BNL will hold a one-day conference, titled "Open Source/Open Science",
on Saturday, Oct 2, 1999, in Berkner Hall. This event will bring together
scientists and developers to exchange ideas about the use of Open Source
software (sometimes known as "free" or "public domain" software) in
science here at BNL as well as in other university and laboratory
institutions. There will be a session of invited talks, a poster and
demonstration area, and vendors.
The talks will focus on small and large scale research projects
which have made use of Open Source software. Some leading Open Source
developers will talk about new software projects that could have a major
impact on software-intensive science. There will also be a presentation
on the Open Source software projects initiated by scientists as they join
the effort of distributing their work over the Internet.
The conference calls on authors of Open Source-like software projects,
which are related to science in any way, to submit their work to be
presented in a poster/demo session at Berkner. Computing equipment and
wall space will be made available for setting up posters and demonstrate
Attendance is limited to 400 attendees so we strongly encourage those
who wish to attend, to register through the conference web site. There
is a $25 registration fee to cover attendee specific costs and to
Those who wish to attend the conference or submit an abstract of
your work, please visit the conference web site at
Thank you for your attention.
Open Source/Open Science Organizing committee.