QualiDASE 2016

Second Bellairs Workshop on Qualitative Data Analysis in Software Engineering

12-19 February 2016, Barbados


Many of the artifacts collected as part of software engineering research are of a qualitative nature: documentation, code comments, email, interviews with developers, etc. Reliably interpreting qualitative data to inform software engineering practice requires rigorous and transparent analysis methods whose output can be independently validated.

Building on the outcomes of the first QualiDASE event, this workshop will bring together experienced software engineering researchers with the goal of preparing a book manuscript on the state-of-the-art practices for using qualidative data analysis methods in software engineering.


The workshop will take place at McGill University's Bellairs Research Institute, located directly on a beautiful beach in Barbados. The Bellairs Institute provides basic accommodation (in double occupancy only). The workshop activities will be held directly at the institute.


The workshop is organized by Martin Robillard. Due to limited space availability, attendance at the workshop is by invitation only.


Alberto Bacchelli, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Christian Bird, Microsoft Research, USA
Rob DeLine, Microsoft Research, USA
Neil Ernst, Software Engineering Institute, USA
Brittany Johnson, North Carolina State University, USA
Andrian Marcus, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Gail Murphy, University of British Columbia, Canada
Laura Moreno, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Emerson Murphy-Hill, North Carolina State University, USA
Martin Robillard, McGill University, Canada
Per Runeson, Lund University, Sweden
Peggy Storey, University of Victoria, Canada
Lin Tan, University of Waterloo, Canada
Christoph Treude, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Alexey Zagalsky, University of Victoria, Canada