General Track is the main event line with presentations on FOSS4G technologies and communities.


General presentations are the heart of FOSS4G Europe 2017. We wish to assemble cutting-edge tracks and to host demanded presentations, and all proposals will be subjected to a thorough analysis by the Academic Track Committee which, in the same regard, reserves the right of asking additional questions. The main topics of interest for presentations are listed below, but other topics related to any aspect of the development and use of open source geospatial software are also welcome:

FOSS4G Applications

  • FOSS4G project status report
  • Open source geospatial development
  • Transition to FOSS4G
  • Benchmarks of FOSS4G applications
  • Strategic applications with FOSS4G


  • FOSS4G software interoperability
  • Open standards implementations
  • Interoperability experiments
  • INSPIRE case studies
  • Interoperable SDI

Geospatial data

  • Big and open geospatial data
  • Open imagery and remote sensing
  • 3D, point cloud and sensor data
  • Geospatial data quality and analytics

Open geospatial education

  • FOSS4G in education and teatching
  • FOSS4G professional training
  • FOSS4G certification programs

New trends

  • IoT and geolocation
  • Indoor mapping and sensors
  • UAV and drone mapping
  • Geospatial cloud


Authors must submit contributions in the form of short abstracts (up to 500 words).

Abstracts must be written in English and adhere to the template available in ODT format. The abstracts must be submitted in the same ODT format (no PDF) to allow the proper formatting of the volume. All abstracts will be submitted online using the Submission Form. Submission closed!

A review process will select abstracts based on their merits in scientific and/or technical novelty, presentation and overall quality.

Selected papers will be published in a special issue of Geoinformatics FCE CTU. Geoinformatics FCE CTU aims to publish theoretical, empirical, and applied research papers in geoinformatics and all geosciences close to computer processing. The journal's main emphasis is on design, implementation and use of open source geographical software.

Important dates

The important dates for the General Track are indicated below. Please follow the conference mailing list and @foss4ge to get the latest news.
  • Submission deadline: April 17, 2017
  • Acceptance notice: May 2, 2017
  • Camera ready version: May 15, 2017
  • Conference: July 19, 2017


Proposals will be assessed by the General Track Committee and selected on their overall quality (such as originality and clarity) and relevance.

The General Track Committee is composed of the following individuals:

First name Last name Organization
Nicolas BOZON Esri France
Vasile CRĂCIUNESCU Meteo Romania
Etienne DELAY UMR 6042
Dirk FRIGNE Geosparc
Jean-Baptiste HENRY Thales
Codrina Maria ILIE Terrasigna
Florin IOSUB Teamnet Solutions International
Kari SALOVAARA freelance
Jorge SANZ Carto
Zoltan SIKI Budapest University of Technology and Economics

For any question about the General Track, please contact the Committee Chair Vasile Crăciunescu.