CFP: 48th HICSS - Open Movements: FLOSS, Open Contents, Open Access and Open Communities

CFP: Open Movements Mini-track at HICSS48 (the 48th Hawaii International Conference on Open Source Systems)

Open Movements: FLOSS, Open Contents, Open Access and Open Communities

Conference Details:
January 5-8, 2015
Grand Hyatt, Kauai
IEEE ocnference; proceedings in IEEE digital library

CFP for main conference (PDF)
This mini-track is part of the Software Technologies Track
Longer Description of FLOSS Mini-Track (PDF)

Important 2014-2015 Dates

June 15: Submit full manuscripts for review. Review is double-blind.
Aug 15: Review System emails Acceptance Notices to authors.
January 5-8: Conference

Topics for this mini-track include:

  • Implementation of FLOSS systems
  • New application areas in FLOSS
  • Leadership, management and policies in open projects
  • User involvement and user support in open projects
  • Knowledge management and learning in open projects
  • Issues in distributed software development for FLOSS
  • Evaluation, comparison, unification, and differentiation of technical aspects of FLOSS,
  • Open Content, Open Access Publishing or Open Communities
  • Open projects as Communities of Practice and problems implementing open practices
  • Social networks of open projects
  • Economics of open projects
  • Information quality and credibility of open content
  • Applications and adoption of open project products
  • Applications of open source software in education, government, science and other domains
  • Applications of and methods for crowd sourcing

Short description of mini-track

This mini-track solicits papers about open projects, including Open Source Software development, Open Content creation, Open Access publishing and Open Communities more generally. Papers may be situated in any discipline, draw on any theoretical framework and employ any research methodology appropriate to the topic of study. The track is directed to FLOSS developers and researchers who study the FLOSS phenomenon.

Longer Description of Mini-Track (PDF)

Mini-track Chairs

Wolfgang Bein
Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas
Department of Computer Science
4505 Maryland Parkway,
Las Vegas, NV 89154
+1 (702) 895 1477

Wolfgang Bein is Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he is the Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Algorithms. He holds a Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) from the University of Osnabrueck, Germany (1987). His research interests include on-line algorithms, combinatorial optimization, adaptive algorithms and heuristics, scheduling, networks, parallel architectures and open-source projects.

Clinton Jeffery
University of Idaho
Department of Computer Science
230 Janssen Engineering Bldg.
Moscow, ID 83844-1010
+1 (208) 885-4789

Clinton Jeffery is an Associate Professor at the University of Idaho. He received his Ph.D. (1993) in Computer Science from the University of Arizona. He is the director of two open-source software projects hosted on, a programming language (Unicon) and a collaborative virtual environment (CVE).

Megan Squire
Elon University
Department of Computing Sciences
Campus Box 2320
Elon, NC 27244
+1 (336) 278-5204

Megan Squire is an Associate Professor at Elon University. She received her Ph.D. (2003) in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University, and is currently the leader of the FLOSSmole project, which is a data and analysis archive for researchers who study free, libre, and open source software and its development.