The call for proposals for PyConES 2016 is open!
From now on you can send your talk and tutorial proposals through this . We will only ask you a brief description of your proposal and an abstract so the reviewer team can assess its interest.
We accept two formats for the proposals: talks and tutorials.
- Talks can be 30 or 15 minutes long plus 5 minutes for Q&A and a 5 minute break. Talks will take place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of October.
- Tutorials and workshops will be between 2 and 3 hours long, and will take place on Friday 7th of October.
As usual there will be 5 minutes lightning talks during the weekend, but this will be organized on the very same day.
The deadline for sending your proposals to PyConES 2016 is July
15th , 00:00. To be crystal clear: your last chance will be a second after July 14th 23:59:59 ;) Don't wait until the last moment!
Among the accepted topics in PyConES are:
- Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- Core (language)
- Data Science / Big Data
Frequently Asqued Questions (FAQ)
I have no experience, can I submit a talk to PyConES?
Yes please! Everybody is invited to submit proposals to PyConES. We want to attract total beginners, intermediate users and Python experts, gather them in one space and encourage them to exchange ideas. PyConES is a conference both for experienced programmers and for people willing to learn.
If 30 minutes is a bit too much for you, consider submitting a 15 minute talk.
May I send several proposals to PyConES?
Yes please! Send us all the proposals you want, the review team will be in charge of selecting the most interesting ones. Naturally we will try not to make you speak at two rooms at the same time ;)
When will we know the schedule?
Once we close the CFP we will rush to have the schedule ready as soon as possible and notify the speakers. We cannot tell a precise date, but we will try to make it for the beginning of September.
If I am a speaker, do I have to buy a ticket?
Yes. PyConES follows the “everybody pays” policy. Even if you are a speaker you must buy your ticket as everybody, as a way to contribute to the event. But don't worry if you can't afford it, you will be able to ask for financial help to the organization.
Which criteria will be used to accept or reject the proposals?
The Programme Committee proposed by the Organization will perform a blind peer-review. It will assess a subset of the proposals following three criteria: Relevance, Novelty and General interest, with scores from 0 to 10. These scores will be normalized and all the process will be supervised by the editorial board. Each proposal will be reviewed by at least two reviewers and the final result will be sorted by these final scores. The final decision of the acceptance or rejection of a proposal corresponds to the editorial board, which will have the final word based on several criteria, including: avoid repeated talks or speakers with too many talks, fit the proposals to the topics, favor diversity through affirmative action or any other aspect that the editorial board might consider that improves the quality and diversity of the overall conference.
Can I send my proposal in English?
Of course! Even though PyConES is centered on the Spanish territory and culture we will be more than happy to receive proposals in English. We love opening the conference to more people that can participate both as a speaker and as an attendee. The language of the talks will be published when the schedule is finished.
Can I send a proposal outside the suggested topics?
Sure! The suggested topics are just some topics that have relevance and interest in PyConES, but of course we are open to receive proposals that not necessarily fit that list. If the proposal is interesting and it is selected we will be glad to have it in the conference.
I am a company and want a sponsored talk at PyConES. Is it possible?
Do you want a priviledget position at PyConES? Contact us to be Platinum or DIAMOND sponsor, number is limited! firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't wait a second and send us your talk, workshop or tutorial to PyConES 2016!