2nd Call for Papers: LBS 2018, Zurich, Switzerland

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The ETH Zurich and ICA Commission on Location-Based Services are pleased to invite you to the 14th International Conference on Location-Based Services (LBS 2018), which will take place in Zurich, Switzerland on 15-17 January 2018.

The Call for Papers is currently open. We call for full papers, work in progress, and showcases. High-quality full paper submissions are intended to be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography Series. The best full and work in progress papers will be invited to submit an extended version to the Journal of Location Based Services.

Updates of the conference

Important Dates:

  • 12 July 2017, Submission of full & work-in-progress papers
  • 29 September 2017, Notification of acceptance for full & work-in-progress papers
  • 13 October 2017, Camera-ready full & work-in-progress papers
  • 15 November 2017, Submission of showcases

More information regarding LBS 2018 can be found at lbsconference.org. We are looking forwards to your contributions and to meeting you in Zurich!

ICC 2017: LBS sessions and pre-ICC symposium

Regarding the upcoming International Cartographic Conference (ICC 2017) in Washington, DC, we would like to bring a number of interesting things for your attention.

1. Pre-ICC symposium on location-based social media and tracking data

Immediately before ICC 2017, the LBS Commission and the Commission on Geospatial Analysis and Modelling are organizing an international symposium on location-based social media and tracking data (LSMTD 2017), on July 1-2, 2017.

After reviewing, we have accepted 27 oral presentations for the symposium. These presentations will be organized into 6 oral sessions, covering “theories and data models”, “participation and user tasks”, “traffic modelling”, “analyzing human dynamics”, “research applications using location-based big data”, and “place modelling”.  The symposium program is available as a PDF here.

For more details regarding the symposium, please refer to http://gam.icaci.org/symposium2017/.

2. LBS sessions at ICC 2017

We are very excited to feature 5 oral sessions devoted to LBS, covering wayfinding, indoor and outdoor navigation, mobile cartography, mobility analysis and privacy. These sessions will be on July 3 afternoon (Monday) and July 4 (Tuesday). Please check https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ICC/SearchByBucket.asp?h=Browse%20by%20Track (please search for “Location Based Services” to find these sessions).

Furthermore, a dedicated session is planned on July 3 at 4:10 PM – 5:30 PM to discuss the LBS research agenda. Feedback from the session will be used to further refine the research agenda.

We will also have our business meeting on July 4 (Tuesday) at 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM. You are all welcome to this meeting. At the meeting, we will propose some ideas for future commission related activities in the coming years. We would be also very happy to hear suggestions and proposals of events and activities from you.

Look forward to seeing many of you at ICC 2017 and at the LBS sessions.

Call for Papers: LBS 2018, Zurich, Switzerland

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The ICA Commission on Location-Based Services and ETH Zurich are pleased to invite you to the 14th International Conference on Location-Based Services (LBS 2018), which will take place in Zurich, Switzerland on 15-17 January 2018.

Built on the success of previous conferences in this series, LBS 2018 aims to offer a common ground to colleagues from various disciplines and practice where they can meet, interact and exchange knowledge, experience, plans and ideas on how LBS can and could be improved and on how it will influence both science and society.

The Call for Papers is currently open (also available as a PDF). We call for full papers, work in progress, and showcases. High-quality full paper submissions are intended to be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography Series. The best full and work in progress papers will be invited to submit an extended version to the Journal of Location Based Services.

Important Dates:
• 12 July 2017, Submission of full & work-in-progress papers
• 29 September 2017, Notification of acceptance for full & work-in-progress papers
• 13 October 2017, Camera-ready full & work-in-progress papers
• 15 November 2017, Submission of showcases

More information regarding LBS 2018 can be found at lbsconference.org. We are looking forwards to your contributions and to meeting you in Zurich!

Organizers:
General Chair: Martin Raubal (ETH Zurich)
PC Chairs: Peter Kiefer (ETH Zurich), Haosheng Huang (University of Zurich), Nico Van de Weghe (Ghent University)

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DL extended to March 1: Pre-ICC 2017 Symposium and IJGIS special issue on Social Media and Tracking Data

Due to multiple requests, we decided to extend the deadline for abstract submissions to 1 March 2017 to give you two more weeks for finalizing your submission! For more information regarding the Symposium and the IJGIS special issue, please refer to http://gam.icaci.org/symposium-2017/.

We are looking forward to your contributions!

CFP: Pre-ICC 2017 Symposium and IJGIS special issue on Social Media and Tracking Data

You are cordially invited to submit extended abstracts to the international symposium on location-based social media and tracking data (LSMTD 2017), which will be on July 1-2, 2017, in Washington DC, USA, immediately before ICC 2017.

The deadline for extended abstract submissions is February 15, 2017. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit full papers for consideration for publication in a special issue of International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS).

Report of the 13th International Conference on Location-Based Services

 

The 13th International Conference on Location-Based Services, organized by the ICA Commission on Location-Based Services and the Res1_logoearch Group Cartography of Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien), took place in Vienna, Austria from 14-16 November 2016. The conference was endorsed by the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE), International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), International Association of Geodesy (IAG), and the German Cartographic Society e.V. (DGfK).

More than 120 participants from 23 countries gathered in the historical Celebration Hall of TU Wien. The conference was opened by Rector Prof Sabine Seidler, Conference Director and ICA Past President Prof Georg Gartner, and AGILE Co-Chair Prof Martin Raubal. After the opening, Haosheng Huang presented the current development of an LBS research agenda, which is an initiative started by the LBS Commission to identify key research questions and challenges that are essential for the LBS development in the next 5 or 10 years.

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Opening session of the 13th International Conference on Location-Based Services – LBS 2016 held in Vienna, Austria | Photograph courtesy of Research Group Cartography, TU Wien

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Oral session at LBS 2016 | Photograph courtesy of Research Group Cartography, TU Wien

A total of 48 oral presentations have been given in 12 single-stream sessions over three days. The conference also featured two interactive sessions, consisting of 4 showcases and 22 posters. These oral presentations, showcases and posters provide a general picture of recent research activities related to the domain of LBS. Such activities emerged in the last years, especially concerning issues of outdoor/indoor positioning, smart environment, spatial modeling, personalization, context-awarenesss, cartographic communication, novel user interfaces, crowdsourcing, social media, big data analysis, usability and privacy. As a first time, this conference also featured an industrial session, in which 4 invited LBS companies and start-ups presented their on-going research and development related to LBS.

A selection of peer-reviewed full papers has been published in the book “Progress in Location-Based Services” of the Springer Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Work in progress submissions are included in the conference proceedings (ISBN 978-1-907075-02-5), which are available online (http://lbsconference.org/). A special issue of the Journal of Location-Based Services is planned as well.

Besides the technical and scientific program, the conference provided several social networking opportunities, including an ice-breaker reception on the first day, a conference dinner in an old and traditional Viennese wine cellar on the 2nd day, and a farewell drinks event.

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Ice-breaker reception at LBS 2016 | Photograph courtesy of Research Group Cartography, TU Wien

Since its initiation by Georg Gartner from TU Wien (Austria) in 2002, the LBS conference series has become one of the most important scientific events decided to LBS. The conferences have been held in Vienna (2002, 2004, 2005), Hong Kong (2007), Salzburg (2008), Nottingham (2009), Guangzhou (2010), Vienna (2011), Munich (2012), Shanghai (2013), Vienna (2014), Augsburg (2015), and Vienna (2016). Starting from 2015, the LBS conferences have become the annual event of the newly established ICA Commission on Location-Based Services. The next LBS conference has been planned, and will be hosted by Prof. Martin Raubal at ETH Zurich (Switzerland) on January 2018. We look forward to meeting you at the next LBS conference.

For more information, please refer to the conference website http://lbsconference.org/.

Call for papers: ICC 2017, and Pre-Conference Symposium on Social Media and Tracking Data

The 28th International Cartographic Conference (ICC 2017) will be held in Washington DC, July 2-7, 2017. Location-based services will be one of the key topics in this conference. The deadline for submitting abstracts and full papers is due on October 26, 2016.

Immediately before ICC 2017, the LBS Commission and the Commission on Geospatial Analysis and Modelling are organizing an international symposium on location-based social media and tracking data (LSMTD 2017). The deadline for extended abstract submissions is February 15, 2017. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit full papers for consideration for publication in a special issue of International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS).

Please consider submitting your research work to the both events. Look forward to your submissions, and to meeting you in Washington DC.

LBS research agenda: A first list of “key problems” and the vision workshop at LBS 2016

The ICA Commission on Location-Based Services is currently working on a cross-cutting research agenda, identifying key research questions and challenges that are essential for the LBS development in the next 5 or 10 years.

In the first step of this process, we have received 31 one-paragraph proposals (thank you very much for those who contributed). Based on these proposals, we have compiled a first list of “key problems” (pdf).

In order to further refine this list and develop a comprehensive LBS research agenda, we invite everyone to comment and give feedback on this list. Any important things missing from your perspective? Please provide your feedback here by 4 November. Any comments and feedback are welcome!

In addition, we will organize a workshop, immediately before LBS 2016, on the afternoon (13:00-18:00) of November 13, 2016, to discuss these key problems in details. Anyone interested is invited to attend this workshop. The registration is free. If you plan to join, please register for the workshop by 30 October.

More details of the initiative can be found at: http://lbs.icaci.org/research-agenda/

Look forward to your comments and feedback, as well as your participation in the research agenda workshop.

LBS research agenda: call for one paragraph proposals of “big problems” in LBS

The ICA Commission on Location-Based Services is currently starting an initiative to develop a cross-cutting research agenda for the field of Location-Based Services (LBS), aiming to identify key research questions and challenges that are essential for the LBS development in the next 5 or 10 years.

The details of the initiative are available here at:http://lbs.icaci.org/research-agenda/

As a first step in this process, we invite all interested parties to write a one paragraph proposal to describe what they believe are the “big problems” that should be addressed to bring LBS research into a higher level. The commission chairs together with several invited experts will then examine, classify, and group these proposals, and provide a first list of “key problems”. The list will be circulated to the LBS research community for comments and feedback.

The deadline for one paragraph proposals of “big problems” in LBS has been extended to 5 August 2016. Please submit your proposal here.