Call for Workshops Proposals

The OSS2007 Organizing Committee invites proposals for the Workshop Program of OSS2007, the Third International Conference on Open Source Systems, to be held June 11-14, 2007, in Limerick, Ireland. Workshops will be held on June 14th, immediately after the main OSS2007 conference.

The purpose of these workshops is to provide an informal setting for participants to discuss technical issues, exchange research ideas, and to develop community in the quickly emerging field of Open Source Software and/or Systems. These workshops may be driven by fundamental academic interests, or by more applied industrial or commercial interests. We encourage a diversity of workshops relating to Open Source, including those that:

  • bring together inter-disciplinary approaches to OSS development, and
  • support the interaction of research and industry for the deployment of OSS.

The format of the workshop will be determined by the organizers. Workshops can vary in length from a half day to a full day. Having more than one co-organizer for a workshop is strongly advised. Workshop attendees must pay the OSS 2007 workshop registration fee.

Important Dates

January 12th, 2007 Workshop proposals due
February 5th, 2007 Notification of proposal acceptance
February 12th, 2007 Deadline for receipt of URL for workshops web pages
March 24th, 2007 Workshop final programs

Requirements for Workshop Proposal Submission

Proposals for workshops should be no more than 3 pages in length, preferably 1-2 pages. They should contain the following information:

  • Title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the goals and the technical issues that will be its focus.
  • A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
  • A list of related workshops or similar events held in the last 2 years, if any.

The names and contact information (web page, email address) of the proposed organizing committee. This committee should consist of two or three people knowledgeable about the technical issues to be addressed, preferably not coming from the same institution.

A description of the qualifications of the proposed organizing committee with respect to organizing this workshop (e.g., papers published in the proposed topic area, previous workshop organization, other relevant information).

Each workshop organizing committee will be responsible for the following:

  • Producing a web page and a "Call for Papers/Participation" for their workshop. Submit the URL for your workshop to the workshop chair by February 12th, 2007. The call must make it clear that the workshop is open to all members of the OSS community. It should also mention that at least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and that all workshop participants must pay the workshop registration fee. Finally, it should also clearly describe the process by which the Organizing Committee will select the participants.
  • Providing a brief description of the workshop for the conference web page and program.
  • Selecting the participants and the format of the workshop.
  • All advertising of the workshop beyond web page advertising.
  • Production of the camera ready master copy of the proceedings and of the necessary copyright transfer forms.

The OSS 2007 Organizing Committee will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing publicity for the workshop series as a whole on the conference's web page. The OSS2007 page will provide a link to a workshop's local page.
  • Providing a brief description of the workshop for the conference web page and program.

Publishing the workshops proceedings (as a single volume separate from the main conference ones).

Submitting a Proposal

Proposals may be submitted in any one of the following formats: ASCII text, PostScript, PDF and LaTeX. The OSS2007 Workshop Chair is Scott A. Hissam (Carnegie Mellon University, USA).
Please send your proposals and any inquiries by electronic mail to: shissam at sei dot cmu dot edu.

Call for Workshops Proposals 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.