General Track

General Track

Oral Presenter’s Guide


You will probably wish to prepare some slides to support your presentation. Prepare your slides as a PowerPoint file or a PDF and bring them with you to the conference.

The total time allotted to each presenter is 20 minutes (15 Minutes for Presentation and 5 Minutes for Q/A).

You will need to load your presentation onto the session computer 1hr before your stream, to facilitate a smooth transition between speakers. Name your file with the session No, Presentation ID and name of the presenting author (e.g., Session1-PID1-Jayasinghe). (Note: Session and Presentation ID will be available on the conference website on 25th November, 2018).

We recommend that you also bring  your presentation on a data stick or other portable memory device


Audio-Visual Equipment

The presentation room will be equipped with a laptop PC and projector. There will also be a microphone. Wireless Internet access will be available from the presentation computer.

If you opt to use your own computer to connect to the projector please consider the following:

No adapters will be available on site; Please be sure to bring the proper adapter that will fit your computer.

Technical Staff will not be able to mitigate any issues that may arise with your personal machine


Preparing your presentation

The oral presentations will be given in a medium size lecture hall (seating up to 50-100 people). You need to make sure that a large audience will be able to see and read your visuals clearly. All presentation will recode by the conference organizing committee and all the presentations would be broadcasted online.


Speaker Agreement

All presenters have to agree on following conditions;

  1. Sessions are open to all conference participants, including members of the press, higher educational institutions and representatives of corporate organizations.
  2. Presentations (Slides, Audio Video Recording) are share on conference web and AV would be broadcasted online.


Presenters are required to register for the conference by October 20.


Poster Presenter’s Guide


A poster session is a graphic presentation of an author’s research. Authors illustrate their study findings by displaying graphs, photos, diagrams, and a small amount of text on poster boards. In presenting your research with a poster, you should aim to use the poster as a means for generating active discussion of the research. Poster sessions are a valuable opportunity for authors to present papers and meet with interested attendees for in-depth technical discussions.

Poster sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes. Location will update soon.


Preparing your poster

The poster must be A0 size (A0 size is 841mm x 1189mm) in portrait orientation. The title should be the same as in the submitted abstract. Display poster ID long with the authors Name (Note: Poster ID will be available on the conference website on 25th November, 2018).

The poster should be easily readable at a distance of two metres. Use UPPER and lower case for general content as the use of all-capital text is difficult to read. Avoid using a mixture of type/font styles.

Simplicity is the key. Keep to the point, and don’t try to cover too many things. Present only enough data to support your conclusions. On the other hand, make sure that you present sufficient data to support your conclusions.

Presenting authors should print their physical poster based on the requirements listed in the sections above. FOSS4G Asia 2018 Conference does not print posters on behalf of presenters.

Authors may bring additional written material of a non commercial nature that supplements the material presented on the poster. Business cards is a great networking opportunity.

QR Codes (optional). FOSS4G Asia 2018 is promoting the idea of QR Codes for authors to incorporate into their posters. This would allow you to add a barcode readable by smartphones. The barcode can be designed to link the person viewing your poster to a related video, your website, or your contact information.

Computers without audio may be used to run demonstrations and display additional information or illustrations. No electrical outlets will be provided @ poster session area. Please come with your computer charged!, if you want to use in the poster session


Poster Setup Information

  1. Poster authors can set-up their posters before 30min on the day of their poster session.
  2. Poster numbers will be posted on the poster boards in numerical order; please find your paper number and post your poster in the designated space.
  3. FOSS4G Asia 2018 provides a display board and thumbtacks for presenters to use to attach posters made of paper or lightweight poster board. Bring tape, heavy duty fasteners or tacks as back up to the thumbtacks as determined necessary.
  4. A poster author or coauthor is required to stand by the poster during the scheduled poster session to answer questions from attendees.
  5. Presenters must remove their posters immediately after the poster session.
  6. Posters and other materials not removed at the end of the poster session will be considered unwanted and will be discarded.
  7. FOSS4G Asia 2018 assumes no responsibility for posters left up after the end of each poster session.



Special extension to submit abstracts & full paper
We are glad to have received over 100 submissions to academic track and general track; and 14 workshop proposals.
The FOSS4G ASIA – 2018 organizing committee has decided to provide a special extension to submit abstracts (General Track) and full papers (Academic Track) till October 15, 2018  to allow time for anyone still planning to submit an individual paper presentation or abstract presentation. Successful submissions will be notified by 20th October 2018.

Submission deadline 15 July 2018 

The conference committee is opening General Track for students, researchers, developers, users, and practitioners to submit their work in open-source geospatial software in various fields to foster the benefits of open-source geospatial software. The conference will be having 4~6 parallel streams in a range of subjects from diverse fields. Each individual oral presentation will be allowed about 15 minutes and 5 minutes for Q&A. Poster presentation sessions are a valuable opportunity for authors to present papers and meet with interested attendees for in-depth technical discussions. Poster sessions are in a large room lined with over 50 display boards. Poster sessions are scheduled for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.


Submission guideline

Only an abstract written in English comprising 500-800 words is required, for which a simplified review is given for conference presentation. Accepted abstracts will be included in Conference USB provided at least one author is registered for the Conference before the 15th September 2018.  However, abstract will not be selected into FOSS4G-Asia 2018 conference proceedings and could not be shortlisted for publication in academic journals. Presenters have the freedom to select medium of presentation (oral or poster) as they wish when submitting abstract.

All accepted presentations will be included as FOSS4G-Asia 2018 conference proceedings in the conference USB.

Please note: There is a separate call for submission of abstracts for peer-review and academic publication in our Academic Presentation process (see the Academic Track Call for the Abstract page). Authors can submit the same abstract to both Academic Track Call and Presentation Track Call.


Submission procedure 

Please register for the conference before submitting your abstract. 

Please Visit the Registration page

Registered users can visit abstract submission page submit their abstract under the General track. 

Visit here for submission: General Track

Extended abstract must be submitted by following the given guideline. 

Guideline for extended abstract: Attachment

Submission deadline 15 July 2018 

Extended Deadline 31 July 2018

Presentation guideline

The presentation guideline will be updated soon.