Research Projects

European Union Free and Open Source Software Auditing (EU-FOSSA2) funded by European Commission

September 2019

SUMMARY:

The EU-FOSSA project – short for Free and Open Source Software Auditing – aims to increase the security and integrity of critical open source software. It was launched by the European Commission at the instigation of the European Parliament after the discovery of the Heartbleed bug in 2014.

In addition, EU-FOSSA is expanding its scope to a wider range of software projects and communities. Since the very same software used by the European institutions is also widely deployed in society, we are all already benefiting from these investments.

OpenSME funded by the FP7 of EU

June 2010 – June 2012

on behalf of Software Engineering Group, PLaSE Laboratory, Informatics Dept., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

SUMMARY:

The OPEN-SME project aims to develop a set of methodologies, associated tools and business models centred on SME Associations, which will enable software SMEs to effectively introduce Open Source Software Reuse practices in their production processes. In this scope, software reuse is regarded as the sharing of software modules across different development teams, organisations, and diverse application domains. The potential benefits from the adoption of Software Reuse practises by software SMEs could provide substantial competitive advantages against large players by improving productivity, increasing competitiveness (offer more competitive practises), and facilitating entrance to new markets.

OpenED funded by the EU

January 2010 – June 2012

on behalf of Software Engineering Group, PLaSE Laboratory, Informatics Dept., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

SUMMARY:

OpenEd 2.0 is a FREE/OPEN course targeting business students and practitioners alike. The course consists of two strands: an academic and a professional practice based strand, though both strands can be taken together. Furthermore, the openEd 2.0 course is MODULAR, thus learners can also “pick” the individual modules they are interested at. The design of the openEd 2.0 course is currently on its way, and in the light of openness, we highly welcome you to contribute to put this course together.

OpenSE supported through the EU LifeLong Learning Programme

January 2010 – March 2012

on behalf of Software Engineering Group, PLaSE Laboratory, Informatics Dept., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

SUMMARY:

OpenSE is an “open educational framework for computer science Software Engineering”. This space brings together higher education institutions, open source projects and enterprises from different countries, from Europe, Africa and beyond! At openSE you can:

Browse through course materials and engage with students and free learners outside of formal education who learn “for fun” Browse through the work of other students & free learners and see how they have learnt or what they have achieved. Just take a look at the Learning Project Dirctory. Find concrete opportunities on contributing to open source projects in a “learning by coding” manner Get in touch with experienced programmer that will mentor you in your learning process, such as the programmers participating at the Apache Software Foundation’s ASF Mentoring Project.

WeKnowIt funded by the FP7 of EU

September 2008 – November 2009

on behalf of Informatics and Telematics Institute, Centre of Research and Technology Hellas

SUMMARY:

Due to advances in communications, mobile devices and Web technologies, it is nowadays easy for users and organisations to generate and share content, individually or within communities. However, such digital content rapidly reaches a mass that makes relevant information extremely complex and costly to handle. Yet, current applications do not fully support intelligent processing and management of such information. Thus, users fail to access it efficiently and cannot exploit the underlying knowledge. The main objective of WeKnowIt is to develop novel techniques for exploiting multiple layers of intelligence from user-contributed content, which together constitute Collective Intelligence, a form of intelligence that emerges from the collaboration and competition among many individuals, and that seemingly has a mind of its own.

SQO-OSS funded by the FP6 of EU

March 2008 – December 2008

on behalf of Software Engineering Group, PLaSE Laboratory, Informatics Dept., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

SUMMARY:

Software Quality Observatory for Open Source Software (SQO-OSS) aims to assist European software developers in improving the quality of their code, and to remove one of the key barriers to entry for Open Source software by providing scientific proof of its quality. Open Source is already leading to a revival in the European SME software development sector, and advanced tools for quality assessment will underpin further enterprise adoption and assist European SMEs and projects in competing with large global corporations.