5th CSI National and 1st CSI International Conference on Education & Research (Applications of FOSS  (confER-12)

Venue: Lingaya\'s University, Faridabad

Location: Faridabad, Haryana, India

Event Date/Time: Jan 12, 2012 End Date/Time: Jan 13, 2012
Registration Date: Nov 15, 2011
Early Registration Date: Oct 30, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 30, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Nov 15, 2011
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Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) is a recent phenomenon that has the potential to revolutionize the industry, academics and research. Interest in FOSS is growing globally, particularly in developing countries. Governments are considering policies to promote its use, businesses are recognizing its potential and various other sectors are giving increasing attention to the opportunity for localization that it presents. The impact of FOSS will be felt in many areas. This conference will focus on FOSS in IT, IT Enabled Services, Education and Research and the role it can play in schools, colleges and universities. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have the potential to improve the quality of education. However, educational institutions are often faced with financial constraints. Competing demand for resources and the high cost of ICT can be a major obstacle to providing ICT facilities in educational institutions. FOSS has the potential to help lower the cost barrier by reducing the cost of software, which is an important component of ICT facilities. Besides the cost benefits, there are numerous other advantages in using FOSS in education, including pedagogical benefits. FOSS is considered to have better reliability, performance and security. This conference is intended to help policy-makers and decision-makers understand the potential use of FOSS: where and how it can be used, why it should be used, and what issues are involved. In particular, officials in departments of education, school and university administrators, academic staff and researchers should find this conference extremely useful.


Nachauli Old, Old Faridabad- Jasana Road,

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ConfER-2012 expects to receive an overwhelming support from Academia, R & D organization, Industry and Government sectors and would realize some of the following aim/objectives Create Awareness and Promote Free and Open Source Softwares in different areas of Education and Research Facilitate interaction and collaboration among academicians, researchers, entrepreneurs and practitioners. Enrich participants through technical paper presentations, tutorials, workshops and exhibitions. Show case state/territory-specific education/research competence and identify growth areas