First Call for Papers
LBS 2018 – 14th International Conference on Location Based Services
January 15-17, 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland
Participants and Focus
Built on the success of previous conferences in this series, LBS 2018 is addressed to scholars, researchers, digital industry / market operators, and students of different backgrounds (scientific, engineering and humanistic) whose work is either focused on or relevant to location based services (LBS). The conference will 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.
We invite contributions in the following areas (but not limited to):
* Outdoor and indoor positioning
* Multi-sensor systems and sensor fusion
* Smartphone-based positioning
* Smart environments and ambient spatial intelligence
* Indoor spatial data model and mapping
* Spatio-temporal data acquisition, processing, and analysis
* LBS, crowdsourcing and volunteered geographic information (VGI)
* Location-based social networks
* Geotagged big data
* Personalization and context-aware adaptation
* Visualization techniques for LBS
* Novel user interfaces and interaction techniques
* 3D and augmented reality
* Innovative LBS systems and applications
* Wayfinding and navigation
* LBS and transportation applications
* User studies and evaluations
* Privacy and usability
* Human factors in LBS
* Smart cities
* Legal, ethical and business aspects in LBS
* Open source solutions and standards
We invite the following types of contributions:
Full papers – to present significant scientific results. Full papers will be peer-reviewed. High-quality submissions will be accepted for presentation at the conference and published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography Series. The program committee may decide to accept full paper submissions as work-in-progress papers instead. Manuscripts must describe original work that has neither been published before, nor is currently under review elsewhere. Papers must be written in English according to the template (see website), and must not exceed 22 pages (including title, figures and references). Full papers must be submitted in PDF format through Easychair by 12 July 2017.
Work in progress – to present ongoing work. Short papers will be peer-reviewed. Work-in-progress papers should include succinct and sufficient information about research objectives, significance, method, and preliminary or expected findings. If accepted, you are either invited to give an oral or a poster presentation at the conference (decision by the program committee). Your work-in-progress paper will be published in the online proceedings of the conference (with an ISBN). Work-in-progress papers (up to 5 pages, including title, figures and references) must be written in English using the template (see website) and submitted through Easychair by 12 July 2017.
Showcases – live presentations of research prototypes and products. Showcase abstracts will be reviewed by the PC chairs and, if accepted, published in the online proceedings of the conference. Showcase abstracts (up to 2 pages, using the template provided on the website) must be written in English and submitted through Easychair by 15 November 2017.
The best accepted full and work-in-progress papers will be invited to submit an extended version to the Journal of Location Based Services by Taylor & Francis.
Please note that when submitting your contribution through the Easychair website, you should indicate the category (Full papers, Work in progress, Showcase) you want to submit.
Please make sure that full paper and work-in-progress paper submissions are anonymized. Refer to the website for more information.
July 12, 2017 Submission of full and work-in-progress papers
September 29, 2017 Notification of acceptance for full and work-in-progress papers
October 13, 2017 Camera-ready full and work-in-progress papers
November 15, 2017 Submission of showcases
November 22, 2017 Notification of acceptance for showcases
PC Chairs: Peter Kiefer (ETH Zurich), Haosheng Huang (University of Zurich), Nico Van de Weghe (Ghent University)
General Chair: Martin Raubal (ETH Zurich)