08 October
NGI Pointer Kick-Off
ReachOut will be presented by Cedric Thomas, OW2 CEO, at NGI Pointer online...
23 September
ReachOut September Webinar
Webinar #7 Leverage your project consortium and ecosystem of partners to...
21 September
SFScon 2020, November 13-14, Bolzano, Italy
OW2 has been invited by SFScon 2020 to organize an OW2 presentation track. ...
18 September
STAMP Success Story
Thanks to ReachOut, the STAMP team engaged external developers to evaluate and...
14 September
CROSSMINER Success Story
"The CROSSMINER platform provides us an easy assessment of the quality and...

ReachOut for Project Leaders

You are a project leader?

Set-up a beta-testing campaign
 for your project!

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  • Arrange a training session
  • Promote the campaign
  • Learn from feedback

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Align with market expectations

ReachOut for Beta Testers

You are a beta tester?

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 beta-testing campaigns!

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  • Execute the tutorial
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ReachOut

Beta-testing campaigns for research projects

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ReachOut is a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) helping H2020 projects in the area of software technologies to implement beta-testing campaigns. ReachOut act as an operational intermediary between research projects and the open market. ReachOut helps research projects implement beta testing best practices and recruit beta-testers by running promotion initiatives. ReachOut helps develop connections between research projects and potential users and beta-testers.

 

Testing the ReachOut platform

Starts on:

14/11/2019

Ends on:

31/12/2020

Estimated Test Duration:

30 minutes to 1 hour

Target beta testers profile:

Business users, Developers

Beta tester level:

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Campaign objectives

The goal of this campaign is to test the ReachOut platform.
It targets H2020 projects who would like to setup a beta-testing campaign.
You can find out more about ReachOut and the methodology on this page

Requirements for this campaign

In order to start testing the ReachOut platform, you need to have ready:

  • the name, short and long description of your project
  • a logo file for your project
  • the objectives of the beta-testing campaign
  • the estimated duration it will take a beta tester to test your beta-version
  • a beta version of your software available to download
  • requirements for beta testers to test your software (list of pre-installed software, hardware requirements, operating systems constraints, ...)
  • a comprehensive test scenario and instructions
  • (optional) incentives for beta testers to participate in the campaign

Beta test instructions and scenario

In order to test the ReachOut platform, you will need to:

  1. Visit https://reachout-project.eu
  2. Register as a campaign manager
    You will need to provide your details, e-mail address, login and password.
    You will receive a message to your e-mail address with an activation link.
  3. Create your project
    You will have to fill in the project details.
  4. Create your campaign with the appropriate campaign details.
    Note that you can use the XWiki syntax for formatting the details (links, bullets, ...)
  5. Customize the questionnaire in LimeSurvey
    You can do this by clicking on the "Customize and activate the associated questionnaire" button. Log into LimeSurvey using your ReachOut login and password provided during the registration.
    Once in LimeSurvey, you can edit the questions.
  6. Activate the questionnaire in LimeSurvey
  7. Manage the progress of your campaign using the campaign dashboard
    To do this, go back to your home page on the ReachOut website, and click on the Dashboard button below your campaign details. Then, edit the dashboard, save.
  8. Fill in the questionnaire (as a beta tester)
    To do this, log out of LimeSurvey and ReachOut, go to the ReachOut website, click on "Checkout existing campaigns" and fill in the questionnaire.
  9. View the answers on LimeSurvey
    Log into LimeSurvey and go to your campaign on LimeSurvey.
    Then, click on Statistics in the left menu, then on the "Simple mode" button top left. You can view statistics about the answers that have been provided by beta testers.

Feedback questionnaire

When you are done with the testing, please fill in the feedback questionnaire.
Please note that filling in the questionnaire will be your ticket for incentives.

Incentives

By participating in this survey, you will help the ReachOut project provide a better service to research projects.

Campaign Mailing List

Please provide your e-mail address below and in the feedback questionnaire, in order to enter the ReachOut incentives programme and so that the Campaign Manager can join you about next interactions. Find out more about Reachout informed consent.

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DECIDE

Multicloud Applications Towards the Digital Single Market

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DECIDE is a new generation of multi-cloud service-based software framework, providing mechanisms to design, develop, and dynamically deploy multi-cloud aware applications in an ecosystem of reliable, interoperable, and legal compliant cloud services.
DECIDE is composed of a set of tools that cover the entire DevOps pipeline, from design and development to deployment and operations. All the tools are integrated via the DevOps framework UI that provides a unified user interface and orchestrates their execution when necessary.

 

DECIDE Platform

Starts on:

20/04/2020

Ends on:

31/12/2020

Estimated Test Duration:

3 hours

Target beta testers profile:

Developers

Beta tester level:

Intermediate

Campaign objectives

By becoming a beta tester of DECIDE you will be able to experience the full DevOps lifecycle of a multi-cloud application via the unified DECIDE DevOps framework UI.
Requirements for this campaign
• Intermediate knowledge on Cloud Computing.  
• Advanced knowledge on DevOps.

Requirements for this campaign

• Intermediate knowledge on Cloud Computing.  
• Advanced knowledge on DevOps.

Beta test instructions and scenario

Install and configure the individual services (check the “Delivery and Usage” sections on each document)
ARCHITECT cloud patterns service
OPTIMUS simulation service
MCSLA service
ACSmI discovery/contracting/monitoring services
ADAPT deployment orchestrator
ADAPT Violation handler
Install and configure DECIDE DevOps framework (check the “Delivery and Usage” section)
DECIDE DevOps framework
Connect to the DevOps framework web interface and follow the workflow to create, deploy and manage a multi-cloud application (check the “User Manual” sections on the aforementioned documents)

Feedback questionnaire

When you are done with the testing, please fill in the feedback questionnaire.
Please note that filling in the questionnaire will be your ticket for incentives.

Incentives

ReachOut goodies (ask for it!)

Campaign Mailing List

Please provide your e-mail address below and in the feedback questionnaire, in order to enter the ReachOut incentives programme and so that the Campaign Manager can join you about next interactions. Find out more about Reachout informed consent.

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Cross-CPP

One-stop data shop: Provides a single point of access to data streams from multiple smart products in easily accessible non-proprietary data formats

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Ecosystem​

✓  Driven by the needs of Data Owners, Data Providers and Data Customers

✓  Brand independent, open platform with standardized interface → Highly attractive for Service Providers

✓  Linking CPP data from different sectors enables higher quality content and new services world

✓  Economical solution for all value chain partners, due to a greater amount of data customers

​✓  Data Providers can profit from Innovation Potentials by thousands of external experts

User Engagement

✓   Empowers CPP owners to exploit their most valuable asset in the Internet of Things – their CPP  data

✓  The owner can fully control which data he provides to which Service Provider

 

UI and UX of Cross-CPP data-marketplace Front-end Application

Starts on:

17/08/2020

Ends on:

15/10/2020

Estimated Test Duration:

15-20 minutes

Target beta testers profile:

Business users, Developers

Beta tester level:

Beginner

Campaign objectives

Cross-CPP project have released its integrated Final Prototype of the Data Marketplace (AGORA). It offers a privacy and secure platform to trade-off (buy and sell) Vehicles and Building datasets. 

The objective of this campaign is to get feedback from the User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) of the frontend application. We would provide detailed instructions to follow the processes from A) Service Provider (Digital Company, Data-driven startup, etc.) to create "Data Requests" or B) Data Owner to accept these "Request" and transform into Offers and Contracts. 

We would like your feedback to test AGORA solution for improving our experience with a wide range End-Users. Don't lose this opportunity to take part of this EU challenge!

Requirements for this campaign

- Basic Knowledge of web browsing
- Internet connection
- Use preferably Google Chrome

Beta test instructions and scenario

A) For Service Providers (Looking for acquiring Data inside the Marketplace):

  1. Go to https://ng8.datagora.eu/login and click on "Sign in" button on the right upon side of the web
    2. Enter in the EMAIL: "serviceprovider1@test.com" and this password
    3. In the left side of the Application you see "Main Menu", and you click in  "Catalogue section". Apply some filters to the Data Signals Catalogue and search for any signal you are interested.
    4. Go to "Data Discovery". In this view, you can configure and personalize the type of "Data Requests" you aim to retrieve from the Marketplace. Apply and set any filter you consider interesting for your service and finally press on "Discovery". E.g. Signal Type: Vehicle Speed (or more) / Add Suggestions (if needed) / Duration: All years / Location: Spain
    5. Check the "Discovery Results" of available data in the marketplace. Then, check the "Analytics" or "Context Filtering" to get access to all the functionalities. Then, click on "Create Data Request".
    6. Congratulations! You have created your first Data Request, just go to "Main Menu" and click in "Data Wallet" and you can see a drop menu with "Data Requests" and Data Transactions". Click on "Data Requests" to see the one you have created.  

B) For Data Owners (Accepting Data Requests and Exchange my data generated):

  1. Go to https://ng8.datagora.eu/login and click on "Sign in" button on the right upon side of the web
    2. Enter in the EMAIL: "ownertest@test.com" and this password
    3. Go to the upper part of the Application, and firstly select the type of Device from you would accept to share your data. Two categoires "Vehicles" and "Buildings".
    4. In the left side of the Application you see "Main Menu", and you click in the drop menu  "Data Wallet", and you will see "Available Data Requests" and "Accepted Data Requests", "Data Collected" and "Transaction Summary".
    5. Click on "Available Data Requests" and you would find out all the "Data Requests" published by interested Service Providers. You can accept or decline, you as a Data Owner has the choices to share or not your data.
    6. Finally, if you click on "Accepted Data Requests" you will see, the full list of Accepted Requests I have grant my permission to access to data. If you are no longer interested in it, you can withdraw your consent to share data, and the Offer is terminated.

Feedback questionnaire

When you are done with the testing, please fill in the feedback questionnaire.
Please note that filling in the questionnaire will be your ticket for incentives.

Incentives

As a recognition for your efforts and useful feedback, you will be added as a Cross-CPP contributor within our Website. This offer is limited to the beta testers interacting with the team, by 15 October 2020. You will be contacted individually for contribution opportunities. Please, provide a valid contact email during the survey phase.

Campaign Mailing List

Please provide your e-mail address below and in the feedback questionnaire, in order to enter the ReachOut incentives programme and so that the Campaign Manager can join you about next interactions. Find out more about Reachout informed consent.

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Completed Campaigns

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STAMP

Software Testing AMPlification for the DevOps Team

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STAMP stands for Software Testing AMPlification. Leveraging advanced research in automatic test generation, STAMP aims at pushing automation in DevOps one step further through innovative methods of test amplification. 

STAMP reuses existing assets (test cases, API descriptions, dependency models), in order to generate more test cases and test configurations each time the application is updated. Acting at all steps of development cycle, STAMP techniques aim at reducing the number and cost of regression bugs at unit level, configuration level and production stage.

STAMP raises confidence and foster adoption of DevOps by the European IT industry. The project gathers four academic partners with strong software testing expertise, five software companies (in: e-Health, Content Management, Smart Cities and Public Administration), and an open source consortium. This industry-near research addresses concrete, business-oriented objectives.

 

Try the STAMP toolset

Estimated Test Duration:

2 hours

Target beta testers profile:

Developers

Beta tester level:

Beginner

Campaign objectives

Trying the open source toolset is a free initiative that will amplify your testing efforts automatically. Experiment DSpot, Descartes, CAMP or Botsing now.

Requirements for this campaign

Download and try DSpot or Descartes or CAMP or Botsing.

Beta test instructions and scenario

Incentives

You'll have nothing to lose and everything to win, including time and quality in your software releases!
Moreover, you'll be among the first to experiment the most advanced Java software testing tools.

And, as a recognition for your efforts and useful feedback, you will receive a limited edition “STAMP Software Test Pilot” gift and be added as a STAMP contributor. This offer is limited to the beta testers interacting with the team, by 30 October 2019. You will be contacted individually for a customized gift and for contribution opportunities. Please, provide a valid contact email.

Campaign Mailing List

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Energyshield - Security Culture Assessment tool

EnergyShield is a complete state-of-the-art security toolkit for the EPES sector

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EnergyShield captures the needs of Electrical Power and Energy System (EPES) operators and combines the latest technologies for vulnerability assessment, supervision and protection to draft a defensive toolkit.Adapt and improve available building tools (assessment, monitoring & protection, remediation) in order to support the needs of the EPES sector.Integrate the improved cybersecurity tools in a holistic solution with assessment, monitoring/protection and learning/sharing capabilities that work synergistically.Validate the practical value of the EnergyShield toolkit in demonstrations involving EPES stakeholders.Develop best practices, guidelines and methodologies supporting the deployment of the solution and encourage widespread adoption of the project results in the EPSE sector.

 

Energyshield SBAM Tool

Estimated Test Duration:

between 20 minutes to 30

Target beta testers profile:

Business users, Developers

Beta tester level:

Beginner

Campaign objectives

Energyshield has created a first version of the security culture assessment tool. We would like to beta test this first version

Requirements for this campaign

No requirements except internet connection and browser - all browser types and devices are acceptable

Beta test instructions and scenario

For the beta testing campaign - create a user group in the tool, create a campaign, answer a questionnaire and review the results of the assessment. The URL of the website is (http://energyshield.epu.ntua.gr/) . Information and guide of the platform is included here: (https://1drv.ms/w/s!Avx-hU-EvNxviEse2KU6hPqEoY4O?e=Hn5byP)

Incentives

Beta testers will be acknowledged within our website

Campaign Mailing List

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Zql

Java SQL parser

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Zql is a java SQL parser, generated using JavaCC. It parses SQL constructs (no DDL) and generates a parse tree, accessible through a java API.

 

Zql beta-test

Estimated Test Duration:

10 minutes

Target beta testers profile:

Business users, Developers

Beta tester level:

Beginner

Campaign objectives

Build and run unit tests.

Requirements for this campaign

Java 5 or above, maven.

Beta test instructions and scenario

- Checkout project using git:

git clone https://github.com/gibello/zql.git

- Build project, using maven:

cd zql/
mvn clean install

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MELODIC

Open source multicloud management platform with allows for optimization and automation of the deployment to the different Cloud Providers (AWS, Azure, GCP, Open Stack based).

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MELODIC is cloud agnostic and optimized way to multicloud. It is multi-cloud management platform created within H2020 project with the same name. The MELODIC platform will enable and optimize data-intensive applications to run within defined security, cost, and performance boundaries seamlessly on geographically distributed and federated cloud infrastructures. Applications are modelled and deployed in cloud-agnostic manner. Optimization is done continuously using Reinforcement Learning algorithms. MELODIC is fully open-source, licensed under MPL.

 

MELODIC - multicloud management platform

Estimated Test Duration:

16 hours

Target beta testers profile:

Business users, Developers

Beta tester level:

Beginner

Campaign objectives

By becoming a beta tester of Melodic you will be able to learn how to use model@runtime with automatic adaptation and optimization of deployment to multicloud. Melodic is an open source multicloud management platform which allows for optimization and automation of the deployment to the different Cloud Providers (AWS and Open Stack based).

Requirements for this campaign

  • Basic knowledge about Cloud Computing. 
  • Access to at least one Cloud Provider.

Beta test instructions and scenario

  1. Install Melodic on your machine as described on the Melodic download page (scenario1)
  2. Deploy simple two component application. scenario2.pdf
  3. Install the Eclipse oxygen-based Camel editor, which enable you to create your model, manual available on Melodic's website (scenario3)
  4. Model and deploy your own application using Melodic platform. scenario4.pdf

Incentives

Melodic badge and certificate. For the first or most active beta testers, we will provide project goodies (mugs, ...).

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Elastest

ElasTest Platform is being developed within a public founded project called ElasTest: an elastic platform for testing complex distributed large software systems.

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ElasTest Platform is being developed within a public founded project called "ElasTest: an elastic platform for testing complex distributed large software systems". Elastest started on January 1, 2017 and will finish on December 31, 2019.

Project website:

 

Try ElasTest Platform

Estimated Test Duration:

4 hours

Target beta testers profile:

Business users, Developers

Beta tester level:

Beginner

Campaign objectives

In this campaign, you will discover a testing scenario using ElasTest. A test being executed in ElasTest can make direct use of multiple integrated services (such as Web Browsers), and the tester can see all that monitoring information in the same graphical user interface and with advanced analysis features.

Requirements for this campaign

ElasTest can run in differents platforms like Laptop, Linux VM and Server. For more information about the requirements to launch ElasTest, please visit: https://elastest.io/docs/tutorials/getting-started/

Beta test instructions and scenario

The detailed instructions to execute the beta test are available at: https://elastest.io/docs/try-elastest/

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CROSSMINER

CROSSMINER enables the monitoring, in-depth analysis and evidence-based selection of open source components, and facilitates knowledge extraction from large open-source software repositories.

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CROSSMINER enables the monitoring, in-depth analysis and evidence-based selection of open source components, and facilitates knowledge extraction from large open-source software repositories.

Project website:

 

CROSSMINER Dashboard testing

Estimated Test Duration:

30 minutes

Target beta testers profile:

Business users, Developers

Beta tester level:

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Campaign objectives

introduce dashboards to OSS projects stakeholders

Requirements for this campaign

Web Browser

Beta test instructions and scenario

  • Open http://beta.crossminer.org/app/kibana#/dashboards
  • Select a dashboard, for instance "scava-overview"
  • Select a project from "Project selection" view
  • This has the effect to filter data for the selected projects in other views.
  • you can manage filters from the top left bar of the window.
  • On top right of the window, you can edit the time selection (by default 10 years)
  • Click on "Dashboard" from the left pane to select another dashboard.
  • The same logic can be applied on all dashboards
  • Last part is to understand how dashboards are created. Let's follow this short tutorial: https://www.reachout-project.eu/view/Crossminer/kibana

Campaign Mailing List

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CROSSMINER Softeam Use Case Evaluation

Internal Evaluation of CROSSMINER platform in context of Softeam Use Case

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CROSSMINER enables the monitoring, in-depth analysis and evidence-based selection of open source components, and facilitates knowledge extraction from large open-source software repositories.

 

CROSSMINER Final Evaluation

Estimated Test Duration:

10 minutes

Target beta testers profile:

Business users, Developers

Beta tester level:

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Campaign objectives

Collect feedback of Modeliosoft development team (Softeam) about the deploiment and usage of CROSSMINER platform.

Requirements for this campaign

Modeliosoft development team  only

Beta test instructions and scenario

Answer to the questionnaire based on the experiments on the CROSSMINER platform  of the last 3 months

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The Beta-Testing Campaign Platform for Research Projects.

What is ReachOut main objective? ReachOut helps H2020 projects in the area of software technologies to develop beta-testing campaigns for their software. ReachOut helps build bridges between projects and their markets. ReachOut provides projects with end-to-end support to develop and launch beta-testing campaigns so as to enable them to concretely engage with their potential users and develop their ecosystems. 


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What is Beta-Testing?

Beta testing is intended to collect feedback from customers on a pre-release product to improve its quality. This is the last stage before shipping a product. Not only it helps finalize a product, it is also a marketing tactic that helps develop a base of early adopters. 

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Do not hesitate to write to us directly for any other questions, proposals or partnership enquiries.



Partner Projects

We are partnering with H2020 cascade funding projects to invite their beneficiaries to join ReachOut. More.

  • EDI-final
  • NGI_Ledger
  • NGI_Pointer

The Reachout project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 825307.

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