COSCUP is the largest open source conference in Taiwan, which provides technical talks, invited panel discussions, workshops, lightning talks and unconference. Additionally, COSCUP 2016 provides the following newly themed sessions and special tracks.

Date & Location

  • Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 – Sun, 21 Aug 2016
  • Time: full day
  • Where: Taipei, Taiwan


  • “To Inherit” : Invites few groups of teacher and student to co-speak on their projects or success stories which related to open source.
  • “Lay the Foundation”: It’s a track to provide a series of 15-min talks, which are longer than lightning talks, to introduce any initial projects/ideas/concepts which related to open source.
  • “Break the Boundaries”: Speaks on a topic which across more than 1 technology to solve a single problem, eg. R and Python on data science analysis.
  • “Apache Software Foundation Special Track” is a special track for any ASF projects and communities related projects.

Besides above topics, COSCUP 2016 are also looking for proposals in the following topic areas.

Open Source Developing Experiences

  • New OSS projects introduction
  • Experience sharing to the newbies
  • How to make your projects more popular
  • How to cooperate to the developers worldwide

Open Source Culture & related topics

  • Open source community experience
  • Open source related legal issues
  • Open source software howtos, tips or hacking -UX & visual design for open source software

Open Source Governance & Open Data

  • Platforms for Open Source Governance
  • Open source technologies for government
  • Culture and experience sharing for the open government
  • Websites & apps with open data
  • Open data related topics
  • Any other free software / open source related issues

Any free software / open source topic, not listed above, is also welcome!

Call for Participation

Proposal Submission:

Submission Deadline: April 24 23:59 (UTC+8)

Announcement of Program: Early of June.

Date & Location

  • Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 – Sun, 21 Aug 2016
  • Time: full days
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan