IFIP Working Group 2.13


To enable a diverse community of researchers and practitioners to rigorously investigate the technology, work practices, development processes, community dynamics within free, libre and open source software (OSS) systems, complementing appropriately other IFIP Working Groups where OSS is increasingly relevant.


Software engineering perspective

* OSS architecture, configuration and release management, environments
* Testing and assuring OSS quality and security
* Mining and analyzing OSS project repositories
* Lessons from OSS for conventional development
* OSS and standards

Studies of OSS deployment

* Case studies of OSS deployment, migration models, success and failure
* Role of OSS in the public sector (government, education, health etc) and 'secondary' software sector (automotive, telco, medical devices etc)
* OSS-compatible IT governance architectures
* Open sourcing — offshore sourcing of development
* OSS applications catalog (functionality, platforms, support providers, training needs)


* Chair: Prof. Alberto Sillitti, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
* Vice Chair: Prof. Tony Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
* Secretary: Prof. Tommi Mikkonen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland


The working group has a mailing list used to announce IFIP WG 2.13 and related events. To subscribe to the list, send a message with the contents "SUB IFIPWG213" to listserv@listserv.syr.edu. To post a message, send to ifipwg213@listserv.syr.edu. Note: you must be a member of the list to post.


The 11th International Conference on Open Source Systems: Florence, Italy 16-17 May 2015.