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

Special Issue On: Prospects of Free and Open Source Software in Digital Revolution

Submission Due Date

Guest Editors
Ganesh Chandra Deka
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Republic of India
New Delh-110001

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) has attracted the attention of various organizations around the world. As a result, the number FOSS has surpassed the total number of proprietary software in use as on date.

FOSS is the result of distributed collaboration among volunteers across the Globe. FOSS comprises of people, organizations and software. According to forecasts made by various market research/survey agencies, by year 2020 there will be:

a) 50 Billions of connected devices (IoT)
b) Number of connected devices per person is expected to be 6.58
c) Millions of FOSS for the connected devices (Application programming interface (APIs) and device drivers)

These digital revolutions will further accelerate the FOSS movement.

This Special Issue will create a platform to showcase the research works of various researchers working in the Software Engineering, Blockchain Technology and Advance networking technology with focus on FOSS. The papers covering following topics are likely to accept in the proposed Special Issue.

a) Software Development & Testing Tools/ Technology
b) FOSS use cases (Healthcare, Technology & Science)
c) FOSS for Blockchain Technology (Smart Contracts, Digital Currency)
d) Advances in Network Technology (Software defined Network, Peer to Peer Network technology)

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

1. Software Development & Testing : Tools & Technology
2. FOSS for Blockchain Technology
3. Advanced Networking Technology
4. Blockchain Technology Use Cases

a) Business Models of the Blockchain Technology
b) Industry-specific Use Cases (Smart Contracts)
c) Cloud Infrastructures for Blockchain Platforms
d) Growth of Digital Currencies
e) Envisioning Blockchain as a service

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Prospects of Free and Open Source Software in Digital Revolution on or beforeAugust 30th, 2018. 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:
Ganesh Chandra Deka
Guest Editor
International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP)