Al Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UET, Lahore
Pakistan Software Export Board
Ubuntu LoCo Team
Fourth International Conference on Open-Source Systems and Technologies 22-24 December 2010, Lahore, Pakistan. 

Open-Source Software has now established as a cross-disciplinary paradigm for distributed enterprise computing and e-Government. It is helping organizations both Governmental and non-Governmental to keep a control on the cost of development and deployment. OSSs have not only changed the way software applications are architected, deployed, and consumed but also they are engineered to provide large distributed cross-platforms and frameworks. Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS) in collaboration with Deptt. of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, is organizing a three-day conference to invite researchers and practitioners from across the world to share their ideas and experiences related to the state-of-the-art and the future of open-source software like virtualization, knowledge-bases, surveillance, automation, etc. ICOSST-2010 will create a scientific venue where participants can share ideas, strategies, and policies for tackling the development, research and adaptation challenges related to open-source tools and open-source development environments for the customized and enterprise grade applications. ICOSST-2010 will address:

  • Development of open-source stand-alone software tools, toolsets, and IDEs for open, complex, and robust enterprise and e-Government information systems.
  • Development of tools like modeling editors, build automation, continuous integration , logging, debugging, tracing, performance, code generators, document generators, installers, search & rule engines, databases, and information management.

KICS is organizing 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OPEN SOURCE SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES (ICOSST-2010), to be held on 22-24 DECEMBER, 2010. The conference and workshop are 4th in a series which tends to attract research papers addressing the cutting edge open-source research and development. The best paper(s) will be nominated for the publication in Pakistan Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences and revised versions of the selected papers will be published in special issue of UbiCC Journal.


KICS initiated work on OSSs five years ago, triggered by a customer push for zero deployment cost. Since then KICS focused on customizing and developing OSSs and achieved several important milestones in this domain, such as:

  1. 1st International Conference on Open Source Technologies (ICOST-06)
  2. 2nd International Conference on Open Source System and Technologies (ICOSST-2007)
  3. 3rd International Conference on Open Source System and Technologies (ICOSST-2009)
  4. Workshops associated with both Conferences
    • Open Source Series Workshops – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
    • In collaboration with leading software industry experts
    • In sponsorship from HEC and ICT R&D Fund
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