Call for Abstracts

FOSS4G-Europe call for Abstracts

The FOSS4G-Europe conference calls on the community to submit abstracts for presentations on the latest and greatest in the world of open source software for geosptial.

General Track

The general track corresponds to regular conference presentations of 20 minutes plus questions. This track is open to any technical or non-technical subject with relevance to FOSS4G and its community of developers, users and scientists. Track topics include, but are not restricted to:

  • FOSS4G business models and case studies
  • Mapping
  • Open Data
  • Interoperability
  • Earth Observation
  • Spatial Data Infrastructures
  • FOSS4G in the local or central administration
Submissions to this track take the form of an abstract between 200 and 500 words.

Academic Track

Following an established tradition, FOSS4G-Europe organizes an academic track which will run as a single-track over the conference days. FOSS4G-Europe invites original research contributions on all aspects of open-source geo software and its application. Submissions focusing on INSPIRE, Big Data and Societal Challenges are particularly encouraged. All types of articles 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 is in form of an extended abstract containing between 800 and 1 000 words. A blind review process will select submissions based on their merits in scientific novelty, relation to the state of the art and overall significace to the FOSS4G community. Upon selection, authors will recieve suggestions for improvement and are then invited to submit a full article of up to 8 pages adhering to a template to be provided.

Programme Committe


Luís M. De Sousa (Chair) ISRIC – World Soil Information
Giorgio Agugiaro Austrian Institute of Technology
Raffaele Albano University of Basilicata
Massimiliano Cannata University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland
Jorge De Jesus Geocat B.V.
Margherita Di Leo Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
Jonas Eberle Friedrich-Schiller University
Jacinto Estima New University of Lisbon
José A. Gonçalves University of Porto
Martin Hammitzsch German Research Centre for Geosciences
Milan Kilibarda University of Belgrade
Barend Köbben University of Twente
Dimitris Kotzinos University of Cergy Pontoise
Martin Landa Czech Technical University in Prague
Marco Minghini Politecnico di Milano
Peter Mooney National University of Ireland Maynooth
Daniel Nüst University of Münster
Jorge Gustavo Rocha University of Minho
Robert Szczepanek Cracow University of Technology
Ana C. Teodoro University of Porto
Angelos Tzotsos National Technical University of Athens

Important dates

The important dates for all these events are indicated below. Please follow the conference mailing list  to get the latest news.

  • Submission deadline:
    • General track – April 20, 2018;
    • Academic track – April 27, 2018
  • Acceptance notice: May 21, 2018
  • Camera ready articles: June 15, 2018
  • Conference: July 17-19, 2018

Submission webpage