National Conference on Open Source GIS: Opportunities and Challenges (OSGIS-2015), IIT BHU, International Conference, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 9th - 10th October 2015

  • Category: International Conference
  • Start Date: 9th October 2015
  • End Date: 10th October 2015
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National Conference on Open Source GIS: Opportunities and Challenges (OSGIS-2015)


Abstracts of the papers on confeence themes are invitied. Prospective authors are requested to submit an abstract of about 250 words by email to Author(s) will be required to submit the full paper after acceptance of abstract. Papers will be reviewed by a technical committee before publication in proceedings. The decision of committee will be final and binding. The length of the paper including tables, figures and references should not exceed 10 typed pages of A4 size. For details about the format of manuscript, visit the conference website. All the accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings having ISBN Number and selected paper will be published in any journal having ISSN Number. Proceedings will have open access licenses for wide circulation. Three best paper awards will be given to authors. One of the Author will compulsory attend the conference to present the paper. A certificate will be given for best paper award and half registration fee will be refund to one of the author. Contributions are invited but are not limited to the following areas: • Open Source desktop GIS software • Open source web-GIS • Collaboration: data collection, data sharing, and open standards • Using Open Source GIS with proprietary software • Comparisons between packages • Visualization: effective presentation • Open Source for e-Governance • Case Studies of applications of Open Source Remote Sensing and GIS: Civil Engineering, Geological studies, Location based services, Health, Energy, Agriculture, Transportation, Disaster, Water and Climate change etc. • Open architectures, open content, open science About Workshop One day pre-conference workshop on open source GIS software will be conducted by experts. Hands-on session on any popular GIS software like QGIS will be conducted on computer lab. Workshop will cover few basic as well as advance topics on GIS. Prerequist for Workshop Basic knowledge of GIS and working knowledge of any GIS software. Maximum Number of Participants Maximum 30 participants will be allowed to attend the workshop. Preference will be given to conference participants. Programme Schedule One Day Workshop: OCT 8, 2015 Conference Day 1: OCT 9, 2015 Conference Day 2: OCT 10, 2015 Detail Programme Schedule: Will be notified later


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Participants have to arrange their own accommodation. Limited accommodation may be provided on the payment basis in various guest houses and common rooms of hostels of the institute campus. Many budget and star hotels are located near the conference venue. Charges Institute Guest House, Double Occupancy : Rs. 800 per night Common Rooms of Boys and Girls hostel: Rs. 100 per night (Only Bedding will be provided, No almira or safe will be provided) Participant can stay for maximum 4 nights in Institute accommodation facility. Weather Information Temperature in October : Maximum: 33ºC & Minimum : 22ºC, Pleasant, No Rain

How to reach IIT BHU, Varanasi

From Airport to IIT(BHU): : BHU Campus is about 35 kms. from Varanasi (Babatpur) Airport. The taxi charges from Airport to BHU Campus are about INR 800/-. From Varanasi Cantt. (Junction) Railway Station to IIT(BHU): BHU Campus is about 10 kms. from Varanasi Cantt. railway Station. Round the clock Auto/ Taxi services are available from Varanasi Cantt. Railway Station to BHU(Lanka). The tentative charges are: for reserve auto Rs. 150-180/-, shared auto Rs. 35/- and for Taxi Rs. 300/- to 350/-. From Mughalsarai Railway Station to IIT(BHU): BHU Campus is about 20 kms. from Mughalsarai Railway Station. Round the clock Auto/ Taxi services are available from Mughalsarai Railway Station to BHU(Lanka). The tentative charges are: for reserve auto Rs. 200/-, shared auto Rs. 50/- and for Taxi Rs. 400/- to 500/-.

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