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OWF 2014 : Open World Forum - The first Global Open Source Forum in Europe


When Oct 30, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014
Where Paris
Submission Deadline Jul 5, 2014
Categories    open source   free software   FLOSS   security

Call For Papers

Take Back Control !

Open World Forum is back for a wholly new edition ! It will occur this year on October 30th, 31th and November 1st. Last year's edition was a big success, and we are looking forward to another event with even more talks, more workshops, and more social networking. We need you to make this happen! We encourage you to submit a talk if you have a great story to tell on any of the following topics. Presentations purely promoting a product, solution or a company will not be accepted.

This year's program will show you how to take back control of your digital world, including IT/IS and (personal) data, whether you are a professional or not. Stop losing control and discover how Free and Open Source software may help you be more and more independent, whether technologically, legally or financially.

Classic and essential subjects as Cloud computing, Data, Internet of Things, Dev, etc. will be treated from a user's needs' point of view. We will also put a strong emphasis on trending topics : Security, Privacy, Trust and Mobility.

Please submit your proposal for subjects, talks, lectures or participation in panel discussions on one of the following subjects. The topics are grouped into three general categories.

Thematics If you aren’t sure which Track is the best fit for your submission, just take a best guess and the program committee may change it later. There’s no “wrong” type of submission and we want the conference to be appealing to a large audience. If you think your topic is interesting, there’s a good chance the program committee will too! We will also try to record much more talks than before to be available to a connected audience. Standard presentation duration is 35 minutes, including questions. We have designed this year's edition to maximize the opportunity to meet other attendees, visit the sponsors and get updated on what the community is doing. The program organization is simple. All talks are 35 minutes long, scheduled into a 45-minute time slot. Please note that the conference language will have to be mostly in English with a few part in French.

THINK will be held over the course of the first two days, and will outline the major role of Openness (Free and Open-Source Software, Open Data, Open Hardware, Open Design, etc.) in the digital society. It will show you how it can help you manage "Degrees of Freedom", find unsuspected resources, regain trust, security and independence, setup a virtuousVRM (Vendor Relationship Management), etc.

These reflections could focus on changes resulting from the openness wave:

Focus 1 | Openness as a whole system: new Actors and their roles
Focus 1 | Openness as a whole system: Collaborations and Relationship between actors
Focus 2 | Openness as a value: Societal Aspects in FLO(ss)
Focus 2 | Openness as a value: Business Models and their implications in terms of social models
Focus 2 | Openness as a value: Impact by sectors (as Embedded Systems, Health, Aerospace, Automotive, etc.)
Focus 3 | Openness as a remedies: Security, Privacy and confidence
Focus 3 | Openness as a remedies: Cloud & mobility devices
Focus 4 | Openness as a generator for new opportunities: Open Hardware, Open Design and so.
Focus 4 | Openness as a generator for new opportunities: Open Data, Open government and so.

During two days (Friday and Saturday) CODE is there to bring back an engineering and technical excellence after years of sales and marketing domination.

Security / SecDev
Mobility OS
Cloud Computing
Big/Open Data
Software Quality
DevOps / ALM
Internet of Things / Embedded
Project and community driving
Student Demo Cup
Video Games

Experiment is there to share with the general public the interest of Free and Open Source software in their day-to-day life. How it helps them regain their privacy and control their personal data. These two days will present how one may benefit from open content and freely shared knowledge (Open Street Map, Wikipedia, OKFN, Open Food Facts, Framasoft, Etalab… ). It will also exhibit and demonstrate connected objects (aka Internet of Things), 3D printers, drones, etc.

OpenData for Citizen (Open Street Map, Wikipedia, Open Food Fact, OKFN...)
Day to day Security (+SecOps) and Privacy
Open Design / DesignKids
DIY & OpenHardware
Internet of Things
Open Art
Education and Code
Data Driven
Video Games

Guidelines to submit proposals
Unless stated otherwise in the track description, presentations must be written in English. You will need to prepare the following mandatory information, in English and, whether possible, in French :

Your full name, title and organization
Contact information
A 100-word speaker bio + photo
The name of your proposed presentation (keep your title simple and relevant to the topic)
A 200-word max. abstract of your presentation
The table of contents of your presentation
Language of your presentation

Please submit your proposal through the CFP form, which will be avalaible really soon.

Your proposal will be submitted to the appropriate track leaders for approval.

Important deadlines :

Early-bird submission deadline : June 1st, 2014
Submission deadline: June 22th, 2014

Notification due: July, 2014

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have special needs, especially for the Experiment part !

Stay tuned for #OWF14 !

About the Open World Forum
The Open World Forum is the first European summit to gather political representatives, decision-makers and experts to debate the technological, economic and social impacts of Free and Open-Source technologies on the market. It also welcomes the general public, with a specific cycle of conferences and demonstrations to make them aware of what is at stake in the digital open world.

The forum was first held in 2008 and is now organized annually in Paris, France, with more than 200 speakers coming from 24 countries, and a global audience that was 2200-people strong in 2013. The Open World Forum is held in partnership with all the major international communities in Free Software and with the key players in the digital economy. The Open World Forum is back for its seventh edition. It will occur on October 30th, 31th and November 1st, 2014, in the same place, Paris Beffroi (Subway station "Mairie de Montrouge") and will again be organized by Systematic Paris-Region. More than 3,000 attendees are expected for this Edition, with a program reflecting the current digital issues everyone's facing. #OWF14 is an international event.

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