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* Keynote Address
* Distinguished Lecture
* Tracks and Minitracks
* Symposia, Workshops, and

Call for Papers

Author Instructions

Accommodation and Travel Arrangements


HICSS Main Contact

Minitrack Contact - Wolf Bein
Minitrack Contact - Clint Jeffery



New Application Areas in Open Source Software (NAAOSS) Minitrack

Part of the Software Technology Track
Forty-Third Annual


January 5-8, 2010
The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

Kauai, Hawaii

Additional detail may be found on the HICSS primary web site:  http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu


Open Source Software is booming. Thousands of software project administrators face challenges in coordinating technical development of OSS, and developers and users face challenges in evaluating the myriad of OSS projects. This mini-track will explore issues in open source software development. Topics of interest include: New kinds of open source software for Linux and other platforms, applications of open source software in education, methods for simplifying the development, maintenance, and multi-platform portability in OSS, evaluation and comparison of the technical characteristics and accessibility of different open source projects. Of interest are also issues relating to differences among different Linux distributions and Unix derivatives.


      Wolfgang Bein, School of Computer Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 89154 USA. Phone: 702-895-1477. Email: bein@cs.unlv.edu

     Clinton Jeffery, Department of Computer Science, University of Idaho, Moscow Idaho 83844 USA. Phone: 208-885-4789. E-mail: jeffery@cs.uidaho.edu


Mikhail Auguston
Naval Postgraduate School
Doina Bein
Pennsylvania State University
Wolf Bein
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Curtis Dyreson
Utah State University
Tyson Henry
California State University, Chico
Clint Jeffery
University of Idaho
Nick Kline
Shamim Mohamed
Kostas Oikonomou
AT&T Research
Steve Tate
UNC Greensboro
Phillip Thomas
National Library of Medicine, NIH
Vicraj Thomas
BBN Technologies
Karen Villaverde
New Mexico State University
Steve Wampler
National Solar Observatory
Jeff Wiegley
California State University, Northridge



[Optional] From now until June 1

Prepare Abstracts. Then, contact minitrack chairs for guidance and indication of appropriate content.

June 15, 2008

Authors submit full papers by this date, following the author instructions (http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_43/authorinstruction.htm) All papers will be submitted in double column publication format and limited to 10 pages including diagrams and references. HICSS papers undergo a double-blind review (June15 - August15).

August 15, 2009

Acceptance notices are sent to authors. At this time, at least one author of an accepted paper should begin visa, fiscal and travel arrangements to attend the conference to present the paper.

September 10, 2009

Manuscripts that have been “conditionally accepted” (A-M Accepted with Mandatory Changes) must be re-submitted by the authors to the Peer Review Site. 

September 15, 2009

Authors submit final version of papers following submission instructions posted on the HICSS web site. At least one author of each paper must register by this date with specific plans to attend the conference.

October 15, 2009

Papers without at least one registered author will be pulled from the publication process; authors will be notified.




      For detailed author instructions: http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_43/authorinstruction.htm

      HICSS conferences are devoted to the most relevant advances in the information, computer, and system sciences, and encompass developments in both theory and practice. Accepted papers may be theoretical, conceptual, tutorial and/or descriptive in nature. Those selected for presentation will be published in the Conference Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society.

      HICSS papers must contain original material not previously published or under submission elsewhere; all submissions undergo a double-blind peer referee process.

      Submit your full manuscript by June 15, and if accepted, submit the final version by Sept 15 , according to detailed instructions posted on the HICSS web site.

      An individual may be listed as author or as a co-author on a maximum of 6 submitted papers. Authors may not be added after submission unless approved by the appropriate Track Chair.

     Do not submit the manuscript to more than one Minitrack Chair. If you are unsure of which Minitrack is appropriate, please submit an abstract to the Track Chair(s) for guidance.

     HICSS will conduct double-blind reviews of each submitted paper. Therefore, author name(s) are not to be included on the manuscript during the June 15 submission process.


For the latest information, visit the HICSS web site at:  http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu


         Conference Chairman: Ralph H. Sprague, Jr. E-mail: sprague@hawaii.edu

         Conference Administrator: Sandra Laney. E-mail: hicss@hawaii.edu