Conference Topics

The major OSS 2012 theme is Long-term Sustainability. Authors are invited to submit papers and proposals on a variety of OSS topics, including but not limited to:

OSS sustainability

  • Sustainability models of OSS
  • Building sustainable OSS communities
  • Role of OSS in ICT and sustainable development
  • Mining sustainability related data from OSS communities
  • Experience reports and lessons on sustainable OSS ecosystems

OSS as innovation

  • Adoption/ use / acceptance of OSS
  • Dissemination / redistribution / crowdsourcing of OSS systems
  • Expanding scientific research and technology development methods through openness
  • Adopting innovation in OSS projects

OSS practices and methods

  • OSS and traditional / agile development methods
  • OSS and decentralized development
  • Knowledge and documentation management in OSS

OSS technologies

  • OSS systems over the Internet
  • Security of OSS systems
  • Interoperability / portability / scalability of OSS systems
  • Open standards / open data / open cloud / open hardware / open exhibits
  • Reuse in OSS
  • OSS for entertainment
  • OSS for education
  • Architecture and design of OSS systems

Economic / organizational / social issues on OSS

  • Economic analysis of OSS
  • Business models of OSS
  • Maturity models of OSS
  • OSS in public sector
  • OSS intellectual property, copyrights and licensing
  • Non-Governmental Organizations and OSS