Share your ideas on future research directions in the field of LBS

mapbulb-300x300The 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:

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, and we will then invite everyone to write a one-page position paper to further develop cross-cutting research directions and plans toward these “key problems”.

Important Dates:

  • 15 July 2016, deadline for one paragraph proposals of “big problems” in LBS. Please submit your proposal here.
  • 20 August 2016, publication of the selected “key problems” on the commission website
  • 1 October 2016, deadline for expression of interest in writing a one-page position paper
  • 1 November 2016, deadline for one-page position papers

We are exploring the possibility of having a workshop, preceding the LBS 2016 in Vienna,  to discuss these position papers and the cross-cutting research directions.

Please feel free to distribute the information to your network and contacts. Everyone is invited to join and contribute!

We are looking forward to your one-paragraph proposal by 15 July 2016!