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FOSS4G Asia 2018

Moratuwa - Sri Lanka

"Open Source 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 Web mapping straight from the developers during hands-on sessions and practical courses.

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Attend an awesome international conference with multiple thematic tracks, Keynote 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

Academic Track
(Full papers and presentation)
General Track
(Abstracts and presentation)
(Call for proposals)
Call for abstracts
25 February 2018 25 February 2018 25 February 2018
Abstract submission deadline 01 May 2018
Extended Deadline
31 May 2018
15 July 2018
Extended Deadline
31 July 2018
30 July 2018
Extended Deadline
15 August 2018
Acceptance notification of abstract 15 June 2018 30 September 2018 30 September 2018
Deadline of submission of full papers 15 July 2018
Extended Deadline
15 August 2018
Notification of review results of full papers 01 September 2018
Extended Deadline
30 September 2018
Deadline of registration for conference 20 October 2018 20 October 2018 20 October 2018
Deadline of final submission 20 October 2018
(Camera ready paper)
___ 20 October 2018
(Workshop brief and schedule)
*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 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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Silver Sponsors






Media partners


Internet/Wi-Fi and Network Provider


Official Airline Partner


News and Events


    We have received a Silver sponsorship from Beijing Homcom Technology Co., Ltd, China. Thank you very much for your generous support.


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…

Full paper submission

We regret to inform that there is a technical error occurred in the full paper submission form in the website. Our technical team is resolving the issue. We will inform you soon after fixing.  Due to the given circumstances, we have extended the full paper deadline to 30th July 2018. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

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