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Program

Schedule

At a glance

Times and Details

A new, first draft of the full program grid is available as a PDF. We are continuing to work on this and an online version with links to the abstracts will be coming very soon. The PDF version does show which days talks are on and also the tracking of talks within particular days (e.g., you can see which R talks are on "R Day"; which QGIS talk are on "QGIS Day"). Take a look, but stay tuned for more:

Full Conference Grid PDF

The following grid provides daily information of where and when planned events will be. Locations are listed here and color-coded at the top of the grid:

District Hall
Harvard Center for
Geographic Analysis
Seaport Hotel &
World Trade Center
Monday
8/14
Tuesday
8/15
Wednesday
8/16
Thursday
8/17
Friday
8/18
Saturday
8/19
WorkshopsWorkshopsCo-Located EventsPG DayR DayQGIS DayPost-Conference
8:00Workshop Session 1-1Workshop Session 2-18:00
8:30Fulcrum LiveOpening Plenary /
Paul Ramsey Keynote
Holly St. Clair Keynote /
Joe Cheng Keynote
8:30
9:00Code Sprint9:00
9:30JS.GeoConcurrent Sessions (4)9:30
10:00BreakBreak10:00
10:30Concurrent Sessions (3)Concurrent Sessions (3)10:30
11:0011:00
11:30Lunch11:30
12:00LunchLunchLunchLunch12:00
12:30Concurrent Sessions (3)12:30
13:00Workshop Session 1-2Workshop Session 2-213:00
13:30Concurrent Sessions (4)Concurrent Sessions (4)13:30
14:00Break14:00
14:30María Arias de Reyna Keynote /
Closing Plenary
14:30
15:0015:00
15:30BreakBreak15:30
16:00Concurrent Sessions (3)Dr. Richard Stallman KeynoteEnd16:00
16:3016:30
17:00EndEndEndB2BEnd17:00
17:30End17:30
18:00End18:00
18:3018:30
19:0019:00
19:30End19:30
20:00End20:00
20:3020:30
21:0021:00
21:3021:30
22:0022:00
22:3022:30
23:00EndEnd23:00

Main Program Details

See the list of Presentations

Origins of Accepted Presenters

Main conference topics include:

FOSS4G Development
The traditional cornerstone of this conference: desktop GIS, Web services, databases
  • Project news and updates
  • Project standards and data
New technology
Emerging technologies that have an impact on future geospatial development
  • Drones
  • Internet of Things
  • Remote sensing
  • Machine learning
  • Big Data
Business
How geospatial tools are used within the business community
  • Products powered by FOSS4G
  • Business adoption
  • Business intelligence and logistics
Government
How geospatial tools are used within government
  • Policy and planning
  • Citizen engagement
  • Disaster management
  • Local, state, and federal agency adoption and use
The Sciences
How geospatial tools are used within the sciences
  • Climate and environment
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Biology
  • Public health
  • Archaeology
  • Data science
Education
How geospatial tools are used and taught in an academic setting
  • Curricula
  • Community and Participatory GIS
Important Dates
Tuesday
March 21
Call for presentations closes
Monday
March 27
Community voting opens
Monday
April 10
Community voting closes
Monday
May 1
Accepted presentations announced

Selection Process

We expect to have 200–250 talks selected through the Call for Presentations. Keynote and invited presentations will round out the program. The volunteer FOSS4G Program Committee will lead the process but you, the attendees, will help select the presentations through an open Community Voting process. The most popular presentations will be included in the program, and the Program Committee will select the remainder to provide a diversity of voices and content.

Academic Papers

All presentations with accompanying papers will be labeled as “academic presentations” in the conference program. However, these papers will be mixed in with both academic and non-academic presentations based on the presentation themes and topics.

The Academic Subcommittee will support efforts to get the best papers published in appropriate academic journals and to potentially assemble a conference proceedings. Visit the Academic Paper Page

Workshops

There are two days of workshops prior to the main conference days. These workshops provide many great opportunities for hands on training. Visit the Workshops Page

FOSS4G Code Sprint

This year, once again, we are following the old tradition of hosting a code sprint right after FOSS4G 2017. The code sprint will be held Saturday August 19th, 2017 at District Hall.

Participation in the code sprint is free of charge and all folks currently involved or interested in getting involved in OSGeo community projects are welcome. This is open to all who wish to participate in one or more projects. There’s always plenty to do – it’s not all about programming. Translation, documentation, feedback, discussions, and testing are also very important for projects!

Registration with the conference is not a prerequisite for participation in the code sprint.
If you plan to attend, please signup here.

Original Call for papers page