Awards

Awards  

Paper Awards

FOSS4G-Asia 2018 Best Paper Awards will be selected ONLY from Full papers (Academic Track).

Criteria:

  1. Relevant and Contribution to FOSS4G (20%)
  2. Enlightening Asia-specific topics (10%)
  3. Contribution to Sustanable Development  (10%)
  4. Innovation: technological / methodological / application / institutional  (10%)
  5. Visual aids : clarity, legibility, catches interest (20%)
  6. Organization: clear and concise, understandable, logical flow, word limit (20%)
  7. Readability: written well enough to be readily understood (10%)

 

Presentation Awards

FOSS4G-Asia 2018 Best Presentation Awards will be selected ONLY from papers presented at the conference (Academic track or General track)

Criteria:

  1. Relevant and Contribution to FOSS4G (20%)
  2. Enlightening Asia-specific topics (10%)
  3. Contribution to Sustanable Development  (10%)
  4. Innovation: technological / methodological / application / institutional  (10%)
  5. Visual aids : clarity, legibility, catches interest (20%)
  6. Delivery : clear and concise, understandable, logical flow , keeps to time (20%)
  7. Answering questions : confidence, completeness of answers and audience response (10%)

Poster Awards

FOSS4G-Asia 2018 Best Poster Awards will be selected ONLY from poster presented at the conference (General track)

Criteria:

  1. Relevant and Contribution to FOSS4G (20%)
  2. Enlightening Asia-specific topics (10%)
  3. Contribution to Sustanable Development  (10%)
  4. Innovation: technological / methodological / application / institutional  (10%)
  5. Visual aids : clarity, legibility, catches interest (20%)
  6. Poster design and layout design: legibility, understandable, logical flow, (20%)
  7. Interaction with the audience (10%)

The poster size is A0, equals 118 cm height x 84 cm length, or smaller.

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FOSS4G-Asia 2018 Awards will be given under following categories and it will be finally announced and presented during the FOSS4G-Asia 2018 Conference.

  1. FOSS4G-Asia 2018 best paper awards – Max 5 (academic track)
  2. FOSS4G-Asia 2018 best presentation award (academic track)
  3. FOSS4G-Asia 2018 best presentation award (general track)
  4. FOSS4G-Asia 2018 best poster award (general track)
  5. FOSS4G-Asia 2018 student (Undergraduates or Postgraduate) / young (35 years or less) best paper award (academic track)
  6. FOSS4G-Asia 2018 student (Undergraduates or Postgraduate) / young (35 years or less) presentation award (academic track)
  7. FOSS4G-Asia 2018 student (Undergraduates or Postgraduate) / young (35 years or less) presentation award (general track)
  8. FOSS4G-Asia 2018 student (Undergraduates or Postgraduate) / young (35 years or less) poster award (general track)
  9. OSGeo-Sri Lanka best paper award (Only for Participants from host country) (academic track)
  10. OSGeo-Sri Lanka best presentation award (Only for Participants from host country) (academic track)
  11. OSGeo-Sri Lanka best presentation award (Only for Participants from host country) (general track)
  12. OSGeo-Sri Lanka best poster award (Only for Participants from host country) (general track)

 

David A. Hastings Award for exceptional contributions to the FOSS4G Community in Asia

The FOSS4G-Asia 2018 organizing committee is proud to announce the inaugural David A. Hastings Award for exceptional contributions to the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) community in Asia.  Recipients may have helped spread FOSS4G in academia, promoted the use of FOSS4G in projects in Asia, or also helped translate front-end FOSS4G tools in local languages.

David was an early influence on FOSS4G, having written a GRASS GIS Howto , as well as being heavily involved in the first FOSS4G event at Chula University in Bangkok Thailand in 2004, where he helped bring the future founders of the annual FOSS4G event Venkatesh Raghavan, Markus Neteler, and Jeff McKenna together; indeed they shared many laughs and stories on that special trip together.  He also led an “Installfest” at that FOSS4G 2004 event, which set the tone for so many future events.

David would later go on to study at the global level a measurement of human development and happiness, what he coined as the Human Security Index.

Dr. David A. Hastings unfortunately left us for his heavenly abode on the 13th of November, 2017.  He leaves behind wonderful memories and deep sense of appreciation with all his friends and colleagues. David is survived by his gracious wife his son currently residing in Colorado, USA. He will be missed for his wisdom and wit and his contributions long remembered.

The award will be presented in the closing plenary of the FOSS4G-Asia event at the University of Moratuwa on 5th December 2018.  The hope is that this award helps share David’s passion for helping the people of Asia now and into the future.

 

The founding award committee is made up of:

Rangajeewa Ratnayake

Venkatesh Raghavan

V.Ravi Kumar

Gérald Fenoy

Nicolas Bozon

Jeff McKenna

Chethika Abenayake