[Foss4g2008loc] FOSS4G2008 Call for Workshops and Labs - Deadline 30 April 2008

Daina Mudimbu dmudimbu at ledc.co.za
Wed Apr 23 09:35:37 EDT 2008

The deadline for submission of workshop proposals for the FOSS4G2008
(Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) conference is a week
away! If you are considering submitting a workshop/lab proposal, for the
2008 conference, which is being held September 29 - October 3 in Cape
Town, South Africa, then  please make your submission before or on 30
April 2008. 

All workshop/lab submissions are welcome and no restrictions are placed
on topics for workshops, but we expect interest to be high for workshops

Practical Introduction to ________________ 
Exposure to a Software Stack 
Fitting FOSS4G into the enterprise 
Using FOSS4G to solve __________________ 
In addition, FOSS4G plays strongly in emerging spaces, so
Workshops/Labs with NeoGeography-like themes, or on new directions, will
be welcome and are likely to be fresh topics for many attendees. 

Workshops and Labs are hands-on events, with participants seated in
front of computers and able to follow along with the instructor, working
directly with the software and applications under discussion. There will
be two computer labs with close to 50 computers each, with two people
per computer. So your audience will be close to 100. Depending on your
input we are still flexible about operating systems and other choices,
so whatever your idea, submit a proposal. 

For further details about the workshop/lab submission process please
visit the Call for Papers page on our website to receive instructions
for submitting a Workshops/Lab proposal:

The deadline for Workshop/Lab proposals submission is 30 April, 2008.
You will hear whether your proposal has been accepted by 16 May, after
which you will be required to register for the conference to confirm
your attendance, as well as subscribe to the conference workshops
mailing list
(http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/conference-workshops), which
will be the forum for discussing your Workshop/Lab development,
progress, and logistics with the Workshop Committee, members of the
OSGeo community, and fellow Instructors. 


30 April 2008: Deadline for submission of proposals for workshops and
16 May 2008: Notification of acceptance of workshop/lab proposal 

12 May 2008: Deadline for submission of abstracts 
17 June 2008: Notification of acceptance of abstracts
18 August 2008: Deadline for submission of presentation / papers for
the proceedings
1 September 2008:Deadline for submission of posters

Sponsors & Exhibitors: registration now open

Important dates for registrations: 
Early bird registrations: closes June 15, 2008
Online registration: closes September 15 2008
Late registration opens September 16 - September 29 2008
On-site registration opens September 29 2008 

Conference Dates September 29 - October 3 2008

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