ICFOSS (International Centre for Free and Open Source Software) is an autonomous institution under the Government of Kerala, mandated with the objectives of coordinating FOSS initiatives within kerala as well as linking with the FOSS initiatives in other parts of the world. ICFOSS also strive to promote Kerala as a destination for FOSS based IT work including Open Source Hardware through creating critical mass of trained human resource and by providing mechanism for market interface.
ICFOSS is planning to conduct a 12-day long Winter School for Women on Unstructured data analytics & Natural Language Processing (NLP) as an initiative to improve women participation in FOSS communities. It is the second installment of the Women winter school, we conducted last year. Winter School is a part of our effort to improve technical capability and understanding of free software. ICFOSS expects to mould women champions for free software through this process. The school shall focus to provide hands-on experience to boost the capability and potential of the participants.


Selection criteria

Research Scholars, Teachers, Post Graduate students and Professionals from IT field are the targeted audience of the proposed winter school. The number of seats for the programe is limited to 30. Those who wish to participate in the school should submit their application through the form provided in our website . The resume of the applicant together with a project proposal related to NLP must be attached with the application.
The programme committee will oversee the selection procedure and the final list of participants will be published by the mid of December. The participants are kindly asked to register for the school via the online registration platform. The selection criteria includes screening and scrutiny of application through a panel of members and short-listing based on qualification, experience, area of interests and proposal submitted.

Registration fees

Research Scholars/PG Students :


Teachers :


Professionals :


6-18 Jan 2020


Ground Floor,South Pavillion ,Sports Hub,Karyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram