FOSS4G 2009 Call4papers

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Call for research papers


FOSS4G 2009 academic track aims to bring together researchers from academia and OSS communities willing to share original and recent research developments and experiences.



The success of open source software like Linux or Apache, GRASS or MapServer, make us proud of the open source model. But for the dozens of successful projects, there are hundreds of others that never became useful as expected. We are still trying to understand this complex phenomena called open source, that requires a interdisciplinary understanding of its dynamics.

Definitely, the success of some open source geospatial software is related with the serious efforts on the foundations of it. (...)


Topics of interest

  • Open specifications
  • Metadata
  • Geospatial databases
  • Quality assessment
  • WebMapping and WebGIS
  • Analysis, testing and benchmarking



Submission selection process is based on full paper peer review, with at least 3 reviewers per paper.

Submission guidelines

Papers should be written in English, with the 6000 words maximum. Please consider the Springer formatting guidelines.

On the 1st of June, OpenOffice, Word and LaTeX templates will be available to authors.


The Scientific committee started as many contacts as possible to find a reputed editor willing to publish the FOSS4G research papers. Soon as we get and agreement, we will announce the selected publication.

Scientific Committee

Invitations are being send to reputed researchers (to be added soon as they acknowledge), but we also need volunteers already familiar with the peer review process. Right now, the volunteers includes:

  • Jorge Gustavo Rocha (Univ. Minho, Portugal)
  • Thierry Badard (Univ. Laval, Canada)
  • Venkatesh Raghavan (Osaka City Univ., Japan)
  • Maria Antonia Brovelli (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Add you name here