OSS 2021
Wed 12 May 2021

Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) has emerged as one of the most important phenomena in computer science, engineering, and collaboration at large. It has had a major impact on the information technology industry, has changed software development practices world-wide, and has been instrumental for education and research in academia, providing free access to essential tools and pioneering research on large-scale peer production. FLOSS has changed the way people perceive the software business and helped in keeping markets away from monopolies and lock-in risks. As such, a deep understanding of FLOSS requires an understanding of a wide spectrum of issues.

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Conference Day
Wed 12 May

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14:00 - 14:15
14:00
15m
Day opening
Opening
OSS 2021 Papers

15:00 - 16:00
15:00
20m
Research paper
Enabling OSS usage through procurement projects: How can lock-in effects be avoided?
OSS 2021 Papers
Bjorn LundellUniversity of Skövde, Jonas GamalielssonUniversity of Skovde, Simon ButlerThe University of Skövde, Christoffer BraxCombitech AB, Tomas PerssonDigitalist Sweden AB, Anders MattssonHusqvarna AB, Tomas GustavssonPrimeKey Solutions AB, Jonas FeistRedBridge AB, Jonas ÖbergScania CV AB
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15:20
20m
Research paper
Comparing Static Analysis and Code Smells as Defect Predictors: an Empirical Study
OSS 2021 Papers
Luigi LavazzaUniversità degli Studi dell'Insubria, Sandro MorascaUniversità degli Studi dell'Insubria, Davide TosiUniversità degli Studi dell'Insubria
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15:40
20m
Research paper
Finding Code-Clone Snippets in Large Source-Code Collection by ccgrep
OSS 2021 Papers
Katsuro InoueOsaka University, Yuya MiyamotoOsaka University, Daniel M. GermanUniversity of Victoria, Takashi IshioNara Institute of Science and Technology
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16:00 - 16:15
16:00
15m
Break
Break
OSS 2021 Papers

16:15 - 17:30
16:15
20m
Research paper
OSS Scripting System for Game Development in Rust
OSS 2021 Papers
Pablo Diego Silva da SilvaUniversity of Brasilia (UnB), Rodrigo Oliveira CamposUniversity of Brasilia (UnB), Carla Silva Rocha AguiarUniversity of Brasilia (UnB)
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16:35
20m
Research paper
Open source communities and forks: a rereading in the light of Albert Hirschman's writings
OSS 2021 Papers
Robert ViseurUMONS, Amel CharleuxUMontpellier
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16:55
20m
Research paper
Software Change Prediction with Homogeneous Ensemble Learners on Large Scale Open-Source Systems
OSS 2021 Papers
Megha KhannaSri Guru Gobind Singh College Of Commerce, University Of Delhi, Srishti PriyaSri Guru Gobind Singh College Of Commerce, University Of Delhi, Diksha MehraSri Guru Gobind Singh College Of Commerce, University Of Delhi
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17:15
15m
Paper
OSS PESTO: An Open Source Software Project Evaluation and Selection TOol
OSS 2021 Papers
Xiaozhou LiTampere University, Sergio MoreschiniTampere University
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18:15 - 18:30
18:15
15m
Day closing
Closing
OSS 2021 Papers

Call for Papers

Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) has emerged as one of the most important phenomena in computer science, engineering, and collaboration at large. It has had a major impact on the information technology industry, has changed software development practices world-wide, and has been instrumental for education and research in academia, providing free access to essential tools and pioneering research on large-scale peer production. FLOSS has changed the way people perceive the software business and helped in keeping markets away from monopolies and lock-in risks. As such, a deep understanding of FLOSS requires an understanding of a wide spectrum of issues.

The 17th edition of the International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS 2021), true to the conference traditions, will be a holistic forum on the advances in the theory and practice of FLOSS, for people from very diverse backgrounds. All traditional OSS topics will be covered and welcome (see full list below). In addition, OSS 2021 will have a special focus on large-scale open source, covering topics such as, but not limited to:

  • The use of FLOSS in large organizations, including private for-profit corporations, major non-profit organizations, large public administrations, etc.

  • The migration to FLOSS from proprietary systems in said large organizations.

  • The development and maintenance of very large FLOSS systems, such as individual software products made of multi-million lines of code or entire software ecosystems encompassing tens of thousand components.

  • The study and analysis of very large FLOSS systems, as defined above, focusing on traits such as evolution, quality, and health, of both the systems themselves and the associated communities.

  • Wide-area collaboration and peer production using FLOSS and/or aimed at developing them. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, experience reports about how FLOSS systems have enabled remote work, remote conferences, or remote collaboration will be particularly welcome.

OSS 2021 will bring together people from industry and academia to share experiences and ideas as well as to provide an archival source for scholarly papers on FLOSS topics. The conference will also inform and educate practitioners, identify directions for further research, and offer a platform for ongoing technology transfer.

The conference will accept three kinds of submissions:

  • Research papers (max 10 pages): Submissions describing original research in the area of FLOSS systems. Research papers that discuss actionable insights resulting from the presented results will be particularly welcome.
  • Tool papers (max 5 pages): Submission describing the novel release or original development of software applications, libraries, frameworks, or other FLOSS tools that have a significant user base or have been used to achieve significant practical results. Tool papers are expected to include a validation section showing the usefulness of the presented tools.
  • Experience reports (max 5 pages): Submissions reflecting on the experience of adopting FLOSS processes, techniques, tools, business models, best practices, etc. in industry, community, or public sector context.

Note that, to allow for more complete and fully formatted reference lists, bibliographic references do not count towards the page limit.

Conference topics

Conference topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Business models for FLOSS
  • Cost and quality models for FLOSS
  • Diversity in FLOSS communities
  • Documentation of FLOSS
  • Empirical analysis of FLOSS development artifacts
  • FLOSS and agile methodologies
  • FLOSS in DevOps workflows
  • FLOSS and E-government
  • FLOSS case studies and experiments
  • FLOSS education and training
  • FLOSS in large organizations and public administrations
  • FLOSS in the wider Open* ecosystem: Open Culture, Open Data, Open Hardware
  • FLOSS licensing
  • FLOSS projects and communities
  • Foundations and rationale of FLOSS
  • Human factors in FLOSS
  • Impact of FLOSS on collaboration and peer production
  • Knowledge management in FLOSS
  • Legal issues and policies in FLOSS
  • Migrations from proprietary to FLOSS systems
  • Remote collaboration on FLOSS projects and using FLOSS tools
  • Software health in FLOSS systems and communities
  • Tools and methodologies for FLOSS development and management

Format and Submission

All submissions must present original work, unpublished, and not under submission elsewhere. The authors must clearly explain the contribution of the work in terms of its theoretical and/or practical value and situate it in relation to previous work.

Submissions must be in English and conform to Springer’s guidelines for Computer Science proceedings.

Papers should submit as PDF files at https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=oss2021 All accepted submissions will be included in the conference proceedings, published by Springer. The Open Access status of the official proceedings is still being determined. In any case, open access preprints of all accepted submissions will be collected and referenced from the conference website.

Supplementary Material

Supplementary material can be uploaded via EasyChair or linked from the paper submission. Although PC members are not obligated to look at this material, we strongly encourage submitters to use supplementary material to provide access to code or data, whenever possible.

Special Issue

A selection of conference distinguished papers will be announced at the conference and invited to submit extended paper versions to the upcoming special issue on large-scale open source software of the journal Science of Computer Programming, published by Elsevier.

Program Co-chairs

Valentina Lenarduzzi and Stefano Zacchiroli

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Alexandre Decan
University of MonsBelgium
B
Barcomb, Ann
Department of Electrical and Software Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering, University of CalgaryGermany
Beller, Moritz
Facebook, USA
Brax, Christoffer
Combitech ABSweden
Butler, Simon
The University of SkövdeSweden
C
Calefato, Fabio
University of BariItaly
Capiluppi, Andrea
Brunel UniversityUnited Kingdom
Charleux, Amel
UMontpellierFrance
Ciancarini, Paolo
University of Bologna / Innopolis University
Crowston, Kevin
Syracuse University, USA
Cánovas Izquierdo, Javier Luis
IN3 - UOCSpain
D
Dey, Tapajit
Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of LimerickIreland
Di Ruscio, Davide
University of L'AquilaItaly
Diego Silva da Silva, Pablo
University of Brasilia (UnB)Brazil
Dirk Riehle
F
Feist, Jonas
RedBridge ABSweden
Fermigier, Stefane
Abilian SASFrance
G
Gamalielsson, Jonas
University of SkovdeSweden
German, Daniel M.
University of VictoriaCanada
Gonzalez-Barahona, Jesus M.
Universidad Rey Juan CarlosSpain
Gustavsson, Tomas
PrimeKey Solutions ABSweden
I
Ihara, Akinori
Wakayama UniversityJapan
Inoue, Katsuro
Osaka UniversityJapan
Ishio, Takashi
Nara Institute of Science and TechnologyJapan
Izquierdo Cortazar, Daniel
BitergiaSpain
K
Katz, Daniel S.
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUnited States
Khanna, Megha
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College Of Commerce, University Of DelhiIndia
L
Lavazza, Luigi
Università degli Studi dell'InsubriaItaly
Lenarduzzi, Valentina
LUT UniversityFinland
Li, Xiaozhou
Tampere UniversityFinland
Louridas, Panos
Athens University of Economics and Business
Lundell, Bjorn
University of SkövdeSweden
M
Mattsson, Anders
Husqvarna ABSweden
Mazzara, Manuel
Innopolis UniversityRussia
Mehra, Diksha
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College Of Commerce, University Of DelhiIndia
Meirelles, Paulo
University of São Paulo
Miyamoto, Yuya
Osaka UniversityJapan
Morasca, Sandro
Università degli Studi dell'InsubriaItaly
Moreschini, Sergio
Tampere UniversityFinland
N
Noda, Tetsuo
Shimane UniversityJapan
Nussbaum, Lucas
University of Lorraine, France
O
Oliveira Campos, Rodrigo
University of Brasilia (UnB)Brazil
P
Persson, Tomas
Digitalist Sweden ABSweden
Pietri, Antoine
InriaFrance
Priya, Srishti
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College Of Commerce, University Of DelhiIndia
R
Rigby, Peter
Concordia University, Montreal, CanadaCanada
Robles, Gregorio
Universidad Rey Juan CarlosSpain
S
Sillitti, Alberto
Innopolis UniversityRussia
Silva Rocha Aguiar, Carla
University of Brasilia (UnB)Brazil
Spinellis, Diomidis
Athens University of Economics and Business & TU DelftGreece
Steinmacher, Igor
Federal University of Technology - Paraná / Northern Arizona UniversityBrazil
T
Tosi, Davide
Università degli Studi dell'InsubriaItaly
V
Viseur, Robert
UMONSBelgium
von Flach, Christina
Federal University of BahiaBrazil
W
Wasserman, Anthony I. (Tony)
Carnegie Mellon Silicon ValleyUnited States
Z
Zacchiroli, Stefano
Université de Paris and InriaFrance
Ö
Öberg, Jonas
Scania CV ABSweden