[ms4w-users] Academic track at FOSS4G 2009, two weeks till abstracts due, workshops announced

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Mon May 25 09:19:08 EST 2009

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All submissions to the academic track must be original unpublished work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:

     * http://2009.foss4g.org/workshops/
     * http://2009.foss4g.org/tutorials/

Stay Informed

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/

For more details about this press contact us

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

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