Schedule: Tuesday June 11, from 14:00 to 17:30.
Room: March Room


Open Source in Education, Science and Research


Open source software is pervasive across all industries and economies, including, and increasingly, within academic and research institutions. Open source principles and practices around collaboration, co-creation, and peer review inherently resonate with faculty and researchers already familiar with the academy's approach to education, research, and science. Across Europe, particularly throughout France, a variety of open initiatives are fueling innovative partnerships among universities and between industries. The potential for the projects, institutions, companies, and the public is remarkable, but new models raise new questions. How does an "open source approach" impact scientific organizations' internal operations, institutional processes, and partnerships? How can organizations identify, engage, and leverage open source solutions? And perhaps most significantly, how can institutions of higher education introduce students to open source models as part of both academic programs and workforce development in support of next-generation IT.

This session includes presentations from Apereo projects and other initiatives, followed by an open discussion.


Content and program

14:00 - 14:15: The S2U Unidigital Project, a great example of cooperation between universities, Bernardo García of Entornos de Formación and Daniel Merrino of Universidad Pública de Navarra
14:15 - 14:30: CryptPad for Research and Education, Fabrice Mouhartem, R&D Engineer, XWiki SAS  
14:30 - 14:45: A new kind of forge in design and education, Milovann Yanatchkov, Associate Professor, MAP MAACC
14:45 - 15:00: Huh Xerte? What´s that?, Inge Donkervoort, Project Member, Xerte Project/ DLearning
15:00 - 15:15: FOSSbot: An open-source and open-design educational robot, supported by a coding platform and an emulator, Iraklis Varlamis, Professor and Member of GFOSS Boards of Directors
15:15 - 15:30: UniTime: Comprehensive Academic Scheduling Solution, Tomáš Müller, Lead Software Engineer, Purdue University

15:30 - 15:45  BREAK

15:45 - 16:00: Creating Value with Open Source: Supporting Research Practices and Empowering Technology Transfer Approaches, Gruson Daniel Célya, Research-practitioner and Benjamin Jean, CEO, Inno3
16:00 - 16:15: Debunker Assistant: a Support for Detecting Online Disinformation, Simona Frenda, Aequa-tech
16:15 - 16:30: Open Source Higher Education, training of open source engineers, Erik Mols, CEO of OpenSource Science B.V.
16:30 - 17:30: Panel

Call for Participation (now closed)

We are calling for presentations proposals relevant with the topic and above desciption. Contact us asap at event-team AT 


This workshop is coordinated by Patrick Masson, Executive Director at the Apereo Foundation. 


Please make sure to get your OW2con'24 free ticket to access the breakout session, and take this opportunity to attend the full conference program.