FOSS4G Conference 2016 Bonn

Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)

Wed, 24 Aug - Fri, 26 Aug 2016

Note: The call for Submissions will close on 21th of March! You can submit a presentation, a scientific paper, a poster, a map or a workshop (see below and  conference website).

FOSS4G represents the global gathering of the Open Source Geospatial community with a deep focus on free and open source geospatial solutions under the auspices of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation - OSGeo. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, policy- and decision-makers, business representatives from a broad spectrum of organizations and professional geo-related fields.

This year’s FOSS4G theme, “Building bridges”, will bring together all geospatial users, developers and supporters, from professionals to absolute beginners, from business representatives to university teachers, from non-profit organizations to public institutions representatives. Furthermore, this year, FOSS4G will build bridges between geo-related communities. The traditional FOSS4G topics will be enhanced with four key streams: Land Information, Disaster Management, Remote Sensing and Open Data.

The call for submissions will close on 21 March 2016. You can submit a presentation, a scientific paper, a poster, a map or a workshop:

As FOSS4G is an OSGeo community event, it is the community that will select the program of the core conference, through a voting mechanism. The conference program will unfold over three days in up to 8 parallel streams. FOSS4G will accommodate around 200 presentations during the conference showing the uses and benefits of open source geospatial software in various fields. Each individual presentation will be allowed about 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for Q&A.

You should expect the highest academic rigour for your submitted paper within the Scientific Track. All papers will be assessed based on scientific originality, coupled with interest for the wider FOSS4G community. The Scientific Committee will make an effort to get selected papers published in reputed academic journals. Also you are invited you to submit your poster. There will be a dedicated poster session and enough space for hang up your poster in our conference venue.

Workshops offer hands on experience of the power of FOSS4G and during past gatherings demand always outstripped supply. Workshops should run for a half-day and offer hands-on experience guided by experienced members of the free and open source geospatial community, and often by the actual developers. The workshops will provide a unique opportunity to understand and learn new skills or take your first steps into the world of Open Source GIS.

More information:
Twitter: @foss4g
Facebook: FOSS4G2016
email: info [at]

New applications, projects, government policies, case studies, business perspectives and training for free and open source geospatial software. In addition to catering to the existing FOSS4G community, attendance is being encouraged from anyone considering using open source and geospatial software for the first time. The organizing committee is therefore keen to receive content which supports new users.
World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB), Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2, 53113 Bonn