[OSGeo-Announce] FOSS4G 2011 Call for Workshops/Tutorials

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) tmitchell at osgeo.org
Sat Jan 15 13:16:56 EST 2011

Denver, CO, USA. 15 January 2011. 

The Free and Open Source Software for
Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference is pleased to announce the Call for
Workshops and Tutorials for the 2011 conference, being held September 12
- 16, 2011, in Denver, CO, USA. 

FOSS4G is the premier international
conference focused on open source geospatial software. Users and
developers are encouraged to present their latest projects and software
to demonstrate the power of open source geospatial solutions through a
series of workshop sessions and tutorial presentations. Sessions may
cover systems that are solely open source, or a combination of open and
closed source solutions.


Workshops are 3 hour hands-on experiences with participants following
along with the instructor, working directly with the application under
discussion. All workshop rooms will be equipped a projector, and with
computers for participants to use. Instructors will need to discuss
pre-installation requirements with the Conference Organizing Committee
if required.

Workshops are expected to require considerable effort to create, with
past experience showing that three days of preparation per hour of
presentation are required to produce a high quality workshop.
Additionally you will be expected to develop material for attendees to
take home with them, such as handouts, workbook, CD-ROMs, etc. Due to
the effort involved in producing and presenting a workshop, instructors
will receive a single complimentary registration to the conference for
delivering a workshop.


Tutorials are 90 minute sessions during the regular presentations
portion of the conference. Tutorial rooms will not be equipped with
computers. However, presenters may make use of delegate laptops and the
FOSS4G LiveDVD. Preference will be given to hands-on tutorials. Any
hands-on aspects to a tutorial will be the responsibility of the
presenter and needs to be described in the tutorial description.
Presenters making use of the LiveDVD will be expected to contribute to
testing pre-releases to ensure material and software is properly
installed. To discuss your requirements for LiveDVD, please contact the
LiveDVD community: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc#Contact_Us

Topics of Interest

All submissions will be considered, but particular interest will be
shown in the following topics:

   * Practical Introductions to FOSS4G software
   * Interoperability / Spatial Data Infrastructure
   * Integration between open and closed source solutions
   * Free and open geospatial data
   * Performance tuning

Application form

Follow this link to submit your proposals:

 Please add a 300 word abstract, in
plain text format (pasting a text with style markup could make the
process fail). The deadline for workshop / tutorial submissions is
January 30.


All workshop and tutorial applicants are encouraged to use the workshop
mailing list to ask questions to the workshop committee:

General FOSS4G 2011 questions and discussion should occur on the main
conference mailing list: http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/foss4g2011

Thank you.

-Workshop Committee 2011

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