The 2012 IEEE Conference on Open Systems will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 21st – 24th October 2012. The conference is organized to invite international delegates to enjoy the capital city of Malaysia; the modern and dynamic yet still preserve natural rainforest inside the heart of it.
We aim to provide an excellent opportunity to share and exchange technologies and applications in the area of Open Systems for professionals, engineers, academics and industrial people worldwide. ICOS 2012 will be sponsored by the IEEE Malaysia Computer Chapter. ICOS 2010 and 2011 was successfully organized in Kuala Lumpur from 5-8 December 2010 and Langkawi from 25-28 September 2011, respectively.
Papers on original works are solicited from prospective authors. Topics includes; but not limited to the following tracks:
A. OPEN SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES
B. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND TOOLS
C. OPEN SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS
E. OPEN SYSTEMS IN PUBLIC SECTOR
F. STANDARDS AND INFRASTRUCTURE
G. BUSINESS, LICENSING AND LEGAL ISSUES
Guidelines for final camera-ready paper submission
The following information is provided to help you with the preparation and submission of the final camera ready paper before it can be published in ICOS 2012 conference proceedings. In order for your paper to be successfully included in ICOS 2012 conference proceeding, it is required that you strictly follow the following instructions:
Step 1. Your final paper has to follow the Full Paper Template. The length of final paper should be no more than 6 pages in A4 size, including figures, tables and references.
Step 2. Your final paper must be converted to PDF format using http://www.pdf-express.org using icos2012x as Conference ID (if this is your 1st time using PDF-Express, you can follow step by step instruction here ).
Step 3. Upon conversion, please upload the PDF file to http://edas.info/N11927.
Step 4 . You are also required to sign and complete the IEEE Electronic Copyright Transfer Form (eCF). To do so, choose 'My Papers' tab in EDAS system and click the 'Copyright' column of your paper. Please note that failure to follow the above instructions may result in your paper to be excluded from the conference proceeding.
Information about Visa Requirement can be obtained here.
Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for grammar and spelling. ICOS 2012 accepts both regular (completed) research papers and research-in-progress as well as case study papers.
All manuscripts must be in English.
Papers submitted for review MUST NOT contain any author information (no authors, affiliation or address, and no explicit self-reference) due to the double-blind review process.
All submitted papers should be in the form of PDF file and are to be limited to a maximum length of 6 pages (A4 size, single space, Times Roman of font size 10, two columns format), including figures, tables and references.
Papers must conform to the format defined by the IEEE template available on ICOS 2012 below.
* The Proceedings of ICOS 2012 will be included in the IEEE Xplore database and will normally be indexed in SCOPUS.
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Notification of acceptance:
15 July 2012
Early bird registration:
15 Aug 2012
Final registration and payment:
15 Sept 2012
Final camera ready paper submission:
01 Oct 2012
The conference program can be viewed at here.
ICOS 2012 Secretariat
Faculty of Computer & Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA,
40450 UiTM Shah Alam,
Attn : Dr. Nursuriati Jamil
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference venue: Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
List of hotels near Grand Seasons:1. Vistana Hotel http://www.vistanahotels.com
Anthony I. (Tony) Wasserman is Professor of Software Management Practice at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMU-SV) and Executive Director of its Center for Open Source Investigation, which he created upon joining CMU-SV in 2005. In 1980, as a Professor at University of California, San Francisco, he released software under a BSD license to work with BSD Unix. In 1984, as CEO of Interactive Development Environments (IDE), he incorporated some of that software in IDE’s innovative Software through Pictures multiuser modelling environment, making it among the very first commercial products to include open source software. After IDE, Tony was VP of Engineering for a dot-com, and later became VP of Bluestone Software, where he led the creation of its open source Total-e Mobile toolkit, which allowed mobile devices to connect to web applications. Tony is very active in the open source research community, and served as General Chair of the 2009 International Conference on Open Source Systems. He is on the Board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), and a member of the Board of Advisors of Open Source for America. Tony is a Fellow of the ACM and a Life Fellow of the IEEE. Dr Wasserman earned his PhD in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and his BA in Mathematics and Physics from UC Berkeley.
Keynote Speech: How the Internet Transformed the Software Industry
The growth of the Internet has had a huge impact on the software industry, from the ease of creating new businesses to the processes that companies use to develop, distribute, and support their products. Software architectures and platforms for web applications differ significantly from traditional desktop and client-¬‐server applications, and require a new generation of programming languages and development tools. Developers make extensive use of open source software, particularly at the infrastructure level of their applications. Development teams can easily use Internet-¬‐based tools for collaboration, thus facilitating distributed organizations. Product marketing now emphasizes attracting prospective customers to the company's website. Companies can release products over the Internet, or provide a hosted web application, both of which are more efficient and less expensive ways to sell their products. Companies can also support their products over the Internet through online discussion forums, often with users helping one another. Ongoing advances in mobile and cloud computing, styles of user interaction, and software business models are certain to have a large effect, leading to innovative new products from both new and established companies.
Tan King Ing
Tan King Ing currently serves as the Deputy Director of the ICT Policy and Planning Division, MAMPU, (Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit) in the Prime Minister’s Department. She is primarily responsible for the implementation of the Malaysian Public Sector Open Source Software (OSS) Program. In the course of her duty as the Project Director of the OSS program, she has been invited and spoken in various international ICT events and Open Source Conference in countries such as Spain, Norway, Sudan, South Africa, Singapore, China, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Brazil. Her other work experience covers IT strategic planning, policy formulation, systems development, operations, project management and consulting. She has contributed in drafting the Malaysian Electronic Government Vision and various ICT policies, standards and guidelines for government agencies in ICT implementation. She was also actively involved in the implementation of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC)/Electronic Government flagship projects. She has been in the Malaysian civil service for 32 years. In 2011, His Majesty The King, bestowed upon her the award Kesatria Mangku Negara (K.M.N) for her service to the country.
Keynote Speech: The Malaysian Public Sector Open Source Software (OSS) Program – A Journey towards Open System.
In our continuous effort to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the Public Service, MAMPU has been promoting open systems through open standard compliance and increased interoperability among Government agency systems. OSS with the availability of its source codes has made increased interoperability and open system easier. In 2004, the Malaysian Government launched the Public Sector OSS Master Plan with expectation of achieving financial benefits, as well as process improvements besides greater integration and increased interoperability among systems in the Public Service. As an early adopter of OSS, the Malaysian Public Sector has made significant inroads in changing mindsets and beliefs and proliferating Open Source projects, products and services throughout the Public Sector making the Government more open to the public. The paper will start by examining the difference between Open Standards and Open Source and how both have facilitated integration and making systems more open. The presentation also shares the journey, exploring the challenges, achievements and lesson learnt along the way.
Tutorial 1 : The Business of Open Software - Tony WassermanThis session will present an overview of various business issues relating to open source software, including:
Tutorial 2 : Desktop Grids - Muhammad Farhan SjaugiDesktop Grids can be volunteer Desktop Grids, collecting computer capacity from tens-of-thousands of PCs at home or local Desktop Grids consisting of otherwise unused machines inside a university or institute. The Desktop Grids can be an alternative to expensive dedicated high-performance computing cluster. The Desktop Grids are relatively easy to be managed and does not need much computing resources to setup a Desktop Grid system (even a commodity server or personal computer is adequate). The Desktop Grid middleware reliability’s, like BOINC, OurGrid, XtremWeb and Condor, is already proven by many large-scale scientific simulations or projects that use this middleware (e.g. SETI@home, CAS@home, etc.). Though the Desktop Grid system is easy to be deployed, writing/porting an application that can run on Desktop Grids can be a challenging task. These due to some restrictions that have to be followed and the nature of volunteer computing. With the latest software development research for Desktop Grid, the Desktop Grid application can be developed and deployed easily. Tools like GenWrapper will helps to application developer to develop or porting Desktop Grid applications. Workshop on Desktop Grid Computing will provide a platform for scientific users, Desktop Grid operations, system administrators and application developers to exchange experience about Desktop Grids and related technology. The tutorials are useful for those who want to get an insight in the technologies provided by Desktop Grid systems, applications, theoretical and practical knowledge about Desktop Grid computing.
Tutorial 3 : Hands on Workshop Featuring Performance, Security & Wireless Testing - Fairul Rizal, Kiran Karnad and Saravana Nagenthram, MIMOS Bhd.Topic 1 : Front and back end performance testing – A 100% open source approach:
List of paper reviewers can be obtained here