[postgis-users] FOSS4G 2009 - Call for Abstracts

Paul Ramsey pramsey at cleverelephant.ca
Mon Mar 9 06:05:33 PDT 2009

It's time to submit papers for FOSS4G 2009, folks! Put your thinking caps on!


The Organising Committee would like to welcome all interested
participants to submit abstracts for presentations for the Free and
Open Source Software for Geospatial conference (FOSS4G), being held in
Sydney, Australia October 20-23. FOSS4G offers participants an
opportunity to learn from and share your knowledge, experience and
ideas with a group of like minded individuals representing a wide
array of industries, governments, technologies and nationalities.

Presentations are open to all those interested and will comprise 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. The committee is looking for a mixture of
technical and non-technical presentations.

In deference to the conference theme of “User Driven,” topics of
particular interest are:
* Case Studies: Share your experiences implementing and using open
source geospatial. What problems were you attempting to solve? How
successful were you and at what cost? What can others learn from your
* Business Case: Have you had to sell the Open Source concept within
your organisation? How did you present the concept to management? How
did you present the cost/benefit scenarios and build the business
case? What hurdles did you encounter and how did you surmount them?
* Collaboration: Have you faced the trials of collaboration between
organisations, remote offices or team members scattered to the far
corners of the globe? What steps have you taken to improve the
efficiency of your collaboration: open or de facto standards,
decentralised data collection, or the myriad of solutions that only
you could describe?
* Security: Securing you data while ensuring ease of access to those
select few within your inner circle can be a daunting task. Share you
successes, and your failures, with others facing their own security
* Developments: Have you created a shiny new widget that is about to
change the world? Or has your time-honoured project finally completed
a much requested feature or two? Bring us up to date with the new
developments in your open source geospatial software products with all
the latest buzz: what does it do, how are people using it and what is
in store for the next year.

For more information, visit the FOSS4G site at

The deadline for presentation submissions is June 1st 2009. See you in Sydney.

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