[OpenLayers-Dev] Fwd: [OSGeo-Discuss] CFP- First UK Conference on Open Source GIS, 22 June 2009, CGS, University of Nottingham

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From: Suchith Anand <Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 04:42
Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] CFP- First UK Conference on Open Source GIS,
22 June 2009, CGS, University of Nottingham
To: OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>


22 June 2009, Centre for Geospatial Science, University of Nottingham

Website: http://www.opensourcegis.org.uk

The Centre for Geospatial Science of University of Nottingham, Open
Source Geospatial Foundation (UK Chapter), ICA Working Group on Open
Source Geospatial Technologies, SOSoRNET and Open Knowledge Foundation
are organizing the First Open Source GIS UK Conference on 22nd June
(Monday), 2009 at the University of Nottingham.

The conference has very much international focus and holistic outlook
bringing together speakers and delegates from government, academic,
industry, software developers, open source communities, geospatial
researchers etc. High profile speakers from USA, Canada and all across
EU will be giving presentations and hands on workshops for the

The key aims of this conference are:

1. to hear presentations from government, academic, industry and policy
makers on open source geospatial technologies
2. to provide platform to network and develop ideas for future
collaborative work in open source GIS
3. to understand current developments in open source GIS

Contributions are invited but are not limited to the following topic

o  State of the Art developments in Open Source GIS
o  Open Source GIS in Education
o  Interoperability and standards - OGC, ISO/TC 211
o  Open Source GIS application use cases : Government, Participatory
GIS, Location based services, Health, Energy, Water, Climate change etc
o  Web processing services
o  Open architectures, open content
o  Case studies of open source implementations
o  Open Source GIS Internationalisation and Localisation
o  Using Open Source GIS with proprietary software
o  Transition to Open Source GIS
o  Open Source GIS business models
o  Open Source GIS implementation and deployment case studies
o  Sensor Web enablement
o  Hands-on workshops on using and developing open source GIS tools

Abstracts (max 500 words) can be submitted to
Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk before 15 March 2009. Abstracts will be
reviewed by the members of the program committee. There will be two
parallel sessions for the accepted presentations from our call for
papers in addition to the hands on workshops. Speakers of accepted
papers and workshop presenters will get complimentary conference
registration. The conference registration will be activated on March 15,
2009. In order to reserve your place, please register online.


o Abstracts Submission deadline: 15 February 2009
o Notification of acceptance: 15th March 2009
o Final papers delivered by: 15 May 2009
o OSGEO UK Live Software demo submission deadline: 30 April 2009
o Notification of acceptance: 15th May 2009


Tyler Mitchell (Executive Director, Open Source Geospatial Foundation)


OSGeo Software - James Reid (EDINA)
MapWindow - Dr Daniel Ames (Idaho State University)
Quantum GIS and GRASS -Jo Cook (Oxford Archaeology) and Jason Jorgenson
(University of Liverpool)

The workshop seats will be allocated on a first come first serve basis
as this is limited by the number of computers we have in the labs
arranged. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.


Open Source GIS UK 2009 aims to have a live software demo session for
the conference. We are looking for live software demonstrations of open
source technologies from interested people and organizations. They
should submit an abstract description of the Open source software demos
to Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk before 30 April 2009


Professor Mike Jackson
Dr Suchith Anand


Professor Thierry Badard (Universite Laval, Canada)
Professor Ari Jolma (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)
Professor Georg Gartner (Vienna University of Technology)
Professor Mike Peterson (University of Omaha, USA)
Professor Charlie Schweik (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA)
Professor Hans-Jorg Stark (University of Applied Sciences Switzerland)
Dr Richard Kingston (University of Manchester, UK)
Dr Jerry Swan (University of Nottingham, UK)
Dr James Goulding (University of Nottingham,UK)
Dr David Ames (Idaho State University, USA)
Dr Muki Hakley (UCL, UK)
Dr J Mark Ware (University of Glamorgan, UK)
Dr Didier Leibovici (University of Nottingham, UK)
Dr James Philip (University of Newcastle, UK)
Dr Will McClintock (University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Dr Nicolas Gold (Kings College London, UK)
Mr Glen Hart (Ordnance Survey, UK)
Ms Jo Walsh (Open Knowledge Foundation)
Mr George Percival (Open Geospatial Consortium)
Mrs Stella Fuller (University of Nottingham, UK)
Mr Jordan Hatcher (ipVA, UK)
Mr Barry Rowlingson (University of Lancaster, UK)
Mr Theodor Foerster (ITC, Netherlands)
Mr Mike Saunt (Astun Technology Ltd, UK)
Mr Jonathan Gray (Open Knowledge Foundation)
Mr James Reid (EDINA, UK)
Ms Joanne Cook (Oxford Archaeology, UK)
Mr Chris Higgins (EDINA, UK)
Mr Simon Abele (University of Newcastle, UK)

We look forward to welcoming you to Nottingham for an interesting
conference and discussions in this exciting and rapidly developing
research theme. Please contact me for any information required.

Best wishes,

Suchith Anand

Dr Suchith Anand
Centre for Geospatial Science
Sir Clive Granger Building
University of Nottingham
Tel: (0)115 846 8408
url: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cgs/cgs_suchith_anand.html

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