7th International Workshop on Foundations and Techniques for Open Source Software Certification (OpenCert 2013), Monday 23 September 2013, Madrid, Spain,
http://opencert.iist.unu.edu, at the 11th International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods (SEFM 2013), September 25-27, 2013, Madrid, Spain, http://antares.sip.ucm.es/sefm2013
Context / Objectives
Over the past decade, the Open Source Software (OSS) phenomenon has had a global impact on the way software systems and software-based services are developed, distributed and deployed. Widely acknowledged benefits of OSS include reliability, low development and maintenance costs, as well as rapid code turnover. Linux distributions, Apache and MySQL server, and Moodle LMS are, among many other examples, a testimony to its success and resilience.
Please consider participating in the Open Commons Kongress, OC13, in Linz, Austria (I’m on the advisory board.) More information below (in German). [DR]
OC13 – Open Commons Kongress
14.05.2013, 9:00 – 16:30 Uhr
Wissensturm Linz, Austria
Lernen und Leben mit digitalen Gemeingütern
Zum zweiten Mal veranstaltet die Johannes Kepler Universität Linz und die Open Commons Region Linz den Open Commons Kongress. Der heurige Titel lautet “OC13: Lernen und Leben mit digitalen Gemeingütern”. Die Veranstaltung findet am Dienstag, 14. Mai im Wissensturm statt.
The 20th Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs
October 23–26, 2013—Allerton Park, Monticello, IL, USA
The International Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs
April 1994: Members of the small, eclectic, and informal Hillside group gathered in Ben Lomond, California, for their yearly retreat and in the redwoods that Spring hatched a plan that was PLoP 1994. In response to the criticism that by putting together such an unconventional conference they would show they didn’t know what they were doing, one of them suggested, “then let’s pretend to know.”
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, PLoP in 2013 will return to its first home, Allerton Park, and the conference program will include a variety of special events alongside the usual PLoP fare.
I’m at SOFSEM 2013, where I’ll present my current stock research talk: “Best of Our Empirical Open Source Work.” It is an invited talk. I’ve given it a few times now and expect to do many more during the course of 2013. Here is the abstract of this “best-of” talk:
Open source software is publicly developed software. Thus, for the first time, we can broadly analyse in data-driven detail how people program, how bugs come about, and how we could improve our tools. In this talk, I’ll review six years of our open source empirical (data) research and highlight the most interesting insights, including how different (or not) open source is from closed source programming.
Let me know if you are interested!
OpenSym is the conference for open collaboration researchers and practitioners, including free/libre/open source software, but also open access, open data, open government, and open innovation. OpenSym 2013 will be held for the first time in 2013, on Aug 5-7, in Hong Kong, China. OpenSym joins hands with WikiSym, an established conference that brings together wiki and Wikipedia researchers and practitioners. WikiSym + OpenSym 2013 will co-locate with Wikimania 2013, the Wikipedia (and related) user conference.
OpenSym is unique in bringing together all strands of “open researchers” and I can’t wait to see how it works out! It is truly an exciting time to experience how researchers and practitioners join hands across disciplines to make the world a better place!
I finally put my teaching materials for my agile methods course on this website. The slides are available in “source” form, i.e. Open/LibreOffice format, as well as PDFs. I also added supplementary materials like the videos I use for illustration purposes. The slides are made available using the Creative Commons BY-SA license and are based on a course I’ve been giving several times now. It is far from being perfect but obviously good enough for a real course. Feel free to use or copy from the slides for your own courses!
My goal is to keep improving the slides. I expect there to be a new version every year or maybe every semester. For me, this is an experiment. I honestly don’t know how to collaborate around a format like ODP and ODT. It sure doesn’t feel like source code. So, my best suggestion is that if you find this useful and would like to see it improve in a direction that suits you, please let me know of your suggestions. I might then incorporate the suggested changes into the slide set. In general, my philosophy is that the content will grow, but ideally in a consistent fashion.
FLOSS, OPEN CONTENTS, OPEN ACCESS AND OPEN COMMUNITIES
Conference Site: Grand Wailea Maui
Dates: 7-10 January 2013
HICSS conferences are devoted to the most relevant advances in the information, computer and system sciences and encompass developments in both theory and practice. Accepted papers may be theoretical, conceptual, tutorial or descriptive in nature. Those selected for presentation will be included in the Conference Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society.
Additional detail about the conference may be found on the HICSS primary web site: http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu
This mini-track covers all aspects of the Open Movement phenomena, such as:
Here is useful information from the chair if you are considering attending ECOOP 2012 in Beijing!
- We have a Facebook page for announcements: http://www.facebook.com/events/221514727865075/
- We have a travel page where people can plan and discuss travel arrangements http://www.facebook.com/events/314574741939037/
- ECOOP registration is now live at http://ecoop12.cs.purdue.edu. Early registration deadline is May 1st. Please register early.
- There is funding for student travel to PLDI+ECOOP: http://pldi12.cs.purdue.edu/content/students
- Students are also encouraged to participate as volunteers (free ECOOP+ registration): http://ecoop12.cs.purdue.edu/content/call-student-volunteers
- The PLDI Student Research Competition (http://pldi12.cs.purdue.edu/content/student-research-competition) and the ECOOP PhD Symposium (http://ecoop12.cs.purdue.edu/content/ecoop-2012-doctoral-symposium) are open for submissions.
See you at ECOOP 2012 in Beijing!
8th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration
August 27-29, 2012 | Linz, Austria
The International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (WikiSym) is the premier conference on open collaboration and related technologies. In 2012, WikiSym celebrates its 8th year of scholarly, technical and community innovation in Linz, Austria. We are excited this year to be collocated with Ars Electronica, the premier digital art and science meeting that attracts over 35,000 attendees per year.
Submissions are invited for the following categories:
For your convenience, the OSS 2012 call for papers (I’m on the program committee).
Hammamet, Tunisia, 10-13 September 2012
Scope of OSS 2012
Over the past two decades, Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) has introduced new successful models for creating, distributing, acquiring and using software and software-based services. Inspired by the success of FLOSS, other forms of open initiatives have been gaining momentum. Open source systems (OSS) now extend beyond software to include open access, open documents, open science, open education, open government, open cloud, open hardware, open artworks and museum exhibits, open innovation and more. On the one hand, the openness movement has created new kinds of opportunities such as the emergence of new business models, knowledge exchange mechanisms, and collective development approaches. On the other hand, the movement has introduced new kinds of challenges, especially as different problem domains embrace openness as a pervasive problem solving strategy. OSS can be complex yet widespread and often cross-cultural. Consequently, they require an interdisciplinary understanding of their technical, economic, legal and socio-cultural dynamics.