Second Middle East and Africa Open Source Software Technology Forum 22-23 November, 2011    Information Technology Institute – Smart Village

Under the kind auspices and attendance of HE Dr. Mohamed Salem , MCIT Minister, co-operation of Loghat El Asr Magazine, Concord for Exhibitions and Conferences in cooperation with Phoenix Egypt are pleased to announce The Second Afro-Arab Open Source Forum; 22 – 23 November, 2011 in Information Technology Institute, ITI at the Smart Village – Cairo, Egypt.

The first MEAOSS Forum was attended by 120 specialists from manufacturing, banking, academia, CIT industry and government officials, 24 presentations on various topics were given by experts, delegates and speakers from USA, Morocco, Kenya, India and Bahrain joined us as well. Information Technology Industry Development Agency – ITIDA gave an official sponsorship while HE Dr. Ahmed Darwish, State Minister of Administrative Development honored the event with his kind auspices. Vendors of tools, applications and those with remarkable experiences are welcome to present their products, technologies, services and to discuss their success stories as well. The event strives to develop and support the usage of the open source technology in the ICT, enhance the low cost – innovative environment, in addition to spreading the sectored awareness. The event strives to : 1 – Opening Session. » Welcome Remarks. » Keynote Speech. » Guest of Honor Speech. 2 – Free & Open Source Software as a Social Movement and Adoption. » Challenges for OS implementation, obstacles, barriers and recognition. » OS Government Adoption experiments: Brazil and South Africa . » Roadmap for the Government to adopt OS: Policies and Procedures, Bahrain. » Government adoption of OS, citizen empowerment and freedom of speech. » Economics of Free & Open Source. 3 – Law and Politics of Free & Open Source. » Copyright and intellectual property issues, licensing and legalization. » Contract issues in the development and sharing of software. » Access to Knowledge – A2K (Creative Commons). » Regulatory issues of facilitating competition in the market for computer       software. 4 – Security. » Managing the Balance Between Privacy and National Security. » How Open are Governments Documents to Communities. » Free & Open Source Security Relation to National Security. » Network Management, Monitoring and Security: A conceptual approach 5 – Cloud computing. » Future of the Free & Open source in the cloud computing era. » OS Software as a service in cloud computing. » Infrastructure as a service in cloud computing. » Cloud Computing services providers. » OS virtualization performance on the cloud computing 6 – Business Models and solutions. » Linux Providers. » VOIP, CRM, Mobile Applications. » Database (MY SQL, ODB, POS+GRE, SQL..) » Development Language JAVA, PHP, Python, QT,.. » Free & Open Standards and Openness 7 – Closure and Recommendations. Forum Booklet An A5 size – 4 colors printed booklet will be handed to all forum delegates where the topics, presentations and speaker biographies are briefed and sponsors are advertised. The final conference schedule as well shall be inserted. Presentations To guarantee the relevance and coherence of the addressed topics, a special committee will review the proposed presentations for approval to be enrolled in the forum schedule. A brief bio of the speaker and a 5 lines short summary about the presentation together with name of the company, title and position of the speaker will appear in the forum booklet.