[postgis-users] FOSS4G 2008 - Call for Papers

Paul Ramsey pramsey at cleverelephant.ca
Fri May 9 09:31:00 PDT 2008

Hi guys, this just in from the 2008 conference committee: the call for
papers deadline approaches!


Free and Open Source Geospatial 2008, Cape Town, South Africa.
September 29 - Oct 3 2008.

Reminder: The paper / presentation submission deadline is this coming
Monday 12 May.
Go to http://www.foss4g2008.org and click on 'Call for Papers'.

Early-bird registration closes on 15th June, so register soon!

FOSS4G is renowned for its hands-on WORKSHOPS and LABS. 2008 is no
exception. The Workshop/labs track has been going well in terms of
submissions. We have (as of 9th May 2008) 26 interesting and relevant
submissions to choose from, ranging across a wide spectrum of GIS
topics. Desktop GIS (with spatial analysis and geovisualization to the
fore) is a common theme and there is a strong representation from the
broad Internet GIS field (web map servers, rich internet
applications/web clients, OGC web services). Themes also making an
appearance are geoportals, metadata, spatial ETL and the use of
spatial databases. There is also some focus on programming/scripting.
The emphasis is heavily on showing what is possible with FOSS4G
through practical "how-to's", getting software/services up and running
quickly and trying them out. Many of the workshops emphasise the
excellent Java-based tools and frameworks.

90 minute Labs are included in the core conference package. Register
for the full 5 day package and get to attend up to three 4 hour
workshops free!

Submit your abstract soon. Come and have a bash in Cape Town.

Gavin Fleming
FOSS4G 2008 Conference Chair

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