Academic GeoForAll Track (organised by ISPRS, OSGeo and ICA)


Following an established tradition, FOSS4G organizes an Academic Track which will run over the days of the Conference. FOSS4G invites original research contributions scientific papers dealing with Open Software, Open Hardware, Open Science, Open Data, Spatial Data Sharing Systems, Participatory Mapping and Internet of Things. All types of papers are welcome, such as on results achieved, case studies, work in progress, and demos. We discourage, however, mere presentations of technology or use cases without properly justifying originality against the scientific state of the art and without particular novelty.


The submission procedure is divided in two steps.

Step 1

At the first step authors are invited to submit abstracts written in English comprising 500-800 words and containing sufficient details for evaluation (including the approach, results, concepts, reasons why it should be considered and why it would be interesting for the audience).

The contributions are accepted on the abstract blind review process. Submitted abstracts will be refereed for quality, originality and relevance by the Scientific Committee. Authors will receive feedback and suggestions for improvement to their papers to be submitted in step two.

Step 2

If the abstract is accepted the authors are invited to submit the corresponding paper dealing with original and unpublished research.

The papers will be published in the Proceedings of the GeoForAll Track, which are “The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences”. Please pay attention that accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings provided at least one author is registered for the Conference before the early registration date. The Proceedings will be available at the first day of the Conference. All papers should be formatted as per ISPRS author's guidelines. (download here the templates: odt, docx and pdf)


Abstract Submission deadline is 15 February 2018
Abstract acceptance notice is 15 March 2018
Early Bird Registration closes 15 May 2018
Camera ready paper for the Proceedings has to be submitted by 30 April 2018

After the Conference, selected papers will be invited to be extended for peer-review with possible publication in the following:

Please submit your abstract and your paper using the conference tool via the easychair website:


Maria AntoniaBrovelliPolitecnico di
Ally HassanNamangayaArdhi UniversityDar es

Scientific Committee

HusseinAbdulmuttalibDubaiMunicipality GIS
PaolaCarraraIREA CNRMilanItaly
MarcoCiolliDipartimento di Ingegneria Civile Ambientale e Meccanica, Università di
SerenaCoetzeeUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth
MargheritaDi LeoEuropean Commission,
AniruddhaGhoshUniversity of
LenaHalounovaCTU PraguePragueCzech
ChristianHeipkeLeibniz Universitaet
RobbertKiunsiArdhi UniversityDar es
Menno-JanKraakUniversity of TwenteEnschedethe
PeterLoeweGerman Institute for Economic Research - DIW
MarcoMinghiniPolitecnico di
HelenaMitasovaNorth Carolina State
PeterMooneyUniversity or Research Center: Maynooth
RafaelMoreno-SanchezUniversity of Colorado
ElifurahaMtaloUniversity of BagamoyoDar es
HristoNikolovSpace research and technology
DanieleOxoliPolitecnico di
AntoniPerez-NavarroUniversitat Oberta de
AndreaPodorÓbuda UniversitySzékesfehérvá
KalumPriyanathScientific Research Development Institute of Technology
VenkateshRaghavanOsaka City
CharlieSchweikUniversity of
NaaTagoeUniversity of Mines and
Tuong-ThuyVuHoa Sen
MayraZurbaránUniversidad del
DarshanaRawalCenter for Advance Geomatics, CEPT
Ana-MariaRaimondIGN, LASTIG LaboratorySaint-Mandé
PaoloCortiCenter for Geographic Analysis, Harvard UniversityCambridge,
AnthoniaIjeoma OnyeahialamDepartment of Geography and Earth Sciences - Aberystwyth
ChrisStewartEuropean Space