FOSS4G 2010 Press Release 2

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Invitation to Sponsor from the Conference Chair

Theme
"the largest event about Geospatial Open Source solutions ever. you can't miss it!"

The Local Conference Committee is pleased to announce that Barcelona will host the 2010 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference, September 6-9, 2010, in Barcelona, Spain.

FOSS4G is a conference presented by OSGeo.


About OSGeo

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support and promote the collaborative development of open geospatial technologies and data. The foundation provides financial, organizational and legal support to the broader open source geospatial community. It also serves as an independent legal entity to which community members can contribute code, funding and other resources, secure in the knowledge that their contributions will be maintained for public benefit. OSGeo also serves as an outreach and advocacy organization for the open source geospatial community, and provides a common forum and shared infrastructure for improving cross-project collaboration.

The foundation's projects are all freely available and useable under an OSI-certified open source license (OSI: Open Source Initiative).


FOSS4G 2010

From Monday 6th through Thursday 9 September 2010, the international community will join in Barcelona for the most exiting meeting. FOSS4G has been travelling around Switzerland (400 attendees), Canada (700), South Africa (550), Australia (450) in this last 4 year; it's a long time where the community hasn't come back to Europe. It's the best chance for any European and international entity to have a complete overview of the open source software for geospatial, to share their own experience and to join common initiatives. We are expecting an attendance between 1000 and 2000 people.


OGC

After the great success on FOSS4G 2009, OGC will propose again the Climate Change Integration Plugfest (CCIP). CCIP demonstrates standards based interoperability between Open Source and Proprietary geospatial applications. It consists of a server with multiple virtual machines, each installed with geospatial applications offering standards based web services. All web services will demonstrate a common dataset, and will be accessed by a range of geospatial client applications installed on client computers.


Discover Your Open Source SDI

Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) is an increasing keyword for the geospatial world in recent years. The current European INSPIRE initiative has brought focus to the SDI concept and it's application on a continental scale. The demand for SDI solutions has been increasing across all levels of administration and the Open Source community has adapted to meet this need.


OSGeo Community Awards

The attendance will vote the best use case of OSGeo Software implementation in Government and in Business. and then the best education program around OSGeo Software. And No Profit organizations.


Academic Track

As in 2009, FOSS4G 2010 will organise an academic session with publication of papers and presentation of posters. The academic track aims at bringing together researchers, developers, users and practitioners carrying out research and development in the geospatial and the free and open source fields and willing to share original and recent research developments and experiences.

The academic track will act as an inventory of current research topics, but the major goal is to promote cooperative research between OSGeo developers and the academia. The academic track is the right forum to highlight the most important research challenges and trends in the domain, and let them became the basis for an informal OSGeo research agenda. It will foster interdisciplinary discussions in all aspects of the geospatial and free and open source domains. It will be organized in a way to promote networking between the participants, to initiate and favour discussions regarding cutting-edge technologies in the field, to exchange research ideas and to promote international collaboration.


The Sponsor and Exhibitor opportunities described in this Prospectus will provide your organisation with access to an international cross section of your markets, from users and developers to key government and industry leaders and decision makers. The Sponsor and Exhibitor opportunities are designed to provide maximum value and exposure. They are not restricted to those provided in this document. Please review the enclosed sponsorship prospectus to discover which item(s) would fit your organisation’s needs. We would be pleased to entertain any additional or alternate suggestions you may have for recognition, such as a contribution of goods or services. If you wish to purchase a sponsorship or have questions regarding the opportunities, I would be happy to speak to with you. You can reach me at the coordinates below. Further information on the conference can be found on our web site:

http://2010.foss4g.org


sincerely

Lorenzo Becchi
Conference Chair, 2010 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Conference
E-mail: lbecchi@osgeo.org


Spanish