The Regional Open Source Conference of Central Asia (ROSCCA) 2012 is a consultation of the Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) users groups from Central Asia and South Asia. It is taking place between December 15 and December 18, 2012 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. This will be the 2nd Regional Open Source Conference of Central Asia.
ROSCCA 2012 is organized by Open Source Alliance of Central Asia (OSACA). The Regional Conference brings together experts, advocates, educators, policymakers, high offic
ials, youth and the mass media to discuss the most pressing technology issues, foster regional collaboration and showcase latest technologies.
Omar Mansoor Ansari
ROSCCA 2012 covers variety of topics, presents research and industry papers, tutorials, thematic sessions, panel discussions, hands-on training workshops and project demonstrations.
Held every year at one of the Central Asian cities, ROSCCA is the premier forum of Open Source technologies in the region. It brings together the most influential business leaders, academics, researchers, policymakers, government officials and professionals to discuss the present and future of FOSS in Central Asia.
The National ICT Alliance of Afghanistan (NICTAA) and Open Source Afghanistan (OSA) launched ROSCCA in September 2011 in Kabul, Afghanistan, through the 1st Regional Open Source Conference of Central Asia. NICTAA is a consortium of the Afghan ICT players. OSA is a FOSS user group in the country.
The participants of ROSCCA 2011 from various countries of the Central and South Asian regions formed their consortium in Kabul called Open Source Alliance of Central Asia (OSACA). NICTAA has transferred the responsibility of holding future ROSCCA meetings to OSACA.
ROSCCA 2012 Mission:
The Mission of ROSCCA 2012 is to: Enhance regional cooperation and partnerships in trade and education through a platform for exchange of knowledge, experiences and technology among the Central and South Asian nations.