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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

Recent Foss4g2006 mailing

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. Probably can we merge our effort with workshop givers who planned the use of a LiveCD ?

Some links.

Conference Sessions (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday)


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Amphimax 350 498 seets
Amphimax 351 302 seets
Amphimax 410 180 seets
Genopode C 176 seets
Amphimax 415 96 seets
Cubotron I 96 seets
Cubotron II 48 seets
Cubotron III 36 seets
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Conference capacity

Given :

  • Between 4 to 8 sessions in //
  • Durations :
    • conference presentation : 30 min (including questions and room changing)
    • technical session : 30 or 60 [even 90?] possible durations (track managers ask authors)

Capacity depends on duration choices made by technical session authors. But global capacity is wide enough to honour all conferences.

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 ?

Opening and Closing Plenary Activities

  • Keynote: Gary Lang (topic?)
  • Keynote: Frank Warmerdam (topic? OSGeo related, but to be non-conflicting with Gary)
  • Sol Katz Award
  • Lightening talks (discussed earlier) are scheduled for opening plenary.
  • Developer round table? Other special events?

IRC chat and logs

Please join us :

Agenda :

More documents

Here : conference Documents & files


(as of 20060712)

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

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