LBS2022 – call for papers

Please consider submitting a full paper or an abstract to the 17th International Conference on Location Based Services (LBS 2022) in Munich, Germany, September 12.-14. 2022;

http://lbsconference.org

– The deadline for full papers is March 15th, 2022
– The deadline for abstracts is June 1st, 2022

Travel grants will be available for young researchers. Priority will be given to those whose full papers are accepted for the conference. More details at https://conferences.lfk.lrg.tum.de/lbs2022/travelgrant.html

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Munich!

Prof. Dr. Jukka M. Krisp
Prof. Dr. Liqiu Meng
Dr. Holger Kumke
and the LBS2022 Organizing Committee

Call for Participation: International Symposium on Geospatial Approaches to Combating Covid-19, 13-14 December 2021, hybird

The ICA Commission on Location Based Services and Commission on Geospatial Analysis and Modeling are pleased to invite you to the International Symposium on Geospatial Approaches to Combating Covid-19, which will take place hybird online and in Florence, Italy on 13—14 December 2021.

There is an inherent spatial dimension in the spread of infectious diseases. A large body of studies and practices have evidenced the importance of spatial thinking and the effectiveness of geospatial technologies in understanding Covid-19. It is critical to share research findings quickly so as to maximize the use of them in the world’s collective efforts. This symposium calls for submissions of Covid-19 research from the geospatial perspective.

Thie symposium features 34 oral presentations, organized into 7 sessions.

For more details of the symposium, please refer to https://gam.icaci.org/symposium2021/

Hope to see many of you at the symposium.

LBS 2021: A report

During 24-25 November 2021, the 16th Conference on Location Based Services (LBS 2021) has been successfully held online on Zoom. The conference was organized by the ICA Commission on Location Based Services, and hosted by Prof. Anahid Basiri and her team at the University of Glasgow.

This year LBS 2021 was again privileged to host more than 215 participants from all over the world, contributing to the conference with high-quality presentations and inspiring discussions.

The conference featured five keynotes:

  • Michael Batty, University College London, “More Than One Digital Twin”
  • Urška Demšar, University of St Andrews, “Studying migratory bird navigation with spatial data science”
  • Matt Duckham, RMIT University, “LBS and Indigenous Data Sovereignty”
  • Anita Graser, Austrian Institute of Technology, “Open LBS Research: Why (not)?”
  • Ross Purves, University of Zurich, “Location, place and language”

 

The conference also featured a “Best paper session” on the 2nd conference day.

  • The “Best paper award” went to Jerome Dreyer, Sven Heitmann, Felix Erdmann, Gernot Bauer and Christian Kray from Germany for their full paper on ” ‘Informed’ consent in popular location based services and digital sovereignty”.
  • The winner of the best short paper award at LBS2021 is “Would citizens contribute their personal location data to an open database? Preliminary results from a survey”, authored by Vilma Jokinen, Ville Mäkinen, Anna Brauer and Juha Oksanen from Finland.

We also hosted a series of interesting oral presentations covering different aspects of LBS Research, which were grouped into five oral sessions on “Wayfinding and Navigation Systems”, “Positioning”, “Location tracking and systems”, “Mobility and Activity Analytics”, and “Visualization, Perception and Analysis”.

You can check the hashtag #LBS2021 on Twitter to get some impressions of the conference.

LBS 2022 will be hosted by Augsburg University and TU Munich in Munich on 12-14 September 2022. More details will follow.

CEUS special issue on “Geospatial Big Data Analytics for Smart Cities” published online

We are happy to announce that the special issue on “Geospatial Big Data Analytics for Smart Cities” in Computers, Environment and Urban Systems has been published online on November 2021.

This special issue is an outcome of the International Symposium on Location-Based Big Data 2019 (LocBigData 2019, held in Tokyo, Japan), which offered a platform for researchers from various disciplines and perspectives to share ideas and research findings and to discuss the open challenges and future research challenges in this emerging field.

The special issue consists of 9 papers, which reflect the front-end snapshots of current research activities in this field, and illustrate how LocBigData analytics can help to achieve smart cities.

The paper on “Analytics of location-based big data for smart cities: Opportunities, challenges, and future directions” provides a state-of-the-art review on LocaBigData analytics and identifies a series of open and key research challenges that should be addressed to advance the emerging field of LocBigData analytics or urban analytics to enable smart and sustainable cities (see the following figure for a visual summary).

Call for Participation: LBS 2021, 24-25 November 2021, online

The ICA Commission on Location Based Services and the University of Glasgow are pleased to invite you to the 16th International Conference on Location Based Services (LBS 2021), which will take place fully online on 24—25 November 2021.

Note that the preliminary program of LBS 2021 has been published online. It features five keynotes:

  • Michael Batty, University College London, “More Than One Digital Twin”
  • Urška Demšar, University of St Andrews, “Studying migratory bird navigation with spatial data science”
  • Matt Duckham, RMIT University, “LBS and Indigenous Data Sovereignty”
  • Anita Graser, Austrian Institute of Technology, “Open LBS Research: Why (not)?”
  • Ross Purves, University of Zurich, “Location, place and language”

The conference also features a “Best paper session” on the 2nd conference day, and five oral sessions on “Wayfinding and Navigation Systems”, “Positioning”, “Location tracking and systems”, “Mobility and Activity Analytics”, and “Visualization, Perception and Analysis”.

Please note that registration for the conference is free, but required. The registration will close on 20 Nov 2021.

Call for Papers: LBS 2021, November 24-25, Fully Online

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The ICA Commission on Location Based Services and the University of Glasgow are pleased to invite you to the 16th International Conference on Location Based Services, which will take place fully online on 24—25 November 2021.

Built on the success of previous conferences in this series, LBS 2021 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. We call for full papers and work in progress. High-quality full paper submissions are intended to be published in Springer Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, Journal of Location Based Services or Journal of Navigation.

We are also pleased to announce two awards at LBS 2021: one Best paper award, and one work in progress award. More details will be published on the conference website.

Important Dates:

  • Full paper submission: 8 August 2021
  • Work in progress submission: 29 August 2021
  • Notification of full paper acceptance: 24 September 2021
  • Notification of work in progress acceptance: 24 September 2021
  • Camera-ready full papers and work in progress: 30 October 2021
  • Registration Deadline: 20th Nov 2021
  • Conference: 24-25 November 2021, online

More information regarding LBS 2021 can be found at lbsconference.org. We are looking forwards to your contributions and to meeting you!

Call for Papers: ICC 2021 and Intl. Sym on “Geospatial Approaches to Combating Covid-19”

We are happy to invite you to the pre-ICC2021 International Symposium on “Geospatial Approaches to Combating Covid-19” (https://gam.icaci.org/symposium2021/), which will take place in Florence, Italy on 13-14 December 2021. This symposium is co-organized by the ICA Commission on LBS, and Commission on Geospatial Analysis and Modelling.

A large body of studies and practices have evidenced the importance of spatial thinking and the effectiveness of geospatial technologies in understanding Covid-19. It is critical to share research findings quickly so as to maximize the use of them in the world’s collective efforts. This symposium calls for submissions of Covid-19 research from the geospatial perspective.

You are invited to submit an extended abstract (1200-1500 words) by 1 May. A Best Student Paper Award and a Best Paper Award will be selected based on the submission and conference presentation. We intend to have a special issue at an international journal after the symposium. More information can be found at https://gam.icaci.org/symposium2021/

Please also note that the 30th International Cartographic Conference (ICC 2021, https://www.icc2021.net/) will take place immediately after the above symposium. Location Based Services and Mobile Cartography are important topics there. Therefore, please also feel invited to submit your relevant work there. The full paper deadline is 09 April 2021 (extended), while the abstract submission deadline is 28 May.

Look forward to your contribution, and to seeing you soon.

LBS 2020 turns LBS 2021; Online event on “LBS and COVID-19” on 12-Nov-2020

COVID-19 has changed our normal lives significantly and made the future quite uncertain. As a result of this, the organizing committee of LBS 2020 has reconsidered the plans for the 16th International Conference on Location Based Services with the safety of the participants at its heart. The main changes are:

  • LBS 2020 will be postponed to November 2021, still in UK. In other words, LBS 2020 will turn LBS 2021. The exact venue and dates will be announced in the coming months.
  • Full paper submissions related to the conference topics are still welcome for this year (2020), and will be directly considered for the Journal of Location Based Services. A quick review and turnaround time is planned. Authors of accepted full papers will have an option to present their work during regular conference sessions in 2021.
  • A half-day online mini-event dedicating to the topic on“LBS and COVID-19” will be organized around 12 November 2020, consisting of invited short presentations and a panel discussion with internationally recognized scientists and researchers. Authors of accepted full papers in the Special Issue on “Contact-Tracing, Apps and location-based data for the COVID-19 Pandemic” in the Journal of LBS will be also invited to give short presentations and join the panel discussion. Please feel invited to submit for this special issue by 31 August 2020.

More details of these changes can be found at https://lbsconference.org/

Call for papers: LBS 2020, London, UK

The ICA Commission on Location Based Services and University College London (UCL) are pleased to invite you to the 16th International Conference on Location Based Services (LBS 2020), which will take place in London, UK on 11-13 November 2020.

Built on the success of previous conferences in this series, LBS 2020 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. We call for full papers, work in progress, and showcases. High-quality full paper submissions are intended to be published in Springer Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. The best full and work in progress papers will be invited to submit an extended version to the Journal of Location Based Services and Journal of Navigation.

Important Dates:

  • Pre-conference workshop and exhibition proposal: 15 March 2020
  • Full paper submission: 15 May 2020
  • Work in progress submission: 14 June 2020
  • Notification of full paper acceptance: 10 July 2020
  • Notification of work in progress acceptance: 01 September 2020
  • Camera-ready full paper (for the Springer book): 01 September 2020
  • Showcase submission: 13 September 2020
  • Early registration ends, author registration deadline: 13 September 2020
  • Camera-ready work in progress: 01 October 2020

More information regarding LBS 2020 can be found at lbsconference.org. We are looking forwards to your contributions and to meeting you in London!

LBS 2019: Preliminary Program is Online

The preliminary program of LBS 2019 is just published online. It features a keynote by Prof. Ioannis Giannopoulos (TU Wien), a panel discussion on “the future of mobile cartography: open research challenges”, 9 oral sessions covering different aspects of LBS, and an interactive poster/showcase session. All these promise a very interesting conference.

You can still register for LBS 2019 at: https://lbsconference.org/registration/. Look forward to seeing you at the conference.