[OSGeo-Announce] FOSS4G 2008 Call for paper and workshops extended!
warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu May 15 12:12:19 EDT 2008
Free and Open Source Geospatial 2008, Cape Town, South Africa. September 29 -
Oct 3 2008, incorporating GISSA 2008.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION! 23 May
Due to demand, the Where 2.0 conference starting on our previous deadline
and a website glitch with the original cut-off date, we are pleased to
announce the EXTENSION of the deadline for Paper, Presentation and Poster
abstracts AND the deadline for Workshop proposals to the *** 23 MAY ***.
Go to http://www.foss4g2008.org and click on 'Call for Papers'.
You can also view the Call for Papers at:
and the Call for Workshop proposals at:
Thanks to those of you who have submitted so far. As of 14 May we already
have an exciting selection of Workshops and Labs (32), Academic Papers (50),
Presentations (85) and Posters (10). The previous Announcement gave you a
taste of the Workshops. As far as papers and presentations go, a small
sampling gives us ‘An Integrated Water Resource Decision Support System built
from OSS tools’, ‘Characterisation of tsunami affected areas using remote
sensing and GIS’, ‘Modus Operandi of a FOSS GIS project in India’,
‘Challenges in GIS education and training’, ‘Using Python and wxWidgets to
build custom GIS applications’, ‘Using KML and Google Earth to interact
with SA water resource data’, ‘Easing Transition to Open Source Geo-Spatial
Data Manipulation in GML’, ‘A Free GIS Book’, ‘Open-source based market
information systems - one option for Developing Nations’,’ A year of
full-speed FOSS- winning the hearts, minds, and business case’, ‘Senegalese
land register modernization through OpenSource software’, ‘BeeGis: digital
field mapping that just works’,’ The use of FOSS GIS in Integrated GIS in
Local Government in South Africa’,’ GIS in the Geography Curriculum: Teacher
Training’.’ Topology support in FOSS4G solutions’, ‘TerraLib as an Open
Source Platform for Public Health Applications’,’ Google Earth Powered by
MapGuide Open Source’,’ GDAL/OGR Project Status Report’ and this list goes
Remember: Early-bird registration now closes on 20th June and hotel
specials will be released soon after, so register soon!
Submit your abstract or proposal soon. Come and have a bash in Cape Town.
FOSS4G 2008 Conference Chair
PS: Please distribute this notice widely, blog about FOSS4G 2008, add a
banner to your website, add FOSS4G2008 to your website calendar...
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