The 2013 FOSE Call for Presentations Is Now Open
Now Accepting Presentations for FOSE 2013!
The FOSE Team welcomes presentation proposals that provide meaningful, actionable insights about technology development for government IT decision makers. We are looking for presentations that detail use-case studies, lessons learned, or emerging trends that improve operational efficiency and ignite innovation within and across government agencies. We are also specifically seeking Local, Federal and State Government Employees with stories to tell about their IT experiences and successes.
- Convergence of Security Across Cloud, Mobile, Virtualization, Consolidation and Architecture
- Continuous Monitoring, Programmatics and Technical
- Threat Intelligence at the MetaData Level, in Programs and Relating to Real Detection Data
- Attack Pattern Discovery and Sharing
- Understanding the Affects of Defensive Actions on Attacks
- New Attack and Defense Detection Methodologies
- How to Detect, Identify, Mitigate, and Prevent Attacks
- Predictive Detection, Proactive Actions
Cloud and Virtualization
- IT Policy and Guidance: Core Budgeting, Procurement, and Management Changes for Government Moving to IT-as-a-Service
- Making the Business Case: How to Rapidly Move Through the Decision Making Processes to Get to Implementation
- Emerging Architectures: Architecting Your Move From Client Server to the Cloud in Line With Federal Enterprise Architecture Reference Models
- Acquiring Cloud Solutions: Federal Initiatives and Commercial Tools That Make it Quick and Easy to Define, Fund, Acquire and Deploy Your Cloud Solution
- Case Studies: Success Stories on How an Agency Moved to the Cloud and How They Achieved Measurable Benefits
- Future Trends: High Payoff Opportunities in the Cloud for Federal Agency Cost and Productivity Gains
- Federal Mobility Strategy-Change to Digital Government Strategy
- Future of Mobile in Government
- Procurement Challenges in Advanced Mobility
- Mobile Security Solutions
- Mobile Device Management
- Using Mobile to Increase Workforce Efficiencies
- App Development, App Storefronts and Enterprise App Store Strategies
- Enterprise Mobility Policy
- Overcoming Cultural Challenges Surrounding the Mobile Workforce
- Mobility IT Infrastructure
Big Data, Records and Information Management, and Information Sharing
- Data Protection
- Big Data Sources, Architectures and Uses
- Big Data Tools, Technologies and Case Studes
- Using Data Analysis for Citizen Services, Public Safety, Continuity of Operations, etc.
- Business Intelligence Education and Training
- Business Intelligence Tools and Technologies
- The Role RIM Plays in Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations
- RIM Best Practices, Future Trends and Innovations
- RIM Tools and Technologies
- Information Sharing and Information Protection
- Information Sharing and Collaboration
- Data Aggregation and Packaging
The submission deadline is: September 14, 2012, 5:00 PM EST.
Frequently Asked Questions
What information will I need to provide during the submission process?
Who do I contact with questions about the submission process?
Conference Research Assistant
What is the conference date?
May 14-16, 2013
Where is the conference being held?
FOSE 2013 will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, located at
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001
What type of attendees does this event attract?
The FOSE Conferenceserves government agency program and project executives, CIOs, chief technology officers, network administrators, information technology managers, engineers, purchasing and training managers seeking new and improved solutions for managing and operating civilian, defense, state and local government agencies. FOSE also serves technology and business development executives and professionals doing business with government agencies.
What is the session format at this event?
Conference sessions are 60 minute and 75 minute sessions, set theater style for 150-200 attendees, and typically feature a panel of speakers.
Conference Workshops have limited seating (50-150 in a classroom setting) and can be offered as an independent event. Workshops require attendees to pay an additional fee to participate. Workshop presenters are expected to develop effective hands on activities to ensure the workshop attendee the best professional development opportunity.
How long does the proposal evaluation and selection process take?
Our evaluation and selection process begins the day the CFP is launched and continues through November 16, 2012.
What is the evaluation and selection process?
Each proposal goes through a process of being reviewed and evaluated by topic area experts on our Advisory Councils who use the following criteria:
- Interest and value to conference attendees;
- Content of presentation;
- Topic area/intended audience;
- Relevance to the conference; and
- Current and/or cutting edge topic.
When can I expect to be notified if my presentation was accepted?
All notifications will be sent to the primary email address provided no later than November 16, 2012.
Are vendors or vendor representatives allowed to submit proposals?
Yes. Companies, organizations and individuals representing technology-related products are invited to apply. Vendors or vendor representatives are encouraged to have end-users present with them.
Government attendees prefer to attend sessions led by colleagues who truly believe in a product because it works for them.
Please Note: Presenters from government, academia, and sponsors of the event will be given priority in the selection process. Proposals containing product-specific information or commercial/promotional content will not be considered. Our terms and conditions require vendor representatives who are presenters or co-presenters to be associated with exhibiting or sponsoring the event.
How do presenters register for this event?
We are pleased to provide a complimentary conference registration to all presenters. Upon acceptance, you will receive additional information.
How do I submit a good application?
Increase your chance that your application will be selected using the following tips to make your presentation stand out.
- Apply Early. Applications will not be considered for the program if submitted after the deadline.
- Write a session description that makes it clear what you are presenting, who will benefit, and how it fits the needs of today’s government technology leaders. This will be used to evaluate your session.
- Double check your spelling and grammar.
- Do not use names of presenters or provide biographical information in the session description. This information will be removed prior to the review process to ensure that the process remains anonymous.
- Provide accurate contact information. If we do not have accurate contact information, we have no way to let you know your session’s acceptance status.
- If you are an exhibitor or sponsor who plans to use your product in your presentation: no one wants to sit through a blatant sales pitch. Government technology leaders prefer to attend sessions led by colleagues who truly believe in a product because it works for them.
If selected, do I have to provide my own AV equipment?
No, we will provide a laptop computer, LCD projector, screen and microphone for your presentation.
If selected, what presentation materials do I have to provide?
Part of effective professional development is providing meaningful presentation materials and online resources that allow the participants to further their learning. It is expected that presenters provide electronic presentation materials, handouts and/or follow-up materials for our event participants before the event and updated/final copies during or after the event.