[geos-devel] FOSS4G 2010 Call for Papers

Paul Ramsey pramsey at cleverelephant.ca
Mon Feb 1 17:08:44 EST 2010

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

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
* 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

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

== 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

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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