Call for Papers: OSS 2011, the 7th International Conference on Open Source Systems

  • Paper submission deadline: April 8, 2011
  • Conference location: Salvador, BA, Brazil
  • Conference dates: 6-7 October 2011
  • Conference website: OSS 2011

Conference Theme

Over the past decade, the Open Source Software (OSS) phenomenon has had a global impact on the way organisations and individuals create, distribute, acquire and use software and software-based services. OSS has challenged the conventional wisdom of the software engineering and software business communities, has been instrumental for educators and researchers, and has become an important aspect of e-government and information society initiatives. OSS is a complex phenomenon and requires a interdisciplinary understanding of its engineering, technical, economic, legal and socio-cultural dynamics.

The goal of OSS 2011, the first to be held in South America, is to provide an international forum where a diverse community of professionals from academia, industry and public administration can come together to share research findings and practical experiences. The conference is also meant to provide information and education to practitioners, identify directions for further research, and to be an ongoing platform for technology transfer.

The major OSS 2011 theme is Software Reliability

Conference Topics

The conference will consist of research papers presentations, workshops, tutorials, panels, and project demonstrations. The major OSS 2011 theme is Software Reliability.

Software reliability and trust in FLOSS is key concern that is influencing the adoption, use and development of FLOSS since its origins. How can the community of researchers and practitioners help and shed some lights on this issue? Authors are invited to contribute to the debate. In particular, authors are invited to submit papers and proposals on a variety of topics, including but not limited to:

Software reliability of FLOSS

  • Measuring software reliability
  • Mining FLOSS repositories for software reliability
  • FLOSS vs. proprietary software
  • Qualitative analysis of software reliability
  • Models of software reliability
  • Estimating / Predicting software reliability
  • Testing and inspecting FLOSS
  • Tools for software reliability

FLOSS as innovation

  • Adoption/use/acceptance of FLOSS
  • Dissemination/redistribution/licensing of FLOSS
  • Open Science and Open Knowledge
  • Adopting innovation in FLOSS projects

FLOSS practices and methods

  • FLOSS and traditional/agile methods
  • FLOSS and distributed development
  • Knowledge and documentation management in FLOSS

FLOSS technologies

  • FLOSS over the Internet
  • Security of FLOSS
  • Interoperability/portability/scalability of FLOSS
  • Open Data Standards
  • Reuse in FLOSS
  • FLOSS for entertainment
  • FLOSS for education
  • FLOSS architecture and design

Economic/organizational/social issues on FLOSS

  • FLOSS project communities, building and sustaining
  • Economic analysis of FLOSS
  • Cost models of FLOSS
  • Business models of FLOSS
  • Maturity models of FLOSS
  • FLOSS in public sector
  • FLOSS in education
  • FLOSS IPR and licensing

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