Open Source Alliance Cyberjaya

The Linux and Open Source Special Interest Group in Cyberjaya, Malaysia

OSSEMP 2007 Call For Paper Deadline Extended

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Limerick – Ireland, June 14th 2007


Over the past few years, Open Source software has gained more and more economic importance. Beyond developers and communities, various economic actors including numerous start-ups and major companies have become essential players in the open source world. Open-source software now belongs to the mainstream of the software industry, and is rapidly modifying major elements of its industrial organization.

However, this new emerging organization of the software industry, and the role of the different players – developers, communities, business firms, universities, public agencies, governments, etc. – and of their interactions – the rules of this emerging game – are yet largely unclear.

Located in the context of OSS2007 in order to foster close and fruitful interactions with scholars from various disciplines, and notably with software engineering researchers, this workshop aims at contributing to the current evolutions of the economic and managerial research agendas about open source software and to provide both an assessment of where economists and management researchers are about these issues, and an analysis of newer directions focusing notably on business, production, diffusion and innovation models.


Original contributions from economic and managerial perspectives are welcome, empirical as well as theoretical. The focus of these contributions should be on the ways in which open-source software is shaping the industrial organization of the software industry, and on the influence of open systems on other sectors. Contributions are particularly welcome about the following issues:

Business models: OSS strategies of large and small software firms, sustainability of OSS-based business models, platform strategies, hybridisation between commercial and free/open software, relationships between software firms and OSS communities (firms’ contributions and strategies, role of so-called paid developers, of networks, etc.), implications of OSS licensing, and of copyright and patent issues, etc.
Production models: specificities of the OSS production model and their economic and managerial consequences, allocation and coordination mechanisms, characteristics of open-source software projects and project ecologies, modularity, etc.
Innovation models: open innovation models, factors favouring the emergence of OSS-like innovation regimes, policies dedicated to the software and to other sectors, etc.
Diffusion models: empirical evidence on OSS diffusion, typologies of users and of adoption motives, users’ characteristics, role of users’ communities, competition and standardization issues, market dynamics of OSS and proprietary software, integration of open and closed solutions, etc.

Professor Paul A. David (Stanford University and Oxford Internet Institute) will give a keynote presentation to the workshop.


Extended abstracts will be considered, but a preference will be given to full papers. Note that at least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and that all workshop participants must pay the workshop registration fee (20 euros).

Submissions should be in either .sxw, .doc, .rtf or .pdf format. Each submission should include a cover page with the full title of the paper and the names of all authors. The body of the paper (or the extended abstract) should include title, list of keywords and a complete list of references.

The organizers will propose to an international peer-reviewed journal to collect the best presented papers into a Special Issue.

Papers should be submitted by e-mail to and


Authors should send their potential contribution by March 31st, 2007 APRIL 10TH 2007
Decisions of paper acceptance will be made by April 30th, 2007.


Cristiano Antonelli, Professor, University of Turin, IT
Stefano Comino, Assistant Professor, University of Trento, IT
Linus Dahlander, Research Fellow, Imperial College London, UK
Paul A. David, Professor, Stanford University, US; Oxford Internet Institute, UK
Lars Frederiksen, Research Associate, Imperial College London, UK
Alfonso Gambardella, Professor, Bocconi University, IT
Marco Giarratana, Assistant Professor, Universidad Carlos III, ES
Joachim Henkel, Professor, Technische Universit�t M�nchen, GE
Lars Bo Jeppesen, Assistant Professor, Copenhagen Business School, DK
Hely Koski, Professor, Helsinki School of Economics, FI
Yuwei Lin, Research Associate, University of Manchester, UK
Alessandro Nuvolari, Research Fellow, ECIS, Eindhoven University, NL
Margherita Pagani, Assistant Professor of Management, Bocconi University, IT
Lucia Piscitello, Professor, Politecnico di Milano
Alessandro Rossi, Assistant Professor, University of Trento, IT
Philipp J.H. Schroeder, Assistant Professor, Aarhus School of Business, DK
Sonali Shah, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US
Dominique Torre, Professor, University Nice Sophia Antipolis, FR
Salvatore Torrisi, Associate Professor, University of Bologna, IT


Jean-Michel Dalle, Professor, University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), FR
Cristina Rossi, Assistant Professor, Polytechnic of Milan, IT
Francesco Rullani, Post-doc Fellow, Copenhagen Business School, DK

Cristina Rossi, Ph.D.
Politecnico di Milano
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale L. da Vinci, 32
20133 MILANO
Tel. +39 02 2399 3972
Fax +39 02 2399 2710


Written by syazli7

Sun, 1 Apr 2007 at 09:21:10 +0800

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