The International [http://2015.foss4g.org/ FOSS4G] organising committee is pleased to announce the Call for Presentations/Papers/Workshops for the 2015 conference to be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea (September 14th – 19th).
The annual International FOSS4G(Free Open Source SW for Geospatial) conference is the largest global gathering focused on open source geospatial solution. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and businessmen from a broad spectrum of organisations and fields of operation. Through six days of workshops, presentations, discussions and code sprint, FOSS4G participants create effective and relevant geospatial products, standards, human networks and business opportunities.
=== Call for Presentations ===
Deadline: ”’24th April”’
For complete details, please visit [http://2015.foss4g.org/programme/presentations/ Regular Session CFP page].
After the deadline there will be a community voting mechanism to help select the final program. We expect we could have around 200 presentations during the conference showing the uses of open-source geospatial software in various fields and benefits of open-source geospatial software. We will be having 6~8 parallel streams in a range of subjects from diverse fields. Each individual presentations will be allowed about 25 minutes and 5 minutes for Q&A.
=== Call for Papers(Academic Track) ===
Deadline: ”’24th April”’
For complete details, please see the [http://2015.foss4g.org/programme/academic-track/ Academic Track CFP].
Your contributions will be reviewed (double-blind) by a committee of geospatial experts, who will assess the papers on originality and academic rigour, as well as interest for the wider FOSS4G community. Academic Committee will make efforts to get selected papers published in reputed academic journals.
And there will be “Student Awards” at the FOSS4G Seoul conference with contribution from GeoCat’s €1,500, OSGeo’s $1,000 and FOSS4G Seoul LOC’s $1,500. FYI, OSGeo will spend $10,000 for “Student Awards” at various FOSS4G events(i.e. local, regional) for the year. More details about “Student Awards” will be announced later.
=== Call for Workshops ===
Deadline: ”’23rd March”’
For complete details, please visit our [http://2015.foss4g.org/programme/workshop/ Workshop page].
Workshops are half (4 hours) or full-day (8 hours) hands-on experiences with participants following along with an instructor. Workshops will be run by experienced members of the open source community, and sometimes by the actual developers. As such, they are a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills or take your first steps into the world of Open Source GIS.
Workshops are a very popular part of FOSS4G, and demand always outstrips supply. We are looking for dynamic instructors on a variety of topics.
=== Call for Posters/Call for Maps ===
Call for Posters/Maps will be announced later with details.
We hope many proposals and submissions from all around the world.
Sanghee Shin, Chair of FOSS4G 2015 Seoul
“Toward Diversity! FOSS4G Bigbang from Seoul!”