[Conference-cee] Short report about FOSS4G-CEE 2012 with outlook to coming years

Jachym Cepicky jachym.cepicky at gmail.com
Thu May 24 13:38:29 PDT 2012

if anybody is interested, I'm sending here very short report about
FOSS4G-CEE & Geoinformatics in Prague 2012, which was organised this
week (and which is continuing with GRASS Code sprint right now). See
http://foss4g-cee.org for more details.

Number of registered participants: 120

CZ - 35
RO - 14
DE - 12
FR - 6
AT - 5
SK - 4
EE, HU, CH, PL, TU, USA - 3
IT, UK - 2
HR, NRW, NZ, Georgia, Ghana, Nigeria 1

Number of accepted papers cca 60
Number of accepted workshops: 6
Number of accepted tutorials: 5

However, relatively high number of presenters did not arrive (at least
one did announce it soon enough, but has slipped between my fingers,
sorry one more time) - luckily, present speakers were usually able to
prolong their presentations operatively.

On some tutorials, no attendees have come :-(

Social events formal and informal: nice!

Lessons learned:

* Double check presenters against list of registrations.
* Double check list of vegetarians and keep track of it
* Have more accepted presentations in the stack, for possible substitutions
* and others

List of photos: http://foss4g-cee.org/photos/

PDF version of presentations are being added to

Big thanks to the organisation team, general feedback was positive.

Big thanks to all participants: Without them, the conference would not

Future of FOSS4G-CEE:

It was agreed, that (unless there is no big obligation), FOSS4G-CEE 2013
will be organised by  Vasile Crăciunescu and his team at geo-spatial.org
in Bucharest, Romania. Their situation will be quite difficult thanks to
"global" FOSS4G organised "somewhere in Europe". But still, they have
clearly expressed their enthusiasm about organisation the event.

During the event, several participants from various countries (France,
Italy, Germany, Czech, Romania and others) have indicated their strong
demand for conference best described as "FOSS4G-Europe".

Having FOSS4G-NA in mind, and all the discussions about positives and
negatives of such proposals, we've had during last months, I do
personally support this idea: There is demand for more local oriented,
yet "big enough" events around the ellipsoid, let's talk about it
(better in some other thread, at conference_dev list). Such event should
happen during 2014, so we have about year for clarifying all possible


Jachym Cepicky
Help Service - Remote Sensing s.r.o.
jachym.cepicky at gmail.com | jachym at hsrs.cz
http://les-ejk.cz | http://bnhelp.cz

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