[PLUG] Call for Papers - NCOSS 2009, C-DAC Mumbai

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Mon Dec 22 11:54:15 IST 2008

Dear Colleagues,

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"NCOSS-09: National Conference on Open Source Software"
May 25th - 26th, 2009, Mumbai, India

---Organized byC-DAC, Mumbai---

---Supported by--- 

*IEEE Computer Society, Mumbai and Chennai chapters
*Computer Society of India, Div II on Software &

* * *  CALL FOR PAPERS  * * *
NCOSS-2009 is being conceived of as a forum to bring together the various
groups working on developing Open Source Applications catering to specific domains in the ICT world, including education, health, accessibility, localisation, e-commerce, disaster management, expert systems, machine learning, etc. A number of high quality software solutions are available in many of these areas, for example, SugarCRM, Koha, Drupal, Moodle, Sahana, CollabCAD, etc. Work on these systems require a combination of domain knowledge and development expertise. Much of the public awareness in open source is focussed on desktop, operating system and general productivity tools. With this background, NCOSS-09 has chosen to focus on the layer above this, bringing together groups working on various application domains.

The conference will present experiences in deploying FOSS applications, comparative studies among competing software solutions, efforts in adapting and localising FOSS applications, development of new applications, etc. The conference will consist of the following:

*Invited talks by experts from India and abroad. 
*Presentation of contributed papers selected based on refereeing by a 
 panel of referees 	
*Exhibition by industry and academia 
*Pre conference Tutorials (on May 24th )
*Panel discussion 
Papers are invited on the topics listed below. All papers will be subject to external refereeing and acceptance will be subject to referee evaluation. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. We also invite proposals for tutorials.

*** TOPICS ***
Other application areas may also be considered.
1. Accessibility, 2. Machine Learning and Data Mining,3. Indian Language Computing, 4. e-Health, 5. Localisation, 6. Knowledge Management, 
7. e-Learning, 8. Collaboration Technologies, 9. Information Extraction and Retrieval, 10. Content Management, 11. Disaster Management, 
12. e-Commerce, 13. e-Governance.
*Papers must report original work carried out by the authors. The work can
 include enhancing existing Open Source applications for specific requirements, development of new solutions and comparative analysis of competing solutions. Direct survey or overview papers are not acceptable. 

*Length should not exceed 10 pages of A4 size in length (approx. 5000 words) including figures, etc. 

*Papers should be in English.

*An abstract of about 100-200 words and the area(s) under which the paper can be categorized, must be included with the paper. 
Papers exceeding the specified length are subject to rejection without review. Since reviewing will be blind, the author names and affiliations along with the main area of the paper should be given only on a separate cover sheet. Papers should be in one of the following formats: PDF, RTF or ODT. 

Papers may be submitted via the web at the URL http://ncoss.cdacmumbai.in.

A template paper is also made available at the URL for formatting
reference. Those who are unable to make electronic submissions may
send four copies of the paper to the address listed below.

1. Ramakrishnan S., C-DAC, Pune (chair)
2. Chakravarti A. K, DIT, Delhi
3. Zia Saquib, C-DAC, Mumbai
4. Sivakumar G, IIT, Mumbai
5. Sasikumar M, C-DAC, Mumbai
6. Venkatesh Hariharan, RedHat,Mumbai 
7. Mohan H R, The Hindu, Chennai
8. Rishab Aiyer Ghosh,UNU-MERIT, Netherlands
9. Krishnan C N, AU-KBC, Chennai 
10. Gora Mohanty, Sarai, Delhi
11. Rajagopal M R, C-DAC, Chennai
12. Dravida Seetharam, IBM, Bangalore
(This list is partial)

* * *  IMPORTANT DATES  * * *
Submission of papers : February 15, 2009
Acceptance intimation :March 15, 2009
Camera ready due : April 15, 2009
Tutorial Proposals due :March 15, 2009
Tutorial Acceptance intimation: April 15, 2009

* * *  CONTACT DETAILS  * * * 
Address :
NCOSS Conference Secretariat
CDAC-Mumbai (formerly NCST), Rain Tree Marg,
Sector-7, Near Bharti Vidyapeeth, Opp. Kharghar Railway
Station, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai - 400614
Maharashtra, India
E-mail: ncoss at cdacmumbai.in
Web: http://ncoss.cdacmumbai.in
Ph.: +91-22-27565303
Fax: +91-22-27560004 (on request)

With warm regards,
NCOSS team

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