CALL FOR PAPER
5th Italian Conference on Free Software
ICT Institute e School of Management of Politecnico di Milano
June 23rd-24th, 2011
Free Software 2021: From current trends to a roadmap for the future
The ICT institute and the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano organize this year the 5th Italian Conference on Free Software.The Italian Conference on Free Software is a place where people involved in research, development, marketing and diffusion of Free Software, get in touch.
As in the previous editions (Cagliari 2010, Bologna 2009, Trento 2008 e Cosenza 2007), the Italian conference will account for all the aspects related to Free Software. Hence, people coming from different worlds, such as Academia, Industry, Public Institutions, associations, or simple users, are welcome.
In particular, this year’s edition is focused on the following questions: What are the new trends characterizing the Free Software world? What is the roadmap, originating from such new trends, towards the effective dissemination, development and diffusion of Free Software?Topics of interest for the Italian Conference on Free Software include, but are not limited to:
- What is the real impact of the Free Software? How can industry benefit from Free Software? How can public institutions increase the effectiveness and efficiency of provided services? In other words, how can the Free Software affect the diffusion and promotion of knowledge?
- What are the organizational challenges of firms and public institutions that aim at providing their services leveraging Free Software? How should they organize in order to better interact with the Free Software community?
- How are Free Software communities evolving? What are their business models? What kind of software do they develop? What are the challenges for Free Software communities?
- Can the Free Software’s business model be applied to different domains, different from software? According to which principles?
- Can the Free Software’s organizational principles be applied to different domains? What can firms and public institutions learn from Free Software communities, in terms of work planning and production?
The conference is open to everybody and is free of charge.Instructions for paper submissions
Since this edition the Italian Conference on Free Software is open to the international community. Papers both in Italian and English are accepted. Authors are invited to send their original research works as abstracts or full papers.
Abstracts should be up to 2 A4 page long, while full papers should be between 8 and 10 page long, including figures and references.
Final papers should be written using the conference template. Only the papers that respect the template will be included in the Conference Proceedings.Papers can be submitted online here. Authors can register and submit their paper.
The papers that will be judged as most significant by the Scientific Committee will be published in the Conference Proceedings, which will be available online free of charge.
Abstracts or papers submission: May 25th, 2011
Notification of acceptance: May 30th, 2011