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OpenSym Outreach Asia Happy Hour

Want to know more about OpenSym? Come and join our virtual happy hour!

What? This happy hour will feature:

  • Video summaries of selected Asian Opensym papers
  • Banter from our expert panel after each video
  • Interactive crowd voting on key OpenSym issues

When? Friday, 23rd April 2021. Starting at 14:00 India // 16:30 China // 17:30 Japan // 18:30 Sydney // 10:30 CEST.

Where? Only a web-browser will be needed to participate.

How long? For 1 hour – It is a happy hour!

Questions? Contact Gregorio Robles (grex at, Amit Kumar Verma (2016csz0003 at

Your Publication at OpenSym 2020 during the Corona crisis

OpenSym 2020 will take place in Madrid in August 2020. Given the travel uncertainties around the current Corona crisis, we wanted to reassure everyone that any possible paper at OpenSym that might result from a submission is safe: We guarantee the publication of the proceedings, including all accepted papers, in the ACM digital library. Our strategy is straightforward: If travel is not possible, we will let you participate online. If online is not possible, we will simply create the proceedings and provide accepted authors with their publication. So, nothing should stop you from submitting to OpenSym 2020!

Program is available

The program for OpenSym 2019 is now available, please see:

Financial support for PhD students

Thanks to the generous support from the TOTO project (University College Cork, Ireland) which is funded by the Lewis Charitable Foundation (USA), we have the pleasure to offer PhD students that have registered for participation in the main OpenSym 2019 event, and that also qualify to participate in the Doctoral Symposium, the opportunity to apply for financial support to cover the registration cost (900 SEK) for the Doctoral Symposium.

For details, see:

Bruce Perens gives keynote on Open Source in Space @ OpenSym 2019

Bruce Perens gives keynote on Open Source in Space @ OpenSym 2019, see Keynotes for details.

Deadline for submission is approaching, but you can still submit your papers (see Call for Papers).

Announcing our second keynote speaker: Andrew Katz

We are very excited to announce Andrew Katz as a keynote speaker at OpenSym 2019!

For further details, see Keynotes.

Submission site is open

The submission site for OpenSym 2019 is now open.

All submissions are done via the EasyChair platform:

Announcing our first keynote speaker: Bruce Perens

We are extremely excited to announce Bruce Perens as a keynote speaker at OpenSym 2019!

For further details, see Keynotes.

OpenSym 2019 – Call for Papers

Welcome to contribute to OpenSym 2019!

The Call for Papers has now been published here.


OpenSym 2018 is over, see you in Skövde for OpenSym 2019

We’d like to thank all the participants of OpenSym that joined us in Paris for this 2018 edition!

We are looking forward to seeing you all next August in Skövde (Sweden) for OpenSym 2019, the 15th International Symposium on Open Collaboration.

You can find all the presented paper in the proceedings page, and some recordings in the keynote speeches page.

OpenSym 2018 participants (c) Marie Williams