[ka-Map-dev] Academic track at FOSS4G 2009, two weeks till abstracts due, workshops announced

Paul Spencer pspencer at dmsolutions.ca
Mon May 25 07:13:40 EST 2009

Academic track at FOSS4G 2009, two weeks till abstracts due, workshops  

Sydney, Australia. 25 May 2009.

The Academic community and FOSS4G organising committee are pleased to  
add an academic track to the FOSS4G conference, and remind interested  
presenters that there are only two weeks left for FOSS4G abstract  
submissions! Abstract submission closes 8 June 2009. (Note the  
deadline has been extended a week.) http://2009.foss4g.org/presentations/

The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference (FOSS4G),  
is being held in Sydney, Australia October 20-23. http://2009.foss4g.org
The academic track will act as an inventory of current research topics  
and promote cooperative research between OSGeo developers and the  
academia. The academic track is the right forum to highlight the most  
important research challenges and trends in the domain, and let them  
became the basis for an informal OSGeo research agenda. It will foster  
interdisciplinary discussions in all aspects of the geospatial and  
free and open source domains. It aims to promote networking between  
participants, initiate and favour discussions regarding cutting-edge  
technologies in the field, exchange research ideas and promote  
international collaboration.

All submissions to the academic track must be original unpublished  
work written in English that is currently not under review elsewhere.  
The submitted papers will be thoroughly reviewed by two to three  
members of the international scientific committee and refereed for  
their quality, originality and relevance. For further information,  
please read the full call for research papers.


Submit your Abstracts now

Only two weeks to submit your abstracts and secure your presentation  
slot. Presentations are open to all and comprises a 30 minute slot  
which includes hand-over, introductions and 5 minutes for questions.  
Presentations will be selected which have a strong "Open Geospatial"  
theme to them. We are keen to hear about your experiences, both  
technical and non technical. While the technology is a key part of the  
conference, in 2009 we are very keen to have a good selection of case  
studies and business case type presentations.
Workshops and tutorials announced

Workshops and tutorials have been finalised and descriptions are now  
online at:

Join the FOSS4G announcement email list: http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/foss4g2009-announce 
  or our twitter feed: http://2009.foss4g.org/contacts/

Media Sponsors

Position Magazine: http://www.positionmag.com.au/
Asian Surveying and Mapping Newsletter: http://www.asmmag.com
Geoconnexions Magazine: http://www.geoconnexion.com/
Directions Magazine: http://directionsmag.com/
GIS Development: http://gisdevelopment.net/
Baliz Media: http://www.BALIZ-MEDIA.com/

More details at: http://2009.foss4g.org/contacts/

or contact:

Cameron Shorter, Chair of the FOSS4G Organising Committee and  
Geospatial Systems Architect at LISAsoft

tel +61-2-8570-5050

c a m e r o n . s h o r t e r @ l i s a s o f t . c o m


    Paul Spencer
    Chief Technology Officer
    DM Solutions Group Inc

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