5th International Workshop on Mobile Entity Localization and Tracking in GPS-less Environments
23rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems
(ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015)
GPS has played an important role in our daily lives or leisure activities over the last two decades. However, GPS is less applicable to indoor or urban environments and GPS-based navigation is also power-expensive for hand-held devices. 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, Andriod, 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 makes 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 existing but exciting published research.
|Aug. 31, 2015, 23:59 PST|| Paper due|
|Sep. 21, 2015|| Acceptance notification|
|Oct. 5, 2015|| Camera ready submission|
|Nov. 3, 2015|| Workshop date|