OSS2015 Ph.D. Contest

Software Ecosystems Mining and Modelling Ph.D. Contest

As an addition to the OSS conference in 2015, we invite talented graduate students (Msc, PhD, and beyond) to submit their data sets, models, and papers to the Software Ecosystems Mining and Modelling contest. We are looking for innovations in the fields of open source ecosystem mining and modelling and aim to showcase groundbreaking results in the domain.

We invite submissions related to, but not limited to, the following topics of interest:

  • Software ecosystems data
  • Software ecosystems models
  • Relationship and structure mining techniques
  • Relationship analysis
  • Software modeling
  • App store and plug-in directory analysis
  • OSS ecosystem strategy analysis
  • OSS governance
  • OSS quality control
  • Multi-homing

Please note that we are explicitly looking for software ecosystem themed submissions. Submissions that concern single OSS projects are definitely interesting, but if they do not have some direct consequence for multiple (related) projects, the submissions will automatically be appreciated lower.

 Submission Dates

  • Contest Deadline: 28 February 2015
  • Winner Announcement: 7 March 2015

Submission Format

The format for your submission is not restricted. Please make sure it is accompanied by an LNCS formatted submission document of up to 10 pages, although in some cases one page might suffice. The submissions must be submitted to slinger@slingerjansen.nl.

 Prize

The best proposals will be published in the OSS2015 Conference Proceedings, in the Ph.D. Contest section.
The winner will be invited to present his/her paper during the conference, and will have travel expenses (flight, max 500€) and registration granted by the conference organization.
The winner will also be awarded with a certificate of winning the Graduate Student Software Ecosystems Mining and Modelling Contest.

Committee

The jury for the contest consists of:

  • Slinger Jansen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Ernesto Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Fulvio Frati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy