[Foss4g2008loc] RE: paper submissions & ALL other deadlines
dmudimbu at ledc.co.za
Mon May 12 11:30:12 EDT 2008
May I propose that we relook all the deadlines we had below and advise
accordingly on all the others that will change other than those already
indicated. Perhaps we can then be proactive and not wait for the
deadline to pass before we announce the extension or we try not to make
a final call and then have to recall and extend but rather just extend
on the announcement originally planned as final call... it may confuse
those who want to submit.
As you check the deadlines please advise on the new dates of
notification so that we have an accurate and updated announcement with
relevant deadlines. may I propose we have all our dates in order before
we make further announcements.
SUMMARY OF ALL IMPORTANT DATES FOR FOSS4G2008:
30 April 2008: Deadline for submission of proposals for workshops and
labs .... now extended to 23 May 2008
16 May 2008: Notification of acceptance of workshop/lab proposal .....
unknown... please advise if 6 June/11 June will be appropriate
12 May 2008: Deadline for submission of abstracts ..... proposal to
extend to 23 May
17 June 2008: Notification of acceptance of abstracts..... unknown,
please advise on new date ... 6 June/11 June??
18 August 2008: Deadline for submission of presentation / papers for
the proceedings .... will this remain???
1 September 2008:Deadline for submission of posters.... will this
Sponsors & Exhibitors: registration now open
Important dates for registrations:
Early bird registrations: closes June 15, 2008 .. in light of extended
workshop/lab, paper submission... program will be later so will this now
Online registration: closes September 15 2008 .... impact of above on
Late registration opens September 16 - September 29 2008 ..... if above
changes then new date ?????
On-site registration opens September 29 2008
Conference Dates September 29 - October 3 2008
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>>> GavinF at mintek.co.za 05/12/08 11:35 AM >>>
That's great news.
We do plan to extend workshop and paper submissions till 23rd May for
various reasons including the fact that Where 2.0 is on this week and
would have interfered with our current deadline.
I'll announce this and Graeme will set the website up to reflect this
tomorrow. Any objections or comments from the LOC by the end of today
By my count we need minimum 80 presentations to fill the programme so
want many more than that to select from. If we split some venues I
we can fit up to 120 presentations.
Inge and Serena please send me a short paragraph giving a feel for the
topics submitted so far that we can send out as a taster in the
announcement and post on the website.
From: Inge Netterberg [mailto:INetterberg at sahainternational.co.za]
Sent: 12 May 2008 11:18 AM
To: FOSS4G2008 local organising committee
Cc: Gavin Fleming; Serena Coetzee
Subject: paper submissions
At my count just now we have:
26 Academic submissions
34 General submissions
2 Poster submissions
I suspect we will extent the deadline as Gavin has already mentioned
it is much better than on Friday. I will monitor it again this
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