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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