[Geowanking] Where 2.0 2010 CFP is up!
Brady at oreilly.com
Thu Aug 20 09:42:05 PDT 2009
As always I look to this group for what's hot and coming next in the
geo space. The CFP for Where 2.0 2010 (3/31-4/2) is now open. I've
listed some of the topics that the committee and I are looking for,
but certainly don't restrict any submissions to just these topics.
There will be a separate call for Ignite talks.
http://en.oreilly.com/where2010/public/cfp/78 The call ends 10/13.
Some of the topics on the radar for Where 2.0 are:
Mobile: The iPhone, Android, and Symbian mobile OS’s are continually
advancing the state of the art. By creating a wide-spread platform
that allows for third-party development and geolocation they are
bringing along the whole industry. The phone is going to become the
primary I/O device for geodata in the near future. What new
applications are you building for it? How are the social aapps
effecting society and our notions of privacy?
Realtime Mapping: Mobile phones are being used to generate maps and
other geodata. Sensors across the world are capturing more data every
second. Reality mining systems are being used to release this data to
users in realtime. Who is making the most of this deluge? How can they
handle these new data sets?
Temporal Information: Realtime data requires the element of time to be
added. This is uncharted design territory. How should Time come to the
Rich Analysis:Web mapping is moving past just allowing the display of
data (aka red-dot fever). There are now many tools online that help
people analyze data and could, in time, challenge traditional GIS
systems. How is the web different? Will end-users take up richer tools
or will they
Geolocated Web: Every updated browser can now geolocate it’s user.
Websites are now going to start using this information. What should
they do with the information? What new services can be created?
Mobile Advertising vs. Services: Will people pay for their mobile apps
directly or through ads? Which makes for a better product, a better
user experience and a more stable revenue stream?
Augmented Reality: The combination of a camera, a GPS and a compass on
a mobile phone is going to let us layer information on top of the
world. What do you want to see? How will you edit the layers?
3D: Photosynth-like apps are becoming more commonplace. Google’s 3D
Warehouse is filled with models. It’s safe to say that 3D is here. But
do we need it? What are its limits?
Open Data: Governments are treasure troves of data. Increasingly they
are releasing it online for free. How does open data effect the web?
How can this data be widely available and yet maintain its creators?
How is this critical information being put to use?
Crisis Mapping: The tools of neogeography are being used to spread the
word of humanitarian and natural disasters. What are some of the best
(and worst) examples?
Open-Source: The backbone of any independant mapping site is open
source software. What are the newest tools that can be used to handle
the location-enabled web?
Where 2.0 will have a full day of workshops where participants can dig
deep into a range of issues and leave the conference armed with new
tools and skills. Workshops are one hour and fifteen minutes in length
and will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2009. Topics we’d like to
explore include, but are not exclusive to:
Geo Support in Web Application Frameworks: As people design their own
mapping applications, there has been a need for built-in geo support.
We’re looking for workshops that teach about Mapstraction, Modest
Maps, Open Layers, GeoDjango, GeoRuby, MapCruncher, and other tools.
GeoStack: As locations apps are brought in-house, companies need their
own geostack. What are the best tools?
Mapping APIs: The location space would not have gotten as far as it
has today without all of the innovation in the mapping API space. How
can you test the limits of these free resources?
GeoTargeting: Knowing users’ locations has never been more important.
Identifying it accurately can be difficult and expensive. What are the
Privacy Implications: As you are collecting user data, keeping track
of your users, or collecting geodata, are you aware of the relevant
laws? What would you teach others?
GeoBrowsers: Google Earth and NASA WorldWind are both amazing
geobrowsers. How can you get the most out of them?
Data Management: Geo applications work with massive amounts of data.
What are the tools, tips, and tricks that can be used to manage it?
Protocols and Formats: GeoRSS, GML, KML, EXIF, Microformats, Geo
OpenSearch. Which formats are on the way in and which ones are on the
way out? These are just some of the technologies and transformations
we’ve noticed and represent just the starting point for the program.
While we’d like you to tap into the theme as your inspiration in
writing your proposal, feel free to wander. What are you working on
that will change the world, or at least the world you’re in? What
project is bringing you pleasure, or teasing your brain? Surprise and
delight us; shake us out of our assumptions. We’re angling for shorter
talks with longer breaks so you’ll have more time for one-on-one
Where Fair: Have something you’d like to get in front of other
location geeks? The Where Fair is the perfect place to showcase your
research, art, DIY, and just plain fun location-aware projects. View
last year’s Where Fair entries.
RFID Project: RFIDs can be used to add a proximity interaction such as
letting a device know who you are and giving you a much simpler
interaction with technology. It’s very easy to conceptualize the
possibilities, but exploring RFID physically is much more fun. If you
have an RFID-driven project that you want to bring to Where, please
let us know.
e: brady at oreilly.com
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