[ecoop-info] CfP: International workshop on the Critical Aspects of Releasing Open Source Software (CAReOSS)

Kostas Saidis saiko at di.uoa.gr
Thu Feb 22 10:32:43 CET 2018


International workshop on the Critical Aspects of Releasing Open Source 
Software (CAReOSS) - www.careoss.org

Held in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Open 
Source Systems (OSS 2018) - www.oss2018.org

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 
* 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 

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 http://www.springer.com/series/6102. 
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 (https://goo.gl/r83B1W).

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)
* Panagiotis Astithas, Mozilla (USA)
* 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 
* Diomidis Spinellis, Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece)
* Prodromos Tsiavos, Onassis Cultural Center (Greece)

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