[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: FOSS4G 2007 Workshop Submission
Bart van den Eijnden (OSGIS)
bartvde at osgis.nl
Thu Mar 29 14:01:25 EDT 2007
If you make it two hour workshops you can have 18 instead of 12.
2 hours is more than enough IMHO.
Paul Ramsey schreef:
> I appreciate your frustration, and I know it is shared by many others,
> as only 12 of the 34 3-hour workshop submissions could be hosted. The
> criteria the workshop committee used in their evaluation are here:
> All the committee members ranked the submissions on those criteria and
> the rankings were averaged. Two workshops in the top 12 that were
> topic duplicates were removed and the next-lowest-ranked
> non-duplicates were moved up. It appears that being on the committee
> is no guarantee of satisfaction with the final result. The average of
> a bunch of lists people want is a list that no one is 100% happy with.
> On 28-Mar-07, at 10:36 PM, Jeroen Ticheler wrote:
>> Dear people,
>> Thank you for your information. I have to say I find that pretty
>> frustrating and annoying knowing that GeoNetwork opensource is one of
>> the incubator projects of OSGEO, the number of OSGEO projects is
>> (still) limited and FOSS4G is the OSGEO conference.
>> Participating with the project in OSGEO has multiple reasons, one of
>> them being that it provides opportunities to work on synergies and
>> work on marketing the OSGEO software stack. Now how does the intent
>> of OSGEOs mission fit with refusing a (single) workshop on one of its
>> projects. Maybe I miss something, but I'd assumed there was at least
>> some kind of a relation!?
>> Looking forward to some good feedback and discussion on this, also on
>> the OSGEO mailing list as I consider that discussion very relevant in
>> the further development of outreach strategies for ourselves and the
>> OSGEO foundation through conferences.
>> Core question:
>> "Should OSGEO projects have guaranteed workshop and presentation
>> space for at least one session?"
>> On Mar 28, 2007, at 5:58 PM, FOSS4G 2007 wrote:
>>> Dear Jeroen Ticheler,
>>> We regret to inform you that we will not be able to accept your Half
>>> workshop, "Using the GeoNetwork opensource Spatial Data Catalog",
>>> for the
>>> FOSS4G 2007 program. We had a very large number of submissions this
>>> year, and
>>> have been able to accept less than half of them
>>> We hope you will consider bringing some of your ideas to the
>>> conference in the
>>> form of a presentation. The Call for Presentations is currently
>>> open, and
>>> there is room for 120 presentations at the conference this year
>>> The FOSS4G 2007 Conference Committee
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Bart van den Eijnden
OSGIS, Open Source GIS
bartvde at osgis.nl
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