NCOSS 2009 – National Conference on Open Source Software will provide a forum to bring together the various groups working on developing Open Source Applications catering to specific domains in the ICT world, including education, health, accessibility, localisation, e-commerce, disaster management, expert systems, machine learning, etc. The conference will present experiences in deploying FOSS applications, comparative studies among competing software solutions, efforts in adapting and localising FOSS applications, development of new applications, etc. The conference will feature following: Invited talks by experts from India and abroad, Presentation of contributed papers selected based on refereeing by a panel of referees, Exhibition by industry and academia, Pre-conference tutorials, and Panel discussion. Much of the public awareness in open source is focused on desktop, operating system and general productivity tools. With this background, NCOSS 2009 has chosen to focus on the layer above this, bringing together groups working on various application domains. Papers are invited from academics and researchers on the topics given below:
Accessibility, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Indian Language Computing, e-Health, Localisation, Knowledge Management, e-Learning, Collaboration Technologies, Information Extraction and Retrieval, Content Management, Disaster Management, e-Commerce, and e-Governance.