General Program

Monday, 11 June 2007
Time Program
t.b.a Metrics 2007
t.b.a Q-Spec&Test 2007
t.b.a Edos 2007
18:00 Registration
Millstream Common Room
18:30 - 20:00 Welcome Reception
Millstream Common Room

Tuesday, 12 June 2007
Time Program
08.45-09.00 Welcome
09.00-10.00 Keynote: Karl Fogel
10.00-11.00 Session 1A
Chair: Giancarlo Succi
2 full papers
Session 1B
Chair: Walt Scacchi
3 short papers
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break / Posters
11.30-13.00 Session 2A
Chair: Bjorn Lundell
3 full papers
Session 2B
Chair: John Noll
4 short papers
13.00-14.00 Lunch / Posters
14.00-15.00 Panel:
Legal issues for free and
open source software in government
15.00-16.00 Session 3A
Chair: Sandro Morasca
2 full papers
Session 3B
Chair: Par Agerfalk
3 short papers
16.00-16.15 Coffee Break / Posters
16.15-17.45 Session 4A
Chair: Maha Shaikh
3 full papers
Session 4B
Chair: Brian Fitzgerald
4 short papers
t.b.a. Conference Dinner

Wednesday, 13 June 2007
Time Program
09.00-10.00 Keynote: Ari Jaaksi
10.00-11.00 Session 5A
Chair: Andrea Cappiluppi
2 full papers
Session 5B
Chair: Cornelia Boldyreff
3 short papers
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break / Posters
11.30-13.00 Session 6A
Chair: Jesus Barahona
3 full papers
Session 6B
Chair: Gregorio Robles
4 short papers
13.00-14.00 Lunch/ Posters
14.00-15.00 Panel:
Data and Analyses Sharing
to Support FLOSS Research.
15.00-15.40 Session 7A
Chair: Scott Hissam
2 short papers
Session 7B
Chair: Ernesto Damiani
2 short papers
15.40-16.00 Coffee Break/ Posters
16.00-17.00 Closing Keynote:
Sandro Morasca
17.00-17.15 Farewell Message
17.15-19.00 IFIP 2.13 GM

Thursday, 14 June 2007
Time Program
t.b.a OSSEMP 2007
t.b.a OSSPL 2007
t.b.a TOSS 2007
t.b.a WoPDaSD 2007

Detailed Main Conference Program

Parallel Session 1A: Tuesday, 12 June
Chair: Giancarlo Succi

Can knowledge management be Open Source?
Pfaff, Hasan (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Innovation in Open Source Software Development: A Tale of Two Features
Noll (Santa Clara University, USA)

Parallel Session 1B: Tuesday, 12 June
Chair: Walt Scacchi

Surveying Industrial Roles in Open Source Software Development
Hauge, Sørensen, Røsdal (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
The use of free and open source software in the enterprise distributed computing environments: a winning strategic solution to business problems or a financial disaster waiting to happen? A decision-making framework for OSS selection and planning
Krivoruchko (Nova Southeastern University, USA)
Context-Dependent Evaluation Methodology for Open Source Software
Cabano, Monti, Piancastelli (University of Bologna, Italy)

Parallel Session 2A: Tuesday, 12 June
Chair: Bjorn Lundell

Structuration and individual participation in KDE: the social construction of merit
Studer (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Using Repository of Repositories (RoRs) to Study the Growth of F/OSS Projects: A Meta-Analysis Research Approach
Sowe, Angelis, Stamelos, Manolopoulos (Aristotle University, Geece)
Entity Matching across FLOSS Repositories
Conklin (Elon University, USA)

Parallel Session 2B: Tuesday, 12 June
Chair: John Noll

Reusing an open source application - practical experiences with a mobile CRM pilot
Akkanen, Demeter,Ivánfi, Nurminen (Nokia Research Center, Hungary), Eppel (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary), Stenman (Nokia Ventures Organization, Finland)
Authenticating from multiple authentication sources in a collaborative work platform: the Picolibre & Shibboleth case study
Bac (GET/INT, France), Berger (GET/INT, France), Vu Dang (IFI, Vietnam), Hamet (Phpgroupware Project, France)
EDOS Distribution System: a P2P architecture for open-source content dissemination
Abiteboul (INRIA, France), Pop (INRIA-Mandriva, France), Vodislav (CNAM, France)
Reference Model Based Open Source Software Process Discovery
Jensen, Scacchi (University of California Irvine, USA)

Panel: Tuesday, 12 June

Legal issues for free and open source software in government.
Brian Fitzgerald, Queensland University of Technology
Nic Suzor, QUT School of Law
Mark Perry, University of Western Ontario

Parallel Session 3A: Tuesday, 12 June
Chair: Sandro Morasca

Exploring the Effects of Coordination and Communication Tools on the Efficiency of Open Source Projects using Data Envelopment Analysis
Koch (Vienna University of Economics and BA, Austria)
Open Source Collaboration for Fostering Off-The-Shelf Components Selection
Sørensen, Li, Conradi (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway), Ayala, Franch (Technical University Of Catalunya, Spain)

Parallel Session 3B: Tuesday, 12 June
Chair: Par Agerfalk

The role of trust in OSS communities - Case Linux Kernel community
Antikainen (VTT, Finland), Väisänen, Aaltonen (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)
Influence in the Linux Kernel Community
Aaltonen, Jokinen (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)
Shared Assumption Concerning Technical Determination in Apache Web Server Developer Community
Lindman (Helsinki School of Economics, Finland)

Parallel Session 4A: Tuesday, 12 June
Chair: Maha Shaikh

OpenBQR: a framework for the assessment of OSS
Morasca, Taibi (Università dell'Insubria, Italy), Lavazza (Università dell'Insubria - CEFRIEL, Italy)
FOCSE: A Formal Evaluation Framework for OS Adoption in Critical Environments
Ardagna, Damiani, Frati (University of Milan, Italy)
From the Cathedral to the Bazaar: An Empirical Study of the Lifecycle of Volunteer Community Projects
Capiluppi (University of Lincoln, UK), Michlmayr (University of Cambridge, UK)

Parallel Session 4B: Tuesday, 12 June
Chair: Brian Fitzgerald

Free/Open Source Software Adoption, Public Policies and Development Indicators: An International Comparison
Schmidbauer, Gencer, Tunalioglu (Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey)
Open Source Software And Open Data Standards as a form of Technology Adoption a Case Study
Rossi, Russo, Succi (Free University of Bolzano, Italy)
Barriers Against wider F/OSS Adoption: Views of European Public AdministratorsConduct of Survey
Ozel (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), Jovanovic (XLAB, Slovenia), Oba (Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey), van Leeuwen (FUNDECYT, Spain)
Benefits and Drawbacks of Open Source Software: An Exploratory Study of Secondary Software Firms
Morgan (University of Limerick, Ireland), Finnegan (University College Cork, Ireland)

Parallel Session 5A: Wednesday, 13 June
Chair: Andrea Cappiluppi

Network Analysis of the Community
Gao, Madey (University of Notre Dame, USA)
Corporate Authorship of Libre Software: Study of Presence in Debian Code over Time
Robles, Dueñas, Gonzalez-Barahona (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)

Parallel Session 5B: Wednesday, 13 June
Chair: Cornelia Boldyreff

Stakeholder value, usage, needs and obligations from different types of F/LOSS licenses
Skidmore (Monash University, Australia)
Free/Open Services: Conceptualization, Classification, and Commercialization
Gangadharan, D'Andrea (University of Trento, Italy), Weiss (Carleton University, Canada)
Levels of Formality in FOSS Communities
Schofield, Cooper (University of Salford, UK)

Parallel Session 6A: Wednesday, 13 June
Chair: Jesus Barahona

Emergent Decision-making Practices in Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) Development Teams
Heckman, Crowston, Eseryel, Allen, Li (Syracuse University School of Information Studies, USA)
Experiences on product development with open source
Jaaksi (Nokia, Finland)
Sprint-driven development: working, learning and the process of enculturation in the PyPy community
Avram, Sigfridsson, Sheehan, Sullivan (University of Limerick, Ireland)

Parallel Session 6B: Wednesday, 13 June
Chair: Gregorio Robles

Different Bug Fixing Regimes? A Preliminary Case for Superbugs
Dalle (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France), den Besten (University of Oxford, UK)
Release Management in Free Software Projects: Practices and Problems
Michlmayr, Hunt, Probert (University of Cambridge, UK)
Effect of Coupling on Defect Proneness in Evolutionary Open-Source Software Development
Koru, Zhang (UMBC, USA), Liu (Georgetown Medical Center, USA)
Open Source Software Factories: Pushing the Software Engineering into the Open Source Development
Kelon Oliveira de Moraes, Meira, Albuquerque (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)

Panel: Wednesday, 13 June

Data and Analyses Sharing to Support FLOSS Research.
Brian Fitzgerald, University of Limerick
Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University .
Evangelia Berdoe, London School of Economics
Stefan Koch, Wirtschaftuniversitat Wien
Greg Madey, University of Notre Dame
Walt Scacchi, University of California
Megan Conklin, Elon University

Parallel Session 7A: Wednesday, 13 June
Chair: Scott Hissam

Learning through practical involvement in the OSS ecosystem: experiences from a Masters assignment
Lundell, Persson, Lings (University of Skövde, Sweden)
Learning and the Imperative of Production in F/OS development
Berdou (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)

Parallel Session 7B: Wednesday, 13 June
Chair: Ernesto Damiani

Introducing Usability Practices to OSS: The Insiders' Experience
Osinski (Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland), Weiss (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
Open source technologies for visually impaired people
Boccacci, Carrega (University of Genova, Italy), Dodero (Free University of Bolzano, Italy)

Tuesday, 12 June, 13.00-14.00
Wednesday, 13 June 13.00-14.00

Heterogeneous collaborative development involving open and inner source: Challenges for the European Software Intensive Industry
van der Linden, Lundell, Marttiin
Taking advantage of Open Source benefits for boosting growth in industry
Pezuela, Lopez
Sound tools for package dependency management in Free and Open Source Software distributions
Mancinelli, di Cosmo, Vouillon, Boender, Durak, Leroy, Treinen
Generating and Visualising Organisational Structures of Free/Libre and Open Source Software Projects
Bischofs, Hasselbring
OSS design science and its influence on OSS effectiveness
Belbaly, Benbya, Meissonier
FLOSS as Democratic Principle
Perry, Fitzgerald, Suzor
Elements of Open Source Community Sustainability
Vainio, Oksanen, Vadén, Seppänen
Openware Integration Technique for In-house Software and Open Source Components
Merilinna, Matinlassi
Global and Temporal Analysis of Social Positions at
Christley, Madey
The user involvement process on open source e-learning tools
Moreira, Gomes, Caparica, Nibon
Will Open Source Software Promise China a New Future of Domestic Software Industry?
A Reference Model for F/OSS Process Management
Pawlak, Bryce


  • 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.