[MS4W-Users] FOSS4G2010 Call for Abstracts

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Tue Feb 2 20:28:53 EST 2010

Hello MS4W users,

Please see below for information on submitting a presentation abstract 
for FOSS4G2010 in Barcelona.  Thanks.



We are pleased to announce the Call for Abstract for the FOSS4G (Free 
and Open Source Software for Geospatial) 2010 conference, being held 
September 6-9, in beautiful Barcelona, Spain.

Held annually, FOSS4G is the premier conference for the open source 
geospatial community, providing a full-immersion experience in 
established and leading edge geospatial technologies for developers, 
users, and people new to open source geospatial.


FOSS4G 2010 presentations are 25 minute talks, with 5 minute question 
and answer sessions at the end. Presentations cover the use or 
development of open source geospatial software. Anyone can can submit a 
presentation proposal and take part in the conference as a presenter.

Some topics of interest for this year are:

     * Case Studies: Relate the experiences of you and your organization 
using open source geospatial. Where do things work well? Poorly? What 
problems did you solve, and at what cost? What do you recommend for 
others? Why?
     * Benchmarks: Comparisons between pieces of geospatial software. 
How do features compare? Speed? Ease of use? What do you recommend for 
     * Visualization: Tell about your tips and tricks for effective 
visualization. How do you present information in a compelling way? 3D? 
Cartographic tricks? Labelling and naming ideas? Graphs and hybrid 
map/data combinations?
     * Development: What are the new developments in your open source 
geospatial software product? How does it work, how do people use it, 
what are the technical issues you are running into?
     * Hacks and Mashing: Have you put together something novel or cool 
this year? What did you stick together, how did it work, show us your gizmo!
     * Collaboration: What techniques are you using to improve 
collaboration between organizations and between individuals. Public 
geodata, collaborative data collection, data sharing, open standards, de 
facto standards, and more!

If you have an open source geospatial story to tell, we want to hear it!

For more information, see the FOSS4G site:


The deadline for abstract submissions is April 1, 2010. Submit early, 
submit often!
Academic Track

The FOSS4G 2010 academic track aims to bringing together researchers, 
developers, users and practitioners carrying out research and 
development in the geospatial and the free and open source fields and 
willing to share original and recent research developments and experiences.

The academic track will act as an inventory of current research topics, 
but the major goal is to 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 will be organized in 
a way to promote networking between the participants, to initiate and 
favour discussions regarding cutting-edge technologies in the field, to 
exchange research ideas and to promote international collaboration.
Submission guidelines

All submissions to the academic track must be original unpublished work 
written in English. Papers should not exceed the 6000 words limit. 
Formatting guidelines will be available soon. Submitted papers will be 
thoroughly reviewed by three members of the international scientific 
committee and refereed for their quality, originality and relevance.
Submission deadline (full paper for the academic track) - May, 31th, 2010
upcoming milestones

     * 15 Jan 2010, Call for Workshops/Tutorials opens
     * 30 Jan 2010, Call for Workshops/Tutorials closes
     * 1 Feb 2010, Call for Abstracts opens
     * 16 Feb 2010, Notification of acceptance for workshops/tutorials
     * 22 Feb 2010, Registration for workshop and tutorials opens
     * 1 Apr 2010, Abstract submission deadline
     * 1 May 2010, Presenters notified of acceptance for talks
     * 15 Jun 2010, Author/Early registration deadline
     * 15 Jul 2010 Full article submission deadline
     * Aug 2010, Completed program available
     * 6-7 Sep 2010, FOSS4G Workshops
     * 7-9 Sep 2010, FOSS4G Presentations and Tutorials
     * 10 Sep 2010, FOSS4G Code Sprint

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