Regular Sessions CFP

FOSS4G 2014 Call for Presentations

FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) is pleased to invite proposals for presentations for its 2014 conference to be held in Portland, Oregon, USA (September 8th – 12th). FOSS4G is the annual global gathering for those both currently or potentially working with open source geospatial software. It brings together a mix of developers, users, decision makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation for five days of workshops, presentations, and discussions.


Presentations may cover any aspect of the development and use of open source geospatial software — some suggestions are given below. Presentations will be allotted 25 minutes. Longer slots may be made available to outstanding submissions.

The conference program will run in parallel tracks over three days. The presentation proposals received will be judged by the program committee and the FOSS4G community as a whole. From this, the committee will create a program with structured tracks, designed to provide guidance on content to new and previous attendees.


Submissions can be made at

Please note: there is a separate call for submissions of full papers for peer-review and academic publication in our Academic Presentation process (see the Academic Track CFP page:

Topics of Interest

FOSS4G will, as always, be the premier showcase event for new applications, projects, case studies, business perspectives and training for free and open source geospatial software.

In addition to catering to the existing FOSS4G community, attendance is being encouraged from anyone considering using open source and geospatial software for the first time. The organizing committee is therefore keen to receive content which supports new users.

Proposals are invited on any FOSS4G-related subject. However the following list may help to provide some guidance on areas likely to be of interest to attendees:

  • Case Studies: Relate your experiences

  • Benchmarks: Comparisons between packages

  • Business Cases: building the economic case

  • Visualization: effective presentation of information.

  • Disaster Response: software, case studies, outcomes

  • Development: new development in projects

  • Hacks and Mashes: novel solutions to all our problems

  • Collaboration: data collection, data sharing, and open standards,

  • New data: handling new data models and formats (e.g. 3D, temporal and “big data”)

Important Dates

Significant dates to note for various submissions are as follows. Please see the full calendar for other important dates.

  • 15th February 2014 — Call for Workshops opens. See the Workshops Proposals page for details.

  • 15th March 2014 — Call for Workshops closes.

  • 15th April 2014 – The Call for Presentations closes.

  • 15th April 2014 – The Call for Academic Papers closes. See the Academic Track CFP page for details.