Call for Papers

Over the past decade, the 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. OSS has challenged the conventional wisdom of the software engineering and software business communities, has been instrumental for educators and researchers, and hasbecome an important aspect of e-government and information society initiatives. OSS is a complex phenomenon and requires a interdisciplinary understanding of its engineering, technical, economic, legal and socio-cultural dynamics.

The goal of OSS 2007 is to provide an international forum where a diverse community of professionals from academia, industry and public administration can come together to share research findings and practical experiences. 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.

Conference Topics

Authors are invited to submit papers on a variety of OSS topics, including but not limited to:

  • OSS Historical Foundations and Emerging Trends
  • Public and Private Sector Adoption of OSS Solutions
  • OSS, Open Science and "Open Knowledge"
  • OSS, Health Services Management and E-Health
  • Knowledge Management, e-Learning and OSS
  • OSS Education and Training
  • Socio-cultural Dynamics of OSS
  • OSS and Social Networks
  • OSS Usability, Scalability, Maintainability and other quality issues
  • Tools and infrastructures for OSS Development
  • Architectures and patterns for OSS Development
  • Techniques and processes for OSS Development
  • OSS and Agile Development
  • OSS and Distributed Development
  • Documentation of OSS projects
  • Licensing, IPR and other legal issues in OSS
  • Free software and GPLv3
  • OSS and Innovation
  • OSS and e-Government
  • OSS Business models and strategies
  • Cost, value and economic models of OSS
  • Empirical analysis of OSS including surveys, field studies, case studies, experiments and experience reports

Important Deadlines:

Extended to Jan 19th, 2007 Submission of research papers
Feb 9th, 2007 Notification of acceptance
Mar 1st, 2007 Submission of final papers

Instructions For Submission:

Submissions are invited for original research papers. The official language of the conference is English.

Full papers should be between 3000-4000 words including references, following the template provided in the Author's Kit section. Each submission must include a cover page with the full title of the paper. The body of the paper should include title, abstract, list of keywords and a complete list of references.

Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings. All submissions should be submitted electronically in either .sxw (, .doc, .rtf, .pdf or LATEX format through the conference website.

Call for Papers in TXT format.


  • 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.