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FOSS4G Asia 2018

Moratuwa - Sri Lanka

"Open Source Transformation for Sustainable Development"

December 2nd - 5th 2018

Conference Programme

FOSS4G Asia 2018 will be held at University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka on December 2 - 5, 2018.

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Learn Open Source GIS and webmapping straight from the developers during hands-on sessions and practical courses.

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Attend an awesome international conference with multiple thematic tracks, keynotes talks, social events and more.

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Join the OSGeo tribes and improve the software you love during a friendly meeting and interactive coding session.

Important Dates

  • Call for abstracts (Academic Track) : 01 February 2018

  • Deadline of submission of abstracts : 01 April 2018

  • Notification of review results of full abstracts : 15 May 2018

  • Call for papers (Full papers) : 15 May 2018

  • Deadline of submission of full papers : 01 July 2018

  • Notification of review results of full papers : 01 September 2018

  • Deadline of registration for Conference : 15 September 2018

  • Deadline of submission of camera ready papers : 01 October 2018

*All in 17:00 Sri Lankan Standard Time (SLST), i.e. UTC+05:30

Conference Themes

The FOSS4G-ASIA - 2018 Conference on Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) will foster sustainable development and promote the widespread use of Open Source Geospatial Technologies including support for software development, publicly available Geo-data and applications. The proposed theme of the Conference is “Open Source Transformation for Sustainable Development". Papers and presentations are invited in areas covering, but not limited to, the followings:

  1. Development of Geospatial Applications using Free and Open Source Software

  2. FOSS4G in Business Innovation

  3. Geospatial information Services for Urban Management/Urban and Regional Planning/Urban Design and Good Governance

  4. Open and Proprietary Software: Building Bridges

  5. Open Data, Data Collection and Visualization for Societal GIS

  6. Open Hardware, Geo-IoT, Geo-BIM/CIM

  7. Geo-data Analytics and machine/deep learning

  8. FOSS4G in Education and Research

  9. FOSS4G Philosophy, Goals, Complexities and Challenges

  10. Other topics related to Free and Open Source Software, Data and Standards


Main organizers



Call for sponsors.

The conference committee of FOSS4G-ASIA - 2018 requests sponsorship from companies, organizations and research institutes who see the value in Geospatial technologies and are keen in both adoption and use of these in various fields.

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The FOSS4G was first coined in early 2004 as an acronym for Free and Open Source Software for Geoinformatics by a research group working on I18N of GRASS and MapServer. The first publication defining and using the FOSS4G acronym was published in Japan in March 2004 in a paper entitled “Development of training material and…

Logo Contest

The FOSS4G Asia Local Organizing Committee (BLOC) launched a logo design contest for designing a new logo with good visual identity, design an eye-catching for the conference. Committee invited all researchers, students and professionals who has ability to design a creative, innovative and professional logo to submit their proposal. Aim of this contest is to promote and…

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