FOSS4G 2014 Call for Presentations
FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) is pleased to invite proposals for presentations for its 2014 conference to be held in Portland, Oregon, USA (September 8th – 12th). FOSS4G is the annual global gathering for those both currently or potentially working with open source geospatial software. It brings together a mix of developers, users, decision makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation for five days of workshops, presentations, and discussions.
Presentations may cover any aspect of the development and use of open source geospatial software — some suggestions are given below. Presentations will be allotted 25 minutes. Longer slots may be made available to outstanding submissions.
The conference program will run in parallel tracks over three days. The presentation proposals received will be judged by the program committee and the FOSS4G community as a whole. From this, the committee will create a program with structured tracks, designed to provide guidance on content to new and previous attendees.
Submissions can be made at https://2014.foss4g.org/submit-presentation/
Please note: there is a separate call for submissions of full papers for peer-review and academic publication in our Academic Presentation process (see the Academic Track CFP page: https://2014.foss4g.org/academic-track-cfp/).
Topics of Interest
FOSS4G will, as always, be the premier showcase event for new applications, projects, case studies, business perspectives and training for free and open source geospatial software.
In addition to catering to the existing FOSS4G community, attendance is being encouraged from anyone considering using open source and geospatial software for the first time. The organizing committee is therefore keen to receive content which supports new users.
Proposals are invited on any FOSS4G-related subject. However the following list may help to provide some guidance on areas likely to be of interest to attendees:
Case Studies: Relate your experiences
Benchmarks: Comparisons between packages
Business Cases: building the economic case
Visualization: effective presentation of information.
Disaster Response: software, case studies, outcomes
Development: new development in projects
Hacks and Mashes: novel solutions to all our problems
Collaboration: data collection, data sharing, and open standards,
New data: handling new data models and formats (e.g. 3D, temporal and “big data”)
Significant dates to note for various submissions are as follows. Please see the full calendar for other important dates.