FASTEN — Fine-Grained Analysis of Software Ecosystems as Networks

Funding Agency: EU H2020
Project type: RTD
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Starting date: 2019-01-01
Ending date: 2021-12-31
Total budget: 3,219,697 euros


The FASTEN project partners are developing an intelligent software package management systems that will enhance robustness and security in software ecosystems. The research and development activities include innovative ecosystem analysis techniques, with C, Java and Python applications. Derived techniques will tackle the problems of security and risk evaluation, license compliance and change impact analysis. Moreover, a back-end service and a knowledge base will host the results of those analyses while the integration of those analyses will reach the developer’s workflow and Continuous Integration (CI) tool chains.


    • Athens University of Economics & Business (GR)
    • Delft University of Technology (NL)
    • Universita degli Studi di Milano (IT)
    • Endocode AG (DE)
    • OW2 (FR)
    • Software Improvement Group B.V. (NL)
    • XWIKI SAS (FR)


Conference Publications

    • Dimitris Mitropoulos, Panos Louridas, Vitalis Salis, and Diomidis Spinellis. Time present and time past: analyzing the evolution of JavaScript code in the wild. In 16th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories: Technical Track, MSR '19. 2019.
    • Zoe Kotti and Diomidis Spinellis. Standing on shoulders or feet?: the usage of the MSR data papers. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories, MSR '19, 565–576. Piscataway, NJ, USA, 2019. IEEE Press. ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award.
    • Stefanos Chaliasos, George Metaxopoulos, George Argyros, and Dimitris Mitropoulos. Mime artist: bypassing whitelisting for the web with JavaScript mimicry attacks. In 24th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security, ESORICS '19, 565–585. 09 2019.