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Conference Programme

Day 01

Date: 2nd December 2018

Full Day sessions

ID Title Author/Presenter
W01 Mobile open source GIS applications for societal needs Natraj Vaddadi
W02 Building a 4ONSE Weather Station Rangajeewa Rathnayake
Massimiliano Cannata
B.H. Sudantha
W03 Web-GIS Using GeoServer and OpenLayers Shailesh Chaure

Morning sessions
9:00AM - 12:30PM (30mnts Break)

ID Title Author/Presenter
W04 ZOO-Project Introduction Workshop Gerald Fenoy
W05 Workshop on SLEUTH a land use change model M. Vani
W06 Introduction to GeoNetwork Maria Arias de Reyna
W07 The LAS tools LiDAR Processing toolbox in QGIS Martin Isenburg
W08 The DART model (Discrete Anisotropic Radiative Transfer) Salghuna Nair

Evening sessions
13:30 - 17:00 (30mnts Break)

ID Title Author/Presenter
W09 Geopaparazzi: never out of data in the field Andrea Antonello
W10 Building Standards Compliant Geospatial Web Applications – the Quick and Easy MapMint Way Gerald Fenoy
W11 OSGeo.JP Workshop for UN Vector Tile Toolkit – Let’s make sustainable web maps Hidenori Fujimura
W12 MapServer hand-on: learn the fastest online mapping engine in the world Jeff McKenna
W13 Tile-based batch Processing of Photogrammetry Points with the LAS tools LiDAR Processing toolbox in QGIS Martin Isenburg
W14 Geospatial Application Development using MongoDB Geospatial Query operators and Aggregation Framework Sasikala Ramasamy
W15 Land use change modelling using Cellular Automata based SLEUTH M.C. Chandan

Day 02-03

Date: 3rd to 4th December 2018

Conference Programme

Date: 3rd December 2018 - Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner for FOSS4G Asia 2018 will be on 3rd December 2018 from 19:30 – 21.00 at the Mount Lavinia hotel in Mount Lavinia. Gala dinner tickets can be purchased while registering for the conference (Early Bird 45USD 7,200LKR / Regular 55USD 8,800LKR).
More info

Day 04
Code Sprint

Date: 5th December 2018

Join the OSGeo tribes and enjoy this friendly and interactive coding session. Register and come to improve and learn about the software project you most interest ! This Code Sprint is a unique opportunity to experience open source collaborative development and to meet FOSS4G users and developers. More info

Important Dates

Special extension to submit abstracts and full paper

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
Special extension 15 October 2018 15 October 2018 15 October 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


Paper Awards

FOSS4G-Asia 2018 Best Paper Awards will be selected ONLY from Full papers that are evaluated to contribute excellently... More info

Presentation Awards

FOSS4G-Asia 2018 Best Presentation Awards will be selected ONLY from papers presented (oral or poster) at the conference (academic track and general track) that are evaluated to contribute excellently... More info

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. More info

David A Hasting Award! goes to Mr Yoichi Kayama for invaluable services in fostering FOSS4G communities in Asia and pioneering role in the customization and localization of OSGeo software tools for the benefits of all...!!!




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.

More Info..

Silver Sponsors


Beijing Homcom Technology Co., Ltd.

Media partners

Geoinfo International

Local Media partners


Internet/Wi-Fi and Network Provider


Official Airline Partner


News and Events

FOSS4G Asia 2018: Oral & Poster Presenter’s Guide

Good time to prepare your presentation (oral / poster) Please refer following guidelines carefuly Academic Track  Oral Presenter’s Guide Introduction You will probably wish to prepare some slides to support your presentation. Prepare your slides as a PowerPoint file or a PDF and bring them with you to the conference. The total time allotted to each presenter is 20 minutes (15 Minutes for Presentation…

Sustainable Initiatives – FOSS4G Asia

1. No plastic bottled waterThere will be no water in fancy plastic bottles at the conference. We will give a glass bottle [only one] for participants at the registration desk. Please re-fill and reuse the bottle through out the conference and hand it back to us at the end of the conference. 2. No food left behindYour role in preventing food waste, at the conference,…

Early Bird Registration

Dear FOSS4G Asia Conference – 2018 Participants, Please complete the Registration Form and submit it before 20th October, 2018 for Early Bird registration. Upon completion of the registration form, you will receive the payment details from the conference secretariat.