Additional information can be found about my research in the SBSE research group page or on my DBLP.

Selected Publications

This is not the full list - I will update very soon my publications list. Underlined authors are my current/former students.

Full articles in refereed Journal publications  

  1. Vahid Alizadeh, Marouane KessentiniWiem Mkaouer, Ali Ouni and Mel Cinnide. “An Interactive and Dynamic Search-Based Approach to Software Refactoring Recommendations.” IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), Accepted, .impact factor 3.89, (2018)
  2. Ghannem Adnane, Marouane Kessentini, Mohamed Salah Hamdi and Ghizlane El Boussaidi. “Model refactoring by Example: A Multi-Objective Search Based Software Engineering Approach.” Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, Wiley, to appear (Accepted on 07/26/2017) impact factor 1.033, (2017).
  3. Martin Fleck, Javier Troya, Marouane Kessentini, Manuel Wimmer and Bader Alkhazi. “Model Transformation Modularization as a Many-Objective Opti- mization Problem.” IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), impact factor 3.89, DOI: 10.1109/TSE.2017.2654255 (2017).
  4. Hanzhang Wang, Marouane Kessentini, and Ali Ouni. “Interactive Web Services Refactoring.” IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), Accepted on 08/10/2017.impact factor 3.04, 2017.
  5. Marouane Kessentini, Tim Menzies: A guest editorial on search based software engineering and data mining. Autom. Softw. Eng. 24(3): 573-574, Springer (2017).
  6. Marouane Kessentini, Manuel Wimmer: A guest editorial on Computational Intelligence for Software Engineering and Services Computing. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence (Issue: 3, June 2017)
  7. Ouni Ali, Marouane Kessentini, Mel Cinnide and Katsuro Inoue.  “ A Multi- Objective  Refactoring  Approach  to  Introduce  Design  Patterns  and  Fix  Anti-Patterns.” Journal of Software Evolution and Process, Accepted on 07/2/2016. impact factor 1.56, (2016)
  8. Paul W. McBurney, Siyuan Jiang, Marouane Kessentini, Nicholas A. Kraft, Wiem Mkaouer, and Collin McMillan. “Towards Prioritizing Documentation Effort.” IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), Accepted on 05/13/2016.impact factor 3.89, (2016).
  9. Ali Ouni, Raula Gaikovina Kula, Marouane Kessentini, Takashi Ishio, Daniel M. German and Katsuro Inoue. “ Search-Based Software Library Recommendation Using Multi-Objective Optimization.” Information and Software Technology (IST), Vol 83: 55-75 (2017). impact factor 1.56, (2016).
  10. Hanzhang Wang, Ouni Ali, Marouane Kessentini, Bouktif Salah, and Katsuro Inoue. A Hybrid Approach for Improving the Design Quality of Web Service Interfaces. To Appear, TOIT: ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (Impact factor: 2.09)
  11. Ouni Ali, Marouane Kessentini, Houari Sahraoui and Katsuro Inoue. “Multi- Criteria Software Refactoring: An Industrial Case Study.” ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), Vol 25, Issue 3, Article 23 (June 2016), 53 pages.impact factor 3.95, (2016).
  12. Mansoor Usman, Marouane Kessentini, Bruce Maxim, and Kalyanmoy Deb. “Multi-Objective Code-Smells Detection using Good and Bad Design Examples.” Software Quality Journal, Springer, pp 1-24, to appear (First online: 15 February 2016 doi:10.1007/s11219-016-9309-7), impact factor 1.14, (2016).
  13. Marouane Kessentini, Usman Mansoor, Manuel Wimmer, Ali Ouni and Kalyanmoy Deb. “Search-based detection of model level changes.” Empirical Software Engineering Journal (EMSE), Springer, to appear (First Online: 22 Septem- ber 2016 DOI: 10.1007/s10664-016-9442-8),impact factor 2.16, (2016).
  14. Mkaouer Wiem, Marouane Kessentini, and Mel Cinnide. “A Robust Multi- Objective Approach to Balance Severity and Importance of Refactoring Opportunities.” Empirical Software Engineering Journal (EMSE) Springer, to appear (First Online: 04 March 2016 DOI:10.1007/s10664-016-9426-8), impact factor 2.16, (2016).
  15. Ali Ouni, Marouane Kessentini, Katsuro Inoue, and Mel Cinnide. “Search-Based Web Services Anti-patterns Detection.” IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, to appear
  16. (ISSN: 1939-1374, pre-print available online), IEEE, impact factor 3.04, (2015) Best Paper Award (Journal First).
  17. Usman Mansoor, Marouane Kessentini, Philip Langer, Manuel Wimmer, Slim Bechikh, Kalyanmoy Deb, MOMM: Multi-objective model merging, Journal of Systems and Software, Volume 103, May 2015, Pages 423-439, ISSN 0164-1212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2014.11.043, impact factor  48, (2015).
  18. Usman Mansoor, Marouane Kessentini and Manuel Wimmer. “Multi-view refactoring of class and activity diagrams using a multi-objective evolutionary ” Software Quality Journal,to appear (First Online: 05 August 2015 DOI: 10.1007/s11219-015-9284-4), impact factor 1.14, (2015).
  19. Ghannem Adnane, Ghizlane El Boussaidi, and Marouane Kessentini. “On the Use of Design Defect Examples to Detect Model Refactoring Opportunities.” Software Quality Journal, to appear (First Online: 10 March 2015; DOI: 10.1007/s11219-015-9271-9) impact factor 1.14, (2015).
  20. Sahin Dilan, Marouane Kessentini and Manuel Wimmer. “Model Transformation Testing: A Bi-Level Search-based Software Engineering Approach”, Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, Volume 27, Issue 11 November 2015, Pages 821-837, Wiley, impact factor 1.18, (2015).
  21. Ouni Ali, Marouane Kessentini, Houari Sahraoui and Katsuro Inoue. “Improving Multi-Objective Code- Smells Correction Using Development History.”, Journal of Systems and Software, Vol 105, pp 18-39, Elsevier, impact factor 1.48, (2015).
  22. Bruce R. Maxim and Marouane Kessentini. “ An introduction to modern software quality assurance.” Software Quality Assurance, ISBN: 978-0-12-802301-3, Elsevier, (2015).
  23. Ghannem Adnane, Ghizlane El Boussaidi, and Marouane Kessentini. “Model refactoring using examples: a search-based approach.” Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, Vol 26, Issue 7, pp 692-713, Wiley, impact factor 1.18, (2015).
  24. Slim Bechikh, Marouane Kessentini, Lamjed Ben said, and Khaled Ghedira. “Preference Incorporation in Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization: A Survey of the State-of-the-Art.” Advances in Computers Journal, Vol 98, pp 141-207, Elsevier, impact factor 1.1, (2015).
  25. Mkaouer Wiem, Marouane Kessentini, Slim Bechikh and Kalyanmoy Deb. “On the  use  of  many  quality  attributes  for  software  refactoring:   a  many-objective search-based software engineering approach” Empirical Software Engineering Journal (EMSE), To appear (First Online: 23 December 2015 DOI: 10.1007/s10664- 015-9414-4), Springer, impact factor 2.16, (2015).
  26. Mkaouer Wiem, Marouane Kessentini, Adnan Shaout, Slim Bechikh, Kalyanmoy Deb, and Ali Ouni. “Many-Objective Software Remodularization using NSGA-III.” ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), Vol 24, no. 3, pp 17-52, ACM, impact factor 3.95, (2015) Best Paper Award (Journal First).
  27. Ouni Ali, Marouane Kessentini, Slim Bechikh, and Houari Sahraoui. “Prioritizing code-smells correction tasks using chemical reaction optimization.” Software Quality Journal, Vol 23, Issue 2, pp 323-361, Springer, impact factor 1.12, (2015).
  28. Marouane Kessentini, Ali Ouni, Philip Langer, Manuel Wimmer, Slim Bechikh, Search-based metamodel matching with structural and syntactic measures, Journal of Systems and Software,
  29. Volume 97, November 2014, Pages 1-14, ISSN 0164-1212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2014.06.040, impact factor 1.48, (2014).
  30. Sahin Dilan, Marouane Kessentini, Slim Bechikh, and Kalyanmoy Deb. “Code- Smell Detection as a Bilevel Problem.” ACM Transactions on Software Engi- neering and Methodology (TOSEM),
  31. Vol 24, no. 1, pp 1-45, ACM, impact factor 3.95, (2014).
  32. Wael Kessentini, Marouane Kessentini, Houari Sahraoui, Slim Bechikh, and Ali Ouni. “A Cooperative Parallel Search-Based Software Engineering Approach for Code-Smells Detection.” IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), Vol 40, Issue 9, pp 841-861, IEEE, impact factor 3.89,(2014).
  33. Mkaouer Mohamed Wiem, and Marouane Kessentini. “Model Transformation Using Multiobjective Optimization.” Advances in Computers Journal, Vol 92, pp 161-202, Elsevier, impact factor 1.1, (2014).
  34. Ouni Ali, Marouane Kessentini, and Houari Sahraoui. “Multi-Objective Opti- mization for Software Refactoring and Evolution.” Advances in Computers Journal, Vol 92, pp 103-167, Elsevier, impact factor 1.1, (2014).
  35. Marouane Kessentini, Rim Mahaouachi, and Khaled Ghedira. “What you like in design use to correct bad-smells.” Software Quality Journal, Vol 21, Issue 4, pp 551-571, Springer, impact factor 1.12, (2013).
  36. Ouni Ali, Marouane Kessentini, Houari Sahraoui, and Mounir Boukadoum. “Maintainability defects detection and correction: a multi-objective approach.” Auto- mated Software Engineering, vol 20, Issue no. 1, pp 47-79, Springer, impact factor 1.73, (2013).
  37. Marouane Kessentini, Houari Sahraoui, Mounir Boukadoum, and Omar Ben Omar. “Search-based model transformation by example.” Software and Systems Modeling 11, no. 2 (2012): 209-226, impact factor 1.4, Springer.
  38. Marouane Kessentini, Houari Sahraoui, and Mounir Boukadoum. “Example- based model-transformation testing.” Automated Software Engineering 18, no. 2 (2011): 199-224, impact factor 1.73, Springer.
  39. Syriani Eugene, Mark Asztalos, Manuel Wimmer, and Marouane Kessentini. “Towards Transformation Rule Composition.” Electronic Communications of the EASST 42 (2011).

Full articles in refereed conference proceedings papers  

  1. Hanzhang Wang, and Marouane Kessentini. Improving Web Services Design Quality Using Dimensionality Reduction Techniques.  In Proceedings of the ICSOC 2017 - The 15th IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, Springer, Accepted on 07/25/2017(2017).(acceptance rate : 17% )
  2. Martin Fleck, Bader Alkhazi, Marouane Kessentini, and Manuel Wimmer. “Model Transformation Modularization as a Many-Objective Optimization Problem.” FSE2017, to appear, 2017.(acceptance rate : 16% )
  3. Paul W. McBurney, Siyuan Jiang, Marouane Kessentini, Nicholas A. Kraft, Wiem Mkaouer, and Collin McMillan. “Towards Prioritizing Documentation Effort.” FSE2017, to appear, 2017. (acceptance rate : 16% )
  4. Marouane Kessentini, and Ali Ouni. May 2017. A Context-Based Refactoring Recommendation Approach Using Simulated Annealing: Two Industrial Case Studies.
  5. In Proceedings of the GECCO 2017 - 26th ACM International Conference on Genetic Algorithms (ICGA) and the 22nd ACM Annual Genetic Programming Conference (GP), 8 pages, accepted, ACM. (acceptance rate : 29%)
  6. Maxim, B. R.; Acharya, S.; Brunvand, S.; and Marouane Kessentini, ”WIP: Introducing Active Learning in a Software Engineering Course”, Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Engineering Education, Columbus, OH, June 2017, pp.1-12.
  7. Adnane Ghannem, Marouane Kessentini, Mohamed Salah Hamdi, and Hany Ammar. May 2017. Search-Based Requirements Traceability Recovery: A Multi-Objective Approach. In Proceedings of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2017, 8 pages, accepted, IEEE.
  8. Marouane Kessentini, and Ali Ouni. May 2017. Detecting Android Smells Using Multi-Objective Genetic Programming. In Proceedings of the MOBILESoft 2017-
  9. The 4th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems, IEEE, full paper, 10 pages, accepted.(acceptance rate : 24% )
  10. Marouane Kessentini, Hanzhang Wang, Dea Josselin, and Ali Ouni. May 2017. Improving Web Services Desing Quality Using Heuristic Search and Machine Learning. In Proceedings of the ICWS 2017 - The 24th IEEE International Conference on Web Services, IEEE, full paper, 8 pages, accepted.(acceptance rate : 12% )
  11. Marouane Kessentini and Hanzhang Wang. May 2017. Detecting Refactorings Among Multiple Web Service Releases: A Heuristic-Based Approach. In Proceedings of the ICWS 2017 - The 24th IEEE International Conference on Web Services, IEEE, full paper, 8 pages, accepted.(acceptance rate : 12% )
  12. Hanzhang Wang, Marouane Kessentini and Ali Ouni. May 2017. On the Value of Quality of Service Attributes for Detecting Bad Design Practices. In Proceedings of the ICWS 2017 - The 24th IEEE International Conference on Web Services, IEEE, full paper, 8 pages, accepted.(acceptance rate : 12% )
  13. Marwa Daagi, Ali Ouni, Marouane Kessentini and Mohamed Mohsen Gammoudi. May 2017. Web Service Interface Decomposition Using Formal Concept Analysis. In Proceedings of the ICWS 2017 - The 24th IEEE International Conference on Web Services, IEEE, full paper, 8 pages, accepted. (acceptance rate : 12% )
  14. Ali Ouni, Marwa Daagi, Marouane Kessentini and Salah Bouktif. May 2017. A Machine Learning-Based Approach to Detect Web Service Design Defects.
  15. In Proceedings of the ICWS 2017 - The 24th IEEE International Conference on Web Services, IEEE, full paper, 8 pages, accepted.(acceptance rate : 12% )
  16. Ian Shoenberger, Wiem Mkaouer, and Marouane Kessentini, 2017. Multi-Objective Refactoring of Java Script Programs. In Proceedings of EvoStar,  IEEE, to appear, (2017).(acceptance rate : 26% )
  17. Bader Alkhazi, Terry Ruas, Marouane Kessentini, Manuel Wimmer and William Grosky.   Multi-Objective  Refactoring  of  ATL  Programs.   In  Proceedings of The ACM/IEEE 19th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, IEEE, doi 10.1145/2976767.2976782, (2016). (acceptance rate : 21% )
  18. Rafi Almahana, Wiem Mkaouer, Marouane Kessentini and Ali Ouni. 2016. Multi-Objective Recommendations of  Classes  for  Bug    In  Proceedings of The 31st IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engi- neering, IEEE, Pages 286-295, doi 10.1145/2970276.2970344, (2016).(acceptance rate : 17% )
  19. Ali Ouni,Marouane Kessentini and Katsuro Inoue. 2016. Cooperative Parallel Evolutionary Algorithms for Web Services Refactoring. In Proceedings  of  The IEEE 12th 2016 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2016),  IEEE, Journal First paper (2016).
  20. Hanzhang Wang, Marouane Kessentini, Ali Ouni, Bruce Maxim and William Grosky. May 2016. Multi-Objection Detection of Web Service Antipatterns. In Proceedings of the ICWS 2016 - The 23rd IEEE International Conference on Web Services, IEEE, pp 586-593, DOI: 10.1109/ICWS.2016.81 (2016).(acceptance rate: 13%)
  21. Hanzhang Wang, Marouane Kessentini, Ali Ouni and  William Grosky. June 2016. Web Service Antipatterns Detection as a Bi-level Problem.  In Proceedings of the ICSOC 2016 - The 14th IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, IEEE, pp 352-368, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-46295-022, (2016).(acceptance rate : 20%)
  22. Hanzhang Wang, Marouane Kessentini, Ali Ouni and William Grosky. June 2016. Prediction of Web Service Antipatterns. In Proceedings of the ICSOC 2016- The 14th IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, IEEE, pp 282-297, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-46295-018, Springer, (2016). (acceptance rate: 20%)
  23. Hanzhang Wang, Marouane Kessentini and William Grosky. 2015. On the use of time series for code smells prediction. In Proceedings of the The 7th ACM International Conference on Management of computational and collective IntElligence in Digital EcoSystems (MEDES’15), ACM, 105-114.(acceptance rate : 32%)
  24. Richard F. Paige, Marouane Kessentini, Philip Langer, Manuel Wimmer: Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Combining Modelling with Search- and Example-Based Approaches co-located with 17th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2014), Valencia, Spain, September 28, 2014. CEUR Workshop Proceedings 1340, CEUR-WS.org 2015
  25. Ouni, Ali,Gaikovina Kula, Marouane Kessentini, and Katsuro Inoue. ”Web Service Antipatterns Detection Using Genetic Programming.” In Proceedings of the 24th ACM conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation GECCO2015, pp. 1351-1358. ACM, Spain, 2015 (Acceptance rate: 28%).
  26. Mkaouer Wiem, Marouane Kessentini, and Ali Ouni. “Software Remodularization using NSGA-III.” In Proceedings of the 10th ACM Joint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering FSE2015-Journal First, ACM, Italy, 2015.
  27. Mkaouer Wiem and Marouane Kessentini. “Robust Optimization for Model Transformation.” In Proceedings of the 1st North American SBSE Symposium, pp 10-24, Wiley, Detroit, 2015 (acceptance rate: 35%).
  28. Ali Ouni and Marouane Kessentini. “Search-Based Design Patterns Detection.” In Proceedings of the 1st North American SBSE Symposium, pp 76-89, Wiley, Detroit, 2015 (acceptance rate: 35%).
  29. Mohamed Wiem Mkaouer, Marouane Kessentini, Slim Bechikh, Kalyanmoy Deb, and Mel Cinnide. ”Recommendation system for software refactoring using innovization and interactive dynamic optimization.”
  30. In Proceedings of the 29th ACM/IEEE international conference on Automated software engineering ASE2014, pp 331-336, Sweden, IEEE, (2014) (Acceptance rate: 21%).
  31. Richard F. Paige, Marouane Kessentini, Philip Langer, Manuel Wimmer: CM- SEBA 2014 Workshop Report. CMSEBA@MoDELS 2014: 1-6.
  32. Boukhdhir Amal, Marouane Kessentini, Slim Bechikh, Josselin Dea, and Lamjed Ben Said. ”On the Use of Machine Learning and Search-Based Software Engineering for Ill-Defined Fitness Function: A Case Study on Software Refactoring.” In the 6th IEEE Search-Based Software Engineering Symposium SSBSE14, pp. 31-45, Brazil, IEEE, (Acceptance rate: 26%), 2014.
  33. Mohamed Wiem Mkaouer, Marouane Kessentini, Slim Bechikh, Kalyanmoy Deb, and Mel Cinnide. ”High dimensional search-based software engineering: Finding tradeoffs among 15 objectives for automating software refactoring using NSGA-III.” In Proceedings of the 23rd ACM conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation GECCO2014, pp. 1263-1270. Canada, ACM, 2014 (Acceptance rate: 32%). Invited to a special issue of the Journal of Systems and Software (JSS).
  34. Mohamed Wiem Mkaouer, Marouane Kessentini, Slim Bechikh, and Mel . Cinnide. ”A Robust Multi-objective Approach for Software Refactoring under Uncertainty.” In the 6th IEEE Search-Based Software Engineering Symposium, pp. 168-183, Brazil IEEE, (Acceptance rate: 26%), 2014. Invited to a special issue of the Empirical Software Engineering Journal (ESE Journal).
  35. Marouane Kessentini, Philip Langer, Houari A. Sahraoui: Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Model-driven Engineering By Example co-located with ACM/IEEE 16th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MoDELS 2013), Miami, Florida, USA, September 29, 2013
  36. Wenquan Wang, Kessentini, Marouane, Wei Jiang: Test Cases Generation for Model Transformations from Structural Information. MDEBE@MoDELS 2013: 42-51, IEEE.
  37. Sabrine Kalboussi, Slim Bechikh, Marouane Kessentini, Lamjed Ben Said:On the Influence of the Number of Objectives in Evolutionary Autonomous Software Agent Testing. ICTAI 2013: 229-234 (acceptance rate 26%)
  38. Makram Soui, Asma Abdelbaki, Marouane Kessentini, Khaled Ghdira: Improving Adaptation Rules Quality Using Genetic Programming. EUSPN/ICTH 2013: 274-281
  39. Marouane Kessentini, Wafa Werda, Philip Langer, and Manuel Wimmer. ”Search- based model merging.” In Proceedings of the 22nd ACM conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation, GECCO2013, pp.  1453-1460.  ACM, Netherlands, 2013 (Acceptance rate: 31%).Invited to a special issue of the Journal of Systems and Software (JSS).
  40. Mahouachi Rim, Marouane Kessentini, and Mel Cinnide. ”Search-based refac- toring detection.” In Proceedings of the 22nd ACM conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation, GECCO2013, pp. 205-206, Netherlands, ACM, 2013 (Acceptance rate: 31%).
  41. Ouni Ali, Marouane Kessentini, and Houari Sahraoui. ”Search-based refactoring using recorded code changes.” In (CSMR), 2013 17th IEEE European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering, pp. 221-230, Italy IEEE, 2013 (Acceptance rate: 28%).
  42. Ouni Ali, Marouane Kessentini, Houari Sahraoui, and Mohamed Salah Hamdi. ”The use of development history in software refactoring using a multi-objective evolutionary algorithm.” In Proceedings of the 22nd ACM conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation, GECCO2013, pp. 1461-1468, Netherlands, ACM, 2013 (Acceptance rate: 31%). Invited to a special issue of the Journal of Systems and Software (JSS).
  43. Mohamed Boussaa, Wael Kessentini, Marouane Kessentini, Slim Bechikh, Soukeina Ben Chikha: Competitive Coevolutionary Code-Smells Detection. SS- BSE 2013, pp 50-65, Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Symposium on Search-based Software Engineering (SSBSE), IEEE, St. Petersburg, Russia, Au- gust 2013 (acceptance rate : 29%).
  44. Adnane Ghannem, Ghizlane El-Boussaidi, Marouane Kessentini : Model Refactoring Using Interactive Genetic Algorithm. SSBSE 2013, pp 96-110 Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Symposium on Search-based Software Engineering (SSBSE), IEEE, St. Petersburg, Russia, August 2013 (acceptance rate : 29%).
  45. Rim Mahouachi, Marouane Kessentini, Mel Cinnide: Search-Based Refactoring Detection Using Software Metrics Variation. SSBSE 2013, pp 126-140 Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Symposium on Search-based Software Engineering (SSBSE), St. Petersburg, Russia, IEEE, August 2013 (acceptance rate : 29%).
  46. Jeffery Shelburg, Marouane Kessentini, Daniel R. Tauritz: Regression Testing for Model Transformations: A Multi-objective Approach. SSBSE 2013, pp 209-223 Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Symposium on Search-based Software Engineering (SSBSE), St. Petersburg, Russia, IEEE, August 2013 (acceptance rate : 29%).
  47. Sabrine Kalboussi, Slim Bechikh, Marouane Kessentini, Lamjed Ben Said: Preference-Based Many-Objective Evolutionary Testing Generates Harder Test Cases for Au- tonomous Agents. SSBSE 2013, pp. 245-250 Proceedings of the 5th IEEE Inter- national Symposium on Search-based Software Engineering (SSBSE), St. Petersburg, Russia, IEEE, August 2013 (acceptance rate : 29%).
  48. Mohamed W. Mkaouer, Marouane Kessentini, Slim Bechikh and Daniel R. Tauritz,Preference-Based Multi-Objective Software Modelling, 35th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2013), CMSBSE track, San Francisco, CA, IEEE, July 2013 .
  49. Marouane Kessentini, Philip Langer, and Manuel Wimmer, Searching Models, Modeling Search 35th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2013), CMSBSE track, San Francisco, CA, IEEE, July 2013.
  50. Rim Mahouachi, Marouane Kessentini, Khaled Ghdira: A New Design Defects Classification: Marrying Detection and Correction. FASE 2012: 455-470 In: 15th International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE2012), FASE Vol. 7212, Springer (2012) ,   455-470  (acceptance  rate 24%).
  51. Ameni ben Fadhel, Marouane Kessentini, Philip Langer, Manuel Wimmer: Search-based detection of high-level model changes. ICSM 2012: 212-22128th IEEE In- ternational Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM 2012), IEEE computer society (acceptance rate 21%).
  52. Ali Ouni, Marouane Kessentini, Houari A. Sahraoui, Mohamed Salah Hamdi: Search-based refactoring: Towards semantics preservation. ICSM 2012: 347-356 28th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM 2012), IEEE computer society (acceptance rate 21%).
  53. Martin Faunes, Marouane Kessentini, Houari A. Sahraoui: Deriving high-level ab- stractions from legacy software using example-driven clustering. CASCON 2011: 188-199 In 21th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Soft- ware Engineering (CASCON2011), ACM press. (acceptance rate : 25% )
  54. Marouane Kessentini, Houari A. Sahraoui, Mounir Boukadoum, Manuel Wimmer: Design Defect Detection Rules Generation: A Music Metaphor. CSMR 2011: 241- 248 In 15th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR2011), Oldenburg, Germany. IEEE Computer Society Press. (acceptance rate 26%).
  55. Marouane Kessentini, Houari A. Sahraoui, Mounir Boukadoum, Manuel Wim- mer: Search-Based Design Defects Detection by Example. FASE 2011: 401- 415.In: 14th International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE2011) (acceptance rate 24%).
  56. Marouane Kessentini, Wael Kessentini, Houari A. Sahraoui, Mounir Boukadoum, Ali Ouni: Design Defects Detection and Correction by Example. ICPC 2011: 81-90. In the 19th IEEE Conference on Program Comprehesion ICPC2011. (acceptance rate 26%).
  57. Adnane Ghannem, Marouane Kessentini, and El Boussaidi G., Detecting Model Refactoring Opportunities Using Heuristic Search. CASCON 2011, 21st Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering.
  58. Marouane Kessentini, Houari A. Sahraoui, Mounir Boukadoum: Sequence dia- gram to colored Petri nets transformation testing: an immune system metaphor. CASCON 2010: 72-85.In 21st Annual International Conference on Computer Sci- ence and Software Engineering (CASCON2010), ACM press. (acceptance rate : 24% )
  59. Marouane Kessentini, Arbi Bouchoucha, Houari A. Sahraoui, Mounir Boukadoum: Example-Based Sequence Diagrams to Colored Petri Nets Transformation Using Heuristic Search. ECMFA 2010: 156-172. In the European Conference on Model Driven Architecture: Foundations and Applications, IEEE.(acceptance rate : 29%)
  60. Marouane Kessentini, Stphane Vaucher, and Houari Sahraoui. 2010. Deviance from perfection is a better criterion than closeness to evil when identifying risky code. In Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM international conference  on  Automated software engineering (ASE ’10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 113-122.(acceptance rate : 17% )
  61. Mark Asztalos, Eugene Syriani, Manuel Wimmer, Marouane Kessentini : Simplifying Model Transformation Chains by Rule Composition. 4th International Workshop on Multi-Paradigm Modeling - MPM’10 @MoDELS 2010: 293-307.
  62. Marouane Kessentini, Sahraoui, H., and Boukadoum, M. 2009. Transformation de modele par l’exemple : approche par mta-heuritique. Actes du 15me confrence francophone sur les Langages et Modles Objets, Revues des nouvelles technologies de linformation, pp. 57-73.
  63. Marouane Kessentini, Houari Sahraoui, and Mounir Boukadoum.   Model Transformation as an Optimization Problem.  In Proceedings of the 11th IEEE/ACM international  conference  on  Model  Driven  Engineering  Languages  and  Systems (MoDELS ’08), Krzysztof Czarnecki, Ileana Ober, Jean-Michel Bruel, Axel Uhl, and Markus Vlter (Eds.).  Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 159-173.(acceptance rate :  19%)
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