[OSM-talk] FOSDEM 2019: Geospatial Devroom - Call for Participation

Ilya Zverev ilya at zverev.info
Mon Nov 19 13:51:41 UTC 2018


Hi folks,

Let me remind you that there is an annual open-source conference in Brussels, FOSDEM, which is the largest and most fun of all. Thousands of OS enthusiasts road around a dozen buildings in ULB, share their passion and enjoy waffles and coffee. People come from many countries, mostly Europe though.

As always, there will be a Geospatial devroom. I have made talks there since 2016, and plan to submit one for the next year. I invite you to come to Brussels and join me in celebrating open source, drinking various liquids and discussing all things geospatial. Submit a presentation and book a ticket!

Conference website: https://fosdem.org/2019/
Geospatial devroom announcement: https://lists.fosdem.org/pipermail/fosdem/2018q4/002793.html

Below is a copy of the most of the announcement:

FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event bringing together about 8000 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 2 - 3 February 2019. For the fifth time there will be a Geospatial devroom and it will be happening on Sunday *3/2/2019* from 9.00-17.00!

Geospatial technologies and mapping used to be specialist work, but nowadays location (awareness) and maps are becoming part of many products/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-/spatial related data and software and their community and 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 geospatial data processing, distributed and scalable GIS applications in the Cloud;

* Geospatial information and Smart Cities, IoT and Automotive/Autonomous-connected vehicles

* Volunteered Geographic information - Crowdsourced geodata - OpenStreetMap



HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL FOR A TALK

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://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM19 <https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM19>

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 Saturday **1st December 2018**. Notification of acceptance will be sent to the Authors by 8/12/2017 at the latest.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the organisers of the devroom via marcvloemans1 at gmail dot com! Want to know what FOSDEM geospatial is like? Check out the videos and the presentations of our previous editions.

The organizers: Jody Garnett, Anne Ghisla, Martin Hammitzsch, Marc Vloemans

See you there,
Ilya
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