[governance] [Deadline Approaching: 10 Jan, 2015] 11th Intl. Conf. on Open Source Systems (OSS2015)

Fulvio Frati fulvio.frati at unimi.it
Fri Dec 19 04:13:28 EST 2014

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11th Intl. Conf. on Open Source Systems (OSS2015)

co-located with the 2015 International Conference on Software Engineering


Florence, Italy – 16-17 May 2015




*** Theme: Open Frameworks: from Service to Cloud ***


Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) has had a disruptive effect on the
commercial software industry and the ways that organizations and individuals
create, distribute, acquire and use software and software-based services. In
addition to the many standalone FOSS projects, FOSS is at the heart of
modern network-based computing infrastructures and can be found in the vast
majority of applications that run in these environments. 


Many organizations that have been known for developing proprietary software
are now actively involved with FOSS. FOSS adoption continues to grow among
businesses, governments, and other organizations. FOSS remains important for
educators and researchers, as well as an important aspect of e-government
and information society initiatives, providing access to high-quality
software and the code used to create it. 


Also, FOSS has taken the lead in a number of crucial ICT domains, like Cloud
Computing, where open source cloud stacks are widely adopted, and Big Data,
where a wealth of FOSS solutions is now being built around Hadoop.


The 11th International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS 2015) will
celebrate a decade of advances in the use of free and open source software
by emphasizing areas and topics that will drive future use over the next
decade. This will be achieved through a combination of high-quality research
papers, tutorials, workshops, demonstrations, and invited talks.  OSS2015
will be co-located with the 2015 International Conference on Software
Engineering as a way to cross-fertilize ideas. The theme for the 2015
edition will be "Open frameworks: from service to cloud", putting forward
the idea on how open source framework can develop the transition from
traditional IT services to cloud-based architectures.


A central goal of OSS 2015 is to provide an international forum where a
diverse community of professionals from academia, industry, the public
sector, and diverse FOSS initiatives can come together to share research
findings and practical experiences. The conference also aims to serve as a
meeting place where people can identify new research ideas and techniques
for putting FOSS into widespread use.  


OSS 2015 will include research papers, industry papers, formal tool
demonstrations, lightning talks, new ideas, experience reports, and posters.
OSS 2015 also invites proposals for tutorials and workshops, submissions to
the doctoral symposium, and submissions of panel proposals.


Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings, which are
published by Springer.


** Topics


We are seeking submissions across a broad range of topics, but are
particularly interested in those areas most likely to have an impact on
computing over the next decade, including computing infrastructure, data
management, and the Internet of Things. For practical experiences, we are
seeking submissions that describe FOSS applications in embedded systems
(IoT), health care, transportation, communications, and energy management.


Other topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:


- FOSS technologies


    - FOSS in the cloud

    - FOSS for data management and analysis

    - Security of FOSS

    - Interoperability, portability, scalability of FOSS

    - Open standards, open data, open cloud, open hardware and open exhibits

    - FOSS in cloud-based applications

    - Architecture and design of FOSS


- Mobile and Embedded FOSS


    - Mobile Operating Systems

    - Open Source apps for mobile devices

    - Open Source app markets and software delivery platforms

    - Software metrics for Open Source mobile software

    - Energy efficiency in Mobile FOSS 


- FOSS Quality


    - Static and Dynamic FOSS testing

    - Formal FOSS verification

    - Detection of bad coding practices and adoption of coding conventions

    - OSS metrics: measuring FOSS performance, safety, and quality

    - FOSS performance


- FOSS Evaluation, adoption and use


    - Evaluation of FOSS software, including comparisons with proprietary
software, in industry and government

    - Use and acceptance of FOSS; organizational policies

    - The role of FOSS-oriented foundations

    - Dissemination, redistribution and crowdsourcing of FOSS systems

    - Expanding scientific research and technology development methods
through openness

    - Role of FOSS in ICT and sustainable development 


-FOSS practices and methods


    - New experiences with FOSS development tools and practices

    - Knowledge and documentation management in FOSS  


- Economic, organizational and social issues related to FOSS


    - Economic analysis of FOSS

    - Maturity models of FOSS

    - FOSS in public sector

    - FOSS intellectual property, copyrights and licensing

    - Non-Governmental Organizations and FOSS 


- FOSS and education

                - Teaching FOSS to people of all ages and backgrounds

                - Use of FOSS in education


-FOSS platforms and toolkits

                - FOSS Data processing and storage platforms

                - FOSS environments for cloud computing

                - FOSS business intelligence toolkits

                - FOSS business packages (CRM, ERP, HRM)

                - FOSS collaboration and communication environments


** Important Dates


- Paper Submission due: January 10, 2015

- Notification to Authors: February 14, 2015

- Camera ready due: February 28, 2015


** Authors Instructions


Papers submitted to OSS 2015 must not have been published elsewhere and must
not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere while under
consideration for OSS 2015.


All papers must conform, at time of submission, to the Springer Formatting
Guidelines (LNCS)
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). You may
utilize the templates provided in our website. Submissions must be in PDF
format with a limit of 10 pages for each paper.


All submissions will be peer-reviewed double blinded, therefore please
remove any information that could give an indication of the authorship or
affiliations. Authors of accepted papers will be therefore be required to
sign a copyright transfer (as well as register for and attend the


When your paper is finished, submit it using EasyChair
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=oss2015) according to the
submission deadlines.


** Organizing Committee


* General Chair

- Ernesto Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy


* Program Chairs

- Dirk Riehle, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

- Tony Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University, USA


* Regional Publicity Chairs

- Moataz Ahmed, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia

- Scott Hissam, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University,

- Karl Reed, La Trobe University, Australia

- Francesco Zavatarelli, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy


* Organizing Chairs

- Fulvio Frati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

- Nadia Fusar Poli, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy


* Web Chair

- Fulvio Frati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy


* Program Committee

- Chintan Amrit, University of Twente, The Netherlands

- Luciano Baresi, DEIB – Politecnico di Milano, Italy

- Paolo Ciancarini, University of Bologna, Italy

- Francesco Di Cerbo, SAP Research Sophia-Antipolis, France

- Jonas Gamalielsson, University of Skovde, Sweden

- Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

- Imed Hammouda, Chalmers and University of Gothenburg, Sweden

- Abram Hindle, University of Alberta, Canada

- Netta Iivari, University of Oulu, Finland

- Stefan Koch, Bogazici University, Turkey

- Fabio Kon, University of São Paulo, Brasil

- Luigi Lavazza, Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Italy

- Eda Marchetti, ISTI-CNR, Italy

- Audris Mockus, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

- Sandro Morasca, Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Italy

- John Noll, Lero – the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, Ireland

- Mauro Pezzè, University of Lugano, Switzerland

- Stephane Ribas, INRIA, France

- Gregorio Robles, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Italy

- Steve Schmid, Open Technology Foundation, Australia

- Alberto Sillitti, Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy

- Diomidis Spinellis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

- Megan Squire, Elon University, USA

- Klaas-Jan Stol, Lero – University of Limerick, Ireland

- Giancarlo Succi, Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy

- Davide Tosi, Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Italy

- Aaron Visaggio, University of Sannio, Italy

- Stefano Zacchiroli, Université de Paris Diderot, France





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