Workshops are traditionally 4.00 hours practical courses including hands-on sessions with FOSS4G software and developers. We also propose to have 2.00 hours courses for demonstrations or first hands-on on FOSS4G software.


FOSS4G-Europe 2017 is pleased to invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference on July 18th, 2017. This year up to 8 practical workshops of 2:00 and 4 of 4:00 hours each can be accommodated in 6 parallel sessions (i.e. 6 in the morning and 6 in the afternoon). The 12 rooms used for workshops are either computer labs or lecture rooms of ENSG. They offer between 12 and 28 seats.

In the computer labs, participants will have to use the available computers and LAN/WLAN access, whereas in the lecture rooms, where WiFi access is available, participants will have to use their own laptops.


Proposals must be written in English and adhere to the template available in ODT format.

All workshop proposals must be submitted online in the same ODT format (no PDF) using the Submission Form.

In detail, for each proposal a clear indication about the type of workshop must be given. The three possible alternatives are the following:

Run the software under Windows OS (which is currently installed on the computer labs). The workshop presenter must provide the software (plus the data) to the Committee one month before the conference.
Ask participants to use OSGeo Live USB sticks. Please note that OSGeo Live USB sticks will be provided to all participants, thus workshop instructors are encouraged to use them.
Ask participants to create a bootable USB stick by using the image that the workshop presenter must provide to the participants one month before the conference.


Important dates

The important dates for workshops are indicated bellow. Please follow the conference mailing list and @foss4ge to get the latest news.
  • Submission deadline: March 17, 2017
  • Acceptance notice: April 14, 2017
  • Workshop session: July 18, 2017


Proposals will be evaluated by the Workshop Committee. X of them will be accepted based on presentation, overall quality and importance/usefulness for the FOSS4G community.

The Workshop Committee is composed of the following individuals:

First name Last name Organization
Nicolas ROELAND Etablissement français du sang
Angelos TZOTSOS National Technical University of Athens

For any question about Workshops, please contact the Committee Chair Angelos Tzotsos.

The members of the Workshop Committee act on their own. Their opinions, decisions and actions do not reflect those from their organization and/or employer.