Day 1: Wednesday 18th February 2015. *

08:00-09:00 am Registration Opens

SESSION 1: INTRODUCTIONS

09:00-09:10 am Introduction                                                                                                                   
09:10-09:20 am SQU speech, H.E. Dr Ali Al-Bemani, VC                                                                         
09:20-09:30 am ITA speech, Dr. Salim Sultan Al Ruzaiqi, CEO                                                              
09:30-09:40 am FOSSC’15 speech, Prof. Hadj Bourdoucen                                                                    
09:40-10:00 am Patrick Sinz: FOSS as a motor for entrepreneurship and job creation.                               
10:00-10:30 am Exhibition Opening/Coffee Break                                                                                 

SESSION 2: FOSS & Carriers

10:30-11:00 am Jan Wildeboer: Open is default!                                                                                                      
11:00-11:30 am Elizabeth K. Joseph: Building a Career in FOSS.                                                                              
11:30-12:00 pm Panel Discussion - 1: Patrick Sinz, , Elizabeth K. Joseph, Jan Wildeboer,  Matthias Stürmer (moderator)
12.00-12.30 pm Coffee Break.

SESSION 3: FOSS & Government

12:30-01:00 pm Hassan Al-Lawati: FOSS Initiative in Oman, Facts and Challenges.                                                    
01:00-01:30 pm Flavia Marzano: The role and opportunities of FOSS in Public Administrations.                                    
01:30-02:00 pm Panel Discussion - 2: Hassan Al-Lawati, Flavia Marzano,  David Hurley,  Ali Al Shidhani (moderator)   
2:00 pm Close of Day 1-Lunch

Day 2: Thursday 19th February 2015 *

08:00-08:30 am Registration Desk Open

SESSION 4: FOSS & Communities

08:30-09:00 am Matthias Stürmer: Digital sustainability of open source communities.                                                
09:00-09:30 am David Hurley: Scaling Applications for Global Communities.                                                              
09:30-10:00 am Panel Discussion - 3: Matthias Stürmer, David Hurley, Wolfgang F. Finke, Amer Al Habsi (moderator)  
10:00-10:30 am Coffee Break

SESSION 5: FUTURE OF FOSS

10:30-11:00 am Wolfgang F. Finke: National FOSS Strategy and the Supporting Role of Research Institutions.                                                     
11:00-11:30 am Patrick Sinz: Making Open Source work in and for the Public Sector.                                                                                          
11:30-12:00 pm Khalid Al-Rahbi: Government Opensource Cloud (Information Technology Authority)                                                                  
12:00-12:30 pm Panel discussion - 4: Wolfgang F. Finke, Patrick Sinz, Khalid Al-Rahbi, Mohammed Oul Khaoua (moderator)                                 
12:30-12:40 pm Coffee Break.

SESSION 6: Paper Presentation

12:40-12:50 pm Governing Public-Private Tensions of Open Source Software Communities in the Higher Education Sector                                       
Wisal Al Bulushi
12:50-01:00 pm Proposal for the Component-Based Integration Infrastructure in the Context of Moodle Environment as an E-Learning Open Source  
Yusra Al-Roshdi and Zuhoor Al-Khanjari
01:00-01:10 pm Evaluation of Open Source Software with QualiPSO OMM: a case for Bungeni and AT4AM for All                                                      
Kennedy Ndenga Malanga , Jean Mehat , Ivaylo Ganchev, John Wandeto  and Casper Shivachi Shikali 
01:10-01:20 pm Open-Source Linguistic Techniques for Knowledge Discovery Processing                                                                                      
Khaled Abdalgader, Mohamed S. Hajji
01:20-01:30 pm Augmented Reality for Tourism in Oman Using Free Open Source Software                                                                                 
Ahmed Al Maashri, Sara Al-Asadi, Muna Tageldin, Shurooq Al-Lawati, Ali Al Shidhani
01:30-01:40 pm Open Source Software for Arabic Citation Engine: Issues and Challenges                                                                                    
Saleh Alzeheimi, Akram M. Zeki, Adamu I Abubakar
01:40-01:50 pm System Quality Characteristics for Selected Mobile Platforms                                                                                                     
Ahood Al-Darmaki ,Nabeela Badursha ,Ibtisam Al Shibli ,Mohamed Sarrab
01:50-02:00 pm Open Source Software Support for Field Experiments of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks                                                                    
Shaima M. Shakeel, Osama M. H. Rehman, Mohamed Ould-Khaoua, Hadj Bourdoucen
02:00-02:10 pm A review of CRC mechanisms and FOSS algorithms                                                                                                                  
Mahdi Amiri-Kordestani, Afaq Ahmed, Hadj Bourdoucen
02:10-02:20 pm About a FOSS for the Teaching of FORTRAN Programming Language Course  
Afaq Ahmad, Tariq Jamil, Saad Ahmad and Amer Arshad Abdulghani
02:20-02:30 pm Close of Conference & Lunch

*: Please note the time table for conference 2015 may change in future.

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