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Decan Alexandre

Université de Mons - UMONS > Faculté des Sciences > Service de Génie Logiciel

Université de Mons - UMONS > Faculté des Sciences > Service des Systèmes d'information

Université de Mons - UMONS > Faculté des Sciences > Ecologie numérique

Université de Mons - UMONS > Faculté des Sciences > Réseaux et Télécommunications

Université de Mons - UMONS > Faculté des Sciences > Systèmes d'information

ORCID
0000-0002-5824-5823
Main Referenced Co-authors
MENS, Tom  (60)
Golzadeh, Mehdi  (17)
Constantinou, Eleni  (10)
WIJSEN, Jef  (8)
Legay, Damien  (7)
Main Referenced Keywords
software evolution (13); software ecosystem (9); open source software (7); software repository mining (7); workflow automation (5);
Main Referenced Unit & Research Centers
CREMMI - Modélisation mathématique et informatique (7)
Main Referenced Disciplines
Computer science (62)
Electrical & electronics engineering (44)
Library & information sciences (2)

Publications (total 73)

The most downloaded
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Decan, A., Mens, T., Rostami Mazrae, P., & Golzadeh, M. (2022). On the Use of GitHub Actions in Software Development Repositories. In Proceedings of 38th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME). IEEE. https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12907/43043

The most cited

139 citations (Scopus®)

Decan, A., Mens, T., & Constantinou, E. (2018). On the impact of security vulnerabilities in the npm package dependency network [Paper presentation]. IEEE Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories, Gothenburg, Sweden. doi:10.1145/3196398.3196401 https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12907/29746

Chidambaram, N., Mens, T., & Decan, A. (2024). RABBIT: A tool for identifying bot accounts based on their recent GitHub event history. In 21st International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (pp. 5). Lisbon, Portugal: ACM.
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Rostami mazrae, P., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (2024). gawd: A Differencing Tool for GitHub Actions Workflows. In gawd: A Differencing Tool for GitHub Actions Workflows. ACM.
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Onsori delicheh, H., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (2024). Quantifying Security Issues in Reusable JavaScript Actions in GitHub Workflows. In 21st International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR '24). ACM.
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Cardoen, G., Mens, T., & Decan, A. (2024). A dataset of GitHub Actions workflow histories. In A dataset of GitHub Actions workflow histories. ACM.
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Onsori delicheh, H., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (12 September 2023). A Preliminary Study of GitHub Actions Dependencies. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 3483.
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Decan, A., Mens, T., & Onsori delicheh, H. (2023). On the outdatedness of workflows in the GitHub Actions ecosystem. Journal of Systems and Software, 111827. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2023.111827
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Rostami mazrae, P., Decan, A., Mens, T., & Wessel, M. (2023). A Preliminary Study of GitHub Actions Workflow Changes. CEUR Workshop Proceedings.
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Chidambaram, N., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (12 June 2023). Distinguishing Bots From Human Developers Based on Their GitHub Activity Types. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 3483, 31-39.
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Chidambaram, N., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (2023). A Dataset of Bot and Human Activities in GitHub. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2023). IEEE. doi:10.1109/MSR59073.2023.00070
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Rostami mazrae, P., Mens, T., Golzadeh, M., & Decan, A. (07 March 2023). On the usage, co-usage and migration of CI/CD tools: A qualitative analysis. Empirical Software Engineering, 28 (52). doi:10.1007/s10664-022-10285-5
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Wessel, M., Mens, T., Decan, A., & Rostami mazrae, P. (2023). The GitHub Development Workflow Automation Ecosystems. In T. Mens, C. De Roover, ... A. Cleve, Software Ecosystems: Tooling and Analytics. Berlin, Germany: Springer.
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Ramkisoen, P., Businge, J., Van Bradel, B., Decan, A., Demeyer, S., De Roover, C., & Khomh, F. (2022). PaReco: Patched Clones and Missed Patches among the Divergent Variants of a Software Family. In Proceedings of the 2022 ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2022). ACM.
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Decan, A., Mens, T., Rostami Mazrae, P., & Golzadeh, M. (2022). On the Use of GitHub Actions in Software Development Repositories. In Proceedings of 38th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME). IEEE.
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Zerouali, A., Mens, T., Decan, A., & De Roover, C. (30 May 2022). On the Impact of Security Vulnerabilities in the npm and RubyGems Dependency Networks. Empirical Software Engineering, 27 (107), 45. doi:10.1007/s10664-022-10154-1
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Golzadeh, M., Mens, T., Decan, A., Constantinou, E., & Chidambaram, N. (26 May 2022). Recognizing bot activity in collaborative software development. IEEE Software, 39 (5), 56-61. doi:10.1109/ms.2022.3178601
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Chidambaram, N., Decan, A., & Golzadeh, M. (2022). Leveraging Predictions From Multiple Repositories to Improve Bot Detection. In 4th Workshop on Bots in Software Engineering (BotSE), IEEE/ACM ICSEW 2022. IEEE. doi:10.1145/3528228.3528403
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Golzadeh, M., Decan, A., & Chidambaram, N. (2022). On the Accuracy of Bot Detection Techniques. In 4th Workshop on Bots in Software Engineering (BotSE), IEEE/ACM ICSEW 2022. ACM. doi:10.1145/3528228.3528406
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Golzadeh, M., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (2022). On the rise and fall of CI services in GitHub. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering (SANER). Honolulu, Unknown/unspecified: IEEE.
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Businge, J., Zerouali, A., Decan, A., Mens, T., Demeyer, S., & De Roover, C. (2022). Variant Forks - Motivations and Impediments. In 29th IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering (SANER). IEEE.
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Golzadeh, M., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (2022). On the rise and fall of CI services in GitHub. 29th IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering (SANER), Honolulu, Hawai, 2022.
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Golzadeh, M., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (08 December 2021). On the evolution of CI usage and GitHub Actions [Paper presentation]. BENEVOL - 20th Belgium-Netherlands Software Evolution Workshop, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.

Golzadeh, M., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (02 December 2021). A ground-truth dataset and classification model for detecting bots in GitHub issue and PR comments [Paper presentation]. Groupe de Travail Vélocité Logicielle, Paris, France.

Decan, A., Mens, T., Zerouali, A., & De Roover, C. (2021). Back to the Past - Analysing Backporting Practices in Package Dependency Networks. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. doi:10.1109/TSE.2021.3112204
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Businge, J., Decan, A., Zerouali, A., Mens, T., & Demeyer, S. (2021). An Empirical Investigation of Forks as Variants in the npm Package Distribution. In Proceedings of the 19th Belgium-Netherlands Software Evolution Workshop. CEUR-WS.org.
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Golzadeh, M., Decan, A., Constantinou, E., & Mens, T. (2021). Identifying bot activity in GitHub pull request and issue comments. In 2021 IEEE/ACM Third International Workshop on Bots in Software Engineering (BotSE). IEEE.
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Golzadeh, M., Decan, A., Legay, D., & Mens, T. (04 June 2021). A ground-truth dataset and classification model for detecting bots in GitHub issue and PR comments [Paper presentation]. 3rd Workshop on Bots in Software Engineering (BotSE), Madrid, Spain.

Legay, D., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (2021). A Quantitative Assessment of Package Freshness in Linux Distributions. In 2021 IEEE/ACM 4th International Workshop on Software Health in Projects, Ecosystems and Communities (SoHeal). IEEE.
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Decan, A., & Mens, T. (2021). Lost in Zero Space - An Empirical Comparison of 0.y.z Releases in Software Package Distributions. Science of Computer Programming. doi:10.1016/j.scico.2021.102656
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Golzadeh, M., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (2021). Evaluating a bot detection model on git commit messages. In Proceedings of the 19th Belgium-Netherlands Software Evolution Workshop. CEUR-WS.org.
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Golzadeh, M., Decan, A., Constantinou, E., & Mens, T. (2021). Identifying bot activity in GitHub pull request and issue comments. In Proceedings of 3rd Workshop on Bots in Software Engineering (BotSE). IEEE.
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Golzadeh, M., Decan, A., Legay, D., & Mens, T. (02 February 2021). A ground-truth dataset and classification model for detecting bots in GitHub issue and PR comments. Journal of Systems and Software, 175. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2021.110911
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Zerouali, A., Mens, T., Decan, A., Gonzalez-Barahona, J., & Robles, G. (2021). A multi-dimensional analysis of technical lag in Debian-based Docker images. Empirical Software Engineering. doi:10.1007/s10664-020-09908-6
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Legay, D., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (03 December 2020). A mixed-method approach to analysing package freshness in Linux distributions [Paper presentation]. Belgium-Netherlands Software Evolution Workshop (BENEVOL), Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Legay, D., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (2020). On Package Freshness in Linux Distributions [Paper presentation]. IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution, Adelaïde, Australia.

Decan, A., & Mens, T. (2020). Sismic - A Python library for statechart execution and testing. SoftwareX. doi:10.1016/j.softx.2020.100590
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Golzadeh, M., Legay, D., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (2020). Bot or not? Detecting bots in GitHub pull request activity based on comment similarity [Paper presentation]. BotSE20: ICSE Workshop on Bots in Software Engineering, Seoul, South Korea.

Legay, D., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (2020). On the usage of badges in open source packages in GitHub [Paper presentation]. Belgium-Netherlands Software Evolution Workshop, Bruxelles, Belgium.

Decan, A., Constantinou, E., Mens, T., & Rocha, H. (10 March 2020). GAP: Forecasting commit activity in git projects. Journal of Systems and Software, 165. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2020.110573
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Decan, A., & Mens, T. (2020). How Magic Is Zero? An Empirical Analysis of Initial Development Releases in Three Software Package Distributions [Paper presentation]. SoHeal 2020 : 3rd International Workshop on Software Health, Seoul, South Korea.

Decan, A., & Mens, T. (2020). GAP: Forecasting Commit Activity in git Projects: Replication Package. doi:10.5281/zenodo.3666047

Decan, A. (2020). GAP: A Python-based command-line tool for forecasting commit activity in git projects.

Legay, D., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (28 November 2019). Towards an Understanding of the Impact of Badges in GitHub Repositories [Paper presentation]. Belgium-Netherlands Software Evolution Workshop, Bruxelles, Belgium.

Golzadeh, M., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (2019). On the effect of discussions on pull request decisions [Paper presentation]. Belgium-Netherlands Software Evolution Workshop, Bruxelles, Belgium.

Legay, D., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (22 November 2019). Towards understanding the relation between badges and contributions in GitHub repositories [Paper presentation]. Grascomp Doctoral Day (GDD'19), UNamur, Belgium.

Golzadeh, M., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (22 November 2019). On the effect of discussions on pull request decisions [Paper presentation]. Grascomp Doctoral Day (GDD'19), UNamur, Belgium.

Decan, A., & Mens, T. (2019). What do package dependencies tell us about semantic versioning? IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. doi:10.1109/TSE.2019.2918315
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Legay, D., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (2019). On the impact of pull request decisions on future contributions [Paper presentation]. Belgium-Netherlands Software Evolution Workshop (BENEVOL), Delft, Netherlands.

Mens, T., Decan, A., & Spanoudakis, N. I. (04 April 2019). A method for testing and validating executable statechart models. Software and Systems Modeling, 18 (2), 837-863. doi:10.1007/s10270-018-0676-3
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Zerouali, A., Mens, T., Gonzalez-Barahona, J., Decan, A., Constantinou, E., & Robles, G. (2019). A formal framework for measuring technical lag in component repositories -- and its application to npm. Journal of Software: Evolution and Process. doi:10.1002/smr.2157
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Decan, A., Mens, T., & Grosjean, P. (01 February 2019). An empirical comparison of dependency network evolution in seven software packaging ecosystems. Empirical Software Engineering, 24 (1), 381-416. doi:10.1007/s10664-017-9589-y
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Constantinou, E., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (10 December 2018). Breaking the borders: an investigation of cross-ecosystem software packages [Paper presentation]. BENEVOL 2018, Delft, Netherlands.

Constantinou, E., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (2018). Breaking the Borders: An Investigation of Cross-Ecosystem Software Packages [Paper presentation]. Belgium-Netherlands Software Evolution Workshop (BENEVOL), Delft, Netherlands.

Decan, A., Mens, T., & Constantinou, E. (2018). On the evolution of technical lag in the npm package dependency network [Paper presentation]. IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution, Madrid, Spain.

Decan, A., Constantinou, E., & Mens, T. (04 July 2018). On the impact of security vulnerabilities in the npm package dependency network [Paper presentation]. Seminar on Advanced Tools and Techniques for Software Evolution (SATTOSE 2018), Athens, Greece.

Decan, A., Mens, T., & Constantinou, E. (2018). On the impact of security vulnerabilities in the npm package dependency network [Paper presentation]. IEEE Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories, Gothenburg, Sweden. doi:10.1145/3196398.3196401

Mens, T., & Decan, A. (07 June 2017). Towards Laws of Software Ecosystem Evolution: An Empirical Comparison of Seven Package Dependency Networks [Paper presentation]. Seminar on Advanced Tools and Techniques for Software Evolution (SATTOSE 2017), Madrid, Spain.

Claes, M., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (2017). Intercomponent dependency issues in software ecosystems. In Software Technology: 10 Years of Innovation in IEEE Computer. Wiley.

Meurice, L., Goeminne, M., Mens, T., Nagy, C., Decan, A., & Cleve, A. (2017). Analyzing the evolution of database usage in data-intensive software systems. In Software Technology: 10 Years of Innovation in IEEE Computer. Wiley.

Decan, A., Goeminne, M., & Mens, T. (2017). On the Interaction of Relational Database Access Technologies in Open Source Java Projects [Paper presentation]. SATToSE 2015, Mons, Belgium.

Decan, A., Mens, T., & Claes, M. (2017). An Empirical Comparison of Dependency Issues in OSS Packaging Ecosystems [Paper presentation]. IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering, Klagenfurt, Austria.

Decan, A., Mens, T., & Claes, M. (2016). On the Topology of Package Dependency Networks: A Comparison of Three Programming Language Ecosystems [Paper presentation]. European Conference on Software Architecture Workshops, Copenhagen, Denmark. doi:10.1145/2993412.3003382

Decan, A., Mens, T., Claes, M., & Grosjean, P. (2016). When GitHub meets CRAN: An Analysis of Inter-Repository Package Dependency Problems [Paper presentation]. IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering, Osaka, Japan.

Decan, A., Mens, T., Claes, M., & Grosjean, P. (2015). On the Development and Distribution of R Packages: An Empirical Analysis of the R Ecosystem [Paper presentation]. International Workshop on Software Ecosystems (IWSECO), .

Goeminne, M., Decan, A., & Mens, T. (2014). Co-evolving code-related and database-related changes in a data-intensive software system [Paper presentation]. IEEE CSMR-WCRE 2014 Software Evolution Week, Antwerpen, Belgium. doi:10.1109/CSMR-WCRE.2014.6747193

Decan, A. (2013). Certain Query Answering in First-Order Languages [Doctoral thesis, Université de Mons]. ORBi UMONS-University of Mons. https://orbi.umons.ac.be/handle/20.500.12907/41214

Decan, A., Pijcke, F., & Wijsen, J. (21 November 2012). Certain Conjunctive Query Answering in SQL [Paper presentation]. The Dutch-Belgian Database Day (DBDBD), Brussels, Belgium.

Decan, A., Pijcke, F., & Wijsen, J. (17 September 2012). Certain Conjunctive Query Answering in SQL. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7520, 154-167.
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Decan, A., Pijcke, F., & Wijsen, J. (17 September 2012). Certain Conjunctive Query Answering in SQL [Paper presentation]. International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management (SUM), Marburg, Germany.

Bruyère, V., Carton, O., Decan, A., Gauwin, O., & Wijsen, J. (01 January 2012). An Aperiodicity Problem for Multiwords. RAIRO: Informatique Théorique et Applications, 46 (1), 33-50.
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Decan, A., & Wijsen, J. (10 September 2010). A Variant of Pattern Matching for Multiwords [Paper presentation]. Journées Montoises en Informatique Théorique, Amiens, France.

Bruyère, V., Carton, O., Decan, A., Gauwin, O., & Wijsen, J. (2010). A Variant of Pattern Matching for Multiwords [Paper presentation]. Journées Montoises en Informatique Théorique, Amiens, France.

Bruyère, V., Decan, A., & Wijsen, J. (2009). On first-order query rewriting for incomplete database histories [Paper presentation]. International Symposium/Workshop on Temporal Representation and Reasoning, Bressanone-Brixen, Italy.

Decan, A., & Wijsen, J. (2008). On first-order query rewriting for incomplete database histories [Paper presentation]. International Workshop on Logic in Databases (LID), .

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