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FreeSB 2010 : Free Software in Balkans 2010


When Sep 11, 2010 - Sep 12, 2010
Where University of Vlora,Albania
Submission Deadline Jan 9, 2010
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2010
Categories    FLOSS   linux

Call For Papers

The Free Software in Balkans (FreeSBalkans) conference is an annual meeting of the free software users, developers and supporters in Balkans. It is going to be organised each year in a different country and place. The first conference of this kind is going to be hosted by the University of Vlora, in Albania.

The aims of the conference are:

* To be a pleasant experience for all the participants and speakers.
* To help the free software users and developers in Balkans to exchange experiences and ideas between them.
* To help them in setting new contacts and relations.
* To promote the collaboration and cooperation between them.
* To promote the usage of free software in the Balkan countries.

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

* 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.
* Copyrights, licensing and patents.
* Wikimedia and Free Culture.
* Openstreetmap, and open source geo information systems.
* 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. Although the scope of the conference is the region of Balkans, speakers from any part of the world (especially from EU and US) are welcome as well.

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