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Linking Geospatial Data

5th - 6th March 2014, Campus London, Shoreditch

How to Participate

2014-02-07: Authors of accepted papers have received registration instructions by e-mail (in your acceptance notification). If you name is on the attendee list all well and good. If your paper was accepted and your name is not on that list, please refer back to the e-mail received. The attendee list is normative! Thank you.

The workshop will include a mixture of presentations, panel discussions and Q&A. It will be structured but informal with good opprtunities for networking.

The expectation is that the workshop will include a number of presentations about and demonstrations of services that use or would like to use multiple sources of data, including geospatial data. These will be arranged thematically by technological problems faced and overcome, rather than the particular type of application, and will include discussion of those technologies.

To ensure productive discussions, the workshop is limited to 90 attendees. Participation is open to non-W3C members and is free of charge. Google is kindly providing refreshements throughout the day but unfortunately the organizers are not able to offer any help with travel costs. In the event of over-subscription, we may need to limit each organization to two attendees at most.

Short position papers are required in order to participate in this workshop. These are not academic papers but descriptions of the problem you’d like the workshop to discuss and the presentation you would like to offer. ‘Papers’ can be as simple as a short description of a tool or service to be demonstrated and the technologies used. Each organization or individual wishing to participate must submit a position paper explaining their interest in the workshop by the deadline. The intention is to make sure that participants have an active interest in the area, and that the workshop will benefit from their presence.

We are using the Easy Chair system for paper submissions which requires all papers to be in PDF format. Alternatively you may submit a PDF that simply includes a link to a valid XHTML/HTML document (please use the W3C validator). Papers should be 1 to 5 pages in length and submitted here.

All position papers will be made available from this Web site . The workshop Web site is public, so position papers and slides must be suitable for public dissemination. Speaker slides will also be available on the Web site after the workshop. Please ensure slides are available in non-proprietary format. Links to presentations made available through third party Web sites are acceptable. Printed copies of the agenda and proceedings will not be provided.

Press representatives should contact w3t-pr@w3.org.


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W3C is acting on behalf of the Smart Open Data project, in which it is a partner, co-funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme

The event is co-organized by the UK Government, Ordnance Survey, the OGC and Google.


W3C gratefully acknowledges Google for hosting this workshop.


Important Dates


Expression of interest — please send a short e-mail to Phil Archer ASAP.

19 January 2014:
Deadline for Position Papers
(EasyChair submission)

5 February 2014:
Acceptance notification and registration instructions sent. Program and position papers posted on the workshop website.

5th March 2014, 09:00
Workshop begins

19:00 - 22:00 Recommended evening event: London Open Data Meetup at the Open Knowledge Foundation

6th March 17:00
Workshop ends