MELT 2015

5th International Workshop on Mobile Entity Localization and Tracking in GPS-less Environments

co-located with

23rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems

    After a decade of research and development for  GPS-less localization and tracking, there has been significant progress in location-awareness and location-based services around the world. Almost all cellphone platforms, Android, iPhone and Windows phones, have localization and tracking facilities. In addition, special hardware and infrastructure (e.g., RFID, UWB and BLE or sensor tags) have been developed and deployed for tracking people and merchandise. The advances in cameras and computer vision make it possible for cheap simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM). However, there are remaining challenging problems to be solved, such as accuracy, power management, effective sensor fusions with increasingly powerful embedded computation and resourceful parallel computing backend, learning, transmitting and storing individual trajectories and spatial environment representation, labor-less environmental survey or infrastructure establishment for location-awareness, crowd computing or collective intelligence for map creations, and big data analytics of real-time and historical semantic locations that helps improving efficiency for both consumers and businesses.

    After four successful workshops (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011) held with various conferences in mobile, ubiquitous and sensor computing, this year we aim to provide a forum for knowledge sharing and academic-industrial networking. The workshop will be a combination of keynote speeches, technical talks, demonstrations and panel discussions. We are soliciting papers of up to 4 proceeding pages long that are either new and preliminary current work or reflections and new perspectives on existing prior works.

Important Dates

September 7,  Monday, 2015, 23:59 PST Paper due
September 18, Friday, 2015
 Acceptance notification
September 28, Monday, 2015
 Camera ready submission
November 3, Tuesday, 2015 Workshop date

Best Paper and Presentation Sponsored by OmniTrial Technologies

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Best Paper: Satoshi HyugaTokyo Denki University, Japan, "Estimate a User's Location Using Smartphone's Barometer on a Subway"Best Paper

Best Presentation: Pedro Figueiredo e Silva:Tampere University of Technology,Finland, "On the Impact of Intra-System Interference for Ranging and Positioning with Bluetooth Low Energy"
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