Using Program Slicing to Improve the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Cluster Test Selection. International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering 21(6): 759-777 (2011)
  63. Zhenyu Chen, Tsong Yueh Chen, Baowen Xu: A revisit of fault class hierarchies in general boolean specifications. ACM Trans. Softw. Eng. Methodol. 20(3): 13:1-13:11 (2011)
  64. Guoping Rong, He Zhang, Zhenyu Chen, Dong Shao: Delivering PSP course in tertiary education environment: Challenges and solution. CSEE&T 2011: 284-293
  65. Zhenyu Chen, Jinyu Zhang, Bin Luo: Teaching software testing methods based on diversity principles. CSEE&T 2011: 391-395
  66. Zhiyi Zhang, Dongjiang You, Zhenyu Chen, Yuming Zhou, Baowen Xu: Mutation Selection: Some Could be Better than All. EAST 2011: 10-17
  67. Xinyang Ge, Jia Liu, Qi Qi, Zhenyu Chen: A new prediction approach based on linear regression for collaborative filtering. FSKD 2011: 2586-2590
  68. Rui Yang, Zhenyu Chen, Baowen Xu, W. Eric Wong, Jie Zhang: Improve the Effectiveness of Test Case Generation on EFSM via Automatic Path Feasibility Analysis. HASE 2011: 17-24
  69. Songyu Chen, Zhenyu Chen, Zhihong Zhao, Baowen Xu, Yang Feng: Using semi-supervised clustering to improve regression test selection techniques. ICST 2011: 1-10
  70. Dongjiang You, Zhenyu Chen, Baowen Xu, Bin Luo, Chen Zhang: An empirical study on the effectiveness of time-aware test case prioritization techniques. SAC 2011: 1451-1456
  71. Shali Yan, Zhenyu Chen, Zhihong Zhao, Chen Zhang, Yuming Zhou: A Dynamic Test Cluster Sampling Strategy by Leveraging Execution Spectra Information. ICST 2010: 147-154
  72. Sihan Li, Naiwen Bian, Zhenyu Chen, Dongjiang You, Yuchen He: A Simulation Study on Some Search Algorithms for Regression Test Case Prioritization. QSIC 2010: 72-81
  73. Chen Zhang, Zhenyu Chen, Zhihong Zhao, Shali Yan, Jinyu Zhang, Baowen Xu: An Improved Regression Test Selection Technique by Clustering Execution Profiles. QSIC 2010: 171-179
  74. Yongwei Duan, Zhenyu Chen, Zhihong Zhao, Ju Qian, Zhongjun Yang: Improving Cluster Selection Techniques of Regression Testing by Slice Filtering. SEKE 2010: 253-258
  75. Ziyuan Wang, Baowen Xu, Lin Chen, Zhenyu Chen: Cost-Effective Combinatorial Test Case Prioritization for Varying Combination Weights. SEKE 2010: 273-278
  76. Changbin Ji, Zhenyu Chen, Baowen Xu, Ziyuan Wang: A New Mutation Analysis Method for Testing Java Exception Handling. COMPSAC (2) 2009: 556-561
  77. Changbin Ji, Zhenyu Chen, Baowen Xu, Zhihong Zhao: A Novel Method of Mutation Clustering Based on Domain Analysis. SEKE 2009: 422-425
  78. Xiaofang Zhang, Baowen Xu, Zhenyu Chen, Changhai Nie, Leifang Li: An Empirical Evaluation of Test Suite Reduction for Boolean Specification-Based Testing (Short Paper). QSIC 2008: 270-275
  79. Zhenyu Chen, Baowen Xu, Xiaofang Zhang, Changhai Nie: A novel approach for test suite reduction based on requirement relation contraction. SAC 2008: 390-394
  80. Zhenyu Chen, Baowen Xu, Changhai Nie: A detectability analysis of fault classes for Boolean specifications. SAC 2008: 826-830
  81. Zhenyu Chen, Xiaofang Zhang, Baowen Xu: A Degraded ILP Approach for Test Suite Reduction. SEKE 2008: 494-499
  82. Zhenyu Chen, Baowen Xu, Changhai Nie: Comparing Fault-based Testing Strategies of General Boolean Specifications. COMPSAC (1) 2007: 621-622
  83. Zhenyu Chen, Zhihong Tao, Baowen Xu, Lifu Wang: Implication-Based Approximating Bounded Model Checking. FSEN 2007: 350-363
  84. Conghua Zhou, Zhenyu Chen, Zhihong Tao: QBF-Based Symbolic Model Checking for Knowledge and Time. TAMC 2007: 386-397
  85. Zhenyu Chen, Decheng Ding: Variable Minimal Unsatisfiability. TAMC 2006: 262-273
  86. Zhenyu Chen, Conghua Zhou, Decheng Ding: Automatic abstraction refinement for Petri nets verification. HLDVT 2005: 168-174