The range of targeted topics is very broad, but priority is given to subjects on real world applications in home, education, research and business. Based on this, the program committee is inviting proposals for paper presentations, demonstrations and poster contributions on any topic relevant to FOSS. These include but not limited to the following:


Business models, new types of businesses enabled by open source.


Technical innovation driven by free software and open source, the tension between personal freedom and business interests.

Public Sector:

FOSS in government and public sectors such as health, transport, and education.

Security and Privacy:

Security in an always-on, pervasive computing environment and blockchain technologies.

Best practices:

Existing expertise and future demands of FOSS projects and products.

Knowledge and Education:

Creation, sharing and transferring knowledge, materials and tools.

Applications and Algorithms:

FOSS applications and algorithms (from consumer to enterprise).

Hardware and Platforms:

FOSS hardware and platforms including embedded, mobile, high performance open platforms.

The Internet of Things:

IoT, from individual sensors and controllers through to the cloud and big data/analytic software frameworks, communications, interoperability.

Beyond the technology:

Social, economic, commercial, open data, and leadership trends intersecting the open source world.

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