Sponsorship Details

Over the past decade, the Free and Open Source Software (OSS) phenomenon has had a global impact on the way organisations and individuals create, distribute, acquire and use software and software-based services. The OSS phenomenon provides a new paradigm for software development and distribution, particularly in a global context. Organisations now have a third alternative for software procurement in addition to buy or build in-house, as the amount of open source software available increases exponentially year by year. OSS has thus challenged the conventional wisdom of the software engineering and software business communities, has been instrumental for educators and researchers, and has become an important aspect of e-government and information society initiatives. OSS is a complex phenomenon and requires an interdisciplinary understanding of its engineering, technical, economic, legal and socio-cultural dynamics. This interdisciplinary nature of the phenomenon is one of the reasons why a large-scale international conference is necessary to address the complex research agenda offered by OSS.

OSS2007 - the Third International Conference of OSS will be held in Limerick Ireland on 11-14 June 2007. The previous conferences in the series attracted more than 300 attendees, comprising leading researchers, developers and graduate students from top Universities and companies worldwide. The conference is run under the auspices of the premier international ICT body, IFIP, and the conference proceedings, published by Springer, are distributed worldwide, and very widely cited. We will also seek extensive press coverage for the conference.

The conference recognizes three levels of contribution: Silver, Gold and Premium, which attract the following benefits:

Level Silver Gold Premium
Contribution 1K € = 5K € = 10K €
Acknowledged as Sponsor on Conference Web Site X X X
Acknowledged as Sponsor on Conference Bag X X X
Acknowledged as Sponsor on Conference Proceedings X X
Promotional material included in delegate pack X X
Named sponsors of Keynote Speaker X X
Named sponsor of Conference Banquet X
Demo facilities
with booth
No. of free conference registrations 1 5 10

If you are interested in sponsoring OSS2007, or if you have any questions, please contact us:

Prof. Brian Fitzgerald - OSS2007 Organising Chair.
Lero - the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre

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  • Apr 30 2007

    Program Updated.

  • Apr 30 2007

    Panels inserted.

  • Apr 18, 2007

    Workshop FOSLET '07 has been canceled.

  • Apr 16, 2007

    Program published.

  • Dec 15, 2006

    Conference Registration System is now opened.

  • Dec 11, 2006

    Paper Submission extended to Jan 19th, 2007.

  • Nov 17, 2006

    Paper Submission is now open.

  • Aug 21, 2006

    Oss 2007 web site released.