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An Interactive Dashboard for Visualizing the Provenance of Software Development Processes

Schreiber, Andreas and Kurnatowski, Lynn von and Meinecke, Annika and de Boer, Claas (2021) An Interactive Dashboard for Visualizing the Provenance of Software Development Processes. In: 2021 Working Conference on Software Visualization (VISSOFT) (1), pp. 100-104. IEEE Computer Society. 2021 Working Conference on Software Visualization (VISSOFT), 27.-28. Sept. 2021, Luxembourg. doi: 10.1109/VISSOFT52517.2021.00019.

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Official URL: https://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/VISSOFT52517.2021.00019

Abstract

Software development is a complex process involving many people and development tools and their interactions; during development, a lot of data such as source code, documents, or software artifacts and information such as issues, discussions, or code analyses are generated or modified. In addition to the analysis and visualization of software systems, it is useful to analyze the software development process to obtain better information about the quality, reliability, and trustworthiness of the software. To gain insights and knowledge about software development processes, we extract the provenance of development processes, especially from version control systems for Git-based software projects, and visualize the provenance information using graph visualization, metrics representation, and development timelines; including an integration of these methods into a web-based dashboard. With the help of visual provenance representations, project managers can gain an overview and insights into development progress, effects of process changes, and interactions among developers and with external contributors, which we exemplify with a case study of a software with high social relevance.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/146487/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information:https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9604814
Title:An Interactive Dashboard for Visualizing the Provenance of Software Development Processes
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Schreiber, AndreasAndreas.Schreiber (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5750-5649
Kurnatowski, Lynn vonlynn.kurnatowski (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5144-702X
Meinecke, AnnikaAnnika.Meinecke (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9766-8995
de Boer, Claasclaas.deboer (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1841-8099
Date:September 2021
Journal or Publication Title:2021 Working Conference on Software Visualization (VISSOFT)
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1109/VISSOFT52517.2021.00019
Page Range:pp. 100-104
Publisher:IEEE Computer Society
Status:Published
Keywords:provenance, software visualization, software development processes, visual analytics, interactive dashboards
Event Title:2021 Working Conference on Software Visualization (VISSOFT)
Event Location:Luxembourg
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:27.-28. Sept. 2021
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Analytics and visualization of large space software systems, R - Project Simulation based Certification [SY]
Location: Berlin-Adlershof , Köln-Porz , Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Software Technology > Intelligent and Distributed Systems
Institute for Software Technology
Deposited By: Kurnatowski, Lynn
Deposited On:06 Dec 2021 09:08
Last Modified:15 Dec 2021 10:05

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