Call for Proposals

Submissions of tutorials are solicited for 8th International Conference on Open Source Systems. The major OSS2012 theme is Long-term Sustainability but tutorials can stress any innovative practical applications of OSS, as well as methodological issues. Examples from past OSS conferences include The QualiPSo Project FLOSS Vision, Metrics 2007, How to Gather Metrics on FLOSS Projects, Quality Specification, Testing and Certification of Bespoken, Open Source and Commercial Off-The-Shelf Systems, EDOS-Tools Tutorial: EDOS Tools for Linux Distributions Dependencies Management and Quality Assurance, or MUSIC Tutorial.

For tutorials, a separate agreements based on attendance will be set up. There is no additional fund for travel or conference participation.

Important Dates

  • 01 April, 2012
    Submission of tutorials proposals
  • 8 April, 2012
    Tutorials proposals acceptance
  • 10 September, 2012
    Tutorials presentations

Tutorials chair

  • Mona Laroussi, INSAT, Tunisia

Instructions for Tutorial Proposals
Proposals should clearly evidence the relevance of the proposal for OSS 2012, and the contribution it could convey to the event.

Each submission should contain:

  • 1-2 page bio(s) of each tutorial presenter, for each please include

    • name (indicate contact name for the main tutorial contact)
    • email address
    • affiliation
    • postal address
    • biography indicating presenters expertise and experience in the subject matter.
  • 1-2 page tutorial synopsis including

    • name of the tutorial
    • abstract (no more than 200 words)
    • topic keywords (up to 5)
    • expertise level of the tutorial (i.e., beginner, intermediate, advanced)
    • expected attendee background
    • target audience (i.e., researchers, practitioners, managers)
    • tutorial objectives
    • full or half day format
    • indicate (Yes/No) if the tutorial can be shortened to half day or lengthened to full day if requested
    • presentation history (indicate name of venue, date, number of attendees, summary of reviews)

How to Submit
Proposals should be sent by email attachment (PDF format) to:

  • mona.laroussi <at> insat.rnu.tn
  • imed.hammouda <at> tut.fi
  • bjorn.lundell <at> his.se