FOSS4G2008 Session Chairs
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The 2008 programme subcommittee is updating this, firstly with invited chairs, then they will ask for volunteers, who will put their names down for sessions. Currently, all the session chairs are presenting papers in the sessions to which they have been assigned, so there should not be any conflict for them with other events.
Session chairs serve as the "master of ceremonies" for one 90 minute session of presentations. Each session has four 20 minute presentations, with a 5 minute question-and-answer period after each. Chairs are expected to:
- ensure that speakers' presentations are ready beforehand, either loaded onto the venue notebook, or running on their own notebook.
- if presenter uses their own notebook, check projector connection (resolutions, cable, etc) before the session.
- if presenter uses their own notebook, capture their presentation on a memory stick.
- introduce the speakers,
- ensure each speaker stays within his or her 25 minute combined presentations-plus-questions presentation limit,
- ensure the next presentation starts promptly as scheduled, and
- occasionally read off a few reminders and announcements at the end of the session.
Please add your name and email to one or more of the time slots below.
We need 5 session chairs for each time slot.
Check to ensure you are not presenting or teaching a lab during the session timeslot you are volunteering for. (FOSS4G2008 Schedule) If you have a particular room you want to chair, please note it in your entry.
- 1 Monday, 29 September 2008
- 2 Tuesday, 30 September 2008
- 2.1 08:30-10:00
- 2.2 10:30-12:00
- 2.3 13:30-15:00
- 2.4 15:30-17:00
- 3 Wednesday, 1 October 2008
- 3.1 08:30-10:00
- 3.2 10:30-12:00
- 4 = 13:30-15:00
- 5 Thursday, 2 October 2008
- 5.1 08:30-10:00
- 5.2 10:30-12:00
- 5.3 13:30-15:00
- 5.4 15:30-17:00
- 6 Examples of notices that might need to be given by session chairs
- 7 "On call"
Monday, 29 September 2008
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
1-2.6a Academic track - FOSS GIS tools & components
1-2.6b Academic track - Land classification & climate change
1-2.4a General track - Disaster Management
1-2.4b General track - Improving FOSS GIS cartography and map production
1-1.6 General track - Interoperability
2-2.6a Academic track - Standards & Interoperability
2-2.6b Working session: FOSS GIS in Government
2-2.4a General track - Case Studies
2-2.4b General track - Environment
2-1.6 General track - Transition to FOSS
3-2.6a Academic track - Software engineering & GIS production
3-2.6b Academic track - Water resource management
3-2.4a General track - New FOSS Developments
3-2.4b General track - Government & Participatory GIS
Juan Jose Del Toro
3-1.6 General track - FOSS GIS Business
4-2.6a Academic track - Disaster management
4-2.6b General track - Water
4-2.4a General track - Education
4-2.4b General track - Remote Sensing
4-1.6 General track - Web Services
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
5-2.6a Academic track - Spatial data
5-2.6b Academic track - Models, simulations and risk assessment
5-2.4a General track - FOSS Implementation
5-2.4b General track - Open data
5-1.6 General track - New FOSS Developments
6-2.6a Academic track - Collaborative GIS
6-2.6b Academic track - Environmental monitoring & wireless networking
6-2.4a General track - Transition to FOSS
6-2.4b General track - Water & Education
6-1.6 General track - Case Studies
7-2.6a General track - Participatory GIS
7-2.6b General track - New FOSS Developments
7-2.4a General track - Government
7-2.4b General track - Health
7-1.6 General track - Web & Environment
Workshops and other meetings. No session chairs required.
Thursday, 2 October 2008
8-2.6a Academic track - Health, nature conservation & biodiversity
8-2.6b Academic track - SDI
8-2.4a General track - Transition to FOSS
8-2.4b General track - Web Services
8-1.6 General track - Interoperability
9-2.6a Academic track - Education & Training, FOSS in corporates and government
Julian Smit - He has not registered but I assume he will be there?
9-2.6b Academic track - Web services
Jorge Gustavo Rocha
9-2.4a General track - Government
9-2.4b General track Case Studies
9-1.6 General track - New FOSS Developments
Examples of notices that might need to be given by session chairs
Notices: The demonstration theatre will be running throughout the coffee break in the Exhibition Hall.
Notices: Bird-of-Feather Sessions are starting in 15 minutes. Check the booking board by registration to see what BoF session are on, and what rooms they are in.
Notices: Lunch is being served on Level Two. The Poster Session is happening on Level One in the registration area. Go down and meet the poster presenters, and ask them questions. The demonstration theatre will be running throughout the lunch hour in Sidney room on Level Two.
Notices: Tonight is the reception at the museum. The reception kicks off with an IMAX showing of "Titanica" at 6pm sharp. If you are skipping the movie, feel free to get an early start on the drinks and snacks at 6:30pm. Bird-of-Feather sessions start in 15 minutes, check the notice board at registration for room assignments.
- Steve Lime (I hope...)
- Dane Springmeyer