The Open Source Software (OSS) movement, which originated from a pragmatic need to share code among individuals has grown to become a major force behind inter-organizational reuse of platforms, components and code. However, there are several research questions that remained unanswered. Some of these questions are:
This workshop aims at bringing together both researchers and practitioners from open source software, software architecture, and software quality backgrounds to discuss the importance and challenges of quality assurance, quality assessment, and architectural concerns involved in selecting and using open source components in large scale software intensive systems. The overall goal of the workshop is to develop a common research agenda based on inputs from three communities to identify the research issues that should be addressed in the short to long term. This event will also provide a platform to present mature and ongoing research aimed at:
The workshop solicits submissions that encompass quality and architectural issues in developing and using open source software.
Papers must be submitted electronically. Please follow the instructions posted on the Submissions page. Submitted papers should follow the Springer format, also used by the main conference. All papers will be carefully reviewed by at least three reviewers. Acceptance and final category depends on reviewer feedback. Contributions may include:
Accepted papers will be published in the Workshop Proceedings. Submitting a paper to the joint QACOS/OSSPL Workshop represents the author's agreement to allow the Workshop Chairs to publish the paper in the Workshop Proceedings without compensation to the author. The parties understand that the author is granting a nonexclusive license and all copyrights remain the property of the author. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant in the workshop and the main OSS 2009 conference to have the paper published in the Workshop Proceedings.
For further information, please visit the workshop Website: http://www.lero.ie/qacososspl09.