Research Projects
The vogella GmbH is involved in IT reseach projects. Together with Universities and Industrial Partners accross Europe we are researching for intellegent and innovative software products. In the areas of Requirements Engineering and DEVOPS we are developing and designing better solutions.

OpenReq is an EU Horizon 2020 project for intelligent recommendation decision technologies for community-driven Requirements Engineering.

OpenReq industry partners from different domains have build solutions for their own businesses using OpenReq components.

Within this project vogella evaluated what it is needed to potentially increase the involvement of Eclipse Contributors to work on open bugs (requirements). This includes solving important bugs, closing irrelevant bugs or identify right Contributors to work on a certain bug.

We found out, that showing Eclipse Contributors a list of personalized prioritized bugs really enforce them to work on bugs and that showing them a list of the most discussed bugs of the month helps them to keep track on what is mostly being discussed and has a high visibility at the moment.

We developed an Eclipse Plugin which shows a personalized and prioritized lists of open bugs for the Eclipse IDE project. For the prioritization of the bugs, personal interests of the Contributor as well as the relevance of a bug for the whole Eclipse IDE project are considered. The prioritization is done using a MAUT algorithm.

The Plugin offers, a view which shows personalized and prioritized bug reports and feature requests (requirements) from bugs.eclipse.org and a view which shows the most discussed bugs in the last 30 days from bugs.eclipse.org.

It can be installed from the Eclipse Marketplace by either dragging the installation link to a running Eclipse workspace,

Drag to your running Eclipse workspace. *Requires Eclipse Marketplace Client

by entering the search word 'openreq' in the Eclipse Marketplace within the Eclipse IDE, or by using its Eclipse P2 update site http://openreq.vogella.com/repository.

The whole OpenReq project is an open source project and is available at GitHub.

EMPRI-DEVOPS is a German research project from the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) to reduce the amount of private data of employees beeing stored in the DEVOPS toolchain.

done_allEMPRI-DEVOPS Website

Within this project vogella will, together with other partners of the project, perform an is-Analysis of the status quo of common DevOps tools and the typical usage of stored data coming from this tools by employers.

After analyzing the risks of the stored data and understanding the processing interests of the employer, tools will be developed. These tools will make use of privacy or transparency enhancing technologies to achieve an adequate mixture of interests of the employer and privacy of employees regarding the stored data in the DevOps toolchain.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an important topic in today's world. With the EMPRI-DEVOPS project we will try to find solutions which are compliant with GDPR and still consider the necessities of employers to see certain data.

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