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Call for Presenters of March 17-19, 2003 Open Source in Government Conference

Dec 09, 2002, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Tony Stanco for this link. ]

The Center for Open Source in Government [www.eGovOS.org], along with The Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute (CSPRI) of The George Washington University and others, is proud to present their second Open Source in Government conference called "Open Source for National and Local eGovernment Programs in the U.S. and EU" to be held in Washington, DC, USA, March 17 - 19, 2003.

This conference is designed to discuss best practices, raise awareness and share experiences among policy makers and senior IT officials from the U.S. and Europe. The conference will draw participants from local, national and international organizations from the public, private and academic sectors.

We strongly encourage Open Source companies to submit proposals, since government officials at the last conference were particularly interested in the Open Source companies, Zope and DevIS, because they provided examples of Open Source solutions that the government could buy.

To facilitate the organization of topics and events at the conference, you are invited to submit speaking and demonstration proposals.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Citizen-Centric eGovernment
  • Open Source XML Solutions
  • Open Source and Open Standards
  • Open Source and Enterprise Architecture
  • State / Local Government using Open Source
  • The Role of Open Source in Government
  • Demonstrations of Open Source Projects
  • Open Source and Security
  • Open Source and the Critical Information Infrastructure
  • NIAP/Common Criteria Evaluations and Open Source
  • Open Source in the Military
  • Open Source, PKI and Standards-based Authentication
  • Open Source in Higher Education
  • Open Source in Health Care and Bioinformatics
  • Open Source in Training IT Computer Science Students
  • Business Cases: Open Source Software and Total Cost of Ownership
  • Open Source Empowering People with Disabilities
  • Open Source and Section 508
  • Open Source Licenses and other Legal Issues

Dates to Remember:

Deadline for speaking proposals: January 10, 2003

Notification of acceptance: January 20, 2003

Final submissions due: January 31, 2003

Conference: March 17-19, 2003

The conference website can be found at http://www.egovos.org.

Proposal URL: http://egovos.org/march-2003/cfp.html