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SFCK 2009 : First Software Freedom Conference of Kosova


When Aug 29, 2009 - Aug 30, 2009
Where pristina, kosovo
Abstract Registration Due Jul 15, 2009
Submission Deadline Aug 1, 2009
Notification Due Aug 15, 2009
Final Version Due Aug 25, 2009
Categories    free software   developing nations   kosovo   kosova

Call For Papers


First International Software Freedom Conference of Kosova

August 29/30, 2009

Prishtina / Kosovo

The University of Prishtina and Free/Libre Open Source Software Association of Kosovo (FLOSSK) are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the First International Software Freedom Conference of Kosova, which will be held on August 29 and 30 at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engeneering, University of Prishtina.

Considering the pioneering nature of this conference, the focus will be on the following subjects:

* What is free software and open source?
* How can free and open source software help in economic development?
* How can public and private institutions benefit from free and open source software?
* Copyright, Licensing and Patents
* Wikimedia and Free Culture
* Use of free and open source software for Schools and Business?
* How to work with Microsoft using Free Software and Open Source?
* Developers presenting work on projects.
* Use and development of free and open source software for:

1. Desktop,
2. OS Kernel,
3. Programming/scripting languages,
4. Development tools,
5. Databases,
6. Security,
7. Networks,
8. Collaboration,
9. Web, Web 2.0,
10. GRID/Clusters,
11. Multimedia and video production
12. Toolkits
13. Voice over IP

Authors are encouraged to also submit papers on any other topic not listed above but related to free and open source software.

Key Dates

Call for papers closes

15 July 2009

Initial notification of acceptance

25 July 2009

Deadline for final versions of papers

10 August 2009


29/30 August 2009

Submission Guidelines

Your proposal will need to include:

* Your name and a bit of bio info (include a bit about your qualifications regarding your presentation topic)

* Name of talk

* A really brief summary of the presentation (around 200 words). If the paper is accepted you will need to provide a summary of your paper in no more than 1000 words.

* Who your talk is likely to interest (some keywords)

* Name and bio information of any co-authors

Papers can be in one of the national languages of Kosovo or preferably in English.

Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their proposal by the proposal acceptance date.

If you require faster confirmation of acceptance (for example, because you are traveling from overseas and require extra time to make arrangements) please communicate this to the committee when submitting your proposal

Submissions can be made by e-mailing your paper to: or alternatively by visiting our webpage:

Even if you are not interested to speak, we encourage you to pariticpate at the conference. Registration is open and can be accessed by going to:

Programme Committee

The organizers of the conference, University of Prishtina and FLOSSK have setup a programme committee to oversee the programme of the Conference. This committee consists of the following members:

Mentor Arifaj, University of Prishtina (Chair)
Bernard Nikaj, FLOSSK (Chair)
Lule Ahmedi, University of Prishtina
James Mike Dupont, FLOSSK
Agni Dika, University of Prishtina
Blerim Rexha, University of Prishtina
Nysret Musliu, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Idriz Smaili, Bosch GmbH, Austria
Flavia Marzano, FLOSSK, Italy
Isak Shabani, University of Prishtina
Milot Shala, FLOSSK
Ehat Qerimi, University of Prishtina
Arber Dhomi, FLOSSK

Toshaan Bharvani, FLOSSK. Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium

Artan Rexhepi, University of Prishtina


For any further information feel free to contact the Chairs of the committe at: Mentor Arifaj ( or Bernard Nikaj (

Please register at

For speakers we will be looking for funding of the travel if qualified.

here is our google groups :

and our ning social network :

Here are the existing papers

You can submit a paper here:

here is our twitter account :

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