As I had explained before, we had submitted three talks for the Guadec 2006. A couple of weeks ago we received an answer from the program committee saying that all were discarded for the Guadec Core (the main part of the conference, Monday to Wednesday). For the BoFs it was already what I expected, they fit better in the After Hours (Thursday and Friday), but as we did not receive any explanation about why the Fisterra talk was not considered interesting, we requested that information in the mailing lists:
Date: Fri, 5 May 2006 10:42:57 +0200
From: Juan José Sánchez Penas
Cc: email@example.com, guadec-list
Subject: Re: [guadec-list] Acceptance mails sent
After receiving rejections for two BoFs, I have two questions:
a) Wouldn’t be a good idea to send together with the rejections an explanation of why the talk/bof/whatever got rejected? It is a bit frustrating to receive just the notification without knowing why it was not interesting for the selection committee. Knowing the reason would also help in order to propose better talks for future Gnome conferences.
We have not received any answer yet, and I am completely sure it is because of the lack of time, but I still think the authors would appreciate a lot some extra feedback from the committee.
Anyway, we decided to re-submit the Fisterra talk proposal for the Guadec Hispana in the WarmupWeekend (Saturday and Sunday) and the two BoFs for the AfterHours, and they all have been accepted and are now officially scheduled:
- Fisterra: sharing efforts for developing business management software with Gnome, Saturday 24th, at 17:30 (now in Spanish, as part of the Guadec-es).
- Development of software for entreprises with Gnome will be Thursday 29th, at 10:00.
- Continuous integration for GNOME, Thursday 29th, at 12:00.
You can see the final schedule at the conference webpage.