General Program

Wednesday 3 June 2009
Time Program
08:30-17:30 OSS 2009 Doctoral Consortium
09:30-15:00 Tutorial - MUSIC
16:00-17:00 Talk - Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, MERIT
18:00-19:30 Poster session and welcoming reception

Thursday 4 June 2009
Time Program
07:30-09:00 Women@OSS Breakfast
09:00-10:30 Conference welcome Plenary adress
10:30-11:00 Break (Coffee Served in the Poster session area)
11:00-12:30 Panel session 1A: Governance of OSS projects Paper session 1B: Commercial OSS
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Panel session 2A: Open Source in the public sector Paper session 2B: Mining OSS data
15:30-16:00 Break (Coffee Served in the Poster session area)
16:00-17:30 Paper session 3A: OSS communities Paper session 3B: Adoption of OSS
18:00 Buses leave for the conference dinner

Friday 5 June 2009
Time Program
07:30-09:00 Nordic@OSS Breakfast
09:00-10:00 Plenary address: How Open Source Can Still Save The World
10:00-10:30 Break (Coffee Served in the Poster session area)
10:30-12:00 Paper session 4A: Empirical research on OSS Paper session 4B: Company participation in OSS
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Paper session 5A: User involvement in OSS design Paper session 5B: Architecture of OSS
15:00-15:30 Break (Coffee Served in the Poster session area)
15:30-16:30 Paper session 6A: Public sector usage of OSS Paper session 6B: Educational usage of OSS
16:30-17:00 Break (Coffee Served in the Poster session area)
17:00-18:30 IFIP Working Group 2.13 Business Meeting

Saturday 6 June 2009
Time Program
08:45 Buses leave hotel for workshop venue
09:00-13:00 Workshop 1: WoPDaSP 2009
09:00-16:00 Workshop 2: OSCOMM 2009
09:00-16:00 Workshop 3: D4PL
09:00-16:00 Workshop 4: QACOS-OSSPL
09:00-12:00 Workshop 6: Serious Games and Open Source: Practice and Futures
16:30 Buses return to conference hotel

Detailed Main Conference Program

Panel Session 1A: Friday, 4 June
Chair: Francesco Bolici

Panel: Governance of OSS projects
Francesco Bolici, Cassino University, Italy
Paul de Laat, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Jan Ljungberg, G&oum;teborg University, Sweden
Cristina Rossi Lamastra, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Paper Session 1B: Thursday, 4 June
Chair: Walt Scacchi

Beyond the business model: Incentives for organizations to publish software source code
Juho Lindman, Juha-Pekka Juutilainen & Matti Rossi, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
Opening industrial software: Planting an onion
Petri Sirkkala, Timo Aaltonen & Imed Hammouda, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Providing commercial Open Source Software: Lessons learned
Øyvind Hauge & Sven Ziemer, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Panel Session 2A: Thursday, 4 June
Chair: Björn Lundell

Panel: Open Source in the public sector
Björn Lundell, University of Skövde, Sweden
Morten Amundsen, Friprog - the Norwegian Open Source Competence Center, Norway
Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, MERIT, The Netherlands
Jean-Luc Hardy, Eurocontrol
Per-Ola Sjöswärd, Swedish National Police, Sweden

Paper Session 2B: Thursday, 4 June
Chair: Jean-Michel Dalle

Analysis of Open Source Software development iterations by means of burst detection techniques
Bruno Rossi, Barbara Russo & Giancarlo Succi, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
Heartbeat: Measuring active user base and potential user interest in FLOSS projects
Andrea Wiggins, James Howison & Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University, USA
Estimating commit sizes efficiently
Philipp Hofmann & Dirk Riehle, SAP Research, USA

Paper Session 3A: Thursday, 4 June
Chair: Scott Hissam

Reassessing Brooks Law for the Free Software community
Andrea Capiluppi & Paul Adams, University of Lincoln, UK
"Peeling the Onion": The Words and Actions that Distinguish Core from Periphery in Bug Reports and How Core and Periphery Interact Together
Hela Masmoudi, Matthijs den Bestn, Claude de Loupy & Jean-Michel Dalle, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France, University of Oxford, UK, Syllabs & University of Paris, France
Group maintenance behaviours of core and peripheral members of Free/Libre Open Source Software teams
Michael Scialdone, Na Li, Kevin Crowston & Robert Heckman, Syracuse University, USA

Paper Session 3B: Thursday, 4 June
Chair: John Noll

The importance of external support in the adoption of Open Source Server software
Kris Ven & Jan Verelst, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Customization of Open Source Software in companies
Steffen Kessler & Paul Alpar, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
Choosing Open Source ERP systems: What reasons are there for doing so?
Björn Johansson & Frantisek Sudzina, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Paper Session 4A: Friday, 5 June
Chair: Greg Madey

Reporting empirical research in Open Source Software: The state of practice
Klaas-Jan Stol & Muhammad Ali Babar, Lero - The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, Ireland
What Does It Take to Develop a Million Lines of Open Source Code?
Juan Fernandez-Ramil, Daniel Izquierdo-Cortazar & Tom Mens, Universite de Mons-Hainaut, Belgium, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain, The Open University, UK
An empirical study of the reuse of software licensed under the GNU General Public License
Daniel German & Jesus Gonzalez-Barahona, University of Victoria, Canada, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

Paper Session 4B: Friday, 5 June
Chair: Frank van der Linden

Quality of Open Source Software: The QualiPSo trustworthiness model
Vieri del Bianco, Luigi Lavazza, Sandro Morasca & Davide Taibi, Universita degli Studi dell Insubria, Italy
Challenges of the Open Source component marketplace in the industry
Claudia Ayala, Øyvind Hauge, Reidar Conradi, Xavier Franch & Jingyue Li & Ketil Sandanger Velle, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, Technical University of Catalunya, Spain
A survey on firms participation in Open Source community projects
Eugenio Capra, Chiara Francalanci, Francesco Merlo & Cristina Rossi Lamastra, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Paper Session 5A: Friday, 5 June
Chair: Pär J. Ågerfalk

FLOSS UX design: An analysis of user experience design in Firefox and
John M. Carroll & Paula M. Bach, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Integrating HCI specialists into Open Source Software development projects
Henrik Hedberg & Netta Iivari, University of Oulu, Finland
A survey of usability practices in Free/Libre/Open Source Software
Celeste Lyn Paul, KDE

Paper Session 5B: Thursday, 5 June
Chair: Jesus Gonzalez-Barahona

Domain drivers in the modularization of FLOSS systems
Andrea Capiluppi, University of Lincoln, UK
Design evolution of an Open Source project using an improved modularity metric
Roberto Milev, Steven Muegge & Michael Weiss, Carleton University, Canada
Software engineering in practice: Design and architectures of FLOSS systems
Andrea Capiluppi & Thomas Knowles, University of Lincoln, UK

Paper Session 6A: Friday, 5 June
Chair: Jean-Luc Hardy

What constitutes Open Source? A study of the Vista electronic medical record software
John Noll, California Lutheran University, USA
Openness to standard document formats in Swedish public sector organisations
Björn Lundell & Brian Lings, University of Skövde, Sweden

Paper Session 6B: Friday, 5 June
Chair: Kris Ven

Using FLOSS project metadata in the undergraduate classroom
Megan Squire & Shannon Duvall, Elon University, USA
Undergraduate research opportunities in OSS
Cornelia Boldyreff, James Munro, Thomas Knowles & Andrea Capiluppi, University of Lincoln, UK


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  • March 20th, 2009

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