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CAReOSS 2018 : International workshop on the Critical Aspects of Releasing Open Source Software


When Jun 10, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018
Where Athens Greece
Submission Deadline Apr 1, 2018
Notification Due Apr 11, 2018
Final Version Due Apr 25, 2018
Categories    open source systems   business models   software   information systems

Call For Papers


International workshop on the Critical Aspects of Releasing Open Source Software (CAReOSS) -

Held in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS 2018) -

Sunday, June 10th 2018, Harokopio University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Scope and topics
Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) is playing an essential role in the success of the large, complex and sophisticated software solutions that we design, build and deploy today and its ongoing adoption among businesses, governments, and other organizations offers a constantly expanding ground for collaboration, business development and innovation.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers, practitioners and members of the FLOSS community to discuss the critical underpinnings of a decision to release software with a Free/Libre Open Source License. The goal is to identify and elaborate on the pragmatic concerns involved in the decision, covering aspects that include, but are not limited to, the following:

* FLOSS and business models: Can it strengthen a business model, paving the way to new opportunities?
* FLOSS and innovation: Is it suitable for an innovative startup or small company?
* FLOSS and licensing: Which license should be chosen and what risks are involved, if any?
* FLOSS and communities: What social and technical skills are required to build an international FLOSS community?
* FLOSS and the software lifecycle: How FLOSS affects the software development lifecycle (methodology, tooling, project governance and team management)?
* FLOSS and sustainability: How does the cost of developing and maintaining FLOSS compares to developing and maintaining proprietary software? By and large, is FLOSS more sustainable than proprietary software?

The workshop seeks for contributions that will elaborate on the above or related topics and discuss lessons learned, suggest best practices, report on previous experience (reflecting on successes or failures), pinpoint anti-patterns, and, ultimately, articulate the crucial issues to be taken under consideration by the decision makers (such as software developers, product managers, business stakeholders).

Important dates

* Submission of papers: April 1
* Notification of acceptance: April 11
* Camera-ready paper due: April 25

Submission guidelines

All submissions must be 5 pages maximum in the Springer conference paper format. The bibliographic references do not count towards the page limit.

All authors should submit their papers through easychair (

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be published by Springer in IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (IFIP AICT) Series. All information relevant to contributing authors regarding the IFIP AICT print/electronic publication process can be found at Particularly we would like to ask the authors to apply the Springer conference paper templates, which can be found in the author’s instruction page (

Workshop Organizers

* Kostas Saidis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens & National
Technical University of Athens (Greece)
* Agapios Avramidis, Niovity (Greece)

Program Committee

* Sandro S. Andrade, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Bahia (Brazil)
* Claudio Atzori, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione “A. Faedo”, CNR (Italy)
* Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus (Greece)
* Sarantos Kapidakis, Ionian University (Greece)
* Nikolaos S. Papaspyrou, National Technical University of Athens (Greece)
* Gregorio Robles, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain)
* Yannis Smaragdakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece)
* Diomidis Spinellis, Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece)
* Prodromos Tsiavos, Onassis Cultural Center (Greece)
* Additional PC members pending

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