Envisioning Boa 2.0 Workshop

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
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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


Register by January 14, 2021 by completing the online registration form.


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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Transcript or Alternate URL: 

Stefano Zacchiroli was the 1st speaker in the Envisioning BOA 2.0 Workshop hosted virtually at Iowa State University on January 14, 2021. 

Please see https://youtu.be/U_8ztM2F6P4 for Abram Hindle and https://youtu.be/kz9FuU9zvlw for Prem Devanbu