The advent of new communication technologies, as well as the increasing availability of open source GIS software and the continued evolution of distributed computing, have brought new dynamics to the development of spatial information systems. IOSIS addresses innovation in open geographic information systems that have been developed to address a specific problem in society or to collaborate in a decision-making situation.

IOSIS wants to create an exchange potential "engineering and knowledge" to discuss the main underlying concepts and theories underlying current geographic information systems, As well as technological trends and new concepts that can influence the development of a spatial information system.