[ecoop-info] Call for Papers - OSS 2018

Igor Steinmacher igorsteinmacher at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 19:10:02 CET 2018

OSS 2018 Call For Papers

The 14th International Conference on Open Source Systems (http://oss2018.org)

Athens, Greece, 8 June - 10 June 2018

Scope of OSS 2018

Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) has had a disruptive effect on
the software industry and the ways that organizations and individuals
create, distribute, acquire, and use software and software-based
services. Its adoption continues to grow among businesses,
governments, and other organizations. FLOSS remains important for
educators and researchers, as well as an important aspect of
e-government, smart cities, and information society initiatives,
providing access to high-quality software and the code used to create
it. Open source enterprise software has reached its highest point of
popularity, since more and more organizations recognize the benefits
that FLOSS offers and, are bringing open source software into their
processes and even building whole businesses around it. The
implementation of open frameworks, containers and repositories allows
companies and researchers to build on a homogeneous cloud
infrastructure, where they care less about the infrastructure and more
about the services that power it.
The FLOSS movement has created new kinds of opportunities such as the
emergence of new business models, knowledge exchange mechanisms, and
collective development approaches. It has also created new challenges,
by introducing openness as a pervasive problem solving strategy in
various problem domains. FLOSS can be complex, widespread and
cross-cultural and consequently, requires an interdisciplinary
understanding of their technical, economic, legal, and socio-cultural
The goal of 14th International Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS
2018, is to provide an international forum where a diverse community
of professionals from academia, industry, and the public sector, and
diverse FLOSS initiatives can come together to share research findings
and practical experiences. The conference is also a forum to provide
information and education to practitioners, identify directions for
further research, and to be an ongoing platform for technology
transfer, no matter which form of FLOSS is being pursued.
OSS 2018 accepts submissions in the following categories: full
research articles, short articles, experience reports, formal tool
demonstrations, and posters. The page limit is 10 for full research
articles, 5 for short articles, experience reports and tool
demonstrations, and 2 for poster submissions. To allow for more
complete and fully formatted reference lists, bibliographic references
do not count towards the page limit. OSS 2018 also invites proposals
for tutorials and workshops, submissions to the doctoral consortium,
and submissions of panels. More information on submission guidelines
is available on the conference web site: http://www.oss2018.org.
Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings, which
will be published in Springer IFIP AICT series. Extended versions of
selected papers will be invited for a Journal submission.

Topics of Interest

Open Source Enterprise Software and Solutions
-	Open source software for private and public clouds
-	Migration to open source software
-	Open source software in Development and Operation tasks
-	Scalability, reliability and security of FLOSS
-	Container technologies and solutions
-	Case studies and success stories

FLOSS as innovation
-	Adoption / use / acceptance of FLOSS
-	Publishing / dissemination / redistribution of FLOSS systems
-	Expanding scientific research and technology development methods
through openness
-	Adopting innovation in FLOSS projects

FLOSS practices and methods
-	FLOSS and traditional/agile development methods
-	FLOSS and decentralized development
-	Knowledge and documentation management in FLOSS

FLOSS technologies and applications
-	Security of FLOSS
-	Interoperability / portability / scalability of FLOSS
-	Open standards / open data / open cloud / open hardware
-	Reuse in FLOSS
-	Architecture and design of FLOSS
-	FLOSS for entertainment
-	FLOSS for education
-	FLOSS in the public sector
-	FLOSS in new Technologies (IoT, Wearables, AR, etc.)

Economic / organizational / social issues of FLOSS
-	Economic analysis of FLOSS
-	Business models for FLOSS
-	Maturity models for FLOSS
-	FLOSS intellectual property, copyrights and licensing
-	Non-Governmental Organizations and FLOSS

Integrating communities
-	Challenges of building and maintaining open source communities
-	Organization and interaction schemes in open source communities
-	Models and classification schemes of communities
-	Mining data from open source communities
-	Experience reports and lessons about integrating communities

Important Dates (Deadlines)
Abstracts due: January 12, 2018

Workshop, Tutorial etc Proposals due : January 12, 2018

Submissions due: January 19, 2018

Author notification: March 1, 2018

Camera-ready copy due: March 16, 2018

Early registration: April 9, 2018

Conference: June 8-10, 2018


Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings, which
will be published in Springer IFIP AICT Series.

The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended
version of their work to a special issue of the Journal of Systems and
Software, by Elsevier.

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General Chair:
Dimosthenis Anagnostopoulos, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece

Program Chairs:
Ioannis Stamelos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Jesus Gonzalez-Barahona, King Juan Carlos University, Spain
Iraklis Varlamis, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece

Poster and Demo Chair:

Dimitrios Michail, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece

Local organizing chair:
Konstantinos Tserpes, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece

Advisory Committee:
Anthony Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley, U.S.A.
Diomidis Spinellis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Gregorio Robles, King Juan Carlos University, Spain
Imed Hammouda, Chalmers and University of Gothenburg, Sweden


Igor Steinmacher, PhD
Post-Doc Researcher in School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems
@ Northern Arizona University
Professor in Dept. of Computing @ UTFPR

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