[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G 2013 Workshop selections

Steven Feldman shfeldman at gmail.com
Fri May 10 16:18:48 PDT 2013

@ Jeroen and other workshop proposers who were not selected

The workshop team have already apologised for a comms slip up which meant that we published the workshop selections without sending out the acceptance/rejection mails first. As the conference chair let me add my apology to theirs, we had intended to send out the mails before we pushed the button to publish the program, it was a case of left and right hands.

The team made their selections on the basis of the content in the abstracts, they spent a lot of time trying to select from approx 60 workshops, inevitably 40 odd were going to be disappointed. We also reviewed 230 plus presentations and had to say no to about 60. A dozen people spent 2 days in a face to face meeting working flat out to get to the program selection and then a whole load more work went into the tagging and publishing. It isn't realistic to expect us to explain in individual detail why we chose not to select each of 100 workshops and papers.

There are definitely lessons to be learnt from the workshop selection process and we will try to capture our thoughts on this in the wrap up.

I think we have got a fantastic program for the conference. I hope that, even though we could not incorporate every proposal submitted, you and the community will agree


FOSS4G 17-21 September 2013 in Nottingham

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