Academic Track

The FOSS4G 2013 Academic Track aims for a strong connection with the other elements of FOSS4G 2013, by bringing together researchers, developers, users and practitioners carrying out research and development in the geospatial and the free and open source fields. With the Academic Track motto “Science for Open Source, Open Source for Science”, we hope to offer academic papers describing the use of open source geospatial software and data, in and for scientific research, as well as academic endeavours to conceptualize, create, assess, and teach open source geospatial software and data.

The Academic Track committee has selected 19 papers out of 30 submissions for publication and presentation. We thank all the reviewers for their hard work:

  • R. Jaishankar (Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management)
  • Eric Grosso (Institut Géographique National, France)
  • Stefan Neumeier (Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Germany)
  • Didier Leibovici (University of Leeds, UK)
  • Rafael Moreno (University of Colorado Denver, USA)
  • Homayoon Zahmatkesh (Tehran University, Iran)
  • Gregory Giuliani (UNEP GRID, Switzerland)
  • A.P. Pradeepkumar (University of Kerala, India)
  • Brent Alexander Wood (Environmental Information Delivery, New Zealand)
  • Peter Löwe (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
  • Helena Mitasova (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • Matthias Möller (Beuth University Berlin, Germany)
  • Muki Haklay (University College London, UK)
  • Hans-Jörg Stark (University of Applied Sciences Switzerland)
  • Simon Jirka (, Germany)
  • Maria Brovelli (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Rolf de By (ITC, University of Twente, Netherlands)
  • Serena Coetzee (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
  • Ivana Ivanova (ITC, University of Twente, Netherlands)
  • Charlie Schweik (University of Massachuetts, Amherst, USA)
  • Tomasz Kubik Wroclaw (University of Technology, Poland)
  • António J.F. da Silva (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Anusuriya Devaraju (IBG3-Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany)
  • Philip James (University of Newcastle, UK)
  • Claire Ellul (UCL, UK)
  • Jorge Gustavo Rocha (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
  • Tuong Thuy Vu (UNMC, Malaysia)
  • Thierry Badard (Laval University, Canada)
  • Kathrin Poser (GFZ Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam, Germany)
  • Songnian Li (Ryerson University, Canada)


The Academic Track Chairs:
Franz-Josef Behr (Stuttgart University of Applied Science, Germany) -
Barend Köbben (ITC, University of Twente, Netherlands) –

The selected Academic Papers are here

It’s All Over!
Thanks to everyone who helped make FOSS4G 2013 a success!