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Workshop Sessions (Tuesday am/pm + Wednesday pm)


UNIL : Placename Number of Pcs
Amphipôle (Pol 204.2) 20+1
Amphipôle (Pol 342 / géolab) 24+1 (enough space for 48)
Amphipôle (Pol 189) 13+1 (enough space for 28)
Biophore (Bio 1928) 20+1
Amphipôle (Pol 189.1) 36+1 laptops (enough space for 48)
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EPFL: Placename Number of Pcs
(GR B0 01) 38+1
(GR B0 02) 21+1
(LaSIG) 11+(1)(enough space for 18)

Each room will have a "local admin" to help workshop givers to prepare.

Preparation will be done the day before (Monday for Tuesday and Tuesday for Wednesday).

Technical considerations


Workshop distribution in rooms depends on the success of each workshop. Laptops can be used to adjust each room capacity. Moreover we will ask Dell if they could give us some PCs (they did it for


PCs are all using WinXP ! Few have a Suse/WinXP dual boot. No worry, we are quiet free to do what we want with all these PCs. Each PC will be cleaned before starting each workshop (ghost image), so it's ready for an install course for example. We can install an Ubuntu or what we want...


Conference area is largely covered with wireless, and easily accessible. And to avoid access point overload, it's planned to add some more.

For workshops, some rooms have Wireless, but not all. LAN or Wireless will be installed were it needs to be. It's planned to make available a network drive (to store and share data for example).

Use of LiveCD

Use of LiveCd during workshops.

Some workshop givers have planned to work with their own LiveCD. No problem. So people coming with their laptop can use it.

FOSS4G2006 LiveCD.

Local committee is motivated to build our own FOSS4G2006 LiveCD (based on Knoppix). It could be used during workshops if needed. The purpose is also to offer it to attendees (workshops or all ?). TODO : choose a base (Knoppix) and list the tools (+version) to install.

Some links.

Workshops allocation

According current state of registration and workshop wish list (2006.06.28)

ID Title Number of registrant with priority 1
31 Mapbender Workshop 1
45 GRASS 3D and visualization 1
50 QGIS plugin writer workshop 1
63 ka-Map Workshop 1
76 Building a SDI with OpenJUMP 1
25 How to build a Chameleon widget using JSAPI mode and AJAX techniques 2
49 Quantum GIS 0.8 Beginner's Workshop 2
53 GRASS GIS and external RDBMS 2
60 Advanced features in CartoWeb 2
13 OSSIM and osgPlanet 3
19 deegree iGeoPortal 3
36 Advanced MapGuide Open Source Development 3
35 Working with MapBuilder 4
48 Power User Workshop: GRASS image processing (with focus on optical and Lidar data) 4
52 Introduction to GeoSpatial Collaboration using GeoServer 4
38 MapServer OGC Web Services Workshop 5
46 Using R with FOSS4G, in particular with GRASS 5
17 Using the GeoNetwork opensource Spatial Data Catalog 6
26 Rolling Your Own Google Maps 6
59 CartoWeb for beginners 9
20 Getting Started with MapServer 11
42 GRASS GIS Beginner's Workshop 12
47 Introduction to PostGIS 14
33 MapGuide Open Source Users Workshop 16

Conference Sessions (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday)


  • Amphimax 350 : 498 seets
  • Amphimax 351 : 302 seets
  • Amphimax 410 : 180 seets
  • Amphimax 415 : 96 seets

Slots capacity

Given :

  • Sessions in // : 4
  • Duration of one presentation : 30 min (including questions and room changing)
  • 9 slots for Wednesday 13th, 8 slots for Thursday 14th, 5 for Friday 15th (without open/close plenary)

Then : capacity is near 95

Remark : Tuesday and Friday, we can also reuse workshop rooms if we need (for some specific conferences, don't know...)

Conference papers and reviewing process

Please see : list of papers and to understand the Tracks column, please read list of tracks

Urgent :

  • build a reviewing committee and dispatch tracks to members (InDiCo term is -track manager-)
  • define a protocol of reviewing (what are the criterias)
  • when will the reviewing committee give answer to authors ?

Lightning Talks, BOFs, Demo

  • Lightning Talks :

A Lightning Talk is a 5-minute presentation on any topic of interest to the FOSS4G communities.

Lightning Talks will be presented back to back with strict enforcement of the 5-minute time limit.

  • BOFs :

A meeting in which a topic of specific interest is discussed.

BOFs can be planned in the evening (~18h) just after conferences.

  • Demo :

A demo session

When ? During workshops ?

IRC chat and logs

Please join us :

Meeting July 12th

Workshop situation

  • inform givers about technical considerations


  • Duration :
    • Presentation Session is 30min
    • Tech Session could be short (30min) or long (1h) or very long (1h30)


  • Confirm track managers list : each main track have many track managers, they must distribute papers between them and synchronize
  • Track managers
  1. ask conf givers to fill the Type field : conference, short or long technology session
  2. review the paper and insert internal comments (InDiCo func) (what are the criterias ?)
  3. ask conf givers to give more details if needed
  4. propose for other tracks if needed (InDiCo func)
  5. propose to accept if all is ok
  • Define sessions for each main track in the timetable

Demo/Poster Session, BOFs, Lightning talks

  • 5 demos.
  • 9 posters.
  • 0 BOFs
  • 0 Lightning talks

Sol Katz Award, OSGeo

More documents

Here : conference Documents & files


(as of 20060712)

  • Conference only : 40
  • Workshop only : 13
  • Full : 199

Let's continue networking and sending reminders