FrOSCon 2022

(forwarding this from a mailing list)

The Free and Open Source Software Conference (FrOSCon), an annual summer
conference for users and developers of FOSS, will be held from August 20th
to August 21st at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg in
Sankt Augustin near Bonn, Germany. It is organized by the University’s
Department of Computer Science in collaboration with the student body and
the FrOSCon e.V.

As its key feature, volunteer speakers will deliver a comprehensive range
of talks and workshops. Additionally, the event offers space and
facilities to Free Software developers and projects to organize their own
meetings or subconferences. The event also hosts an exhibit hall with
booths from both FLOSS projects and companies.


We are looking for contributed papers on current trends and developments
in all areas of Free and Open Source Software, e.g.:

  • Operating systems
  • Software development
  • Administration
  • IT security
  • Legal aspects
  • Desktop
  • Education
  • Geographic Information Systems (GISs)
  • Cloud

Focus areas in 2022 are:

  • If you don’t schedule time for maintenance, your system will schedule it
    for you - everyone needs a break sometimes

  • One token each - identity is the new attack vector

  • A trip down memory lane - The state of embedded systems and TPMs

  • I f*cked up and here is how & why - How to handle mistakes

  • Live long and prosper - Communication platforms besides the mainstream

Submitting Contributions

To submit a paper, create an account and submit your contribution at To participate in the Call for Papers, you will
have to submit a short abstract as well as a detailed description of your
proposed session.

All accepted speakers must submit slides for their talk before the event.

The call for papers is open through June 12th, 2022. The program committee
meets to review proposals in mid June. We will do our best to notify
submitters whether their proposals were accepted within a week or two.


Talks can be held in German or in English. The choice of
language should depend solely on which language is more suitable for
presenting the chosen topic. Language of submitted texts and the resulting
talk should be the same.

Length of the submissions

The abstract should summarize the planned content of the talk in a precise
and succinct way. We do not place a limit on its length.

Talks should take no more than 45 minutes, in order to allow some time
for Q&A and speaker transition.

We can accept longer contributions in special cases, we ask for a
justification for the longer extent in this case.


Abstract and description have to be submitted as plain text via the We ask for submission of the slides in PDF
format; other open document formats (e.g. those that can be opened with
tools like LibreOffice) should only be submitted after prior consultation.


We will publish abstract, description, slides and a video of your
presentation online and include the abstract in the conference program. We
require that you place your contributions under the Creative Commons
Attribution 4.0 International
( Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International — CC BY 4.0 ) license (or a more
lenient license).

Unless another license is noted, we will assume that your contribution is
under this license. If you want to place your works under a less
restrictive license, please note so with your submission.

Selection of contributions

Contributions are selected based on their content by a program committee.
Please understand that we cannot accept all contributions and are limited
by the number and quality of the submissions. We will favor submissions
which fall under one of the aforementioned topics.

Other remuneration

FrOSCon is organized by volunteers and is mostly funded by partners. We
ask you to understand that we will not be able to reimburse you for your

Social Event

We are planning to hold a social event on the evening of the 20st and
kindly invite all speakers to attend.

Important Dates and Contact Information

June 12th, 2022 End of the Call for Papers. All contributions need to be
submitted by this date in order to qualify.

End of June 2022 Notification of acceptance of all contributions .

July 16th, 2022 Final acceptance. We ask all invited speakers to give
their final confirmation by this date.

July 23rd, 2022 Last date for submitting slides.

August 20st, 2022 First day of FrOSCon.

Further information can be found on the website under

Please send questions about the Call for Papers via email to:

Contact the organizers via email:

Postal address:

FrOSCon e.V.
c/o Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
53757 Sankt Augustin


We invite you to participate in the 17th Free and Open Source Software
Conference (FrOSCon). FrOSCon will take place on August 20th and 21st, 2022
at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, in Sankt Augustin
near the city of Bonn, Germany. (Yes, on site again!)

We provide a large exhibition area, where free and open source projects
have the opportunity to present themselves to get in touch with users
and developers. Additionally, we offer rooms for projects to host
developer meetings or to self-organize a talk program for visitors.

We would be pleased if your project would like to contribute to this
year’s FrOSCon and thus support the communication and exchange within
the Free/Libre and Open Source Software community.

Visit to register and submit your
proposal. Please include a short summary of what you are planning and
any requirements you might have.
If you have any questions, you can reach us via

Please register before June, 12th 2022 to give us enough time to
organize your project’s participation. We’ll get back to you shortly after.

Note that also our Call for Papers has started and we’re looking
forward to your talk submissions. You can register via
For further information concerning the Call for Papers take a look

We hope to see you at FrOSCon!