CFP: IEEE DEST09 Open Source Digital Ecosystems

Call for Paper - Open Source Digital Ecosystems - IEEE DEST09

2009 IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and
Business Intelligence

Istanbul, Turkey, June 1-3, 2009
Full Research Paper Due: ** February 1 **, 2009

All papers accepted will be included in the Proceedings published by IEEE.

As a fundamentally new way of developing software, Open Source Software (OSS) has received enormous momentum in the past decade with worldwide impact towards a ‘faster, better, cheaper’ software industry. Whether open source software is absolutely superior to proprietary software is still an object of controversy but there is little doubt that OSS has changed the way organisations, businesses, developers, and users build, release, deploy, run, and use software and software-intensive services.

What really distinguishes open source from traditional software does not lie in its openness for source code but an ‘Architecture of Participation’ (AOP) that includes low barriers to entry by newcomers, and some mechanisms for isolating the ‘cathedral from the bazaar’. Interestingly, with the recent boom of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Cloud Computing, the AOP has reached the point where one can no longer easily distinguish between Open Source and SaaS in terms of development, deployment, revenue sharing and business models. More recently, we have witnessed a number of successful OSS projects
that are directly supported by profit-driven firms and many open source developers are not volunteers as in traditional open source projects.

OSS is thus a multi-faceted phenomenon that requires an interdisciplinary approach simultaneously addressing multiple issues in software technology, software engineering, service science, economics, management, law, and socio-cultural dynamics. This approach fits well with the notion of digital ecosystems. The aim of this track is to bring together academic researchers, industry practitioners and open source community participants for reporting research findings, sharing practical experiences, and highlighting research challenges and future directions. Topics may include but are not limited to:

- OSS infrastructure and digital ecosystems
- OSS development and software engineering
- OSS and SOA, Software/Platform-as-a-Service, Cloud Computing, etc.
- OSS business models, revenue sharing models
- OSS organisational, managerial and marketing issues
- Social and economic aspects of OSS in relation to digital
- OSS and Web 2.0 technology and online social networks

All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity.

We look forward to your support in making the track ‘Open Source Digital Ecosystems’ in 2009 IEEE DEST 2009 an exciting event.

Track Co-Chairs:

Dr Chen Wu and Dr Vidyasagar Potdar
Curtin University of Technology, Australia