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:

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