[OSM-talk] [OSGeo-Discuss] Call For papers Geospatial devroom @FOSDEM

Johan Van de Wauw johan.vandewauw at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 12:01:40 UTC 2014

*Please forward!*

*FOSDEM*[1] is a free open source event bringing together about 5000
developers in Brussels, Belgium. The goal is to provide open source
software developers and communities a place to meet at. The next edition
will take place the weekend 31/1 -> 1/2/2015. This year for the first time
there will be a *geospatial devroom* on Sunday 1/2/2015!

Geospatial technology becomes more and more part of mainstream IT. The idea
is to bring together people with different backgrounds to better explain
and understand the opportunities Geospatial can offer. This devroom will
host topics explaining the state of the art of geospatial technology, and
how it can be used amongst other projects.

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 puposes.
Typical topics that will be covered are:

   - Web and desktop GIS applications
   - Interoperable geospatial web services and specifications
   - Collection of data using sensors/drones/satellites
   - Open hardware for geospatial applications
   - Geo-analytic algorithms/libraries
   - Geospatial extensions for classical databases (indexes, operations)
   - Dedicated databases


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 the Pentabarf event planning tool at:


When submitting your talk in Pentabarf, make sure to select the 'Geospatial
devroom' as  'Track'. Please specify in the notes if you prefer for your
presentation a short timeslot (lightning talks ~10 minutes) or a long
timeslot (20 minutes presentation + discussion).

The DEADLINE for submissions is ***1st December 2014***

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with
the organisers of the devroom at osdem-geospatial at gisky.be!
Feel free to join us if you would like to help organising.

*Johan Van de Wauw*
*Margherita Di Leo*
*Astrid Emde*
*Anne Ghisla*
*Julien Fastré*
*Martin Hammitzsch*
*Andy Petrella *
*Dirk Frigne*
*Gael Musquet*

[1] http://www.fosdem.org

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