Programme

Tracks

Track overviews (you can find the link to the submission form on each of the overview pages).

The importance of answering this call

We need your ideas, talents, and insights for the best possible conference! The quality of a conference is a function of the people who present and share their ideas, tools, and content. At FOSS4G, those people are you!!, the incredible community that develops and uses free and open source geospatial software. Presentations may be regular talks (20 minutes plus 5 minutes for Q&A), posters, or maps. We expect to have 200–250 talks selected through this call. The selected presentations will be organized into approximately 9 parallel tracks, along with a poster and map gallery. We need your ideas, talents, and insights for the best possible conference! The quality of a conference is a function of the people who present and share their ideas, tools, and content. At FOSS4G, those people are you!!, the incredible community that develops and uses free and open source geospatial software. Presentations may be regular talks (20 minutes plus 5 minutes for Q&A), posters, or maps. We expect to have 200–250 talks selected through this call. The selected presentations will be organized into approximately 9 parallel tracks, along with a poster and map gallery.

A diverse array of presentations needed

The Program Committee is looking for a variety of different types of stories across a broad range of sectors and industries. Our program aims to cover the full breadth and depth of geospatial free and open source software as well as the application of FOSS4G technology. During the presentation abstract submittal process you will be asked to tag your abstract in the following ways:

The single general topic that best describes your presentation:

  • FOSS4G Software
  • FOSS4G Adoption
  • FOSS4G Use Cases & Applications
  • Research
  • Lessons learned: best practices, costs and benefits

The one general theme or application area that best describes your presentation:

Urban

  • Pollution in cities
  • Greening Transports
  • Urban Planning
  • Informal Settlements detection

Coastal, Marine and the Environment

  • Sensitivity Mapping
  • Sea level rise
  • Illegal Fishing
  • Pollution
  • Marine Spatial Planning

Widening Access and Humanitarian Mapping

  • Geospatial applications in Low speed internet countries
  • How to cope at the age of Cloud Based Geospatial technologies.
  • The role of the crowd

Drones:

  • Aerial
  • Underwater
  • OpenSource Workflow,
  • Fleet management software
  • etc!!

Timeline

Tuesday
March 21

Call for presentations closes

Monday
March 31

Community voting opens

Monday
April 14

Community voting closes

Monday
May 1

Accepted presentations announced

Workshops

Learn from the makers of the software you use!

The two days of workshop sessions will be an exciting lead up to the start of the conference. Workshops are an integral component of a well designed and informative conference. In our conference we aim to facilitate greater and deeper exchange of resources and information. It will also allow attendees to dig into new technologies and learn new tools and methods. They will help fulfill OSGeo’s mission of helping people learn about GeoSpatial open source projects and they will support the networking of like minded people. Workshops offer an opportunity for that special one-to-one networking of leaders and learners in the FOSS4G arena.

Selection Process

We expect to have 200–250 talks selected through this Call for Presentations. Keynote and invited presentations will round out the program. The volunteer FOSS4G Program Committee will lead the process but you, the attendees, will help select the presentations through an open Community Voting process. The presentations will be selected based on their popularity and their topicality by our selection panel.

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