FOSS 4G - Asia 2017, Hyderabad India - Announcement and call for papers

Conference Theme



January 26-29, 2017

Important Dates

  1. Abstract Submission: 15th October 2016

  2. Acceptance Notification: 31st October 2016

  3. Early Registration: 15th November 2016


Conference –India and SAARC participants Early fee Late Fee


₹ 2500 / USD 75 ₹ 3500/USD 100
Delegates ₹ 5000/ USD 150 ₹ 7000/USD 200
Conference – Other International participants Early fee Late Fee
Students USD 100 USD 150
Delegates USD 200 USD 300
Hands-on Workshop (Limited Seats) Early fee Late Fee
Half-day ₹ 1500 / USD 50 ₹ 2000/USD 75
Full-day ₹ 2500/ USD 100 ₹ 3500/USD 150

*Note: Students can apply for fee waivers, see details on webpage. Payment details on the Online Registration Page


Conference Themes

The Conference aims to provide a forum for wide-ranging discussions on a range of thematic areas, Papers are invited in areas covering, but not limited to, the following:

  • FOSS4G Roots, philosophy, open standards, open data, copyrights and others

  • FOSS4G technology which includes development of new tools, customization, databases, language localization, coding and improvements to existing tools

  • Use of FOSS4G in applications like  Biodiversity conservation, climate change research, forestry, agriculture, ecological sciences, conservation, environment, geology, soil sciences, rural and urban     development, water resources, coastal and marine, disaster management, education and e-governance,

  • FOSS4G that includes desktop, web and mobile GIS, Capacity building, and societal use like Village/Societal GIS

 Hands on Workshops

In addition, the Conference will also hold a range of hands on workshops to help familiarize specific FOSS4G tools. Participants can learn and see for themselves the potential of free software tools in their respective areas of thematic interest. The workshop topics may include tools from Desktop GIS, Image Processing, WebGIS, Geo-Databases and Mobile GIS


OSGeo-India is the India Chapter of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (, launched in Jan 2007 as a not-for-profit Society with a pan India focus. The goal of the Society is to provide support and help in building up of open source tools and applications related to the field of geospatial technologies and its allied sciences in this part of the world. The Society and its activities are tuned towards achieving these goals, both in the context of software development, e-governance, localization (Indian language support) and building of awareness & outreach of such software systems.  OSGeo-India holds national conference biannually with a mission to foster the development and promote the widespread use of Open Source Geospatial Technologies including support for software development and publicly available Geo-data. This year, with a focus on showcasing its activities internationally, OSGeo-India organizes FOSS4G-ASIA 2017, as its first international conferences on Free and Open Source Solutions for Geoinformatics. The 2012 & 2015 FOSS4G, first and second series of national conferences organized by OSGeo India and have successfully showcased the relevance and requirement of these rapidly emerging technologies and need to have a platform within India. With a holistic view, FOSS4G–ASIA 2017 aims to bring together the developers and users of FOSS4G tools -academicians, researchers, technologists, companies and entrepreneurs from Asia to share, discuss and collaborate towards faster adoption and benefit the society across the country/region

Hyderabad – Host City

Hyderabad, known as the Pearl City, is also well-known as a global IT-destination. It is perched on the top of the Deccan Plateau, 536m above sea level and sprawls over 650 Km2. The city is nearly 400 years old and is noted for its natural beauty, mosques and minarets, bazaars and bridges, hills and lakes. Its palaces and buildings, houses and tenements, gardens and streets have a history and an architectural individuality of their own, which makes Hyderabad a city of enchantment.

Call for Sponsors

The conference committee (OSGEO & IIIT-H) of FOSS4G Asia requests sponsorship from companies, organizations and research institutes who see the value in Open source geospatial technologies and are keen in both adoption and use of these in various fields. For the details of Sponsorships please visit


Secretary, Organising Committee, FOSS4G-Asia 2017, c/o Lab for Spatial Informatics, IIIT, Hyderabad, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, 500 032 Phone: +91-40-6653-1332; Fax No.+91-40-6653-1413

Email:; (Dr. Rama Chandra Pillutla, Organizing Secretary)

Conference URL:


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