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).

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 ( 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.

Presentation on how to increase the technical health of your software Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tom Mens presented the relation between technical debt and technical health of software at the Business and Technology Club of the Infopole Cluster TIC in Gosselies (Belgium).

IEEE Software Special Issue - The Social Developer Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Tom Mens co-edited an IEEE Software special issue targeting the social aspects of software development.

Contemporary Software Engineering has inevitably become much more social. Due to the size, complexity, and diversity of today's software systems, there is a need to interact across organizational, geographical, cultural, and socioeconomic boundaries. Large-scale software development now implies active user involvement and requires close cooperation and collaboration between team members and all types of development activities. Members of software projects across all roles must communicate and interact continuously with other project members as well as with a variety of stakeholders, such as users, analysts, suppliers, customers, and business partners. This theme issue aims to inform software engineering practitioners about current trends and recent advances in research and practice of sociotechnical analysis and support for large-scale software development.

Publication in IEEE Software Tuesday, January 01, 2019

J. Marsan, M. Templier, P. Marois, B. Adams, K. Carillo, G. L. Mopenza, co-authored an article Toward Solving Social and Technical Problems in Open Source Software Ecosystems: Using Cause-and-Effect Analysis to Disentangle the Causes of Complex Problems in IEEE Software.

Presentation about software health at DrupalCamp Belgium Saturday, November 24, 2018

Tom Mens presented "On the health of the npm packaging ecosystem" at DrupalCamp Belgium 2018.

La santé des écosystèmes logiciels ouverts Thursday, June 28, 2018

PhD candidate Patrick Marois (on the picture) presented "La santé des écosystèmes logiciels ouverts - Une enquête qualitative auprès d'experts" at the 23th Association Information & Management (AIM) Conference at ESG UQAM in Montreal, Canada, on 18 May 2018. Professors Josianne Marsan (on the picture) and Mathieu Templier, co-authors of the article published in the proceedings of the conference were also present at the event as well as M.Sc. student and SECOHealth project member Aimé Noutsa Fobang.

1st International Workshop on Software Health (SoHeal 2018) Sunday, May 27, 2018

We organised the SoHeal 2018 workshop ( co-located with the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) in Gothenburg, Sweden. In collaboration with the Linux Foundation CHAOSS project on community health. Invited keynote by Kate Stewart, Senior Director of Strategic Programs at the Linux Foundation.

InforTech Scientific Day 2018 Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tom Mens presented "Big Data Analytics of Software Ecosystem Health" at the Scientific Meeting of the InforTech research institute of the University of Mons.

Presentation of SECOHealth and SECO-ASSIST at TU Delft Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Eleni Constantinou and Tom Mens presented the project goals and results at a presentation given at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). The slides are available on SlideShare.

Press release on Daily Science website about SECOHealth Monday, March 12, 2018

Comment va la santé de votre écosystème logiciel?

Christian Dubrulle, journaliste, présente les travaux de recherche du Prof. Tom Mens (UMONS) et ses collègues en Belgique et au Québec autour des écosystèmes logiciels dans le cadre des projets de recherche SECOHealth et SECO-ASSIST.

Presentation of SECOHealth at FNRS Science Club Thursday, February 22, 2018

Tom Mens, coordinator of the Excellence of Science Project SECO-ASSIST presented the project goals at FNRS for the Association belge des journalistes scientifiques. The slides are available on SlideShare.

CHAOSS Google Summer of Code 2018 Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Josianne Marsan will be mentor for GSoC2018 for the "CHAOSS: Community Health Analytics Open Source Software" with Matt Germonprez and Jordi Cabot.

Here are some of the GSoC ideas.

Publication in Empirical Software Engineering journal Saturday, February 10, 2018

Alexandre Decan and Tom Mens published the article "An empirical comparison of dependency network evolution in seven software packaging ecosystems" in the Empirical Software Engineering journal

To access full-text of the article on SharedIt

Presentation at CHAOSSCon + GrimoireCon Europe 2018 Friday, February 02, 2018

Eleni Constantinou presented her ongoing research on the issues with identity merging in socio-technical software development data.

This work was carried out in collaboration Tom Mens, Gregorio Robles and Jesus Gonzalez-Barahona and has been submitted for publication.

Publication in SIGOPEN 2017 Developmental Workshop for Research on Open Phenomena Monday, January 08, 2018

Josianne Marsan has presented a scientific article under the SECOHealth project at the SIGOPEN 2017 Developmental Workshop for Research on Open Phenomena, collocated with the prestigious International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2017 in Seoul, Korea, on December 9th, 2017.

Kevin Carillo and Bogdan Negoita are also authors of this article entitled "Exploring the biosphere-Towards a conceptualization of peer production communities as living organisms". This work is part of the theoretical and conceptual basis for the SECOHealth project.

To access full-text of the article:

Inaugural event of SECOHealth in Montréal Monday, September 18, 2017

Pr. Bram Adams presented SECOHealth as one of the 4 accepted projects during the inaugural event in Montréal organised by FRQ and WBI.

Four new research projects involving researchers from Wallonia and Brussels on the one hand, and researchers from Québec on the other hand, were inaugurated in Montréal by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ) and the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (by means of the FNRS). Out of 140 declarations of intent, 60 full project proposals were received, and only 4 were selected for a duration of two years. Our SECOHealth project, focusing on the health of software ecosystems, is one of them. The principal investigators are Professor Bram Adams from Ecole polytechnique de Montréal and Professor Tom Mens from the University of Mons.

Press release on Daily Science