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Authors: Ilenia Fronza and Stefano Trebeschi

Affiliation: Free University of Bolzano - Bozen, Italy

ISBN: 978-989-758-187-8

ISSN: 2184-4992

Keyword(s): OvERVIeW, Word Cloud, Visualization, Code Ownership, SVN.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Applications ; Enterprise Information Systems ; Information Systems Analysis and Specification ; Operational Research ; Project Management ; Software Engineering ; Software Metrics and Measurement

Abstract: In many situations, awareness about code ownership is important; for example, this awareness might allow to contact the responsible person(s) of a piece of code to get clarifications. Source versioning systems can provide information about code ownership. However, the considerable amount of data collected might prolong the time to retrieve the information needed. OvERVIeW addresses this issue: it collects data from a versioning system and visualizes developers’ effort using a well-known and intuitive visualization, the word cloud. We applied pre-attentive processing principles in the designing phase, which use graphical properties (e.g., form and color) that are processed pre-attentively, i.e., they are understood faster. In our visualization, each word represents a class; the number of lines added and removed (during a given time period) is used as size metric, and the color represents the developer(s) working on the code. We show how OvERVIeW can be used to visualize three different cases of code ownership: collective, weak, and strong. We report a sample application of OvERVIeW in the context of a multi-developer OSS project. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Fronza, I. and Trebeschi, S. (2016). OvERVIeW: Ownership Visualization Word Cloud.In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-187-8, ISSN 2184-4992, pages 405-412. DOI: 10.5220/0005753804050412

author={Ilenia Fronza. and Stefano Trebeschi.},
title={OvERVIeW: Ownership Visualization Word Cloud},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},


JO - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - OvERVIeW: Ownership Visualization Word Cloud
SN - 978-989-758-187-8
AU - Fronza, I.
AU - Trebeschi, S.
PY - 2016
SP - 405
EP - 412
DO - 10.5220/0005753804050412

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