I'm a PhD student involved in research based on StackOverflow data. In doing so I am of course very interested in related work about SO.
However, there seems to be no centralised place where academic papers about SE/SO are listed, although the community seems excited about the idea of SO-based academic research.
In addition to the afore-linked blog post (that mentions some papers from 2010), I found two other questions on meta (one from 2010 and another one from 2011) that also list a few papers.
However, this is IMO both hard to maintain as well as counter-intuitive. What I typically see for other data sources / tools is a separate section on their website where they list all publications that use their data. For example:
- Qualitas Corpus - a curated collection of software systems intended to be used for empirical studies of code artefacts;
- Aprove - an automated program verification environment;
- ISBSG - a software development effort dataset.
What do you think about such a feature?
PS. I already have a list of new papers about SO (compiled using Google Scholar) waiting for the right place to be added.
Update: I have compiled a list of academic papers here.