[OSGeo-Discuss] PAPERS OF FOSS4G 2009

Tyler Mitchell tmitchell.osgeo at shaw.ca
Mon Sep 20 11:30:05 PDT 2010

Hi Massimiliano,
You can blame me and my summer email inbox.  Thierry had been working hard on lining up a suitable journal but had some troubles.  So he asked me, back in July!, if the OSGeo Journal may be able to publish the proceedings and I failed to get back to him about it after he gave me details of what was needed.  So he's been waiting on me :)

Like any of our volunteer run projects we can't always guarantee publication timing but aiming for the end of the year should be reasonable.  

I believe this is a great use for the OSGeo Journal and the content would be incredible to see coordinated into our own publication.  My next step is to discuss this with our editorial team for the journal and ensure that I'm not the only bottleneck.

Hope this answers your question and my apologies for dropping the ball on this.  I appreciate the reminder!


----- Original Message -----
From: Massimiliano Cannata <massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch>
Date: Monday, September 20, 2010 7:53 am
Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] PAPERS OF FOSS4G 2009
To: discuss at lists.osgeo.org, edu_discuss at lists.osgeo.org

> Dear OSGeo community,
> I'm writing this mail to aknowledge the OSGeo community about a 
> very 
> negative situation that happened.
> As you may know, in Sydney, the selection process for the 
> Accademic 
> Track session was based on the paper review by a scientific committee.
> The web site, promoted that the selected papers were going to be 
> published by a reputed journal. For this reason several persons 
> (at 
> least myself) submitted their works and could afford the costs 
> of the 
> conference (my director approved the cost saying, "well if you 
> will have 
> a publication is ok..").
> After more then one year, Thierry Badard, the person that take 
> in charge 
> the task to find the editor for the papers do not produced 
> anything. He 
> only send two mails in one year writing that He will come out 
> with news 
> very soon!! (still waiting).
> I think that this is not positive for the FOSS4G conference and 
> the 
> accademic community that work with OSGeo project.
> But, apart of this acknowledge, with this e-mail I formally ask 
> that my 
> paper is retired from any future pubblication, so that I can try 
> on 
> myself to submit this paper to another journal.
> I just would like to remind that writing paper is time expensive 
> and 
> that young scientists needs publication and counted on these 
> too, and 
> that if someone is not able to perform a task should simply not 
> take in 
> charge the responsibility.
> Regards,
> Massimiliano
> -- 
> Dr. Eng. Massimiliano Cannata
> Responsabile Area Geomatica
> Istituto Scienze della Terra
> Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana
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