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Jan 26 2022

DECODER joins the OW2 open source code base after three years of EU-funded R&D

Designed since January 2019 as part of a Horizon 2020 European collaborative research project,
the DECODER platform continues its development within the OW2 open source code base.

Paris, May 5, 2022 – OW2, the community promoting open source software for information systems, is pleased to welcome the DECODER open source project, a result of three years of research funded under the European Horizon 2020 programme - see DECODER public deliverables provided during this period. The DECODER software project intelligence platform and its tools for DevSecOps teams are managed by the OW2 member CEA List LSL (software security and safety laboratory) based in Paris-Saclay.

DECODER provides a comprehensive open source framework for DevSecOps teams, leveraging NLP (Natural Language Processing) technologies, and cutting-edge AI (Artificial Intelligence) and machine learning techniques. Its goal is to provide greater efficiency throughout the application lifecycle, enhancing code understanding, readability, reuse, compliance and security.  


Dec 20 2021

DECODER and UPV Team Appear in El Periodic Newspaper

DECODER Poster October 2020
Publication: El Periodic (Spain)
Title: UPV participates in the creation of an innovative methodology and tools that simplify the development of new computer programmes
Date: 20/12/2021

Abstract: The DECODER project provides programmers with an intelligent system that facilitates their daily work and contributes to improving their productivity
In the project, coordinated by the Austrian company Technikon, participated personal investigator of the Instituto VRAIN of the Universitat Politècnica de València.

Read the El Periodic article
Read the Press Release and UPV news article

Nov 09 2021

OW2 presents DECODER at OSXP

The OW2 open source community invites Open Source Experience Paris attendees to discover the H2020 DECODER platform in order to accelerate their software development, with quality and security. .

Paris, November 9, 2021 - The OW2 open source community booth #C16 is showcasing the DECODER platform, a new open source toolbox for DevSecOps teams at OSXP’21, 9-10 November, Paris Palais des Congrès. This platform is an outcome of the DECODER project that gathers seven members from four European countries, including one university (Universitat Politècnica de València), one research organization (CEA List), two industrial partners (Capgemini, Sysgo), two SMEs (Technikon, Tree Technology) and OW2 as non-profit organization. It is coordinated by Technikon, with CEA List as Technical Leader and involves OW2 as dissemination leader and use case provider.. 

Thanks to its methodology and its comprehensive toolset including the DECODER PKM (Persistent Knowledge Monitor), and specific modules designed for developers, testers and maintainers, the DECODER platform can automatically analyze and document IoT and cloud computing projects, providing a deeper understanding of software codes and their changes.

The tools developed in DECODER have the potential to help developers manage the complexity of source code, as well as the complexity of artefacts such as requirements, diagrams, designs, documentation and test results,” says Armand Puccetti, CEA List Research Engineer, before adding: “Leveraging the information stored in this informal or semi-formal documents is one key goal of the DECODER project.”  

DECODER provides a comprehensive open source framework for the DevSecOps teams, leveraging technologies such as NLP (natural language processing), and state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques. Its main objective is to offer more efficiency along the application lifecycle, through code understanding, readability, reusability, compliance and security. 

The DECODER project received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement 824231.
For more information about DECODER, please visit:

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Jun 09 2021

The DECODER Platform showcased at OW2con'21

Virgile Prevosto (CEA List) is presenting today the DECODER Open Source Project Intelligence Platform  during the OW2 annual conference.

Paris, June 24, 2021 - Several hundreds of OW2con’21 attendees can discover today the new DECODER platform offering big software discovery and analysis features to developers, testers and maintainers. Virgile Prevosto, Researcher at CEA List and project technical lead, is presenting the DECODER platform to online participants, on June 24 at 9:45AM CET, after 30 months of joint development, explaining what makes it a smart environment for IT designers, software testers and maintainers involved in big software. 

The DECODER project is a H2020 European Commission funded project gathering seven members from four European countries, including one University, one research organization, two industrial partners and three SMEs. It is coordinated by Technikon, with CEA List as Technical Leader and involves OW2 as dissemination leader and use case provider. 

Virgile Prevosto summarizes the project outcomes after 30 months of joint development, and explains what makes the platform a greater environment for IT designers, software testers and maintainers involved in Big Software.

Read the full DECODER at OW2con'21 Press Release

Oct 06 2020

Exploring Software Code to Understand Design Intentions

DECODER Poster October 2020
Date: October 6, 2020
Authors:  Virgile Prevosto (CEA List) and Olivier Bouzereau (OW2)
Publications: Rocking Robots, Medium

In order to ease collaboration between programmers, testers, and system operators, the DECODER platform provides deep analysis of source code repositories involved in business applications or embedded systems.

The goal of DECODER is to improve the efficiency of development, testing, verification and validation through a centralized platform. This platform is a work in progress, as it consolidates various sources of information to keep the knowledge about source code repositories, libraries and components in sync. An original feature of the project is that it considers software code as a form of natural language. Therefore, it relies on NLP (Natural Language Processing) tools and semi-formal abstract models to understand the intentions and the properties of source code.

Jul 14 2020

#Success Story DECODER

DECODER featured in July's #Success Story of the Austrian National Funding Agency FFG. The full article (in German) is available here.


Jun 03 2020

The DECODER Project will be showcased at OW2online’20, June 17

Several hundreds of OW2 members and partners will learn more about the DECODER Software Project Intelligence Platform designed for DevOps teams, during the OW2 annual conference.

Paris, June 3, 2020 - The DECODER Project team is glad to present a smarter environment for DevOps teams at OW2online’20. The DECODER project gathers seven members from four European countries, including one University, one research organization, two industrial partners and three SMEs. It is coordinated by Technikon, with CEA List as Technical Leader and involves OW2 as dissemination leader and use case provider. 

View the full Press Release.

Mar 31 2020

Programmez! 2020 Article

Programmez! April 2020

Title: Understanding external codes, mastering dependancies

Abstract: Opening the second part of a large DevOps dossier distributed over two issues, this Programmez! French article reveals DevOps best practices through the description of two ongoing European-funded Horizon 2020 research projects: DECODER and FASTEN.

Jun 19 2019

OW2con'19 Press Review

OW2con'19 Press Review

Title: OW2con'19 confirms the industrial maturity of open source

Abstract: The OW2 open source community supports multiple innovative European projects. It signals cooperation around open codes as a key for IT industry services.

On June 12th and 13th, at Orange's innovation center in Paris Châtillon, the OW2 open source community brought together more than 300 decision-makers and developers from 13 different nationalities. The opportunity to confirm the concrete progress of the members and projects of the association, and its growing role in European research, through Horizon 2020 projects in particular. OW2's annual conference provides an overview of European open source research with Aegis, Crossminer, Decoder, Fasten, Melodic, ReachOut, and Stamp projects, with research projects often delivering open and actionable tools by corporate IT departments.

Jun 12 2019

OW2 Introduces DECODER Research Project at OW2con’19

Combining Natural Language Processing techniques, modelling techniques and formal methods,
DECODER will deliver the first Software Project Intelligence platform.

Paris, June 12, 2019 - OW2, the international community dedicated to help develop and promote a code base of open source software for information systems is presenting today at OW2con’19, for the first time publicly, the new DECODER research project. OW2con'19 is being held June 12-13 at Orange Gardens, the Orange innovation center in Paris-Châtillon. 

DECODER is a collaborative project driven by CEA (Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives) as technical leader and coordinated by Technikon. Project partners include Universitat Politècnica de València, Capgemini Group, Sysgo, Tree Technology, and OW2.

DECODER stands for DEveloper COmpanion for Documented and annotatEd code Reference. DECODER is developing the first Software Project Intelligence platform. It will assist developers in the task of understanding the software project in which they are involved. This will be achieved by providing different views of the software project and mechanisms to navigate between the different software assets. DECODER will also bring automatic generation of annotations, documents and resources to help understand and improve software code. 

With the DECODER open source Integrated Development Environment (IDE) developers will write high quality code that are more secure and better aligned with requirements and maintainers will immediately know what has been done, how and with what tools.

Reducing the software project learning curve and increasing the developers productivity are both objectives of the project : « DECODER will provide a new interface to developers with views at different abstraction levels, and with a focus on very specific aspects of the software project such as file dependencies, modularization, and data structures used », explains Victoria Torres, Researcher at UPV.

The DECODER project received funding from the European Union (Horizon 2020-ICT-2018-2020 Information and Communication Technologies, grant agreement 824231). It started on January 1, 2019 and runs for 36 months.

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Jan 16 2019

DECODER H2020 Project Started

OW2con'19 Press Review
Title: Four new H2020 EU research projects started
Original Title: TECHNIKON, Villach - vier neue H2020 EU-Forschungsprojekte gestartet
Posted: Presse Text -
Source: Technikon
Date: 16/01/2019

Abstract: These two keywords describe, among other things, the current fields of activity of the Villach-based company TECHNIKON. The founder and managing director, Klaus-Michael Koch, and his team have once again succeeded in winning four EU-wide research projects. The total funding volume of the four projects amounts to 27 million euros. The independent, privately run research and planning company provides research services for high-tech companies throughout Europe. In the last 20 years since its foundation, the Austrian company has positioned itself as a driving force for R&D activities in Europe.

TECHNIKON, Villach - Vier neue h2020 EU Forschungsprojekte gestartet

Villach (pts026/16.01.2019/13:00) – Sicherheit und Effizienz. Diese beiden Schlagwörter beschreiben unter anderem die aktuellen Tätigkeitsbereiche des Villacher Unternehmens TECHNIKON. Dem Gründer und Geschäftsführer, Klaus-Michael Koch, ist es mit seinem Team erneut gelungen, vier EU-weit ausgeschriebene Forschungsprojekte zu ergattern. Das Förderungsvolumen der vier Projekte beträgt in Summe 27 Millionen Euro. Die unabhängige, privat geführte Forschungs- und Planungsgesellschaft bietet Forschungsdienstleistungen für High-Tech-Unternehmen in ganz Europa an. In den letzten 20 Jahren seit der Gründung hat sich das österreichische Unternehmen als Triebkraft für F&E-Aktivitäten in Europa positioniert.

Das Projekt DECODER beschäftigt sich mit der Verbesserung von Software-Entwicklungsprozessen in Bereichen wie IoT (Internet of Things), Cloud-Computing und Betriebssystemen. Ermöglicht wird dies durch die Einführung von neuen Programmiersprachen und einer neuartigen Softwareentwicklungsumgebung. Das Projekt hat es sich zum Ziel gesetzt Software-Entwicklungskosten um 20 Prozent zu verringern.

Unter der Bezeichnung Car2TERA soll eine smarte Fahrzeugkommunikation mithilfe von hochfrequenten Radarsignalen ermöglicht werden. Im Rahmen des Projektes wird ein neues Konzept für Fahrzeugradarsensoren entwickelt. Im Hinblick auf autonome Fahrzeuge und autonomes Fahren wird Car2TERA somit einen erheblichen Teil zu einer verbesserten Fahrzeugsicherheit beitragen.

Das Ziel von iPC (Individualized Paediatric Cure) ist es bereits bestehendes klinisches Wissen und medizinische Daten zu sammeln, zu standardisieren und zu harmonisieren. Mit Hilfe von künstlicher Intelligenz werden so individuelle Behandlungsmodelle für Krebs-PatientInnen im Kindesalter entwickelt. Virtuelle, computergestützte Patientenmodell-Avatare, sollen personalisierte Diagnostiken und individuellere Behandlungen ermöglichen. Somit soll künftig die Lebensqualität der jungen PatientInnen erheblich verbessert werden.

Safe4RAIL-2 hebt die europäische Bahn-Technologie auf eine neue Ebene. In heutigen Bahnsystemen fehlt es oftmals an Kommunikation zwischen unterschiedlichen Komponenten. Die Bremsen, die Klimatechnik, die Beleuchtung, die Kommuniktionseinrichtugen, die Türen oder ähnliche elektrischen Systeme sind völlig getrennt ausgeführt. Safe4RAIL-2 greift diesen Punkt auf und fokussiert sich auf die Verbesserung der Interfunktionsfähigkeit sowie die Standardisierung von Schnittstellen und wird damit die Sicherheit im Schienenverkehr in Summe erhöhen. Safe4RAIL-2 baut auf das kürzlich erfolgreich abgeschlossene Projekt Safe4RAIL auf, welches bereits Grundlagen für eine neue Bahntechnik gelegt hatte.

Aussender: TECHNIKON Forschungsgesellschaft mbH Ansprechpartner: Dr. Klaus-Michael Koch Tel.: +43 4242 23355 71 E-Mail: Website: