The Draft FOSS4G’13 Programme is released!
The FOSS4G community has spoken! The open voting process (http://2013.foss4g.org/press-release-10th-april-2013/) closed with a record response of people sifting and reporting on their favourite submissions from a selection of over 320 abstracts. It clearly wasn’t always an easy choice, and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) had a challenge to distil the responses down into an eight stream programme: that still leaves just over 200 papers, presentations, and workshops for the FOSS4G’13 delegate to choose from! There really is something for everyone here – and lots of it, from ‘deep dives’ to ‘guided introduction tours’ of all the major applications, case studies, applications and just some plain odd-ball stuff!
To make the process of navigating the agenda as simple as possible a tagged programme for the presentations is available at http://2013.foss4g.org/provisional/, while the workshops can be viewed at http://2013.foss4g.org/provisional/workshops/. The final programme will be announced on Monday 17th June. For any number of reasons we may have to accommodate author changes, making the programme provisional up until that point. The LOC would really like to give a huge shout out to all those people who contributed abstracts and proposals – we’re hugely grateful. And a big congratulations to all those whose submissions were successful! Now all that remains is for you to register. The Early Bird discount closes on May 31st. To sign up simply visit: http://2013.foss4g.org/registration/.
Notes to the Editor:
About FOSS4G (2013.foss4g.org): FOSS4G is the global conference for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial, hosted by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and organised by a Local Organising Committee. FOSS4G will be held in the United Kingdom for the first time in 2013, at the East Midlands Conference Centre (http://www.nottinghamconferences.co.uk/emcc/) in Nottingham, from 17th to 21st September. FOSS4G 2013 will follow on from the Association for Geospatial Information (www.agi.org.uk) annual GeoCommunity event held in the same venue. These two conferences form a part of the geospatial focused events happening across the UK in September (www.maptember.org).
About OSGeo (www.osgeo.org): The Open Source Geospatial Foundation, or OSGeo, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of open source geospatial software, and promote its widespread use. The foundation provides financial, organizational and legal support to the broader open source geospatial community. It also serves as an independent legal entity to which community members can contribute code, funding and other resources, secure in the knowledge that their contributions will be maintained for public benefit. OSGeo also serves as an outreach and advocacy organization for the open source geospatial community, and provides a common forum and shared infrastructure for improving cross-project collaboration. The foundation’s projects are all freely available and useable under an OSI-certified open source license http://www.opensource.org/licenses/.
Media Sponsorship: FOSS4G would welcome the support and encouragement of media sponsors. Full details are available at http://2013.foss4g.org/media-sponsorship-package/.
Logo: The FOSS4G logo can be downloaded from: http://2013.foss4g.org/Style/.