Information Technology and Open Source Software: Issues and Challenges

[21-22 Sept]; Submit by Sept 10.

In order to create awareness about the importance of free and open source software and its various dimensions, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, is organizing a Two ­Day National Seminar on “Information Technology and Open Source Software: Issues and Challenges “on 21st and 22nd September, 2013.

The seminar endeavours to examine the interface between free and open source software, and the legal and human right issues. Academicians, lawyers, researchers, software and hardware professionals, students, members of NGOs and Media interested in the subject are invited to participate/present papers focussing on the following sub­themes:

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS): Trends and Practices

Free and Open Source Software: Concept and Practice

Free and Open Source Software: Usage and Advantages

Open Source Software vs. Proprietary Software

Open Source Software: Need for a Legal Regime

Open Source Software and Intellectual Property Rights

Free and Open Source Software as a Subject Matter for IPR

Open Source Software and Licensing

Open Source Software and Copy Right

Open Source Software and Anti­ Trust Concerns

Information Security in a Knowledge Society

Information Security: The Key Concern

Right to Cyber Information: The Need of the Hour

Social Networking Sites and Security Concerns

Ethical Hacking and Information Security

Information Technology Act 2000: The Emerging Concerns

ICT and Data Protection

ICT, E­-Commerce and E­-Governance

Cyber Crimes and Cyber Privacy

Cyber Investigation and Forensics

Transnational Cyber Crimes and Information Technology Act, 2000

The topics specified under each of the sub­themes are not exhaustive. The authors interested in contributing to the seminar may write a paper in their area of expertise falling within the broad framework of the main theme of the Seminar.


The Registration fee is Rs. 1,000/­ for academicians, lawyers, scholars, etc. and for students it is Rs. 700/­. In case of co-­authorship, the registration fee is to be paid by both the authors separately. The registration includes local hospitality except accommodation. However, accommodation can be arranged for the outstation participants on request.

The registration fee is to be paid through Demand Draft in favour of “The Registrar, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur” payable at Raipur.

Important Dates

Submission of Full Paper: 10th September 2013

Confirmation of Acceptance of the Paper: 12th September 2013

Last date for registration: 17th September 2013

Authors are requested to submit full ­length papers on or before 10th September 2013 till 12:00 midnight through email to the following ID:

Official Website: Guidelines for paper submission and General Instructions are available at

For further details contact

Seminar Coordinator

Dr. Avinash Samal


Phone: 0771­3057633

Mobile: +919589187764

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