[FOSDEM] CfP - FOSDEM Geospatial devroom @FOSDEM 2017

Johan Van de Wauw johan.vandewauw at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 21:23:09 CET 2016

Hi all,

We have decided to extend the deadline for the geospatial devroom a little.
We will close submissions on Monday 12/12.
Below you can find the full call for contributions.

Kind Regards,

On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 8:58 PM, Johan Van de Wauw
<johan.vandewauw at gmail.com> wrote:
> Please forward!
> FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event bringing together about 5000
> developers in Brussels, Belgium. The goal is to provide open source
> software developers and communities a place to meet and share
> thoughts. The participation is free of charge, although donations are
> welcome. The next edition will take place on 4 - 5 February 2017. For
> the third (!) time there will be a Geospatial devroom and will be
> happening on Sunday 5/2/2017!
> Geospatial technologies and mapping used to be specialist work, but
> nowadays location and maps are becoming part of many
> projects/applications, which usually use only a small subset of the
> possibilities the data and software offer.
> The geospatial devroom is the place to talk about open, geo-related
> data and software and their ecosystem. This includes standards and
> tools, e.g. for spatial databases, and online mapping, geospatial
> services, used for collecting, storing, delivering, analysing, and
> visualizing purposes.
> We welcome submissions about:
> * Web and desktop GIS applications;
> * Collaborative editing / versioning of geodata and metadata;
> * Interoperable geospatial web services and specifications;
> * Collection of data using sensors / UAVs / satellites;
> * Geo-analytic algorithms / libraries;
> * Geospatial extensions for classical databases (indexes, operations)
> and dedicated databases;
> * Big geodata, scalable GIS applications;
> * Volunteered Geographic information - Crowdsourced geodata.
> Are you thrilled to present your work to other open source developers?
> Would you like to run a discussion? Any other ideas? Please submit
> your proposal at:
>  https://fosdem.org/submit
> Make sure to select the 'Geospatial devroom' as 'Track'. If you have
> an account from previous years, you should be using the same.
> Please specify in the notes if you prefer for your presentation either
> a short timeslot (lightning talks ~10 minutes) or a long timeslot (20
> minutes presentation + discussion). However, note that time slots are
> indicative and will be assigned according to the timing of the
> session.
> The DEADLINE for submissions is Thursday **1st December 2016**.
> Notification of acceptance will be sent to the Authors by 11/12/2016
> at the latest.
> Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch
> with the organisers of the devroom at fosdem-geospatial at gisky.be!
> Want to know what FOSDEM geospatial is like? Check out the videos and
> the presentations of our previous two editions: [1,2]
> The organizers
> Johan Van de Wauw
> Margherita Di Leo
> Anne Ghisla
> Martin Hammitzsch
> [1] https://archive.fosdem.org/2015/schedule/track/geospatial/
> [2] https://archive.fosdem.org/2016/schedule/track/geospatial/

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