[OSGeo Africa] FOSS4G 2008 Call for paper and workshops extended!

Gavin Fleming GavinF at mintek.co.za
Thu May 15 02:57:20 EDT 2008

Come guys, let's have some more content from Africa!


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




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
<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
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 on.


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


Gavin Fleming 

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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