[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G 2013 Nottingham Update

Massimiliano Cannata massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch
Thu May 9 21:54:53 PDT 2013

Dear Barry,
first of all thanks for the hard work of selecting workshops for foss4g 2013

I would have appreciate a acceptance/rejection message with motivation for
workshop that has not been selected..
So that next time the proposal could be improved..

Do you think my wish could be addressed?


On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 2:03 PM, Barry Rowlingson <
b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk> wrote:

> I hope none of you on this list have missed any of the big news about
> FOSS4G2013 - we're trying to ramp up the publicity and if its not
> getting through to OSGeo-discuss list followers then we're probably
> not getting through to enough people outside it! Catch it all by
> following @foss4g and RT the good stuff.
> So, two weeks ago we had our second face-to-face meeting in
> Nottingham. The main agenda was selecting the programme from the
> proposals we had. The process for doing this was essentially to take
> the top 100 ranked community-rated proposals and then see which of the
> highly committee-rated proposals had been left out. They were
> considered and then we did another round of seeing which high
> community-rated proposals were still left out. After consideration of
> multiple similar papers from multiple authors and organisations we
> were left with a program which largely reflects "the will of the
> people" via the community vote. Massive thanks to Jeff McKenna for the
> community vote system. Full details of the selection process will be
> (maybe already has been) published on the OSGeo wiki.
> The selected proposals were tagged and published:
> http://2013.foss4g.org/provisional/
> The Programme Team is now working hard on arranging all these talks
> and other activities into a draft timetable. We anticipate some loss
> due to cancellations but there should still be plenty of things to do.
> The Workshop subcommittee also revealed their selected Workshops for
> the pre-conference session, which will now run to two days. Beginner
> workshops will run mainly on the first day to allow  AGI GeoComm
> conference attendees to see the delights of Open Source options. The
> provisional workshops are listed here:
> http://2013.foss4g.org/provisional/workshops.html
> Now that people mostly know what they will be getting for their money,
> we expect registrations to rise significantly. Early bird registration
> is open until the end of the month.
> We announced our second diamond sponsor, The Met Office - The UK's
> National Weather Service. They will be hosting the Hackathon on the
> 17th/18th September.
> The debate about what stuff to throw at delegates on arrival
> continues. Its unlikely there will be conference bags, so bring
> something to carry things in.
>  We will be sorting out t-shirt designs, possibly by competition, shortly.
> We've also now appointed a volunteer Volunteer Coordinator, Abi Page,
> who will be helping organise the horde of dedicated volunteers crucial
> to the success of the event.
> The academic bursary programme was announced:
> http://2013.foss4g.org/registration/academic-bursaries/
> which gives exceptional students and early-career researchers
> subsidised conference attendance, provided by EDINA's generous
> sponsorship. There are a limited number of these bursaries, so please
> encourage applications from your best and brightest students. Details
> and eligibility are on the web site.
> As usual the committee has its regular fortnightly meetings and
> continues to see a fantastic FOSS4G conference appearing over the
> horizon!
> Barry
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*Massimiliano Cannata*

Professore SUPSI in ingegneria Geomatica

Responsabile settore Geomatica

Istituto scienze della Terra

Dipartimento ambiente costruzione e design

Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana

Campus Trevano, CH - 6952 Canobbio

Tel. +41 (0)58 666 62 14****

Fax +41 (0)58 666 62 09****

massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch

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