First Workshop on Open Source Software Development and Applications (OSSDA 2011)
On May 12, 2011


To be held in conjunction with
JCSSE 2011 – Joint International Conference in Computer Science and Software Engineering
Mahidol University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, May 11-13, 2011

     Open source software has played a significant role in IT industry around the world. The categories of open source software range from office and desktop software to the enterprise level software running on servers, networks, and clusters. In addition, users can acquire open source software with the minimum cost, as well as receive valuable supports from the community around the world. In Thailand, many companies, universities and research institutes have developed many interesting open source projects even though they have few supports while the market value is worth around 25% of the whole IT industry. Thus, open source software has provided alternative but effective solutions at the comparable performance.

     Recently, the number of open source projects has been dramatically increased whereas many leading IT companies such as Oracle and Microsoft have started to acquire open source software to be in their own hands. With the sign of this development, the main question is how to promote, build and maintain a sustainable community of users and developers around the open source projects.

     The goal of this workshop is to bring together interested academics from universities, practitioners from developers, and business people from industry to demonstrate their knowledge and exchange their experiences in developing open source software as well as discuss topics related to the area of open source software development and applications. The workshop will offer an opportunity for participants to share experiences and discuss challenges involved in building and maintaining open source software. The workshop will also identify key research issues and challenges that lie ahead.

Workshop Committee
Kridiwat Suttiwaree Naval Research and Development Office, Royal Thai Navy
Nuansri Denwattana Burapha University
Phisan Santitamnont Chulalongkorn University
Sompan Chansilp Suranaree University of Technology
Sudsanguan Ngamsuriyaroj Mahidol University
Sukumal Kitisin Kasetsart University
Tawatchai Iempairote Association of Thailand Open Source Federation
Virach Sornlertlamvanich NECTEC
Wipat Srutiprom Prince of Songkla University
Topics of Interest
     Workshop topics include (but are not limited to):
  • challenges of developing and maintaining open source software
  • cost-benefit models of developing open source software
  • development of open source software for specific application domains such as healthcare, education, logistics, jewelry, food industry, tourism, etc
  • models and classification schemes of open source software
  • practical approaches and suggested solutions in deploying open source software
  • best practices in developing and deploying open source software
  • frameworks, methodologies, technologies, tools, and environments to support open source communities
  • building open source communities for corporate communities, academy, governments, individuals, social networks, global software teams
  • Reports and lessons learned on developing and maintaining open source software
Submission Guidelines
     Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting unpublished ideas, research work, and recent developments in the topics related to the workshop. Submitted papers should be written in Thai or English and formatted according to the IEEE standard double-column format given in for Thai track. The abstract should not exceed 100 words and the manuscript has the maximum of 6 pages in A4 paper size. All papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format. More information is available at All papers will be peer reviewed and the comments will be provided to the authors. Proceedings of workshops will be published together with the main JCSSE conference.

Important Dates
  • Paper Submission Due:                                  April 18, 2011 (Final deadline, No extension)
  • Paper Notification:                                         April 22, 2011
  • Camera ready submission:                             April 25, 2011
  • Workshop Date:                                            May 12, 2011
     At least one of the authors of a paper must register and pay the same FULL rate as the main JCSSE even if the author is a student. Other student authors of the same paper may register at the STUDENT rate.
Contact Information
Tawatchai Iempairote,
Sudsanguan Ngamsuriyaroj,