Sydney, Australia. 25 May 2009.
The Academic community and FOSS4G organising committee are pleased to add an academic track to the FOSS4G conference, and remind interested presenters that there are only two weeks left for FOSS4G abstract submissions! Abstract submission closes 8 June 2009. (Note the deadline has been extended a week.) [http://2009.foss4g.org/presentations/ http://2009.foss4g.org/presentations/].
The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference (FOSS4G), is being held in Sydney, Australia October 20-23. [http://2009.foss4g.org http://2009.foss4g.org].
The academic track will act as an inventory of current research topics and promote cooperative research between OSGeo developers and the academia. The academic track is the right forum to highlight the most important research challenges and trends in the domain, and let them became the basis for an informal OSGeo research agenda. It will foster interdisciplinary discussions in all aspects of the geospatial and free and open source domains. It aims to promote networking between participants, initiate and favour discussions regarding cutting-edge technologies in the field, exchange research ideas and promote international collaboration.
All submissions to the academic track must be original unpublished work written in English that is currently not under review elsewhere. The submitted papers will be thoroughly reviewed by two to three members of the international scientific committee and refereed for their quality, originality and relevance. For further information, please read the full call for research papers. [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Call4papers http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Call4papers].
== Submit your Abstracts now ==
Only two weeks to submit your abstracts and secure your presentation slot. Presentations are open to all and comprises 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. We are keen to hear about your experiences, both technical and non technical. While the technology is a key part of the conference, in 2009 we are very keen to have a good selection of case studies and business case type presentations.
== Workshops and tutorials announced ==
Workshops and tutorials have been finalised and descriptions are now online at:
== Stay Informed ==
Join the FOSS4G [http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/foss4g2009-announce announcement email list] or our [http://twitter.com/FOSS4G twitter feed].
== Media Sponsors ==
* Position Magazine: http://www.positionmag.com.au/
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* Geoconnexions Magazine: http://www.geoconnexion.com/
* Directions Magazine: http://directionsmag.com/
* GIS Development: http://gisdevelopment.net/
* Baliz Media: http://www.BALIZ-MEDIA.com/
For more details about this press contact us [http://2009.foss4g.org/contacts/ http://2009.foss4g.org/contacts/]
Cameron Shorter, Chair of the FOSS4G Organising Committee and Geospatial Systems Architect at LISAsoft
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