OW2con'22 Call For Presentations


The central theme of OW2con this year is: "Open Source Community Annual Conference". As open source is becoming mainstream, IT developers, vendors, users and even open source organisations such as OW2 are progressively adapting.

Open Source Community Annual Conference
As open source becomes more mature it expands toward more commercial and more business-like segments. By moving up the layers of corporate information systems, from the operating system up to the business applications, open source software is increasingly used by non-IT specialists.
The challenge for skilled community developers and professional development teams is to address the needs of the mainstream market with reliable, predictable and well supported industry-grade open source software. Similarly, users must learn how to manage open source professionally so as to adopt open source in a way that is also reliable and predictable.

At OW2con, we look for talks that improve the technical skills of open source professionals, strike their imaginations and motivate them to excel professionally. The OW2 annual conference is appreciated for its short, focused and cutting-edge sessions. Please submit a presentation that fits in one or more of the following broad themes.

Keys to reliable and predictable open source software.We are looking for presentations on tools, techniques and best practices that make open source solutions and their production environment more robust, and that or enable users to manage open source professionally. Success stories and experience sharing testimonials are welcome. 
15 years of OW2: retrospective, souvenirs, achievements As 2022 marks the fifteen anniversary of OW2, we would like to illustrate this key milestone with a dedicated retrospective session “15 years later”, with testimonials from members highlighting their progress and achievements with OW2. 
OW2 project showcaseA classic OW2 theme. We are seeking technology presentations showcasing latest news on OW2 flagship projects and new project presentations. Project presentations should include not only technical explanations, but also project demonstrations and feedback from end-users. 
Responsible open source software governance Here we look for presentations that help develop the full potential of open source for innovation and competitiveness whether through compliance and code base management policies, implementing best practices, developing an OSS culture, and sharing experience, etc. 
FLOSS European Ecosystem matters In the wake of the European Commission clarifying its OSS strategy, we are looking for presentations talking about comparable OSS government initiatives and new perspectives on open source as a business model and an enabler of digital sovereignty in the European ecosystem. 
Research and invited projects  OW2con is a platform for communicating about colaborative research projects. We welcome presentations from EU-Funded projects, specially those that provide working demonstrations and are ready to be tested. We also like to shopwcase open source projects from outside OW2.
Other  Emerging technologies, new opportunities and challenges, we love any proposal with a content worth sharing with the OW2 community even if it is outside the scope of our main theme. Do not hesitate to submit your talk, it will be evaluated with an open mind!