[OSGeo-Edu] 2nd Call for Papers: Third International Workshop on Location and the Web (LocWeb 2010)

P Kishor punk.kish at gmail.com
Sat Sep 4 01:33:34 EDT 2010

*** 2nd Call for Papers: LocWeb 2010 ***

Third International Workshop on Location and the Web (LocWeb 2010)

Tokyo, Japan, November 29, 2010

Co-located with Internet of Things 2010 (IoT 2010)

Twitter: @LocWeb2010 (http://twitter.com/LocWeb2010)

The Third International Workshop on Location and the Web (LocWeb 2010)
focuses on research and development that targets the intersection of
location-aware devices and technologies with Web technologies and Web
architecture. The rapid rise of multi-sensory mobile devices,
network-enabled "things" and sensors and an ubiquitous connectivity
open new possibilities provide the technologies to capture, share and
use Web services and applications. We will have to bridge the physical
world and the Web space, and location is one of the major connecting
links. When Web services will "surround" us, we have to address the
challenges of scalability and interoperability of the Web, and we also
have to look at policy, regulatory, and legislative responses to the
privacy and security challenges created by something as sensitive as
location information.

* Dates *

- September 15, 2010: Submissions deadline for full papers, demos and
short papers
- October 4, 2010: Notification of accepted papers, short papers, and demos
- October 14, 2010: Accepted authors have to register and submit the
final version
- November 29, 2010: LocWeb 2010 workshop in conjunction with IoT 2010

* Organizers *

- Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg, Germany
- Johannes Schoening, DFKI GmbH, Germany
- Erik Wilde, UC Berkeley, USA

* Program Committee (tentative) *

- Petri Selonen, Nokia, Finland
- Daniela Nicklas, University of Oldenburg, Germany
- Andreas Henrich, University of Bamberg, Germany
- Mor Naaman,Rutgers University, USA
- Vanessa Murdock, Yahoo! Labs Barcelona, Spain
- Ross Purves, University of Z¸rich, Switzerland
- Dominique Guinard, ETH Z¸rich, Switzerland
- Puneet Kishor, University of Wisconsin, USA
- Antonio Krueger, DFKI GmbH, Germany
- Keith Cheverst, Lancaster University, UK
- Eric Kansa, UC Berkeley, USA
- Brent Hecht, Northwestern University, USA
- Martin Raubal, UC Santa Barbara, USA
- Max Egenhofer,University of Maine, USA
- Georg Gartner, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- Xing Xie, Microsoft Research Asia, China
- Jiahui Liu, Google Inc., USA
- Peter Froehlich, Telecommunications Research Center, Austria

* Theme *

With simple global connectivity and a constantly dropping price for
services and hardware, the "Internet of Things" - the Internet
connectivity of everyday objects - has become a reality. This means
that computing systems are and will be "surrounding" humans and also
many entities such as pets, cars, goods, or household appliances -
wherever we go, wherever we are, at all times. Independent of the
discussion whether ubiquitous computing systems will be invisible or
not, connected things will always be located somewhere.
Internet-enabled things will typically have a physical reference to
some place, where they are or where they offer their
affordances/services to the world: Pets are moving around, we drive in
our cars, goods are stored and transported, household appliances have
their place and function at some place in the home. And they are
forming the bridge to persons and things who and that are are located
at some place. This location often is crucial important contextual
information for the computing systems involved. In consequence, we
will have more and more ubiquitous computing systems that will have to
find, use, and visualize localized information. Applications
increasingly embed location as fundamental means for providing
information and interactive services to a user. The biggest source of
potentially localized information is clearly the World Wide Web. Early
papers in the Web context assume that 20 percent and more of the Web
is content that is related to a physical location. The involved refers
to location by tagging content with places and regions and of course
objects, by adding GPS positions to user generated content. Beyond the
more explicitly embedded localized content Web scale geo-content
mining and mobile search are sources of relating the digital Web to
physical locations and objects. This workshop aims to address the
research questions and challenges at the border between the localized
information wealth of the Web and the local ubiquitous computing

* Topics *

The authors are not limited to this list and focus on other topics
relevant for the LocWeb community.

- Designing interaction for mobile users to interact with the environment
- Spatial awareness, location as context
- Sensing and applying user location for ubiquitous applications
- Beyond location - models for user mobility intention
- Analyzing mobility data to understand and predict users mobility behavior
- Ubiquitous search
- Extract and rank Web information on the basis of mobility detection
of "hot" physical places from the Web

* Challenges *

The ubiquity of Web information becomes more and more possible as
communities in geographic information retrieval are putting much
effort into understanding location aspects in the unstructured Web.
Also activities are there to make the more structured and semantic.
Microformats are a small field but to be noted that tell about
location aspects of Web content. The semantic Web activities and
linked data will also aim to include location information. The same do
new Web 2.0 sources such as Twitter which aims to make the location of
the Tweet available. The challenge is to

- mine spatio-temporal aspects of Web content and Web 2.0 content
related to Internet-enabled things,
- prepare, index, filter the relevant content that matches the current
and local information demand,
- prepare Web content such that it can augment the situation and
provide a localized information sphere "around" things and humans,
- match the context of Internet-enabled things with localized Web content,
- exploiting Web knowledge for providing more targeted services to
user/owners of things,
- make the Web accessible for a potentially mobile user, and to
- visualize on embedded displays, be it tiny or large, personal or
shared displays.

* Submissions *

We are soliciting position papers from researchers and practitioners
in the fields described above. These papers should focus on current
projects and work areas as well as on future work items and
collaboration opportunities. We accept original and unpublished papers
that are not under review somewhere else. Each position paper will be
reviewed by at least three members of the program committee, based on
quality, relevance and balance of contributions to the workshop. All
position papers will be published in the LocWeb 2010 electronic
proceedings, which are published through ACM's AICPS series in the ACM
digital library (AICPS ISBN: 978-1-4503-0412-2). It is planned to
publish revised versions of selected papers in a special journal issue
such as Personal and Ubiquitous Computing.

We accept long papers (8 pages), short papers (4 pages), and demos (2 pages).

Interested researchers should submit in the ACM SIG proceedings style
(templates are available on the workshop Web site) to the EasyChair
Workshop management system.

Submissions at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=locweb2010

* Previous Editions and Proceedings *

LocWeb 2008: http://medien.informatik.uni-oldenburg.de/LocWeb2008/
LocWeb 2009: http://ifgi.uni-muenster.de/archives/locweb2009/
LocWeb at DBLP: http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/locweb

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