July 2007 OGC Interoperability Day

Wednesday, 11 July, 2007 - 04:00

Hotel Du Lac Address: 89, rue du Général de Gaulle 95880 Enghien-les-Bains FRANCE

The France Interoperability Day is geared to those organizations that plan and implement systems that involve sharing and using Geographic Information across the Internet. It is aimed to be of interest across both the public and private sectors.

The France 'Interoperability Day' event is being hosted by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and is scheduled for July 11 2007 as part of OGC’s Technical Committee meetings.

The days events will cover a host of issues regarding the use of OGC and ISO standards such as Geography Markup Language (GML), Web Map Service (WMS) and Web Feature Service (WFS) that provide the interoperability essential for Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) at different levels -- from European to national to regional (in line with the new INSPIRE directive) to all over the globe. This is an opportunity to learn about best practices from acknowledged international experts on the benefits of using open standards when implementing SDI components. French will be the only language presenters will use. No simultaneous translation will be offered.

The speakers at this event will come from across Europe and beyond, they have been asked to cover areas like; the problems they sought to solve, why they chose an interoperable route based on open standards, technical approach, lessons learned, etc. At the end of the day, we want to help those who want to build operational systems and are asking speakers to provide reference material where they can.

This event will be free to attend. This event will be free to attend. Click here to register.

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Please note there are exhibition & sponsorships opportunities associated with this event. Exhibitions & Sponsors should be related to the theme of the event, i.e., the use of open standards.

To help sponsor this event, please review the France Interoperability Day Sponsorship Summary and Application.

Call for Papers

The organizers of the OGC's France Interoperability Day (see website at: http://www.opengeospatial.org/event/070711interop) are seeking potential speakers to submit papers related to geospatial interoperability using open standards within one of the following topic areas:

  • Interoperable Technology Development
  • Earth Observation & GMES Application
  • INSPIRE-related Applications and Geosciences Services on the Web
  • Interoperability Demonstration (must contain multiple partners)


Organizations and individuals are welcome to supply an abstract of no more than 300 words so that the organizers may evaluate candidate papers by June 1, 2007. Those who are selected to submit a paper are required to submit final versions by July 1, 2007.

A subset of those selected to submit a paper will be invite to prepare and present their paper in presentation form of no more than 15 minutes during the France Interoperability Day event. Presenters are asked to use slides (PowerPoint or OpenOffice Presentation) and will also participate in a panel covering the general topic area. The presentation will need to submitted by July 1, 2007 for compilation on the OGC web site. Presentations must be non-commercial, promote geospatial Interoperability. Presentations will need to be prepared in French and conducted in the French language, no translation services will be provided.

Abstracts (300 words or less) should be sent, along with complete contact details to: papers [at] opengeospatial.org

  • Map to Hotel
  • By plane - Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, 20 km away (45 minutes).
  • By train – Enghien-les-Bains Railway Station, 15 minutes from Paris, – Gare du Nord Railway Station, direction Pontoise or Valmondois. – Saint-Gratien RER Railway Station, line C, 2 km away, direction Montigny-Beauchamp-Argenteuil.
  • By car – 12 km from Paris / Porte de la Chapelle by the A1, exit N°3 Saint-Denis, direction Epinay-sur-Seine, then Enghien, – 15 km from Paris / Porte Maillot by the A86, direction Cergy-Pontoise then the A15, exit n°2 Enghien-Montmorency.
Hotel Du Lac Address: 89, rue du Général de Gaulle 95880 Enghien-les-Bains FRANCE Contact: tel: 33/ 01 39 34 11 00 fax: 33/ 01 39 34 11 01 mail: hoteldulac [at] lucienbarriere.com

The Preliminary Agenda for the Interoperability Day is tentative:   Preliminary Programme 0830-0930Registration, Coffee and Networking 0930-0945Welcome and OGC Introduction 0945-1015OGC in Europe - Activities & Services 1015-1030Interoperability Demonstration 1030-1100Break / Sponsor Social Hour / Interoperability Showcase – Attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments and network with other attendees, sponsors and participating vendors. 1100-1230Session dedicated to technology (4 speakers – 15 min each) + Panel discussion (30 min) 1300-1430Buffet Lunch / Vendor Interoperability Showcase Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with a range of vendors offering OGC based solutions. 1430-1600Session dedicated to Earth Observation & GMES (4 speakers – 15 min each) + Panel discussion (30 min) 1600-1630Break / Sponsor Social Hour / Interoperability Showcase – Attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments and network with other attendees, sponsors and participating vendors. 1630-1745Session dedicated to INSPIRE and Geosciences (4 speakers – 15 min each) + Panel discussion (15 min) 1745Concluding remarks 1800Close