WRMOCC Workshop

WRMOCC 2014: The 1st IEEE International Workshop on Risk Management of OSS Components and Communities

Goal of the Workshop

The aim of this workshop is to discuss and advance the state-of-the-art, research and development in the area of Risk Management of Open Source Software (OSS) adoption, deployment and maintenance. In particular, it has been stated repeatedly that the cloud of the future will be based on open source. OSS exhibits several characteristics that makes it highly attractive, such as its short time-to-market software service and product delivery, reduced development and maintenance costs, introduction of innovative features and its customization capabilities. OSS communities are a key player in this OSS arena. The chances of success of OSS adoption may increase if means exist for interpreting the data maintained by these communities (information on bugs, mailing lists archives, IRC chat archives) under a social network analysis perspective. Under this view, a large amount of quantitative data (big data) derived from software repositories needs to be integrated with qualitative information derived from expert opinions. Theories and techniques for the analysis of community dynamics (e.g., social networks) allow us considering how the communities are structured and how they evolve, in terms of factors affecting risks in OSS adoption, deployment and maintenance. WRMOCC 2014 calls for submissions that present techniques, models and tools for risk management data analysis including information on OSS communities based on their available data.

Theme of the Workshop:

OSS communities maintain a large repository of project lifecycle, such as code versions, bug fix history, API documents, and so on. Different from in-house projects, OSS projects repositories are built by open communities in a more dynamic approach. Analysis of the repository provides the understanding of OSS development and evolution risks.The theme of the proposed workshop is Risk Management of OSS adoption, deployment and maintenance by analyzing dynamics of OSS communities through data and expert opinion. The possibility to study data, reflecting among other things the behavior of communities, allows for the identification of their capacities, such as that of being able to produce reliable products or that of being able to let the product evolve in time. This is particularly relevant for adopters that integrate the OSS in their own products.

Scope of the Workshop:

Any submission whose content is relevant to the area of Risk Management in OSS adoption, integration and maintenance will be considered, but any submission whose subject matter is related to one of the following topics will be particularly welcome:

  • Modeling of OSS communities and adopter organization ecosystems
  • Application of social network analysis techniques for OSS communities
  • Analysis of software development data from OSS communities
  • Use of qualitative information from expert judgments in the analysis of OSS communities
  • Implementation of measurement instruments for OSS communities' data gathering
  • Application of statistical and analytic techniques for OSS community data analysis
  • Tool support for integrating data from OSS communities with adopter's data

Workshop Paper Submission

Workshop papers are limited to 6 pages. Up to 2 additional pages (for a total of 8 pages) will be available for $250 per additional page charge. Camera ready submissions of accepted papers must follow the formatting and submission guidelines provided by IEEE Computer Society at http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/submission

Policy for Authors Submitting Multiple Papers

Main Conference papers:
An author can have at most three accepted papers in the main conference including full (regular) (no more than 2), short and special-session papers, excluding Doctoral Symposium and Poster papers. EACH accepted paper for the Main Conference must be registered separately, by paying one FULL registration fee per accepted paper. In case of multiple authors, each author must pay FULL registration fee to attend the conference with an individual name badge. Discounted student registration fee only applies to Doctoral Symposium papers.

Doctoral Symposium papers:
Each accepted Doctoral Symposium paper must have a student as the sole or first author and pay a discounted student registration fee for a student name badge, perhaps with a reduced set of privileges depending on the overall conference budget conditions. Faculty or senior authors of a Doctoral Symposium paper must also register with FULL fee to obtain a name badge (or have already secured a name badge through registration in other paper categories) in order to attend.

Workshop papers:
Workshops are affiliated, loosely coupled and co-located events. We do not limit the number of accepted workshop papers for workshop authors. However, each accepted Workshop paper must register with FULL fee, and in the case of multiple authors each attending an workshop, the author must register with FULL fee and receive an individual name badge.

Poster papers:
Each Poster paper must register in a discounted registration fee with reduced privileges.

Program Committee:

  • Maria C. Annosi, Ericsson, Italy
  • Ivona Brandic, Vienna University of Technology, Austria Erdal Cayirci, Stavanger U., Norway
  • Pericles Loucopoulos, Loughborough U., UK
  • Fabio Mancinelli, XWiki, France
  • Wolfgang Mauerer, Siemens, Germany
  • Selmin Nurcan, Univ. of Paris, France
  • Pop Ramsamy, CENATIC, Spain
  • Dirk Riehle, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Germany Angelo Susi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
  • Cedric Thomas, OW2, France
  • Inbal Yahav, Bar Ilan U., Israel
  • Eric Yu, Univ. of Toronto, Canada


This event is supported by the RISCOSS project, funded by the EC 7th Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013, agreement number 318249.

WRMOCC Program Chairs

  • Xiaoying Bai, Tsinghua University, China
    Email: baixy (at) tsinghua.edu.cn
  • Xavier Franch, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
    Email: franch (at) essi.upc.edu
  • Ron Kenett, University of Turin, Italy and KPA, Israel
    Email: ron (at) kpa-group.com

Important Dates

  • Camera-ready copy and registration deadline: 16 May

COMPSAC Sponsors

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Technical Co-Sponsors

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Conference Supporters

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