Tuesday, December 27, 2005

The Second International Conference on Open Source Systems

8 - 10 June 2006, Grand Hotel, Como, Italy

Call for Papers, Workshops, Tutorials, Panels and Demonstrations

Free and Open Source Software (OSS) development continues to emerge, grow, and spread as a global phenomenon that spans and connects culture, technology, and organization. OSS is one of the most exciting and controversial technologies of modern times that is stimulating scholarly research and popular debate in many disciplines. OSS research studies are now found in diverse disciplines including anthropology, economics, education, law, management of technology, organization science, political science, public policy, sociology, and the visual and performing arts, as well as computer supported cooperativework, human-computer interaction, information systems, and software engineering. Such diversity gives rise to recognizing OSS as an interdisciplinary information technology that both depends on and stimulates social relationships in the organizations and project communities that develop, deploy, and adapt OSS.

The goal of OSS2006 is to provide an international forum where a diverse audience of OSS researchers and practitioners can come together to examine the culture, technology, and organization of OSS systems, work practices, development processes, community dynamics, tools and applications.

OSS2006 will bring together people from academia, industry, and public administration to share their experiences, ideas, and concerns, as well as provide an archival source of important papers addressing OSS topics within or across disciplines. The conference will consist of research papers presentations, workshops, tutorials, panels, and project demonstrations.

Important dates:

Research Paper and Extended Abstracts Submission: Jan 9th, 2006
Proposals for Tutorials, Workshops, Panels and Demonstrations: Jan 23rd, 2006
Notification of acceptance: Feb 20th, 2006
Submission of final papers: Mar 13th, 2006

For my developer, project manager and systems integrator readers.

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