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OpenCERT 2023 : 11th International Workshop on Open Community approaches to Education, Research and Technology - towards Open community approaches to CERTification processes


When Nov 6, 2023 - Nov 10, 2023
Where 6-10 November Eindhove
Submission Deadline Sep 15, 2023
Notification Due Oct 6, 2023
Final Version Due Oct 31, 2023
Categories    open education   technology enhanced learning   open community models   open community technologies

Call For Papers

Submission link
Abstract Submission deadline: September 1, 2023 (optional)
PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 8, 2023 (to be extended)
Accepted regular/short papers will be published after the Workshop by Springer
in a volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (

11th International Workshop on Open Community approaches to Education, Research
and Technology - towards "Open community approaches" CERTification processes -
November 6, 2023, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Satellite event of SEFM 2023 (

The concept of Open Community extends the idea of Open Source to other
collaborative frameworks. It includes Open Content, under a form of non-restrictive
license, and Open Knowledge, that is, the freedom to use, reuse, and redistribute
knowledge without legal, social or technological restrictions.

The International Workshops on Open Community approaches to Education, Research
and Technology expand the scope of the International Workshop on Foundations and
Techniques for Open Source Software Certification, whose 8 editions run from 2007
to 2014.

The workshop promotes the use of Open Community approaches in Education and
Research, with the aim to achieve wide diffusion and proper assessment of new,
innovative Technology.

The workshop general focus is on

1. EDUCATION, where aspects of interest are all those related to open and
collaborative learning, in both formal and informal education contexts.

2. RESEARCH, with the aims at

* establishing open research projects as "cauldrons" of open data, open knowledge
and collaborative development, as well as devising methodologies and tools for
the management and assessment of such projects;
* defining open peer-review methodologies for the assessment of research outputs
and appropriate bibliometrics based on the community open feedback rather than
on a questionable analysis of citations;
* defining, more specifically, quality metrics and a formal process to certify open
source software (OSS) products and the outcomes of other peer-production efforts.

3. TECHNOLOGY, by fostering and unleashing the efforts of open communities towards
global availability and acceptance of new technologies. Prominent interests, here,
are in supporting the open communities during the production process, and in the
validation of the information produced, or made available, by such communities,
especially in the case of advices provided by thematic communities, such as the
user/consumer support/review communities.

This year OpenCERT is collocated with SEFM, so contributions connected to the
themes of FORMAL METHODS and SOFTWARE ENGINEERING will be particularly
appreciated. In addition to the thematic description provided above, we will
be also interested in the following aspects:
1. EDUCATION: open and collaborative approaches in Software Engineering and
in Formal Methods education;
2. RESEARCH: open community research in Formal Methods, formal modelling of
learning and collaboration
3. TECHNOLOGY, integrating Formal Methods technologies and tools within OSS
projects as a means for Formal Methods acceptance and diffusion;


Authors are invited to submit, via EasyChair research contributions or experience
reports (

All papers should be written in English and prepared using the specific LNCS
templates available at

There are nine categories of submissions

RESEARCH PAPERS to present original research and the analysis, interpretation and
validation of the research findings.

POSITION PAPERS to present innovative, arguable ideas, opinions or frameworks
which are likely to foster discussion at the workshop.

PROJECT PAPERS to describe a new open community project (e.g. on a hosting provider
or a dedicated portal) or a new research project, or the status of an ongoing
project or the outcomes of a recently completed project.

SURVEY PAPERS to collect previously published studies on topics related to the
workshop and analyse them in the context of open communities.

CASE STUDY PAPERS to report on case studies, preferably in a real-world setting.

TOOL PAPERS to present a new tool, a new tool component or novel extensions to an
existing tool aiming at supporting open community approaches, or the
use/customisation of an existing tool in the context of open communities.

TOOL DEMONSTRATION PAPERS to demonstrate the tool workflow(s) and human interaction
aspects, and evaluate the overall role of the tool in supporting open community

TEACHING EXPERIENCE PaPERS to report on teaching experiences using an open community
approach in a formal education context (e.g. in a university/school context) or in
informal education.

LEARNING EXPERIENCE PAPERS to report on a learning experience within an open
community in a formal education context (e.g. by university students) or in informal
education (online presentation with a nominal registration fee is allowed for
students presenting accepted contribution in this category).

Contributions will be in the form of

* FULL PAPERS between 12 and 15 pages excluding references for submission
(and between 12 and 17 pages excluding references for post-proceedings camera-ready).
* SHORT PAPERS between 6 and 8 pages excluding references for submission
(and between 6 and 9 pages excluding references for post-proceedings camera-ready).
* PRESENTATIONS extended abstract up to 4 pages, which will be included in the
pre-proceedings but not published in the post-proceedings.

"Short papers" and "Presentations" can discuss new ideas which are at an early stage
of development and which have not yet been thoroughly evaluated.

The program committee may reject papers that are outside the above mentioned length

Submitted papers will be refereed for quality, correctness, originality and
relevance. All submitted papers will be posted on GitHub at

and the review process will be carried out as an interactive, open discussion
between the authors and the reviewers. Final decisions about acceptance/rejection
of papers will be made through a closed discussion among the PC members.
Notification and reviews will be communicated via email.
Accepted papers (both "Regular papers" and "Short papers") will be included in the
workshop programme and will appear in the workshop pre-proceedings as well as in
the LNCS post-proceedings.
Pre-proceedings will be available online before the Workshop.


* open education;
* open learning communities and environments;
* student experience in open communities;
* open community approaches to teaching;
* open learning in formal and informal education;
* learning processes in open communities;
* validation and certification of open education approaches;
* Student Modeling, and Open Student Modeling
* Open Educational Resources
* collaborative, and social-collaborative learning;
* methodologies and tool to support collaboration;
* social constructivism;
* peer assessment;
* validation and certification of peer assessment approaches;
* teaching software engineering through OSS project participation.

* peer-production process;
* open communities as peer-production models;
* analytical models for peer-production processes;
* business models for peer-production;
* open community management and organisation;
* knowledge management in open communities;
* management and analysis of open data repositories;
* management and analysis open source software repositories;
* data mining and process mining of (software, communication, etc.) repositories;
* community evolution;
* community assessment;
* peer review in OSS and other peer-production efforts;
* quality assessment of OSS and other peer-production efforts;
* certification of OSS and other peer-production processes;
* peer-assessment of research outputs, citations analysis controversies,
open-feedback-based bibliometrics;
* legal implications in peer-production, OSS and peer-production licenses;
* copyright and copyleft in OSS and peer-production, action research;
* empirical studies.

* technological innovation in open communities;
* open communities and technology diffusion;
* information trustworthiness in thematic communities;
* privacy in open communities;
* recommender systems, reputation systems;
* machine learning; deep learning architectures;
* user/consumer reviews and quality assessment;
* methodologies and tools for analysis, verification, validation, decision
support, quality * assessment and certification.

* open and collaborative approaches in software engineering, formal methods,
logics and mathematics education;
* open community research in software engineering and formal methods;
* formal modelling of learning and collaboration;
* integrating formal methods technologies and tools within OSS projects as a
means for formal methods acceptance and diffusion;
* reverse engineering of OSS;
* static analysis, testing and inspection of OSS;
* safety, security and usability analysis in OSS;
* automated source code analyses in OSS;
* software evolution and reconfigurability in OSS.


* Antonio Cerone, Department of Computer Science, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
(Program Co-chair)
* Marco Temperini, Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering,
Sapienza University Rome, Italy (Program Co-chair)


Accepted regular and short papers will be published after the Workshop by Springer
in a volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (,
which will collect contributions to some workshops co-located with SEFM 2023.
Condition for inclusion in the post-proceedings is that at least one of
the co-authors has presented the paper at the Workshop.

One or more journal special issue(s) with selected papers may be planned, depending
on the number and quality of submissions.


All inquiries concerning submissions should be sent to
opencert2023 AT easychair DOT org

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