Envisioning Boa 2.0 Workshop


Boa is a domain-specific language and infrastructure that eases mining software repositories. Boa's infrastructure leverages distributed computing techniques to execute queries against hundreds of thousands of software projects very efficiently. Boa has existed for almost 7 years with a large user base of more than 1,200 users in all over the world. As we plan our limited investment for the next few years, the Boa team is looking for input from the community to understand and prioritize the next set of features that ought to be realized in the infrastructure to support emerging research directions. To that end, this workshop is being conducted to envision the next version of the Boa infrastructure. The workshop will consist of a tutorial, experience reports, and breakout discussions. The workshop will be held virtually on January 14, 2021 via Zoom webinar from 9am to 12:30pm.


Robert Dyer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Yijia Huang, Iowa State University

Tien N. Nguyen, University of Texas-Dallas

Hridesh Rajan, Iowa State University


Registration Closed for Envisioning Boa 2.0 Workshop. Please join us next year!



09:00 – 09:10:  Introduction to Workshop

09:10 – 10:10:  Tutorial on Boa

10:10 – 10:20:  Break

10:20 – 10:34:  Stefano Zacchiroli

10:34 – 10:47:  Prem Devanbu

10:47 – 11:00:  Abram Hindle

11:00 – 11:45:  Breakout groups (5-6 participants per group)

11:45 – 12:30:  Summary of Breakout Discussion and Q&A

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Code of Conduct:

Iowa State University is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of summer school participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any summer school venue, including talks. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or removed from the workshop at the discretion of the school organizers.

Participants are also bound by Iowa State University policies on discrimination and harassment.

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