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April 17, 2015
FOSS4G Seoul 2015 Registration Opens

April 17, 2015 — The International conference for Free and Open Source SW for Geospatial(FOSS4G) is now open for registration. http://2015.foss4g.org/attending/registration/

This year’s International FOSS4G will be held in The-K Hotel, Seoul, 14-19 September, for the first time in Asia.

The annual FOSS4G conference is the largest global gathering focused on open source geospatial solution. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and businessmen from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation. Through six days of workshops, presentations, discussions and code sprint, FOSS4G participants create effective and relevant geospatial products, standards, human networks and business opportunities.

Early bird registration is just USD440 for 3 days of main conference, and USD100 for half-day of top notch workshops from the world's best international presenters. FOSS4G Seoul team has tried its best to keep the registration fee as low as possible to encourage more people to attend the conference. Also there is special rate for participants who reside in Low or Lower-Middle Income Economies.

There is ‘Travel Grant Donation’ option in on-line registration page. 'Travel Grant Donation' will be used for students from developing countries or participants who will be attending FOSS4G Seoul 2015. Please feel free to donate.

** Call for Presentation/Academic Track **

Don’t miss your great chance to present or show off your recent accomplishments at FOSS4G Seoul!   Are you planning to present at this years conference? If so, don't wait until you have your presentation finalised to tell us about it! Go to the submission website now (http://2015.foss4g.org/programme/presentations/) and enter your name and contact details and at least a title. Then, closer to the close-off date, log back in and fill out the abstract details. This will be a big help for the organisers as it will give us some advanced notice as to how many and what type of presentations to expect. For the Academic Track, there will be “Student Awards” at the FOSS4G Seoul conference with contribution from GeoCat’s €1,500, OSGeo’s $1,000 and FOSS4G Seoul LOC’s $1,500.

Call for Presentation/Abstract will be closed on 24th April.

** Workshop Selection Results **

Many brilliant workshop proposals were submitted for the conference this year. It was a very hard job for the Workshop Committee to make limited acceptance decision from many wonderful proposals.

23 selected workshops are now posted here: http://2015.foss4g.org/programme/workshop/

** Upcoming Milestones **

– Academic Abstract Submission Deadline, 24th April

– Regular Track Presentation Deadline, 24th April

– Academic Track Review Decisions, 15th May

– Preliminary Program Decisions Made & Posted, 4th June

– Early Bird Registration Discount Ends, 22nd June

– Conference Begins, 14th September

For more information or to keep informed from the FOSS4G Seoul team, join our email list(foss4g2015@lists.osgeo.org) or Facebook(https://www.facebook.com/foss4g2015), Twitter(https://twitter.com/foss4g).

Or contact Sanghee Shin, Chair of the FOSS4G Seoul Local Organising Committee and Gaia3D, Inc.

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