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XVI International Free Software Workshop (WSL 2015)


Nowadays, Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) is an imperative underpinning of every organization. A wide variety of high quality FLOSS applications is available today, ranging from infrastructure software and development tools to end-user applications. Furthermore, the Free Software movement has led to changes in adopted licensing policies, economic models and communication/cooperation processes, just to mention a few. Presently, FLOSS constitutes a major tool and/or research subject both in Computer Science and Social Science fields.

The International Free Software Workshop (WSL) is a scientific meeting held as part of the International Free Software Forum (FISL) -- one of the most important FLOSS conferences in the world. Since 2000, WSL and FISL take place annually in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

WSL aims to foster the discussion on the state-of-the-art of the development, evaluation, and adoption of FLOSS in several scenarios. The major workshop's goals include: narrowing the relationship between FLOSS comunities and academia; eliciting cooperation opportunities between FLOSS and other disciplines/research fields; identify current challenges when designing, developing, and adopting FLOSS in diverse society sectors; and promote the discussion of future research directions.



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 FLOSS communities;
  • FLOSS adoption in commercial and non-commercial contexts;
  • Automatic recommendation and quality assessment of FLOSS;
  • Legal and economic aspects of FLOSS;
  • FLOSS and education;
  • Development and evolution of FLOSS;
  • Analysis of data produced by FOSS projects, such as source code, e-mail, chat, and bug reports;
  • Tools to support software development focusing on FLOSS developers' needs;
  • Free culture, open hardware, open design, open access, open source journalism.



Papers must be written in English, Portuguese, or Spanish; and must conform to SBC formatting guidelines, available here. Papers must be submitted as PDF (Portable Document Format) files by using EasyChair.

Submitted papers must fit into one of the following categories:

  • Full papers must be 12-16 pages length, including abstract, figures, and references. Full papers are expected to present relevant and original research with rigorous evaluation. Acceptable work include (but are not limited to) results from specialization, master, and PhD projects focused on FLOOS.
  • Short papers must be 6-8 pages length, including abstract, figures, and references. Short papers are expect to present ongoing research that can lead to a full paper. Acceptable work include (but are not limited to) partial results from undergraduation final projects and scientific/technological initiation research

All submitted papers will be reviewed by, at least, 2 program committee members. WSL adopts the blind review process for both full and short papers. Therefore, any information that could identify the authors (name, affiliations, widely used tools, etc) must be suppressed from the submitted manuscript. Such an information must be present only in the camera-ready version of accepted papers. For each accepted paper, 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. Both full and short papers must be presented in the WSL technical sessions. In additions, short papers' authors must prepare a poster to be presented in WSL.

The best paper drawn from the papers presented at WSL 2015 paper will be awarded, according to a score defined by the paper reviewers and presentation at WSL technical sessions.



Paper submission due: March 22nd, 2015 March 30th, 2015 (firm deadline)

Notification to authors: May 13th, 2015

Camera Ready due: May 20th, 2015



General Chair:

Igor Steinmacher (igorfs AT utfpr DOT edu DOT br)

Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná


Program Chair:

Sandro S. Andrade (sandroandrade AT kde DOT org)

Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia da Bahia (IFBa) / KDE


Program Committee:

Antônio Terceiro - COLIVRE/LAPPIS-UNB, Brazil

Carlos  Denner dos Santos - Universidade de Brasília, Brazil

Christina Chavez - Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

Eduardo Guerra - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brazil

Fabio Kon - IME/Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Gregorio Robles - Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

Islene Calciolari Garcia - UNICAMP, Brazil

Kevin Crowston - Syracuse University School of Information Studies, USA

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

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

Marcelo Finger - IME/Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

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

Marco Gerosa - IME/Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Nelson Pretto - Universidade Federal da Bahia, 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

Alfredo Goldman - IME/Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

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