First International Workshop on

Open Source Software - A Collaboration Platform for Web Applications

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

To Be Held in conjunction with

WWW2006, Edinburgh Scotland, May 23-26 2006



Confirmed Speakers (as of 21 April 2006):


Bebo White, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)

Program Committee:

Robert Adkins, Technetra

Danese Cooper, Open Source Initiative, Intel

Chad Fowler,

William Grosso,

Allison Randal,

Renaud Richardet, Wyona LLC

Alolita Sharma, Technetra



Web development has led to some of the most successful and well-known open source projects. Notable examples include Apache, Mozilla/Firefox, PHP, Zope, and numerous others.  These projects demonstrate that open source isn’t just about a software license, but about human interaction and individual motivation. It is about sharing ideas and technology implementations. Open standards efforts within the Web research and development community will insure that open source software will continue to play a major role in the evolution of Web-based technologies.


This workshop, by top experts, on the role of Open Source Development in Web-based applications, will provide an exciting forum for understanding the close interaction between Open Source methodologies, tools, and platforms and the construction of modern Web applications and services. Open source concepts, methods and projects reinforce interoperability and open standards in the practical implementation of all future Web protocols, data formats, and applications. The workshop will cover architectural and methodological relationships as well as the best-practice tools and applications that are positioned to shape the future of Web application development.


Goal and Topics of Interests

The goals of this workshop are to:


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: