About the Commission

On 28 August 2015, the 16th ICA General Assembly established the Commission on Location-Based Services (LBS). The mission of the LBS Commission is to advance the research on LBS in all its interdisciplinary fields, with the aims to enable “anywhere, anytime, for anyone and anything” (4A) services

Terms of Reference 2015-2019

  • Promote research on Location-based Services (LBS) in all its interdisciplinary aspects.
  • Define short and medium term research goals that address major challenges associated with LBS, such as positioning, modelling, communicating context-based geoinformation preferably through maps, privacy and social issues, with the aim to facilitate users’ daily activities and decision-making in space.
  • Organise ICC sessions, workshops and international conferences on LBS for colleagues from various disciplines to 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.
  • Publish LBS-related reports, books and special issues with scientific journals.
  • Maintain a commission website and update it regularly to allow commission members to exchange information, as well as to disseminate information on activities in this field to a wider public.
  • Foster interdisciplinary and international collaboration with cognate disciplines and relevant stakeholders, including other ICA commissions and working groups, and other allied research communities (e.g., ISPRS, FIG, IAG).

Contact person

The chair at present is Haosheng Huang.

Dr. Haosheng Huang
Geographic Information Science (GIS)
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstr. 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: +41-44-635 65 34
Email: haosheng.huang {at} geo.uzh.ch