[Belgium] Reminder: Call for papers Geospatial devroom @ FOSDEM - deadline extended to 7 december

Johan Van de Wauw johan.vandewauw at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 23:56:39 PST 2015

Please forward!

FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event bringing together about 5000
developers in Brussels, Belgium. The goal is to provide open source
software developers and communities a place to meet and share
thoughts. The participation is free of charge, although donations are
welcome. The next edition will take place the last weekend ofJanuary
30 - 31 2016. This year for the second time there will be a Geospatial
devroomon Sunday 31/1/2016, organised by members of the OSGeo,
Locationtech and OpenStreetMap communities.

Geospatial technology is becoming rapidly mainstream. The idea
underpinning the geospatial devroom is bringing together developers
with different backgrounds to disclosethe opportunities offered by
cutting-edge open source geospatial technologies. Due to the success
of last years devroom, a Belgium local chapter of OSGeo, OSGeo.be was
founded, and is now taking part of the organisation of the devroom as
driving community.

The Geospatial devroom is the place to talk about the state of the art
of open, geo-related data, free and open source geospatial software
and its ecosystem. This includes standards and tools, e.g. spatial
databases, online mapping tools, geospatial services, used for
collecting, storing, delivering, analysing, and visualizing geodata.
We welcome submissions about:

* Web and desktop GIS applications
* Interoperable geospatial web services and specifications
* Collection of data using sensors/drones/satellites
* Open hardware for geospatial applications
* Geo-analytic algorithms/libraries
* Geospatial extensions for classical databases (indexes, operations)
and dedicated databases
* Collaborative editing/versioning of geodata
* Big geodata, scalable GIS applications
* Volunteered Geograpic information - Crowdsourced data


Are you thrilled to present your work to other open source developers?
Would you like to run a discussion? Any other ideas? Please submit
your proposal using the Pentabarf event planning tool at:


Make sure to select the 'Geospatial devroom' as  'Track'. Please,
specify in the notes if you prefer for your presentation either a
short timeslot (lightning talks ~10 minutes) or along timeslot (20
minutes presentation + discussion). However, note that time slots are
indicative and will be assigned according to the needs of the session.

As reminders were send out quite late, The DEADLINE for submissions
has been extended to **Monday 7 December 2015**.
Notification of acceptance will be sent to the Authors by Friday
11/12/2015 at the latest.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch
with the organisers of the devroom at fosdem-geospatial at gisky.be!

Johan Van de Wauw
Margherita Di Leo
Astrid Emde
Anne Ghisla
Martin Hammitzsch
Andy Petrella
Dirk Frigne
Olivier Courtin
Thomas Gratier

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