Special Issue "Recent Trends in Location Based Services and Science"

A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Georg Gartner

Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Vienna University of Technology, Erzherzog-Johann-Platz 1/120-6, 1040 Vienna, Austria
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Interests: modern cartography; location-based services; wayfinding; spatial cognition; spatial behaviors
Guest Editor
Dr. Haosheng Huang

GIScience Center, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr. 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
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Interests: location-based services; context-aware computing; spatial behaviors; urban informatics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are now living a mobile information era, which is fundamentally changing science and human society. Location Based Services (LBS), which deliver information depending on the location of the (mobile) device and user, play a key role in this mobile information era. Recent years have seen rapid progress in location based services and science, especially concerning the increasing demands in expanding LBS from outdoor to indoor, from location-aware to context-aware, and from navigation systems and mobile guides to more diverse applications (e.g., healthcare, transportation, gaming), as well as the appearance of new interface technologies (e.g., digital glasses, smartwatches), the increasing smartness of our environments and cities, and the growing ubiquity of LBS in our daily life.

This Special Issue aims to provide a general picture of recent research activities related to LBS. We invite original research contributions on all areas of location-based services and science, including (but not limited to):

  • Context and user modelling
  • Mobile user interface and interaction
  • Ubiquitous positioning
  • Evaluation and user studies
  • Analysis of LBS-generated data (e.g., tracking data, social media data, crowdsourced geographic information)
  • Social and behavioral implications of LBS (e.g., privacy, ethics, and business aspects)

Prof. Dr. Georg Gartner
Dr. Haosheng Huang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Location Based Services (LBS)
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Context-aware Services
  • Positioning
  • Mobile User Interface
  • Privacy
  • Location-Based Social Networks
  • Location Tracking
  • Activity Sensing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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