Call for experience reports

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Experience Reports – Call for Contributions

Goal and Scope

    OSS and OpenSym 2022 also invite authors to submit a short (two page) abstract containing the title and a description of the content of experience reports. Authors of accepted short abstracts for experience reports are invited to bring accepted talks to be presented during the conference.

    The OSS and OpenSym 2022 experience reports track highlights practical and real-world studies of OSS and Open Collaboration. Submissions to this track should address

  • Real-world success and/or failure stories and evidences of open source software and open collaboration
  • Experiences and lessons applying state-of- the-art methods, techniques and tools to practitioner problems in open source sofware and open collaboration
  • New and unsolved challenges derived from practical problems

    We are interested in results, obstacles, and lessons learned.

Submission Types

    We invite submissions of state-of- the-art practice and experience reports, survey reports from real-world projects and industrial experiences, and evidence-based identification of unsolved research challenges associated to OSS and Open Collaboration. Each submission should describe the problem addressed, the approach used, the current state of the project, an evaluation of the benefits or lessons learned, and future developments…

    We welcome submissions that are mainly driven by practitioners as much as submissions that are mainly driven by researchers!

  • Researcher-driven submissions: A paper is considered researcher-driven if the main author(s) are researchers (the paper can have industrial co-authors). Researcher-driven submissions to the industry track should be distinguished from research track submissions by richness in industrial/practitioner data or their focus on industrial/practitioner cases.
  • Practitioner-driven submissions: A paper is considered practitioner-driven if the main author(s) are practitioners (the paper can have co-authors from academia). These papers may focus more on specific cases or applications and do not require the same degree of generalizability as researcher-driven submissions.


    Submissions will be lightly reviewed to scope of the submissions. Submissions that are out of the scope of the conference will be rejected. Papers that successfully pass the review process will be accepted for presentation and publication in the companion volume. Presentation details will follow notifications of acceptance.

How to Submit

    Submissions must be formatted according to the OpenSym 2022 Formatting Instructions. Papers must not exceed 2 pages, including all text, references, figures, and appendices. All submissions must be in PDF and must be submitted online by the deadline via email to Gregorio Robles (grex at

Important Dates

    Submission: July 31st 2022

    Author notification: August 5th 2022

    Early Bird Registration: August 10th, 2022

    Camera ready: August 19th 2022

    Submissions close at 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth, UTC-12)