Subject: Open Source in the Organization - Call for Papers
From: "Feller, Joe" <JFeller@afis.ucc.ie>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 11:55:57 +0100

Apologies for posting off-topic, but I thought this Call for Papers (below)
would be of interest to the community.

Joe

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Dr. Joseph Feller
Business Information Systems
University College Cork
http://www.josephfeller.com
http://opensource.ucc.ie

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Open Source in the Organization - A Special Issue of Systèmes d'Information
et Management

Since the coining of the term "open source software" nearly four years ago,
a growing body of rigorous research on the topic has emerged. However, much
of this work has focused on technology and engineering issues, and on the
motivations driving individual developers to participate in open source
projects. Although there is evidence of wide-spread industry adoption of
both open source products and of open source processes and models, little
research has been done to better understand the role of open source software
in mainstream business organisations and on the cost, maintenance, economics
and legal issues arising from Open Source.

For this special issue of SIM, we extend an open call for completed,
original research on one or more of the following topics (or related areas):

· Motivations, dynamics and challenges associated with the adoption of open
source products by organisation. 
· Motivations, dynamics and challenges associated with the adoption of open
source processes and business models by organisations. 
· Legal issues associated with the use of open source software products and
processes, particularly intellectual property issues. 
· Human issues associated with the use of open source software products and
processes, such as training and technology acceptance. 
· Issues of cost and maintenance associated with adoption of open source
software. 

Guest Editors:

· Dr. Joseph Feller, Business Information Systems, University College Cork,
Cork, Ireland, jfeller@afis.ucc.ie 
· Prof. Brian Fitzgerald, College of Informatics Systems & Electronics
Systems, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, Brian.Fitzgerald@ul.ie 
· Dr. Frederic Adam, Business Information Systems, University College Cork,
Cork, Ireland, fadam@afis.ucc.ie 

Authors who are interested in submitting papers are encouraged to contact
one of the guest editors for this special issue to discuss their planned
contribution.
 
Full submissions are due by November 30, 2002. 
Submissions should follow the formatting guidelines provided at
http://opensource.ucc.ie/sim2002/ 
All submissions will be subject to double-blind peer review. 
Submitting authors will be notified by January 31, 2003. 
Submissions are accepted in both French and English (reviewing and
publication will be done in the language of submission).