February 05, 2016 -- Did you ever dream of having a presentation in a parliament or plenary chamber of a federal government? Here is your chance! The FOSS4G 2016 Local Organizing Committee is excited and proud to announce the opening of the Call for Submissions for FOSS4G 2016!
This year, OSGeo and FOSSGIS e.V. as organizer invite you to Bonn, Germany between August 21th and 28th to share and acquire knowledge, acquaintances, friends and positive energy through all the activities we are planning for you: code sprints, workshops, B2B meetings, pub race, icebreaker, gala event and, of course, our core conference.
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. Our traditional FOSS4G topics will be enhanced with four key streams: Land Information, Disaster Management, Remote Sensing and Open Data.
Our Call for Submissions will close on 21st of March. You can chose to share your work and knowledge with the community in a variety of ways: you can submit a presentation, a scientific paper, a poster, a map or a workshop. The choice is yours.
For all types of submissions, you will find relevant information here.
As FOSS4G is an OSGeo community event, it is the community that will select the program of our core conference, through a voting mechanism. The conference program will unfold over three days in up to 8 parallel streams. We 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 we invite 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 within our 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.
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Till Adams, Chair of FOSS4G 2016 "Building Bridges...."