FOSS4G2008 Session Chairs
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Announcement to session chairs at the conference
There will be a session chair briefing every morning at 8:00 in Room 1.6.
If you are a session chair, please attend the briefing on the day of your session.
At the briefing we will give you any announcements that need to be made for the day.
Session chairs on the academic track will also receive CDs of the academic proceedings which they have to hand out to the academic presenters of their session.
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 2 minute question-and-answer period after each. Chairs are expected to:
- arrive 10 min early to meet the speakers,
- 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 22 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
- 3.3 13:30-15:00
- 3.4 15:30-17:00
- 4 Thursday, 2 October 2008
- 4.1 08:30-10:00
- 4.2 10:30-12:00
- 4.3 13:30-15:30
- 4.4 15:30-17:30
- 5 Examples of notices that might need to be given by session chairs
- 6 "On call"
Monday, 29 September 2008
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
1-2.6a Academic track - FOSS GIS tools & components
Rob Lemmens (registered, presents in general track on Wednesday)
1-2.6b Academic track - Land classification & climate change
Karen Steenkamp (registered, does not present at FOSS4G 2008)
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
Antony Cooper (registered, presents in this session)
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
Peter Schmitz (registered, presents in this session)
3-2.6b Academic track - Water resource management
Marco Ciolli (registered, presents in this session)
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
Maria Antonia Brovelli
4-2.6a Academic track - Disaster management
Massimiliano Cannata (registered, presents in this session)
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
Paul Hasenohr (registered, presents in this session)
5-2.6b Academic track - Models, simulations and risk assessment
Peter Loewe (registered, presents in this session)
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
Alwyn Moolman (registered, does not present at FOSS4G 2008)
6-2.6b Academic track - Environmental monitoring & wireless networking
Sarel Coetzer (registered, presents on the general track later on Wednesday 13:30)
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
Claudia A Engel
7-2.4b General track - Health
7-1.6 General track - Web & Environment
Harold Atkinson Dunsford
Workshops and other meetings. No session chairs required.
Thursday, 2 October 2008
8-2.6a Academic track - Health, nature conservation & biodiversity
Markus Neteler (registered, presents in this session)
8-2.6b Academic track - SDI
Giuseppe Conti (registered, presents in this session)
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 - (registered, does not present at FOSS4G 2008)
9-2.6b Academic track - Web services
Jorge Gustavo Rocha (registered, presents in another academic session that does not overlap)
9-2.4a General track - Government
9-2.4b General track Case Studies
9-1.6 General track - New FOSS Developments
OSGeo will supply their own chair
Examples of notices that might need to be given by session chairs
Notices: The demonstration theatre will be running throughout the tea and lunch breaks in the Exhibition Hall.
Notices: Bird-of-Feather Sessions are starting in 30 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 in the Exhibition Hall. The Poster Session is happening outside venues 1.6 and 1.4 on Level One. Go down and meet the poster presenters, and ask them questions. The demonstration theatre will be running throughout the lunch hour in the Exhibtion Hall.
Notices: Tonight is the reception at the Moyo. The busses for the reception leave at 18:00 sharp. Bird-of-Feather sessions start in 15 minutes, check the notice board at registration for room assignments.
- Steve Lime (I hope...)
- Dane Springmeyer