Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP)


Guest Editors
Dr. V. Suma,
Research and Industry Incubation Center,
Department of Information Science and Engineering,
Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering,
Shavige Malleshwara Hills,
Kumaraswamy Layout,
Bangalore, 5600078, India.

Dr. Zubair Baig,
School of Science,
Edith Cowan University,
270 Joondalup Drive,
Joondalup WA 6027, Australia

Dr. Noureddine Bouhmala,
Department of Technology and Maritime Innovation,
University of Southeast, Norway (USN),
Raveien 197 , Horten.

Dr. Fuqian Shi,
Wenzhou Medical University,
College of Information and Engineering,
7B-219, Chashan Campus, Wenzhou City - 325035. P.R. China.

Open Source Software [OSS] has swirled various software engineering disciplines by enabling various options to build, deploy and sustain large software systems on a global basis. The recent progress of Open Source Software [OSS] has created many innovative opportunities such as evolution of new business models, knowledge sharing mechanisms and collaborative development approaches. At the same time it has also created challenges in the knowledge making process when OSS is carrying out dense interactive operations.

Knowledge ecology of Open Source Software [OSS] is emerging as a critical pathway for turning the data generated into useful information to provide effective open source solutions. The implementation of knowledge management frameworks and mechanisms allows the industries and researchers to identify, create and redistribute the required information for efficiently managing non-specific files in open source software. It also attracts the enterprises by providing web-based document management solutions. Hence knowledge ecosystems solutions satisfies organization’s unique data management needs and defining necessary tools and methods for creating an effective and interoperable data integration in open source software systems.

This special focuses on the novel research works that addresses different tools and methods to create effective knowledge ecology for open source software.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

• Innovative open source knowledge management systems
• Knowledge management for cloud services in Open Source Software [OSS]
• Scalability and reliability of Open Source Software [OSS]
• Use of open source knowledge management systems in enterprises
• Resource management in Open Source Software [OSS]
• Performance analysis of Open Source Software [OSS]
• Security and privacy threats in OSS
• Research challenges in open source knowledge management systems
• Knowledge management based business models for OSS
• Knowledge and documentation management in OSS

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on KNOWLEDGE ECOLOGY FOR OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE on or before 15th April 2019. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. V. Suma
Guest Editor
International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP)