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.

OSS 2009 - the Fifth International Conference of OSS - will be held in Skövde, Sweden over the period June 3-6, 2009. The previous conferences in the series each attracted more than 150 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 (Information Federation for Information Processing), an organisation established under the auspices of UNESCO in 1960. The conference proceedings, published by Springer, are distributed worldwide and are very widely cited. Extensive press coverage will be sought for the conference.

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

Level Silver Gold Premium
Contribution >= 2,5K € >= 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 4 10

If you are interested in sponsoring OSS2009, or if you have any questions, please contact us:

Björn Lundell - OSS2009 Organising Chair.
University of Skövde, Sweden

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  • April 17th, 2009

    Additional information about the tutorial has been added.

  • March 31st, 2009

    The program has been added to the menu.

  • March 20th, 2009

    The US National Science Foundation will support travel and attendance for a diverse group of US PhD students to participate in the international doctoral consortium at the OSS2009 conference. For further information, please contact Prof. Kevin Crowston

  • February 25th, 2009

    Added new abstracts and titles for keynotes

  • February 5th, 2009

    Added a link to registration page

  • January 20th, 2009

    The review and submission pages have been moved to a better equipped server at Syracuse. Please contact the webmaster if there are any problems with submitting reviews.

  • January 15th, 2009

    Added a new section about the OSS2009 Workshops

  • November 30th, 2008

    Added a flyer and bios for each of the two keynote speakers

  • November 3rd, 2008

    Updated information on travel and conference venue to include estimate of cost for participation.

  • October 20th, 2008

    Submission link added to author kit page

  • October 10th, 2008

    Updated author kit with information from Springer

  • August 26th, 2008

    Call for papers published