COSGov Vietnam program

The COSGov conference will take place in september 2005 from Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th. Focusing on open-source software for e-governance, these three days will offer both tutorials and technical sessions from highly skilled professionals, as well as a number of keynotes lectures. In addition, a booth pavillon will be open from Wednesday 28th to Thursday 29th.

The detailed list of sessions, tutorials and keynote lectures including speakers bios and presentation abstracts is available.

Please note that tutorials will take place in computer labs on september 30 and therefore will be accessible only to a limited number of people. Make sure to register in advance.

Technical sessions are divided in 3 main tracks:

Legal and business issues

Ranging from general issues on standards, licenses, interoperability to business highlights on open-source adoption or strategy, the sessions of this track are all given by experienced managers who have a deep understanding on why and how open source software can be leveraged in a business environment.

Use cases and best practices

Sessions of this track intend to provide infrastructure software decision makers, application developers and system architects with alternative development/ deployment strategies and experiences best practices based on open source software in various domains such as health, education, GtoG processes, GtoC processes, security, etc.

Open Source technologies

Tutorials will give developers and architects an opportunity to understand technological principles and to discover open source components and frameworks that can be used to solve e-government application requirements.

September 28, 2005 - Conference and Expo

Room Song Hong 1
Room Song Hong 2

09:30
Opening Ceremony
InWEnt - EC Delegation - MOST Vietnam -
German Embassy - VAST
10:30
Open-source policy in Vietnam, MOST
11:00
Break and Exhibition
11:30
K1 - Jon "maddog" Hall
Executive Director, Linux International
12:30
Lunch and Expo opening
Exhibition and Demos at Song Hong Foyer

1:30
K2 - Jean-Pierre Laisne
Open-source strategy Manager, Bull and Chairman of ObjectWeb Consortium
02:30
Break and Exhibition
02:45

Legal issues in connection with FOSS in Vietnam, by Till Jaeger, Till Kreutzer ifross.
Free/libre open-source software as official development aid by Jordi Carasco Munoz, EC delegation to Cuba.
03:30
Interoperability in general terms, giving focus on e-government, by Rafael Marins, Fossil e-commerce.
Choosing the right software: demystifying open source and commercial options, Seow Hiong Goh, Business software alliance
04:15
Break and Exhibition
04:30
K3 - Harish Pillay
Manager, Partner Development Asia Pacific, Red Hat

05:30
September 29, 2005 - Conference and Expo

Room Song Hong 1
Room Song Hong 2

09:00
K4 - Francois Bancilhon
Chief Executive Officer, Mandriva Linux

10:00
Break and Exhibition
Exhibition and Demos at Song Hong Foyer
10:15
Mobile desktops in Treuchtlingen by Heinz Gräsing, City of Treuchtlingen
Using open-source for developing public services, by Mike Reed, Scott McNeil, Tomasz Janowski, United Nations University-IIST
11:00
Open-source software in computerizing the activities of the Communist Party, Vu Duy Loi, Informatics Centre - Party Central Office
Using open-source Content Management Systems (CMS) for the improvement of business processes in local administrations by Hannes Karkowski, GTZ
11:45
When open-source workflow meets e-services by Miguel Valdes, Bull
Enterprise portal for the administration: eXo platform by Tuan Nguyen, eXo Platform SARL
12:30
Lunch
01:30
K5 - Dr. Sunil Saxena
Senior Principal Engineer in Software Solutions Group at Intel Corporation

02:30
Break and Exhibition
02:45
ObjectWeb solution for health care, Roland Hedayat, Inherit
Open Source applications for the health sector: experience from Ho Chi Minh City and Hue province by Knut Staring, University of Oslo
03:30
Open source implementation of a Health Information System in Bac Giang Province by Michelle Hart, Asia IT&C project
The open-source learning management system ILIAS - case studies in public education by Matthias Kunkel, University of Cologne
04:15
Break and Exhibition
04:30
K6- Nguyen Ba Quynh
Deputy General Manager, IBM Vietnam
05:30
Cocktail

08:30

Warning: note that there is a change in the tutorials schedule compared to the printed version of the conference leaflet.

September 30, 2005 - Tutorials

Room Song Hong 3
Room Song Thao

09:00
T1- Web portal and CMS by Tuan Nguyen, eXo Platform SARL. Part 1
T2- Fedora LiveCDs and Open Source licensing by Harish Pillay, Red Hat. Part 1
10:30
Break

10:45
T1- Web portal and CMS by Tuan Nguyen, eXo Platform SARL. Part 2
T2- Fedora LiveCDs and Open Source licensing by Harish Pillay, Red Hat. Part 2
12:15
Lunch
01:30
T3- System and network secutity by Peter Merkel. Part 1
T4- Professional J2EE solutions with JOnAS by Benoit Pelletier, Bull. Part 1
03:00
Break
03:15
T3- System and network secutity by Peter Merkel. Part 2
T4- Professional J2EE solutions with JOnAS by Benoit Pelletier, Bull. Part 2
04:45