Topics of Interest

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.

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

Topics of Interest

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 in Libraries
    • FOSS In Libraries
    • FOSS for data management and analysis in Libraries
    • Security of FOSS in Libraries
    • Interoperability, portability, scalability of FOSS
    • Open standards, open data, open cloud, open hardware and open exhibits in Libraries
    • FOSS in cloud-based applications in Libraries
    • Architecture and design of FOSS in Libraries
    • Institutional Repository using in Libraries
    • Others open source software being using in libraries.
  • 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