Subject: WFS 2005 - Call for Papers
From: Alexandre Oliva <aoliva@redhat.com>
Date: 01 Feb 2005 03:07:04 -0200

 01 Feb 2005 03:07:04 -0200
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           * 6th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON FREE SOFTWARE  *
           *                  WFS2005                     *
           *                                              *
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                            AS PART OF THE
              * FREE SOFTWARE INTERNATIONAL FORUM 2005 *


                   Porto Alegre, RS - June 1-4, 2005
         Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
              Sponsored by Brazilian Computer Society–RS


                         - CALL FOR PAPERS -


The  software  industry  has  been facing a significant move in recent
years with the  rising of the free  software philosophy. Free software
dramatically  changed  the  way  software  is  produced,  distributed,
supported,  and used.  The free software  option not  only imposes new
challenges to software provides but  also has a visible  social impact
enabling a richer digital inclusion.

The 6th  International Workshop on Free Software (WFS2005), which will
be co-located with the Free Software International Forum 2005, intends
to  present  and  discuss  the  developments  and research  activities
related to free software carried out in academia and industry.

Authors  are  invited  to  submit  papers describing finished or under
development work related to relevant  aspects of free software. Topics
of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Free software-based research;
- Comparing and evaluating free software solutions against proprietary
  solutions;
- Adaptation and expansion of free software;
- Academic experimentations using free software;
- Use of free software in education;
- Emerging technologies supported by free software;
- Operating system distributions;
- Networks and distributed systems;
- Free software on databases, imaging processing, computer graphics;
- Free software for artificial intelligence;
- Digital inclusion;
- E-government and free software;
- E-Commerce and free software;
- Public digital services;
- Regional integration, and globalization.

Accepted papers will be included in the WFS 2005 proceedings. At least
one author  of each accepted paper should register to the event and be
present at WFS 2005 to present the work.


PAPER SUBMISSION
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Papers  should  be  written  in  English  and  formatted following the
Brazilian  Computer Society  style. Paper  templates are  available at
https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/templates.  Papers   are  limited  to  8 
pages.  Authors  should  submit  their  work registering the paper and 
uploading a  PDF file through  the electronic submission  Web  site at
https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/wsf2005. 


IMPORTANT DATES
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- Paper submission due:       March 14, 2005
- Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2005
- Camera-ready due:           May 06, 2005


GENERAL CHAIR:
- Celso Maciel da Costa - PUCRS, Brazil

TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR:
- Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville - UFRGS, Brazil

TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
- <being defined>

-- 
Alexandre Oliva             http://www.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
Red Hat Compiler Engineer   aoliva@{redhat.com, gcc.gnu.org}
Free Software Evangelist  oliva@{lsd.ic.unicamp.br, gnu.org}