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OSSCOM 2016 : The 2nd International Conference on Open Source Software Computing


When Dec 1, 2016 - Dec 3, 2016
Where Beirut, Lebanon
Submission Deadline Sep 15, 2016
Notification Due Oct 1, 2016
Final Version Due Nov 1, 2016
Categories    systems software   applications and services   networking, and security   software engineering

Call For Papers

Call for Proposals/ Papers

The 2nd International Conference on Open Source Software Computing
1 - 3 December 2016, Lebanese University, Lebanon
Partially funded by EC - Tempus and technically sponsored by IEEE Objectives.

To promote opportunities for cooperation towards enabling OSS key technologies, building cross-cutting sciences, and driving disruptive innovations; to disseminate research on technology and applications of open source software computing; and to expand the framework of effective participation of universities in developing OSS industry through incubators and business accelerators.
Conference Venue: American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Topics of Interest
Track 1: Systems Software
- Operating systems: Linux Kernel, Server and Desktop Linux: RedHat, Debian, Slackware, Caldera, SuSe, Fedora.
- Distributed Operating systems: Open source platforms and software for the cloud platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
- Embedded and Realtime Operating systems: Microkernel, uC/OS, VxWorks, pSOS, OSEK, iRMX, QNX, RTLinux.
- Ubiquitous mobile computing and technologies: middleware, operating system (e.g. Android), new I/O and user interfaces, mobile protocols.
Track 2: Applications and services
- Open-source software services and applications in energy, environment, education, health, climate, water, agriculture, biology, economy, medicine and other pressing global issues. Open-source software for e-Services, including e-Government, e-Libraries, e-Learning and any e-*.
- Open-source software for Smart Education, Smart Cities, Smart Power Grids, Smart Transportation.
- Open Source applications for mobile and tablets.
Track 3: Networking, and security
- Open source network simulation/emulations tools.
- Open source platforms for network security deployment, testing and verification.
- Network and security open source management software.
Track 4: Open Source Development and Support
- Perspectives on open-source software development and services, including challenges, operation, sustainability, funding, governance, business models, and security.
- National, regional and international organizations and their role in funding and supporting open-source software applications in research and education.
- Collaborative projects and initiatives in research and education at national, regional and global levels.
- Research and education challenges and open access paradigm.
- Business models for open-source software development and services.
Track 5: Software Engineering
- Software Process Models and Process Improvement
- Software Architecture and Component-Based Software Engineering
- Software Verification and Validation and Software Impact Analysis
- Design Patterns and Frameworks
- Model Driven Architecture
- Modeling with UML and Reusable Software and Metrics
- Safety and Security in Critical Software

All papers will be peer-reviewed and selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings and made available through IEEE Explorer.

Important dates:
1st September, 2016 Submission Deadline (Papers, Posters and Presentations)
1st October, 2016 Acceptance Notification
15th November, 2016 Registration Deadline
1 – 3 December, 2016 OSSCOM 2016 Conference

For more information and paper submission, please contact
Paper submission:
- Prof. Walid Karam,
- Prof. Salem Al-Agtash,
- Prof. Rainer Herpers, rainer.herpers@h-brs. de
Publication Chair:
- Dr. Mwaffaq Otoom,
Proposals, Presentations and Program:
- Dr. Mohammad Aldaoud,
- Dr. Sahel Alouneh,
- Dr. Ismail Hababeh,
- Dr. Ala Khalifeh,
- Dr. Muhannad Quwaider (chair),
- Dr. Yaser Jararweh (co-chair),
- Mr. Ramez Quneibi,
- Ms. Aseel Abu Khalil,
All information is available at:

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