ISDEF 2008, the seventh annual fall conference organized by the Independent
Software Developers Forum (ISDEF), will take place from September 26 to 28 at
the Holiday Inn Vinogradovo, Moscow.
The event will focus on the analysis of the current situation on the software
market and the business challenges that IT companies face today, said a press
The first independent study of the Russian software market prepared by ISDEF
will be presented in the conference. The document will examine the
characteristics of the current state of the Russian retail software market, said
"The necessity of such a research became obvious a long time ago and the
digest became the first attempt to create a single database of the software
market, as the previous studies were sporadic," said Alexander Lyskovsky,
Chairman, ISDEF Board.
He said ISDEF plans to publish the digest annually by the fall ISDEF
conferences, which would allow all interested parties to obtain up-to-date
information about the situation in the software industry.
Dmitry Severov, Russian Federation Telecoms and Mass Communications
Minister's Deputy is expected to deliver his speech at the opening of the
It is estimated that about 500 participants will attend ISDEF-2008.
While ISDEF members can attend for free, entry fee for outsiders is fixed at
$200, the organizers said.