We are officially on the fast lane of preparations and with every day that passes, new and exciting pieces receive their perfect spot in the puzzle. Some pieces are strikingly visible, some are less, but together they will come to be your FOSS4G2019.
With great pleasure we announce that today the FOSS4G2019 puzzle has received a new palpable, important piece: the detailed schedule!  Preparing it was not an easy task, yet it was one of the most enjoyable ones! By reading through all the accepted abstracts in order to identify the most appropriate slot for each one, we could grasp the maturity and coherence, yet dynamicity and progressiveness of the open source geospatial fully developed ecosystem. We are confident that we have succeeded in transposing this in the 11 parallel tracks, one of which is, of course, the academic track. 
For those of you that crave for a closer, more in-depth and hands-on study into the entrails of the open source ecosystem, make your choice out of the 44 workshops  and 6 labs  on display.
Beyond doubt, the global FOSS4G has become the must-attend event for all geospatial professionals, novices, students, professors or researchers, be they developers, users, entrepreneurs, open source evangelists or proprietary software believers, geographers or mathematicians, geologists or computer scientists, oceanographers or land surveyors. Within the 11 tracks of FOSS4G2019 Bucharest one can find each and every single category, yet, true valuable progress resides in all of us standing shoulder to shoulder, looking in the same direction and bringing all our contributions to compose the geospatial role in making our world a better place. Let us all stand shoulder to shoulder and listen to the inspiring keynote speakers of FOSS4G2019 Bucharest! With years of experience in various backgrounds, knowledge and goodwill they envision the geospatial directions of progress and, in August 2019, they come from all across the world to share their vision with us! 
We invite you to browse the FOSS4G2019 Bucharest detailed schedule  and construct your preliminary trajectory throughout the most awaited geospatial conference of the year using the interactive features from presentation, workshop  and lab  pages.
Haven’t registered yet? We strongly advise that you do, as it’s best to secure your place  at the coolest geospatial event of the year!
See you in Bucharest! Codrina Ilie FOSS4G 2019 Program Chair