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OSS 2013 : Open Source Systems


Conference Series : Open Source Systems
When Jun 25, 2013 - Jun 28, 2013
Where Koper/Capodistria, Slovenia
Submission Deadline Jan 9, 2013

Call For Papers

============== OSS 2013 | Call for Papers ===============

The 9th International Conference on Open Source Systems

Koper/Capodistria, Slovenia, 25-28 June 2013

Scope of OSS 2013

Free Open Source Software (FOSS) is nowadays influencing the way
organisations and individuals create, distribute, acquire, and use
software and software-based services. FOSS applications are supporting
the web based economy and it is growingly being adopted by public
institutions. It has become a useful instrument for educators and
researchers as well as an important aspect of e-government and
information society initiatives. The transparency of its development
process and its resulting open source code has become a viable
alternative to closed source software. Publicly funded software
development projects are often required to produce FOSS. The widespread
adoption of FOSS has introduced new challenges as new legal constraints
between integrated FOSS and CSS components, requirement of a more
structured development process that allows the collaboration of a large
number of stakeholders, or the requirement of a stronger quality control
of development processes and FOSS products. FOSS verification is
gaining momentum in FOSS communities; code debugging, and adherence to
code conventions have already an important role in FOSS projects. The
adoption of other verification activities can further contribute to the
quality of FOSS.

The goal of the 9th International Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS
2013 is to provide an international forum where a diverse community of
professionals from academia, industry and public sector, and diverse
FOSS initiatives can come together to share research findings and
practical experiences. The conference is also meant to provide
information to practitioners, identify directions for further research,
and to be an ongoing platform for technology transfer, no matter which
form of FOSS is being pursued.

OSS 2013 accepts research papers, industry papers, formal tool
demonstrations, lightning talks and posters. It also invites proposals
for tutorials and workshops, submissions to the doctoral symposium, and
submissions of panels. Accepted papers will be included in the
conference proceedings, which are published by Springer. Authors are
invited to submit papers and proposals on a variety of FOSS topics,
including but not limited to the list of topics described in this call.
This year's major conference theme is FOSS Verification.

Topics of Interest

FOSS Verification
- Dynamic FOSS Verification: FOSS Testing, Debugging, type of tests,
use of test suits
- Static FOSS Verification - software analysis
- Formal FOSS Verification
- Detection of bad practices and adoption of coding conventions
- OSS metrics: measuring FOSS Performance, Safety, and Quality
- Standardization of verification processes and presentation of
verification results

FOSS as innovation
- Adoption/ use / acceptance of FOSS
- Dissemination / redistribution / crowdsourcing of FOSS systems
- Expanding scientific research and technology development methods
through openness
- Adopting innovation in FOSS projects
- Role of FOSS in ICT and sustainable development

FOSS practices and methods
- FOSS and traditional / agile development methods
- FOSS and decentralized development
- Knowledge and documentation management in FOSS

FOSS technologies
- FOSS over the Internet
- Security of FOSS
- Interoperability / portability / scalability of FOSS
- Open standards / open data / open cloud / open hardware / open
- Reuse in FOSS
- FOSS for entertainment
- FOSS for education
- Architecture and design of FOSS

Economic / organizational / social issues on FOSS
- Economic analysis of FOSS
- Sustainability business models of FOSS
- Maturity models of FOSS
- FOSS in public sector
- FOSS intellectual property, copyrights and licensing
- Non-Governmental Organizations and FOSS

Important Dates (Deadlines)

Submissions due: January 9, 2013

Workshop proposals: January 16, 2013

Panels and tutorials proposals: February 1, 2013

Results to authors: February 13, 2013

Camera-ready copy due: March 11, 2013

Early registration: March 11, 2013


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General Chair:
Giancarlo Succi, Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy

Program Chair:
Etiel Petrinja, Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy

Local Organizing Chairs:
Davide Dozza, Make-IT

Financial Chair:
Alberto Sillitti, Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy

Doctoral Consortium Chairs:
Björn Lundell, University of Skövde, Sweden
Klaas-Jan Stol, Lero, University of Limerick, Ireland

Tutorials Chair:
Greg Madey, University of Notre Dame, USA

Workshops Chair:
Ivica Crnkovic, Mälardalen University, Sweden

Industry Chairs:
Marjan Hericko, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Stephane Ribas, INRIA, France

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