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Timeline & instructions

WHEN
1st of May 2021
1st of June 2021
15th of June 2021
1st of July 2021
6th of September 2021
8th of September 2021
WHAT
Abstract submissions close (no payments!)
Selection of abstracts and invitation letters sent
Official program published
Registrations close
Start of the training session
Start of the workshop with keynotes

Instructions for authors

To submit abstract for oral or poster presentation please use pretalx.

After the abstract submission all submitted materials will be reviewed and rated. You might be asked to make revisions and resubmit. The final programme will be then published in early June 2021.

Important note: This event is sponsored by the OpenGeoHub foundation. No participation fees will be charged. Participants are, however, expected to finance their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Important questions

#1. Is the workshop organized online, on site or will it be hybrid?

The Open Data Science Europe Workshop will be a hybrid event (you can either follow in person and/or online). We hope that by summer, the vaccination campaign will be sufficiently advanced to allow people to attend in person. We plan in any case to broadcast the majority of talks, but please keep in mind that Zoom webinars will allow 100 participants max so we can not guarantee live sessions. The places will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis. We will also broadcast on our official Youtube channel, but please be aware that this way, you won’t be able to interact with presenters.


#2. Will presentations be recorded, uploaded and made available on some web platform, like Youtube?

During the workshop all presentations that will be broadcasted on Zoom, will also be broadcasted on our official Youtube channel. Additionally, all recorded presentations will be uploaded on the TIB AV-Portal shortly after the workshop under CC-BY license (with a kind permission by the presenters).


#3. Is the workshop registration, either on site or online, conditioned by submitting an abstract that must be accepted?

The workshop is open to everyone, you can attend in person or you can join the Zoom webinars without submitting an abstract. Please keep in mind that there will be up to 100 places available on Zoom webinars to follow online talks (each talk will require separate registration) and the places will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis.


#4. Is there a poster session planned as well? What are the conditions to submit a poster? If accepted, do I need to be physically present in Wageningen to present my poster?

We are planning to have a poster session, however it will be conditioned by how many posters/requests we receive. Check the website for more info in the following weeks.


#5. Is it a requirement to be physically present in Wageningen to present my accepted paper or can I do it online as well?

There is no requirement to be physically present in Wageningen to present your paper, you can do it using the Zoom webinar functionality as well, but please, keep in mind that you have to announce it to us before the event of your choice.  If you choose to present online you need to have a good quality setup to allow high quality presentation, such as an HD camera, good internet connection. For easy sharing of slides, if case be, we recommend speakers to use Google Slides or similar online presentation tools.


#6. Are accepted papers going to be published in a peer-reviewed publication? Which one? Are there any writing guidelines to follow? 

We are planning to publish all accepted papers in a peer-reviewed journal. Check the website for more info in the following weeks.


#7. Who will evaluate my paper submission and what are the criteria considered?

All papers will be evaluated by at least 2 independent evaluators from the Geo-harmonizer project team and the OpenGeoHub Scientific Committee/ keynote speakers. Check the website for more info in the following weeks.


#8. How much time do I have for my presentation? Will there be a Q&A session as well?

You will have 15’ to present and 5’ for Q&A. Please, be time-aware when preparing your slides as all moderators are instructed to respect very strictly the time schedule so that all participants can enjoy a well organized event.


#9. Can I also submit a training proposal?

No, you can only submit an abstract for oral talk or poster. The training sessions that will be held in the first 2 days of the event, 6 and 7th of September, are dedicated to teach participants how to use the developments achieved in the Geo-harmonizer project.


#10. Can the organizers help me with the travel VISA application?

Unfortunately: no. This is a not-for-profit event and there will be no registration fees to participate. The participants are, however, required to handle their own VISA application and cover their travel & accommodation expenses. The organizers will not provide any support with VISA applications nor would be considered responsible for any travel and accommodation arrangements.


#11. What is the selection process for participating in a training session? Do I have to be physically present to participate? If I can participate online, what are the requirements for full engagement on my behalf?

For full engagement, we recommend participants to be physically present for the training sessions, but we plan to broadcast these as well.


#12. What does the scholarship entitle, what requirements do I have to fulfill to be eligible for one?

OpenGeoHub will fund 12 scholarships for PhD and postdoc students, each of a maximum of 1250 Euro. The application process will start in early June when we will publish 15 tasks for you to choose from. Please subscribe for our Twitter channel to receive updates.

The application process has 2 stages: (1) you submit your application in which you present how you plan to solve one or more of the 15 tasks posted on the website and (2) interview with OpenGeoHub. The scholarship is not paid in advance, but only refund the costs after you have delivered what was agreed on. You need to have at least 80% completed  2 weeks before the start of the event). Please subscribe to our Twitter / Linkedin channels to receive continuous updates about the scholarship possibilities.

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  • Day 1

    Sept 6, 2021

  • Day 2

    Sept 7, 2021

  • Day 3

    Sept 8, 2021

  • Day 4

    Sept 9, 2021

  • Day 5

    Sept 10, 2021

  • The Geographic Resources Analysis Support System, commonly referred to as GRASS, is a Geographic Information System (GIS) providing powerful raster, vector, and geospatial processing engines in a single integrated software suite. GRASS 8 GIS is the newest release of the popular platform for geocomputing.
    Training sessions
    Where
    Haakzaal, WICC

  • Opening and welcome session
    Where
    Haakzaal, WICC

  • The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster global adoption of open geospatial technology by being an inclusive software foundation devoted to an open philosophy and participatory community driven development.
    Big Data
    Software
    Where
    Haakzaal, WICC

  • The UN Open GIS Initiative is an ongoing Partnership Initiative leaded by the United Nations Geospatial Operations. The Initiative, established in March 2016, is supported by several UN Agencies and mission partners (Member States, technology contributing countries, international organizations, academia, NGOs, and the private sector) and takes full advantage of their expertise. The target is the creation of an extended open-source spatial data infrastructure that meets the requirements of the UN Secretariat (including UN field missions and regional commissions), and then expands to UN agencies, UN operating partners and developing countries. The keynote will explain the reasons of the choice toward openness, will describe the various components of the initiative (Working Groups and Pilot Projects) and will present the reached level of maturity. Lessons learned and future developments will conclude.
    Big Data
    Earth Observation
    Where
    Haakzaal, WICC

  • The Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (https://grass.osgeo.org/), commonly referred to as GRASS GIS, is an Open Source Geographic Information System providing powerful raster, vector and geospatial processing capabilities.
    Big Data
    Earth Observation
    Software
    Where
    Haakzaal, WICC

  • Gilberto is currently working on R packages for satellite image time series analysis using Earth observation data cubes and is a member of the Brazil Data Cube team.
    Data Cubes
    Earth Observation
    Where
    Haakzaal, WICC

  • Gala conference with drinks and bites.
    Where
    Restaurant, WICC

  • Geoinformation science and remote sensing at Wageningen University.
    Big Data
    Land cover
    Software
    Where
    Haakzaal, WICC

  • European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC) is producing several interesting new data sets based on predictive soil mapping.
    Land cover
    Soil data
    Where
    Haakzaal, WICC

  • European State of the Climate report: this annual report on behalf of the European Commission provides an analysis of the monitoring for Europe for the past calendar year, with descriptions of climate conditions and events.
    Climate data
    Earth Observation
    Where
    Haakzaal, WICC

  • Citizen science can be used to supplement and enhance massive field data collections. One example is the LUCAS survey data and the FotoQuest Go Europe 2018 campaign.
    Earth Observation
    Land cover
    Where
    Haakzaal, WICC

  • EO Data Cube based in the South Pacific region (Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu) as part of the IPP CommonSensing project, funded by the UK Space Agency's International Partnership Programme (https://www.commonsensing.org.uk/)
    Data Cubes
    Earth Observation
    Where
    Haakzaal, WICC

  • Copernicus Land, Marine, & Coastal and emergency themes, Horizon Europe Space, ESA’s Data Operations Scientific Advisory Groupe (DOSTAG)
    Earth Observation
    Land cover
    Where
    Haakzaal, WICC

  • The mlr3 package is geared towards scalability and larger datasets by supporting parallelization and out-of-memory data-backends like databases. While 'mlr3' focuses on the core computational operations, add-on packages provide additional functionality.
    Machine Learning
    Software
    Where
    Haakzaal, WICC

  • Recent evolution in computing science and web technology provide the environmental community with continuously expanding resources for data collection and analysis that pose unprecedented challenges to the design of analysis methods, workflows, and interaction with data sets. The talk will address issues in relation to using cloud-based solutions and technology for processing large environmental datasets.
    Big Data
    Data Cubes
    Software
    Where
    Haakzaal, WICC