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31 de Janeiro de 2014, 11:43 , por Igor Steinmacher - | Ninguém está seguindo este artigo ainda.
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XV International Free Software Workshop (WSL 2014)



 Free and open source software (FOSS) is now an indispensable part of every organization, ranging from infrastructure software to end-user applications, passing through a myriad of developer tools. Such widespread adoption is founded on innovations in software licensing, economic models, communication and collaboration processes, among other areas, which have been driving FOSS research in both computer science and social sciences.

The International Free Software Workshop (WSL) is a scientific event which takes place within the International Free Software Forum (FISL), one of the most important FOSS conferences in the world. Since 2000, WSL and FISL are held annually in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

The workshop promotes discussion of the state-of-the-art on development, evaluation, and adoption of Free and Open Source Software. The goals of the workshop are to bring together a diverse segment of the community, in terms of knowledge area, geography, and background; to identify ways in which FOSS research can interact with other research areas; and to discuss directions for future research.


We invite authors to submit original research papers related, but not limited to, the following or related topics:

  • social dynamics, management, development processes, and contributor’s motivations in FOSS communities;

  • FOSS adoption in commercial and non-commercial contexts;

  • automatic recommendation and quality assessment of FOSS;

  • legal and economic aspects of FOSS;

  • FOSS and education;

  • development and evolution of FOSS projects;

  • analysis of data produced by FOSS projects, such as source code, e-mail, chat, and bug reports;

  • tools to support software development focusing on FOSS developers’ needs;

  • beyond software: free culture, open hardware, open design, open access, open source journalism.


This year, the workshop will consist of the following sessions:

  • Technical sessions: authors of full papers will present their original research contributions in 20-40 minutes.

  • Lightning sessions: authors of short papers will present their ongoing research in lightning talks (5-10 minutes).

  • Poster sessions: authors of extended abstracts will present their undergraduate research informally using posters.


  • Papers must be written in English, Portuguese, or Spanish.

  • Papers must conform to the SBC template, available here.

  • Full papers must be between 12 and 16 pages long, including abstract, figures, and bibliographic references, and must describe relevant and original contributions to the field.

  • Short papers must be between 6 and 8 pages long, including abstract, figures, and bibliographic references, and should describe ongoing research that can lead to a full paper;

  • Extended abstracts must be 4 pages long, including abstract, figures, and bibliographic references, and must describe research by undergraduate students.
 Authors of extended abstracts must bring a poster, with approximate size of 0,90 cm x 1,20 cm, in portrait orientation.

All paper and poster submissions will be reviewed by, at least, 2 program committee members. For each accepted paper or extended abstract, the authors must define one presenter, who will receive a promotional code to register free of charge for FISL. Accommodation and transportation expenses are not funded by FISL or by the WSL.


Paper Submission: (March, 8) March, 24

Notification to Authors: (April, 14) April, 21

Camera-Ready Version: May, 3

Workshop: May, 8-9



General Co-Chairs:

Igor Steinmacher, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Brazil

Marco A. Graciotto Silva, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Brazil


Program Chair:

Rodrigo Souza, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil


Program Committee:

Alfredo Goldman, IME/Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Antônio Terceiro, Linaro

Carlos  Denner Dos Santos, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil

Christina Chavez, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

Eduardo Guerra, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brazil

Gregorio Robles, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

José Carlos Maldonado, ICMC/Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Klaas-Jan Stol, Lero - the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland

Luis Felipe Murillo, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Manoel Mendonça, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

Marcelo Finger, IME/Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Marco Aurélio Graciotto Silva, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Brazil

Marco Tulio Valente, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Megan Squire, Elon University, USA

Paulo Meirelles, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil

Reginaldo Ré, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Brazil

Roberto Bittencourt, Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, Brazil

Sandro Morasca, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Italy

Scott Hissam, SEI/Carnegie Mellon University, USA