OW2 Announces the Programme of Its Annual Conference OW2con'13; Open Source Collaborative Innovation, the Way Forward

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OW2con'13, November 12-14, Paris, France, will showcase the value of open source innovation in cloud computing, big data and mobile applications.

I'm going to OW2con'13 - The OW2 Open Source Software Annual Conference

I'm going to OW2con'13 - The OW2 Open Source Software Annual Conference

The OW2 community is putting together a world-class conference programme

OW2, the global open source community for open source infrastructure software and applications platforms, today announces the programme of its annual conference OW2con'13. “Open Source Collaborative Innovation, The Way Forward”, the theme of OW2con'13, is a testimonial to the role of open source strategies in the IT industry. Increasingly complex and multi-technology innovations require increasingly cooperative approaches between stakeholders of different origins.

Over 40 speakers, all experts will outline the state of the art in areas such as Open Cloud, Data on Cloud and Future Internet. The programme showcases OW2 project success stories with enterprise information systems and new projects added to the code base since last year's conference.

Special guest this year, Anna Nietyksza of the European Economic and Social Committee will introduce the Digital Agenda of the European Union for the upcoming years. Other keynote speakers include Thierry Souche, Orange Labs' Senior VP Products and Services and Shuo Yang, Huawei's Chief Architect of Cloud Services.

New this year, two roundtables. The first will discuss the Benefits and Challenges of Integrating Open Source components and the second Hybrid Clouds: How to Get the Best of Both Worlds?

The first day of the conference is dedicated to collaborative projects meetups: the Open Source Cloudware initiative convention on open cloud with projects OpenCloudware and OCEAN, the CHOReOS workshop, and the RISCOSS convention on managing adoption of open source software.

“Once again this year the OW2 community is putting together a world-class conference programme,” says OW2 CEO Cedric Thomas, “We are proud of our projects, they are state of the art and at the forefront of the IT industry,” he adds.

OW2con'13 is sponsored by Inria, Orange, Microsoft, Huawei, OpenStack, Citrix, Engineering/SpagoBI, Cloudwatt, and the OCEAN, RISCOSS and OpenCloudware collaborative projects. OW2con'13 will be held at Orange R&D Innovation Gardens in Paris-Issy-les-Moulineaux, November 12-14, 2013. The event will kick off on November 12 with collaborative project events including the CHOReOS international workshop, the OpenCloudware Annual Conference, the RISCOSS Convention and the OW2 Open Source Cloudware initiative Convention.

Thanks to its sponsors, the conference is once again free of charge and everyone is welcome. Registration is open at: http://ow2.org/view/OW2con-2013/register. More information on the conference website: http://www.ow2.org/OW2Con-2011/.

About OW2

OW2 is an independent industry community dedicated to developing open source code infrastructure (middleware and generic applications) and to fostering a vibrant community and business ecosystem. The OW2 Consortium hosts some one hundred technology projects, including ASM, Bonita, CLIF, CONTRAIL, eXoPlatorm, JOnAS, JORAM, Petals ESB, ProActive, Sirocco, Spagic, SpagoBI, WebLab et XWiki. Visit http://www.ow2.org

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