Academic Track

Academic Track

“FOSS4G-Asia 2018 Sri Lanka – Academic Track” provides a strong basis for collaboration among researchers, developers, users, and practitioners carrying out research and development in the open source geospatial technologies. Accordingly, the academic track call for both academic and practical papers.


Submissions guidelines

At the first step authors are invited to submit abstracts written in English comprising 500-800 words before the abstract submission deadline. Abstracts must contain sufficient details for evaluation (including the approach, results, concepts, practicality for audience). The contributions are accepted on the abstract double-blind review process. Submitted abstracts will be refereed for quality, originality and relevance by the Scientific Committee. Authors will receive feedback and suggestions for improvement to their papers to be submitted in step two by the deadline.


Abstract submission procedure

Please register for the conference before submit your abstract. 

Please Visit Registration page. 

Registered users can visit to abstract submission page to submit their abstract under Academic track. 

Visit here for submission: Academic Track

Extended abstract must be submitted by following the given guideline. 

Guideline for extended abstract: Attachment

Example abstract: Attachment

Submission deadline 01 May 2018

Full paper submission

If the abstract is accepted the authors are invited to submit the corresponding paper dealing with original and unpublished research. Authors of selected abstracts will be requested to submit full paper on or before the deadline. Your contributions will be reviewed (double-blind) by the Scientific Committee, who will assess the paper on originality and academic rigour, as well as interest for the wider FOSS4G community. Based on your paper presentation, as well as discussion with the editors, a final selection will be made, and a final round of editing will be undertaken.

All accepted full papers will be published in the FOSS4G-Asia 2018 conference proceedings provided at least one author is registered for the Conference before the 15th September 2018. The Proceedings will be published and will be available at the first day of the Conference and will be available in the conference USB. Full papers could be shortlisted for publication in following journals.

International Journal of Geoinformatics (IJG): IJG aims at publishing scientific and technical development in the diverse field of Geoinformatics (Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems). It is published quarterly (March, June, September and December) by Geoinformatics International for Association of Geoinformation Technology (Scopus Indexed).

Spatial Information Research: This journal covers spatial information science including technology, policies and practices, exploring both operational and computational issues of spatial information, and its use in decision making. Official journal of the Korea Spatial Information Society.

Bhumi, The Planning Research Journal: Bhumi is a biannual journal published by the Town & Country Planning Research Institute of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and the La Trobe University, Australia. Bhumi serves a wide range of subject areas directly and indirectly related to Urban and Rural Planning, Economics, Development, Governance, Urban Management, Environmental Planning, Resource Management, Construction, Housing, Infrastructure, Urban Design, Politics, Technology etc.


Full paper submission procedure 

Submission guideline and information will be updated soon.