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The FNRS-FRQ Québec-Wallonie collaborative research project SECOHealth “Towards an interdisciplinary, socio-technical methodology and analysis of the health of software ecosystems” involves research teams of Polytechnique Montreal (Canada), the University of Mons (Belgium) and Laval University (Canada), supported by collaborators at Toulouse University (France) and Politecnico di Milano (Italy).

SECOHealth aims to understand and control the health of software ecosystems, where software ecosystems are interpreted as ecological ecosystems comprised of a population of living organisms (software projects and their communities of contributors). The goal is to (1) define a conceptual model of ecosystem health, then (2) determine health indicators capable of measuring the different aspects of such health, as well as determine events that affect the health of ecosystems; and (3) empirically validate these health indicators and events.

Latest News

Presentation of the project research achievements Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Tom Mens and Josianne Marsan will present the research achievements of the SECOHealth project at the Rencontre FRQ & F.R.S.-FNRS in Brussels. The presentation can be found in this link.

SECOHealth consortium meeting Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The partners of the SECOHealth project gathered in Canada during the International Software Health workshop (SoHeal 2019). read more

Corporate involvement in Open Source Software ecosystems: challenges and strategies to sustain ecosystem health Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Presentation by Josianne Marsan of joint research with Patrick Marois, Mathieu Templier and Bogdan Negoita at the 2nd International Software Health workshop (SoHeal 2019) in Montreal, Canada.

Empirically Analysing the Socio-Technical Health of Software Package Managers Friday, May 24, 2019

Tom Mens and Eleni Constantinou gave an invited presentation at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) about the empirical analysis of socio-technical health of software package managers.

2nd International Workshop on Software Health (SoHeal 2019) Wednesday, April 10, 2019

We organised the SoHeal 2019 workshop (https://soheal.github.io) co-located with the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) in Montreal, Canada. In collaboration with the Linux Foundation CHAOSS project on community health. Invited keynote "Can software be healthy?" by Jesus Gonzalez-Barahona, LibreSoft Research Group, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid.

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