International conference on Open Source Software Computing


Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal
1st International Conference on Open Source Software Computing

10-13 September 2015, German Jordanian University Campus, Madaba, Jordan


Partially funded by EC-Tempus and technically sponsored by IEEE

OSSCOM 2015_2


To promote opportunities for cooperation towards enabling Open Source Software key technologies, building cross-cutting sciences and driving disruptive innovations; to disseminate research on technology and applications of open source software computing; to expand the framework of effective participation of universities in developing OSS industry through incubators and business accelerators.


Event structure

  • Keynotes
  • Panel and roundtable discussions
  • Presentation sessions
  • Industry and technology discussions
  • Consultation meetings, focus groups and roundtables
  • Best practice showcases and practical demonstrations
  • Exhibition, Posters and Demonstrations
  • Specialised OSS workshops
  • OSSCOM Consortium meeting
  • EUMEDCONNECT/Africa Connect 2 meeting


Submission Deadline
15 August, 2015 (full papers, short papers, demonstrations, special sessions)


Conference Venue
German Jordanian University Campus, Madaba – Jordan


Topics of Interest

Track 1: Systems Software

  • Operating systems: Linux Kernel, Server and Desktop Linux: RedHat, Debian, Slackware, Caldera, SuSe, Fedora
  • Distributed Operating systems: Open source platforms and software for the cloud platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
  • Embedded and Realtime Operating systems: Microkernel, uC/OS, VxWorks, pSOS, OSEK, iRMX, QNX, RTLinux
  • Ubiquitous mobile computing and technologies: middleware, operating system (e.g. Android), new I/O and user interfaces, mobile protocols


Track 2: Applications and services

  • Open-source software services and applications in energy, environment, education, health, climate, water, agriculture, biology, economy, medicine and other pressing global issues and problems
  • Open-source software for e-Services, including e-Government, e-Libraries, e-Learning and any e-*
  • Open-source software for Smart Education, Smart Cities, Smart Power Grids, Smart Transportation
  • Open Source applications for mobile and tablets


Track 3: Networking and security

  • Open source network simulation/emulations tools
  • Open source platforms for network security deployment, testing and verification.
  • Network and security open source management software


Track 4: Open Source Development and Support

  • Perspectives on open-source software development and services, including challenges, operation, sustainability, funding, governance, business models and security
  • National, regional and international organisations and their role in funding and supporting open-source software applications in research and education
  • Collaborative projects and initiatives in research and education at national, regional and global levels
  • Research and education challenges and open access paradigm
  • Business models for open-source software development and services


All papers will be peer-reviewed; selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings and made available through IEEE Explorer.


Language: English


Partners and Organisers

  • Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • German Jordanian University, Jordan
  • The Lebanese University, Lebanon
  • Brunel University, United Kingdom
  • Yarmouk University, Jordan
  • Notre Dame University, Lebanon
  • University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Tarent AG, Germany
  • Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Information Technology International, Jordan
  • Information Management Ltd, Lebanon
  • IEEE Jordan section


Important dates
15 August, 2015 – Submission Deadline (Papers, Posters and Presentations)
30 August, 2015 – Acceptance Notification
5 September, 2015 – Registration Deadline
10-13 September, 2015 – OSSCOM 2015 Conference


Registration Fees
OSSCOM/ IEEE members – 50 Euro
OSSCOM/ IEEE non-members – 100 Euro


For more information and paper submission, please contact:


[Paper submission]
Prof. Salem Al-Agtash,
Prof. Rainer Herpers,
Dr Mowafaq Otoom,

[Proposals, Presentations and Program]
Dr Mohammad Aldaoud,
Dr Sahel Alouneh,
Dr Ismail Hababeh,
Dr Ala Khalifeh,
Dr Bassam Elasir,

Dr Yasser Rajjal,
Mr Ramez Quneibi,
Dr Muhannad Quwaider,

Ms. Ikram Al Naji,



All information is available at


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