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ICOSSSB 2017 : 19th International Conference on Open Source Software and Small Business

Durban, South Africa
January 12 - 13, 2017

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Conference Venue

Holiday Inn Express Durban Umhlanga
2 Ncondo Place, Cnr Ncondo Place & Ntusi Road,
off Umhlanga Rocks Drive
Umhlanga, Durban, 4320, South Africa
Conference Code: 17ZA01ICOSSSB

Conference Aims and Objectives

The ICOSSSB 2017: 19th International Conference on Open Source Software and Small Business aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Open Source Software and Small Business. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Open Source Software and Small Business.

Call for Contributions

All honorable authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Open Source Software and Small Business are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.WASET

Conference Proceedings

All submitted conference papers will be blind peer reviewed by three competent reviewers. The post conference proceedings will be abstracted and indexed in the International Science Index , and submitted to be indexed in the Google Scholar, Scopus and Thomson Reuters. The conference abstracts and proceedings book, CD and certificate of presentation will be distributed to participants at the conference registration desk.

Special Journal Issues

ICOSSSB 2017 has teamed up with the Special Journal Issue on Open Source Software and Small Business. A number of selected high-impact full text papers will also be considered for the special journal issues. All submitted papers will have the opportunity to be considered for this Special Journal Issue. The paper selection will be carried out during the peer review process as well as at the conference presentation stage. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication. The final decision for paper selection will be made based on peer review reports by the Guest Editors and the Editor-in-Chief jointly. Selected full-text papers will be published online free of charge.

Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

The Conference offers the opportunity to become a conference sponsor or exhibitor. To participate as a sponsor or exhibitor, please download and complete the Conference Sponsorship Request Form.

Important Dates

Abstracts/Full-Text Paper Submission Deadline   November 30, 2016
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection   December 5, 2016
Final Paper (Camera Ready) Submission & Early Bird Registration Deadline   December 10, 2016
Conference Dates   January 12 - 13, 2017

Important Notes

Please ensure your submission meets WASET's strict guidelines for accepting scholarly papers. Downloadable versions of the check list for Full-Text Papers and Abstract Papers.

Please refer to the Paper Submission GUIDE before submitting your paper.

Selected Conference Papers

1) Stability of Stochastic Model Predictive Control for Schrödinger Equation with Finite Approximation
Tomoaki Hashimoto
2) Microstructural and Electrochemical Investigation of Carbon Coated Nanograined LiFePO4 as Cathode Material for Li-Batteries
Rinlee Butch M. Cervera, Princess Stephanie P. Llanos
3) Time Temperature Dependence of Long Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Manufactured by Direct Long Fiber Thermoplastic Process
K. A. Weidenmann, M. Grigo, B. Brylka, P. Elsner, T. Böhlke
4) Accelerating the Uptake of Smart City Applications through Cloud Computing
Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos, Nicos Komninos, Christina Kakderi
5) Preparation and Conductivity Measurements of LSM/YSZ Composite Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell Anode Materials
Christian C. Vaso, Rinlee Butch M. Cervera
6) Personal Knowledge Management: Systematic Review and Future Direction
Kuribachew Gizaw Tohiye, Monica Garfield
7) A Reconfigurable Microstrip Patch Antenna with Polyphase Filter for Polarization Diversity and Cross Polarization Filtering Operation
Lakhdar Zaid, Albane Sangiovanni
8) Utilizing Fly Ash Cenosphere and Aerogel for Lightweight Thermal Insulating Cement-Based Composites
Asad Hanif, Pavithra Parthasarathy, Zongjin Li
9) Assisted Approach as a Tool for Increasing Attention When Using the iPad in a Special Elementary School: Action Research
Vojtěch Gybas, Libor Klubal, Kateřina Kostolányová
10) Towards a Computational Model of Consciousness: Global Abstraction Workspace
Halim Djerroud, Arab Ali Cherif
11) Part of Speech Tagging Using Statistical Approach for Nepali Text
Archit Yajnik
12) Development of Single Layer of WO3 on Large Spatial Resolution by Atomic Layer Deposition Technique
S. Zhuiykov, Zh. Hai, H. Xu, C. Xue
13) Defect Modes in Multilayered Piezoelectric Structures
D. G. Piliposyan
14) Thermal Effect on Wave Interaction in Composite Structures
R. K. Apalowo, D. Chronopoulos, V. Thierry
15) An Ontology Model for Systems Engineering Derived from ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288: 2015: Systems and Software Engineering - System Life Cycle Processes
Lan Yang, Kathryn Cormican, Ming Yu