Recommending mentors to software project newcomers

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Abstract

Open Source Software projects success depends on the continuous influx of newcomers and their contributions. Newcomers play an important role as they are the potential future developers, but they face difficulties and obstacles when initiating their interaction with a project, resulting in a high amount of withdrawals. This paper presents a recommendation system aiming to support newcomers finding the most appropriate project member to mentor them in a technical task. The proposed system uses temporal and social aspects of developer's behavior, in addition to recent contextual information to recommend the most suitable mentor at the moment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 3rd International Workshop on Recommendation Systems for Software Engineering, RSSE 2012 - Proceedings
Pages63-67
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 3rd International Workshop on Recommendation Systems for Software Engineering, RSSE 2012 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 4 2012Jun 4 2012

Publication series

Name2012 3rd International Workshop on Recommendation Systems for Software Engineering, RSSE 2012 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2012 3rd International Workshop on Recommendation Systems for Software Engineering, RSSE 2012
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period6/4/126/4/12

Keywords

  • mentor recommendation
  • newcomers
  • open source software
  • recommendation system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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