"TPFOSST 05" 1st National Conference on OSS

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"TPFOSST 05" 1st National Conference on OSS

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"TPFOSST 05" 1st National Conference on Trends and Practices of Free and Open Source Software Technologies, August 18, 2005

Event Venue & Schedule:
Venue: Punjab University College of Information Technology (PUCIT)
University of the Punjab
Allama Iqbal (Old) Campus
Date: 18th August 2005 (9:00am – 6:00pm)

Important Downloads:
To download Call for Papers http://www.fossfp.org/documents/confere ... e_call.pdf
To download Conference Paper Author Guidelines in .pdf or .doc:
http://www.fossfp.org/documents/confere ... es_pdf.pdf
http://www.fossfp.org/documents/confere ... es_doc.doc

Important Dates
Submission of Paper Abstract: July 18, 2005
Acceptance Notification: July 25, 2005
Full Paper Submission: August 01, 2005
Paper Presentation: August 18, 2005

About the Conference:
The 1st National Conference on Trends and Practices of Free and Open Source Software Technologies (TPFOSST’05) provides the central gathering place to exchange ideas, share techniques, push the technical boundaries, and maximize the benefits of free and open source software. It brings together the IT professional community, research scholars, enterprise leaders and government officials of Pakistan to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, research results and research-in-progress about all aspects (theory, practice, applications and tools) of the Trends and Practices of Free and Open Source Software Technologies. The conference will include Keynote speeches, tutorials and technical paper presentations. The accepted papers will be published in the TPSOSST’05 conference proceedings to be distributed during the conference.

For further information and updates, please visit the
website: http://www.fossfp.org/tpfosst05
or e-mail: tpfosst05@fossfp.org.

Conference Topics:
1. Foundations and the Rationale of F/OSS
2. Global and Regional F/OSS Initiatives
3. F/OSS and Proprietary Software Usage Ethical Issues
4. F/OSS Licensing and Legal Issues
5. Tools and Infrastructures for F/OSS Development
6. F/OSS in e-Government and Public Administration
7. Role of F/OSS in Sustainable Economic Development
8. F/OSS in Academic Research
9. F/OSS in the Enterprise
10. F/OSS in SMEs
11. F/OSS Education and Training
12. F/OSS and Open Knowledge
13. Content and Knowledge management in F/OSS
14. F/OSS Models for Business
15. Impact of F/OSS on Social Networks
16. Cost and Economic Models of F/OSS
17. F/OSS Benefits to People with Special Needs
18. F/OSS Case Studies and Experiments F/OSS Distributed Project Management
19. Distributed Collaboration and Coordination of F/OSS Development Teams
20. Distributed Group Development for F/OSS
21. F/OSS Teams as Communities of Practice
22. Leadership in F/OSS Groups
23. F/OSS Software Development Processes
24. F/OSS Computing Practices and Applications
25. F/OSS Effect on Cyber Psychology and Ethics
26. F/OSS Operating Systems
27. F/OSS Projects
28. Technical Aspects of Unix, Linux and BSD variants
29. Business Experiences and Case Studies F/OSS
30. F/OSS Computing
31. F/OSS Development Environments
32. F/OSS Development for Electronic Commerce
33. Systems and Applications
34. F/OSS Engineering Tools and Techniques F/OSS Maintenance & Software Metrics
35. F/OSS Quality Assurance and Standards
36. F/OSS Testing Methodologies
37. F/OSS Language Localization
38. Significance of F/OSS for Developing Economies
39. F/OSS Trends in Developing Economies
40. The future of F/OSS
41. F/OSS Hybridization and Co-Existence
42. F/OSS Risk Management
43. F/OSS Scalability Issues
44. F/OSS Maturity Models
45. Empirical Analysis of F/OSS
46. Adoption of F/OSS in Computing Curriculum

Submission of Papers:
We solicit research and experience papers as well as research-in-progress and practitioners reports in all areas of Trends and Practices of Free and Open Source Software Technologies. Submissions, refereeing, and all correspondence will be conducted by e-mail. Please include a cover page (1st page) containing paper title, authors (indicate primary contact person), address, affiliation, e-mail address, phone number, fax number, topic area of your paper. The 2nd page starts off with paper title, abstract, keywords (5-7), and text (format available). The program committee will review each submission and judge it with respect to its originality, significance, and relevance. Send your full paper (not to exceed 8 pages) via e-mail as an attachment document (not as in-text part of your e-mail) either in Word or pdf format to the appropriate conference coordinator on or before July 18th, 2005.

Event Organizers:
-FOSSFP: Free and Open Source Software Foundation of Pakistan®
-Punjab University College of Information Technology (PUCIT), University of the Punjab
-KMT Innovators®, Lahore
-Pakistan, Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Government of the Punjab
-Open Source Resource Centre (PSEB-OSRC), Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), Government of Pakistan

Event Sponsors/Supporters:
-Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Government of the Punjab
-Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom Government of Pakistan
-Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry

TPFOSST’05 Conference Chair Contact:
Dr. Anwar-ur-Rehman Pasha
FOSSAC ' 2005 Secretariat
Punjab University College of Information Technology
University of The Punjab, Allama Iqbal (Old) Campus
The Mall, Lahore-54000, Pakistan
Phone #: 92 (042) 111-923-923 Ext: 27
e-mail: tpfosst05@fossfp.org

The TPFOSST'05 event is part of "FOSSAC ' 2005: Free and Open Source Software Awareness Campaign" being carried out from 11th - 13th August, 1005 http://www.fossfp.org/fossac
Free and Open Source Software Foundation of Pakistan®
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