Visual software diagnostics



Visualisation is a powerful method for communication, especially in cross-disciplinary communication with various stakeholders, as in operations.

Many software development tools already provide some visualisations, but integrated views that combine data from several sources are still at research prototype level. The VISDOM project will develop new types of visualisations that utilise and merge data from several data sources in modern DevOps development. The aim is to provide simple “health check” visualisations about the state of the development process, software and use.


Visualization using several data sources

DevOps projects typically use number of tools and many of these tools include visualization components. One of the unique innovations of VISDOM project is to create new visualizations that utilize data from several tools.

New types of visualization, health-check metaphor: EKG, blood-pressure, pulse, X-ray

For example EKG: Software projects typically include various repeating tasks and iterations, such as sprints or delivery cycles. Such phenomena can be shown as repeating visual patterns, similar to the rises and falls of an EKG curve. Problems will be quick and easy to spot as variations in the patterns and especially difference between planned and real state. Based on our earlier research we assume that under such conditions the status of a development organization can be efficiently monitored by following repeated graphical patterns. In the VISDOM project we plan to create both research prototypes and industry-relevant implementations of this concept.

Stakeholder-specific dashboards

The project creates a configurable dashboard concept that can have different content and views to different stakeholders. This concept has been visualized in below. We will also create prototype dashboards for the pilots, and the companies may exploit these dashboards by integrating them in their current and future development support tools. A dashboard is not necessarily just for direct presentation of data, but it can also include diagnostics tool and help the stakeholders to investigate possible problems in their projects.


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    6/4/2020, Visdom Admin

    We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website. Visit us at to receive news and publications related to the ITEA3 VISDOM project!

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ESEM 2020

Evolution of Technical Debt Remediation in Python: A Case Study on the Apache Software Ecosystem


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(accepted for publication in) Journal of Software: Evolution and Process

Investigating the Relationship between Co-occurring Technical Debt in Python


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46th EUROMICRO conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA), Portorož, Slovenia, August 26-28, 2020.

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    5/4/2020, admininstrator

    (VISDOM deliverable D2.1.2.)

    This code has been initially developed in N4S project ( and later in the VISDOM project (

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