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OSS 2005
The First International Conference on Open Source Systems
Genova, July 11 - 15, 2005


Submissions of panels are solicited for the "First International
Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS2005", to be held in Genova,
Italy from the 11th to the 15th of July 2005.

Open Source Software (OSS) development has emerged in the last decades
as one of the most important phenomenon of computer science and
engineering. It has been instrumental for education and research in the
Academia, providing free access to essential tools, such as compilers,
word processors, spreadsheets, etc, it has changed the way people
perceive the software business, and it has often kept the software
market away from monopolies. As such, a deep understanding of OSS
requires the understanding of a wide spectrum of issues.

The goal of OSS2005 is be a holistic forum on OSS where to
convey people interested in OSS and coming from a widely
diverse background.

Therefore, OSS2005 will be a forum to discuss theories, practices,
experiences, and tools on development and applications of OSS systems,
with specific focus on two aspects:
(a) the development of open source systems and the
underlying technical, social, and economics issue
(b) the adoption of OSS solutions and the implications of such
adoption both in the public and in the private sector.

OSS2005 will bring together people from industry, public
and academia to share experiences and ideas and to provide an archival
source for important papers on open source topics.

The conference is also meant to provide information and education to
practitioners, identify directions for further research, and to be an
ongoing platform for technology transfer.

The conference will consist of technical presentations, panels, poster
sessions, workshops, tutorials, PhD and an Open Educational Symposium.

The conference will stress practical applications and implications of
OSS. Conference topics include, but are not
limited to:
- Foundations and rationale of Open Source Software
- Licensing issues in OSS
- Tools and infrastructures for OSS Development
- Open Source Software and eGovernment
- Open Source and Open Knowledge
- Knowlegde management in OSS
- Business models and OSS
- Impact of OSS on social networks
- Documentation of OSS
- Cost and economic models of OSS
- OSS and Agile Methodologies
- Scalability issues
- Education and training
- Introduction of OSS in companies and Public Administrations
- Empirical analysis of OSS
- Case studies and experiments
- Legal issues in OSS
- Other aspects of OSS

* Submissions of proposals for panels: January 31, 2005
* Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2005
* Pre-registration ends: April 15, 2005

Proposals for panels are limited to one A4 page. They should clearly
evidence the relevance of the proposal for OSS2005, and the
contribution it could convey to the event.

Each submission should have as attachment a one page bio of each
of the moderator and of each panelists (for panels). Please make ensure
in advance that the suggested panelists have agreed to attend the

*Submission Process*
Submissions should be sent as a PDF email attachments to
Marco Scotto ((E-Mail Removed)).

Submissions should be formatted as follows:
- 1 A4 Page, single column
- 12pt Times Roman

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