[geos-devel] FOSS4G 2009 : Abstract Submission Deadline

Paul Ramsey pramsey at cleverelephant.ca
Mon May 25 13:53:29 EDT 2009

All, the deadline for submitting talks to FOSS4G is approaching
rapidly! The call closes on June 8.


Note that in addition to the general tracks, they have added an
academic track, for those of you who need refereed papers in your
professional resume.

Transmission follows:


=== Two weeks till abstracts due, workshops announced ===

Sydney, Australia. 25 May 2009.

The Academic community and FOSS4G organising committee are pleased to
add an academic track to the FOSS4G conference, and remind interested
presenters that there are only two weeks left for FOSS4G abstract
submissions! Abstract submission closes 8 June 2009. (Note the
deadline has been extended a week.)

The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference (FOSS4G),
is being held in Sydney, Australia October 20-23.

The academic track will act as an inventory of current research topics
and promote cooperative research between OSGeo developers and the
academia. The academic track is the right forum to highlight the most
important research challenges and trends in the domain, and let them
became the basis for an informal OSGeo research agenda. It will foster
interdisciplinary discussions in all aspects of the geospatial and
free and open source domains. It aims to promote networking between
participants, initiate and favour discussions regarding cutting-edge
technologies in the field, exchange research ideas and promote
international collaboration.

All submissions to the academic track must be original unpublished
work written in English that is currently not under review elsewhere.
The submitted papers will be thoroughly reviewed by two to three
members of the international scientific committee and refereed for
their quality, originality and relevance. For further information,
please read the full call for research papers.

=== Submit your Abstracts now ===

Only two weeks to submit your abstracts and secure your presentation
slot. Presentations are open to all and comprises a 30 minute slot
which includes hand-over, introductions and 5 minutes for questions.
Presentations will be selected which have a strong "Open Geospatial"
theme to them. We are keen to hear about your experiences, both
technical and non technical. While the technology is a key part of the
conference, in 2009 we are very keen to have a good selection of case
studies and business case type presentations.
Workshops and tutorials announced

Workshops and tutorials have been finalised and descriptions are now online at:

* http://2009.foss4g.org/workshops/
* http://2009.foss4g.org/tutorials/

Join the FOSS4G announcement email list:
http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/foss4g2009-announce or our
twitter feed. http://2009.foss4g.org/contacts/

=== Media Sponsors ===

* Position Magazine: http://www.positionmag.com.au/
* Asian Surveying and Mapping Newsletter: http://www.asmmag.com
* Geoconnexions Magazine: http://www.geoconnexion.com/
* Directions Magazine: http://directionsmag.com/
* GIS Development: http://gisdevelopment.net/
* Baliz Media: http://www.BALIZ-MEDIA.com/

More details at: http://2009.foss4g.org/contacts/
or contact:

Cameron Shorter, Chair of the FOSS4G Organising Committee and
Geospatial Systems Architect at LISAsoft
tel +61-2-8570-5050
c a m e r o n . s h o r t e r @ l i s a s o f t . c o m

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