Workshop Indoor/outdoor Location Based Services

11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services

December 2, 2014 London, UK


The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners to exchange ideas and progress made and to identify problems for future research and development. We invite research papers that present original contributions to the theme of the workshop.



Topics include but are not limited to:

 Indoor maps as open data 
 Indoor localization techniques
 Extensions of current location based standards for indoor/outdoor LBS
 Privacy and security aspects
 Indoor routing and navigation
 Integrated indoor/outdoor multimodal routing
 Indoor asset management and scheduling
 Web- and mobile-based visualisation and management of open indoor GI
 Crowdsourcing-oriented provision of open GI regarding indoor/outdoor spaces
 New use cases for indoor/outdoor LBS
 Mobile client-side technologies and applications
 System architecture
 Experiences and best practitioners
 Human-system interaction in indoor LBS

Important dates

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2014

Notification of acceptance: October 14, 2014

Camera-ready paper due: October 24, 2014

Workshop date: December 2, 2014

Agenda of the Workshop/title]

08:30 – 10:00 Session
  Opening and introduction by workshop chair
  Paper presentations
  • Selective Mixture of Gaussians Clustering for Location Fingerprinting.     K.A. Nguyen and Z. Luo
  • Mobile Indoor Localization in Museum Environment: An Experimentation in FIBAC Project.         S. Acanfora, A. De Giorgio, C. Birtolo, R. Aurigemma, S. Muto, M. Tafuto
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 12:00 Session
  Paper presentations
  • Personalized multi-modal route planning: a preference-measurement and learning-based approach.         J. Zhang and T. Arentze
  • Protecting data resources and users in GeoData for interior and exterior spaces.         S. Cadzow
  • Applying Archaeological and Forensic Science methods and experience to outdoor and indoor mapping.         A. Cadzow and S. Cadzow
12:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:30 Session
  Paper presentation
  • i-Locate: Indoor/outdoor Location and Asset management Through open Geodata; rationale, scope and objectives.         G. Conti
  Discussion of several key themes
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

More information: Dr. Theo Arentze


We spend approximately 90% of our time indoors, often in unfamiliar environments. Recently, accurate indoor localisation technologies have become available, making it possible to deploy at scale indoor Location Based Services (LBS). Integrated indoor/outdoor location, tracking management of assets (human, material) based on open geographical information (GI) are key drivers for innovation business activities in several value added scenarios, e.g. e-government services, eHealth, personal mobility, logistics, facility management, retail, etc. Players such as Google, Apple, Nokia as well as a multitude of SMEs are investing significant resources to create indoor mapping databases and services. However, three main barriers limit the use of hybrid indoor/outdoor LBS:
1) Lack of indoor maps available as open data
2) Lack of technological ecosystems that can use this data for innovative location, routing and asset management services within indoor outdoor scenarios
3) Limited support to indoor/outdoor LBS by current GI standards


Workshop Organizers


Where and when

11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services

December 2-5, 2014 London, UK

Mobiquitous 2014 conference is being organized in cooperation with the Association for Computing Machinery – ACM and the followings ACM Special Interest Groups: SIGAPP, SIGBED. It is also cosponsored by IEEE and IEEE Computer Society.



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