Day 1: Wednesday 18th February 2015
SESSION 1: INTRODUCTIONS
Time Title Speaker Video
08:00 - 09:00 Registration Opens - -
09:00 - 09:10 Introduction - -
09:10 - 09:20 SQU speech, H.E. Dr Ali Al-Bemani, VC -
09:20 - 09:30 ITA speech Dr. Salim Sultan Al Ruzaiqi, CEO
09:30 - 09:40 FOSSC’15 speech Prof. Hadj Bourdoucen
09:40 - 10:00 Patrick Sinz: FOSS as a motor for entrepreneurship and job creation -
10:00 - 10:30 Exhibition Opening/Coffee Break - -
SESSION 2: FOSS & Carriers
Time Title Speaker Video
10:30 - 11:00 Jan Wildeboer: Open is default! -
11:00 - 11:30 Building a Career in FOSS Elizabeth K. Joseph
11:30 - 12:00 Panel Discussion – 1 Patrick Sinz, Elizabeth K. Joseph, Jan Wildeboer, Matthias Stürmer (moderator)
12.00 - 12.30 Coffee Break - -
SESSION 3: FOSS & Government
Time Title Speaker Video
12:30 - 01:00 FOSS Initiative in Oman, Facts and Challenges Hassan Al-Lawati
01:00 - 01:30 The role and opportunities of FOSS in Public Administrations Flavia Marzano
01:30 - 02:00 Panel Discussion – 2 Hassan Al-Lawati, Flavia Marzano, David Hurley, Ali Al Shidhani (moderator)
02:00 Close of Day 1-Lunch - -

Day 2: Thursday 19th February 2015
SESSION 4: FOSS & Communities
Time Title Speaker Video
08:00 - 08:30 Registration Open - -
08:30 - 09:00 Digital sustainability of open source communities Matthias Stürmer
09:00 - 09:30 Scaling Applications for Global Communities. David Hurley
09:30 - 10:00 Panel Discussion – 3 Matthias Stürmer, David Hurley, Wolfgang F. Finke, Amer Al Habsi (moderator)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break - -
SESSION 5: FUTURE OF FOSS
Time Title Speaker Video
10:30 - 11:00 National FOSS Strategy and the Supporting Role of Research Institutions Wolfgang F. Finke
11:00 - 11:30 Making Open Source work in and for the Public Sector Patrick Sinz
11:30 - 12:00 Government Opensource Cloud (Information Technology Authority) Khalid Al-Rahbi
12:00 - 12:30 Panel discussion – 4 Wolfgang F. Finke, Patrick Sinz, Khalid Al-Rahbi, Mohammed Oul Khaoua (moderator)
12:30 - 12:40 Coffee Break - -
SESSION 6: Paper Presentation
Time Title Speaker Video
12:40 - 12:50 Governing Public-Private Tensions of Open Source Software Communities in the Higher Education Sector Wisal Al Bulushi
12:50 - 01:00 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 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 Open-Source Linguistic Techniques for Knowledge Discovery Processing Khaled Abdalgader, Mohamed S. Hajji
01:20 - 01:30 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 Open Source Software for Arabic Citation Engine: Issues and Challenges Saleh Alzeheimi, Akram M. Zeki, Adamu I Abubakar
01:40 - 01:50 System Quality Characteristics for Selected Mobile Platforms Ahood Al-Darmaki ,Nabeela Badursha ,Ibtisam Al Shibli ,Mohamed Sarrab
01:50 - 02:00 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 A review of CRC mechanisms and FOSS algorithms Mahdi Amiri-Kordestani, Afaq Ahmed, Hadj Bourdoucen
02:10 - 02:20 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 Close of Conference & Lunch - -