Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

S. Biffl, W. Sunindyo, T Moser:
"A Project Monitoring Cockpit Based On Integrating Data Sources in Open Source Software Development";
Talk: Twenty-Second International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2010), San Fransisco Bay, USA; 2010-07-01 - 2010-07-03; in: "Proc. Twenty-Second International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2010)", (2010), ISBN: 1-891706-26-8; 620 - 627.

English abstract:
Many open source software (OSS) development
projects use tools and models that come from heterogeneous
sources. A project manager, who wants to analyze indicators for
the state of the project based on these data sources, faces the
challenge of how to link semi-structured information on common
concepts across heterogeneous data sources, e.g., source code
versions, mailing list entries, and bug reports. Unfortunately,
manual analysis is costly, error-prone, and often yields results
late for decision making. In this paper we propose linking OSS
data sources using semantic web technologies as foundation for
providing integrated indicators project status analysis. We introduce
the design concept of a project monitoring cockpit, Pro-
MonCo, and evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness with a prototype
for calculating communication metrics in a real-world
context, the Apache Tomcat project. Major result was that Pro-
MonCo efficiently supports frequent project monitoring by calculating
communication metrics based on semantically integrated
data originating from heterogeneous OSS project data sources.

open source software development; communication metrics; semantic integration

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