07 September 2008


NESSI Open Source Working Group

Moderator: Ernesto Damiani - University of Milan

  • Stefano De Panfilis - Engineering Ingegneria Informatica
  • Oliver Fendt - Siemens
  • Gregory Lopez - Thales
  • Michel Cezon - INRIA
  • Björn Lundell - University of Skövde
  • Shane Coughlan - FSF Europe

The panel format is defined as 5 panelists for 5 minutes introduction each and remaining time for discussion and questions from the audience. The panelists will represent different interests and viewpoints from Industry, Academia, OSS communities on NESSI open source activities.

The panel session proposes to address, in an interactive manner, issues such as:

  • introduction of NESSI, NESSI OSS WG and the various Wps to a wide range of open source actors;
  • OSS strategy and contributions of the panelists' organization in NESSI OSS;
  • call for participation in NESSI OSS activities;
  • role of OSS in a service economy and challenges to face.

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07 September 2008

Opportunities and Risks for Open Source Software in Industry

Moderator: Walt Scacchi - University of California Irvine, USA

  • Joseph Feller - University College Cork, Ireland
  • Björn Lundell - University of Skövde, Sweden
  • Pentti Marttiin - Nokia Siemens Networks, Finland
  • Nico Schellingerhout - Philips Medical Systems, The Netherlands

Joseph Feller is a Senior Lecturer in Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Ireland. He has co-authored/edited three books on open source. He chaired the IEE/ACM workshop series on Open Source Software Engineering (2001-2005), served as Program Co-Chair for the Third International Conference on Open Source Systems, and is the co-chair for the Open Source and Innovation track at ECIS 2008. Dr. Feller was a principle investigator in the EU FP6 CALIBRE project, and is currently a principle investigator in Open Code, Content and Commerce (O3C) Business Models, a three year project funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Björn Lundell has been involved in a number of collaborations on open source, including the EU FP6 CALIBRE project (2004-2006) and the industrial (ITEA) research project COSI (2005-2008). He is a founding member of the IFIP Working Group 2.13 on Open Source Software, and the founding chair of Open Source Sweden, an industry association established by Swedish Open Source companies.

Pentti Marttiin is a Manager in Nokia Siemens Networks. He has been responsible for deploying OSS based Inner Source and SCM services in Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks. He received his PhD in information systems (1998), and holds Docent position at Helsinki School of Economics, Finland. He has actively participated in EU projects (IST-MOTION, IST-Tellmaris, ITEA-MOOSE, ITEA-COSI).

Walt Scacchi is senior research scientist and research faculty member in the Institute for Software Research, and also research director of the Computer Game Culture and Technology Laboratory, both at UC Irvine. He received a Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science at University of California, Irvine in 1981. His research interests include open source software development, computer game culture and technology, knowledge-based systems for modeling and simulating complex engineering and business processes, and software acquisition and electronic commerce/business. Last, he was Program Co-Chair of the 2006 Intern. Conf. on Open Source Systems, Como, Italy June 2006, and is General Chair of the 2007 Intern. Conf. on Open Source Systems, Limerick, IR, June 2007.

Nico Schellingerhout is a software team leader and responsible for the InnerSource initiative in Philips Healthcare. He is a task leader in ITEA COSI and has been involved in System Simulation and Software architectures research for over 10 years. He received his training in Computational Physics at the University of Groningen (M.Sc. 1988, Ph.D. 1995). His recent research interest is collaboration of distributed teams and the application of OSS practices in a corporate setting.


  • 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.