[Ottawa_users] FOSS4G 2009 in Sydney

Scott W Mitchell Scott_Mitchell at carleton.ca
Mon Jul 27 17:39:15 EDT 2009

The program for the upcoming FOSS4G conference in Australia is coming  
along nicely.  I'm looking forward to going (all except the long  
flight).  Here's a recent press release, in case you haven't already  
seen it:

FOSS4G Abstracts announced + Early Bird registration looming
Sydney, Australia. 20 July 2009. http://2009.foss4g.org

Abstracts Announced

A comprehensive list of presentations has been announced for the  
international Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference,  
in Sydney, Australia, 20-23 October 2009.
Abstracts presented by the world's best Developers, Policy Makers,  
Sponsors and Geospatial Professionals include the latest geospatial  
applications, standards, government programs, business processes and  
case studies.
Topics include mobile platforms, location based applications, crowd  
sourcing, cloud computing, development, spatial standards, integration  
of cross-agency data, Spatial Data Infrastructures, Sensor Webs, Web  
Processing Services, Integration of Open Source and Proprietary  
Software and more.
For the full list of quality abstracts, view: http://2009.foss4g.org/presentations/

Community participation in the abstract selection was impressive, with  
over 150 community members selecting 85 general track abstracts from  
the 183 submitted and a further 12 academic abstracts selected by 52  
academic peers.

Early Bird Registration
After getting inspired from the breadth of abstracts, be sure to  
register for the FOSS4G conference. Early Bird registration closes in  
just over two weeks, on 7 August, 2009.http://2009.foss4g.org/registration/

Upcoming milestones
	• 7 Aug 2009, Early bird registration deadline
	• 14 Sep 2009, Completed program available
	• 20 Oct 2009, FOSS4G Workshop
	• 21-23 Oct 2009, FOSS4G Presentations and Tutorials
	• 24 Oct 2009, FOSS4G Code Sprint

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 information or to keep informed from the FOSS4G Organising  
Committee, join our email list or twitter feed at: http://2009.foss4g.org/contacts/
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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