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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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  • A preliminary timetable will be available soon.
  • We have 8 sessions with ~122 talks
  • A talk is 30 min long (20min+10min questions and changing)

BOFs / DEMOs / Lightning Talks


What is a BOF ?

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

When are BOFs scheduled ?

  • eh oui quand ça ? just after conferences ?

How to set up a BOF ?

  • ask directly (no more submission through InDiCo)
  • what duration do you plan ?
  • who are the chairs ?
  • how many participants do you expect ?

Some BOFs :

Submitted through InDiCo :

1. Binary Distribution Builders Mr. WARMERDAM, Frank

2. Towards a Web Map Tiling Standard Mr. ERLE, Schuyler

3. Public Geodata: State Collected Geographic Information is Public Property Ms. WALSH, Jo

OSGeo_at_FOSS4G2006 wiki :

4. GeoTools is 10 years old, Birthday BOF (Jody Garnett)

By mail :

5. ka-map/openLayers merging discussions (Lorenzo Becchi) -> same as 2 ?


What is a demo ?

  • Large space available with table and seets to show a demo on your PC (wifi connexion available)

When ?

  • Demo fest is scheduled on Wednesday afternoon in parallel of workshops.
  • Nonetheless, space will be available during the whole conference for on-the-fly demos.

Some demos : Submitted through InDiCo :

  • space for a couple GeoServer/GeoTools projects (
  • A web based GIS solution to capturing everyday "fuzzy" geography. Mr. WATERS, Tim
  • Native, standalone Image Map Server project based on UMN Mapserver as possible ArcIMS replacement Mr. ALBARELLO, Andreas
  • GeoTracing Mr. VAN DEN BROECKE, Just
  • Geospatial Virtual Appliance - MapSnack Dr. SUMBERA, Stanislav
  • The Application of MapServer/MapScript to Map and Depict Murals in the City of Winnipeg BRUCE, Bob
  • EduCal 2 Mr. LEAHY, Michael Mr. NATHAN, Engler Dr. HALL, Brent
  • Spatial Statistics in C# using Open Source Tools Mr. LEAHY, Michael
  • EO1 GeoBliki - OGC Sensor Web Enabled Data Node Mr. CAPPELAERE, Patrice
  • CampusMapper - a light-weight internet mapping tool using MySQL, Tomcat and SVG Mr. KöBBEN, Barend
  • FIONA - SDI with PostgreSQL/PostGIS, GeoServer, UMN MapServer and Mapbender Ms. EMDE, Astrid
  • Mapbender - an introduction to the Mapbender project Ms. EMDE, Astrid
  • Native, standalone Image Map Server project based on UMN Mapserver as possible ArcIMS replacement Mr. ALBARELLO, Andreas
  • Flash Mapping Applications Utilizing Open Source Web Services: Two Examples Mr. CRAWFORD, Stephen
  • A web based GIS solution to capturing everyday "fuzzy" geography. Mr. WATERS, Tim
  • Enabling Users to Produce personalized Geodata Mr. TURNER, Andrew
  • uDig Demo Mr. GARNETT, Jody

Lightning Talks

What ?

  • 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.

When ?

  • Scheduled for opening plenary.

Some lightalks : Submitted through InDiCo :

  • GIS and the Neogeographer Mr. ERLE, Schuyler
  • The Economic Case for Open Public Geodata Mr. ERLE, Schuyler
  • Enabling Users to Produce personalized Geodata Mr. TURNER, Andrew
  • OSGeo's Public Geospatial Data Project Ms. WALSH, Jo

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