OSGIS, Nottingham, UK

2014-09-02 00:00
2014-09-03 23:59

Building upon the momentum of a very successful FOSS4G 2013 in the UK http://2013.foss4g.org/, we are pleased to inform that the Nottingham Geospatial Institute, the Open Source Geospatial Foundation's UK Chapter and the ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies are hosting the Fifth Open Source GIS UK Conference on 2nd-3rd September at the University of Nottingham.

This conference series is based in the UK open source GIS community but has an international reach and holistic outlook bringing together speakers and delegates from government, academia, industry, software development, open source communities, geospatial research, and elsewhere. High profile speakers from around the globe will give presentations and hands-on workshops at the conference. Preliminary website at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/osgis/home.aspx for more info.

The first day (2nd Sep 2014) will be workshops and second day (3rd Sep 2014) will be the main conference. We are also organising "Building up Open Access, Open Education and Open Data for Open Science" in September (2nd Sep 2014) in parallel to OSGIS 2014 for bringing together colleagues from Open Access , Open Data and Open Education for building synergies and collaboration opportunities with the "Geo for All" initiative.

The key aims of this conference are:

  • To present papers from government, academia, industry and policy makers on open data, open standards and open source geospatial technologies
  • To provide a platform to network and develop ideas for future collaborations in open source GIS
  • To understand current developments in open source GIS
  • To act as a focus for open source, open standards and open data research

Contributions are invited but are not limited to the following topic areas:

  • State of the art developments in Open Source GIS
  • Open Source GIS in Education
  • Interoperability and standards - OGC, ISO/TC 211
  • Open Source GIS application use cases: e.g. Government, Participatory GIS, Location based services, Health, Energy, Water, Climate change
  • Web processing services
  • Open architectures, open content, open science
  • Case studies of open source implementations
  • Open Source GIS internationalisation and localisation
  • Using Open Source GIS with proprietary software
  • Transitioning to Open Source GIS
  • Open Source GIS business models
  • Open Source GIS implementation and deployment case studies
  • Sensor Web enablement
  • Hands-on workshops on using or developing open source GIS tools

Abstracts (max 1500 words) for papers should be submitted to Jeremy.Morley AT nottingham DOT ac DOT uk before 5pm GMT on 2nd May 2014. Workshop proposals submission to be send to Ian.Edwards AT metoffice DOT gov DOT uk.

Conference registration will be activated in May 2014. In order to reserve your place, please register online.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 2 May 2014
Notification of acceptance: 29 May 2014

This year's OSGIS chairs will be Jeremy Morley and Ian Edwards (Met Office, UK and OSGeo UK Chair). We look forward to welcoming you to Nottingham for OSGIS 2014 and to building further research and development collaborations in this exciting and rapidly developing research theme.