[Foss4g2008loc] Extend deadline for Workshop/Lab submissions

burnie nawn jbnawn at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 29 04:16:37 EDT 2008

I agree with the following:
1. We must move the deadline by at least 1 week (Closing date 11 May 2008)
2. It is very difficult to navigate the conference system in place, especially when not used to hacking and cracking. 
3. We tried uploading the template on the WIKI as well, without success. The WIKI also only support PDF uploads.
We have invited all proposals submitted thus far to complete the submission template and to provide the workshop committee with the required information to make a decision. Under track policies (http://conference.osgeo.org/index.php/foss4g/2008/schedConf/trackPolicies) the templates are available in all 3 formats for people to be able to submit.
In conclusion - can we get approval from the LOC to move the deadline date for workshop and lab submissions? If approved can we send out another bulk mail informing the community?
Regards,Burnie Nawn  0837785352

> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 08:50:57 -0700> From: davep at confluence.org> To: foss4g2008loc at lists.osgeo.org> Subject: [Foss4g2008loc] Extend deadline for Workshop/Lab submissions> > With the deadline for Workshop/Lab submissions> being 2 days away, and today being a holiday> in South Africa, and the conference website> apparently not being setup properly to accept> Workshop/Lab submissions[1], I'd suggest the> deadline be extended.> > [1]> First, it's FAR too difficult for people to> know what to do to submit a Workshop/Lab.> There should be a clear "list of deadlines"> on the main page.> There should be clear links to take people> directly to their 'area of interest' - for> example, it must say "Workshop and Lab",> not use any 'conference website related'> terminology (such as "Call for Papers",> "Proposal Submission").> The templates should be publicly available> (e.g. both wiki and conference website).> I'd argue that submissions should be accepted> by email, but I think it's maybe too late for> that process to be setup?> The current conference website doesn't work> properly when you do try as an Author to> submit a "Workshops and Labs" Track, because> there is no opportunity to do anything with> any 'template'.> Also, the website needs to allow Authors to> delete their own submissions, or at the> very least flag them for deletion (e.g. if> they change their minds, make a mistake, etc.).> > -- > Dave Patton> CIS Canadian Information Systems> Victoria, B.C.> > Degree Confluence Project:> Canadian Coordinator> Technical Coordinator> http://www.confluence.org/> > OSGeo FOSS4G2007 conference:> Workshop Committee Chair> Conference Committee member> http://www.foss4g2007.org/> > Personal website:> Maps, GPS, etc.> http://members.shaw.ca/davepatton/> _______________________________________________> FOSS4G2008LOC mailing list> FOSS4G2008LOC at lists.osgeo.org> http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/foss4g2008loc
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