Call for Papers

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    Original text for the call for papers


    Presenting in Italy for the first time, confirmed keynote speakers are internationally renowned Gene Kim (author of the best-seller “The Phoenix Project”) and Dragos Dumitriu (pioneer in Lean and Kanban solutions).

    The submission deadline has been extended to August 5th (the initial deadline was July 22nd). Selected speakers will be notified before August 12th, 2013.

    Speakers are being sought to share their knowledge and experience on open source technologies and everything that ensures their successful adoption. The conference will not be limited to technical aspects, rather abstracts which include broader themes such as business, organisation, management and education will be considered.


    Here follows a non exhaustive list of suggested topics:

    • World class open source software technologies such as operating systems, data management systems, programming languages and embedded systems;
    • Open source tools for revision control, continuous integration, ticketing and bug tracking, testing and QA, build, automated deployment, provisioning, configuration management, monitoring, benchmarking;
    • Open source frameworks for web and mobile applications;
    • Agile and Lean methodologies;
    • Cooperation between development and operations (DevOps);
    • Continuous delivery and deployment processes;
    • Open source entrepreneurship, lean startup and continuous innovation;
    • Adopting the open source business model;
    • Open source recruiting requirements;
    • Open source education, training and coaching;
    • Successful marketing strategies for open source services and products;
    • Legal aspects in developing, distributing and using open source software;
    • Hardware solutions for open source systems;
    • Liason between businesses, communities and educational organisations;
    • Delivering professional 24/7 support services on open source software;
    • Managing global development of open source projects;
    • Integration of open source software with legacy systems;
    • Open source software in government and the public sector;
    • Case studies/caveats/success stories on adoption of open source software;
    • Success stories on reduction of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

    If you have an interesting and relevant topic or experience regarding open source software that has not been mentioned above, but you believe it deserves our attention, feel free to contact us or directly submit a proposal.

    Each session will be in English and last 1 hour, including question time (prepare for a 45/50 minute talk).


    Submissions must be sent via e-mail to [email protected] and should specify:

    • Full name – E-mail address
    • Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook URLs/accounts
    • Title and abstract of the talk (~400/700 characters)
    • List of topic(s) covered
    • Target audience, such as developers, system administrators, database administrators, network administrators, project managers, chief officers in finance (CFO), technology (CTO), information (CIO), data (CDO), CMO, risk/security (CRO), legal (CLO), network (CNO), web/mobile (CWO), …
    • Previous experience presenting at international conferences (preferably with links to slides and/or videos)

    The submission deadline is July 22nd. Selected speakers will be notified before August 12th, 2013.

    Submissions in Italian will also be considered for a parallel track.

    Selected speakers will be given full access to the conference. Travel and accommodation expenses will be partially covered (alternatively, speakers will be offered sponsorship exchange opportunities).

    Speakers requiring special assistance with funding must provide detailed information when submitting their requests.

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