Our paper "A Novel Approach for Estimating Truck Factors" has been accepted for publication at the 24th International Conference on Program Comprehension

In this paper, we propose a novel approach for calculating the Truck Factor (TF) of a target system. TF is a proxy for knowledge concentration, stating the minimal number of developers that have to be hit by a truck (or quit) before a project is incapacitated. We propose a novel (and automated) approach for estimating TF-values, which we execute against a corpus of the 133 most popular projects in GitHub. We later survey developers as a means to assess the reliability of our results.