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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