Call for Papers

Call for Papers in text Version

Over the past decade, the 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. OSS has 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 a interdisciplinary understanding of its engineering, technical, economic, legal and socio-cultural dynamics.

The goal of OSS 2008 is to provide an international forum where a diverse community of professionals from academia, industry and public administration can come together to share research findings and practical experiences. The conference is also meant to provide information and education to practitioners, identify directions for further research, and to be an ongoing platform for technology transfer.

Conference Topics

Please refer to single track calls for detailed information.

Important Deadlines:

January 3rd, 2008 Extended Submission of Track Papers
February 22nd, 2008 Results to Authors
April 3rd, 2008 Camera Ready due
7-10 September 2008 OSS2008 Conference in Milan

Instructions For Submission:

Submissions are invited for original research papers The official language of the conferece is English.

Full papers should be between 3000-4000 words including references, following the template provided in the Author's Kit section. Each submission must include a cover page with the full title of the paper. The body of the paper should include title, abstract, list of keywords and a complete list of references.

Accepted papers, panel positions and workshop/tutorial/demonstration descriptions will appear in the conference proceedings. All submissions should be submitted electronically in either .sxw (OpenOffice), .doc, .rtf, .pdf or LATEX format through the conference website.

Conference Officers

General Chair Ernesto Damiani and Giancarlo Succi
Web Master Alberto Colombo and Fulvio Frati


  • Sep 12th, 2008

    Available talks' slides has been published.

  • Sep 8th, 2008

    Errata Corrige: the poster list has been upodated.

  • Sep 3rd, 2008

    Ernesto Damiani's new Keynote: Trends in Open Source Assurance.

  • Aug 18th, 2008

    TOSS 2008 workshop has been canceled.

  • Jul 28th, 2008

    Conference Program has been changed.

  • Jul 11th, 2008

    Joint Invited Talk: Francesco Pizzetti, President of the Italian Data Protection Authority.

  • Oct 5th, 2007

    Web site published.