The Proceedings of LocWeb2014 are available in the ACM Digital Library.
8:45 – 10:00 Session 1: Introduction and Keynote
Keynote: Two Ways of Thinking About Where People Go
Microsoft, Redmond, Washington
Some work is so good, it must be revisited again and again, reapplied to new problem settings, and understood in a new light. Such is the case with the works of Ravenstein and Stouffer. The two men wrote at a time when people were beginning to be mobile and affluent, a trend which continues in a way they could not have imagined. They proposed contrasting models to explain human mobility, which are as fresh and relevant today as the day they were published due to the vast amount of data people volunteer about where they go in their daily lives. In this talk we provide an overview of Ravenstein’s Gravitational Model from 1885 and Stouffer’s Intervening Opportunities Model from 1940, in the context of recent work in local search and point of interest recommendation, with future directions for research in local search.
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00 Session 2: Indexing and Interfaces
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Session 3: Processing and Understanding
HMM-based Address Parsing with Massive Synthetic Training Data Generation
Xiang Li, Hakan Kardes, Xin Wang and Ang Sun
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 Session 4: Discussion and Closing
Full papers will have 25 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes discussion, short papers can be presented for 15 minutes with 5 minutes discussion.
A brief overview of the workshop is available from the CIKM proceedings:
LocWeb’14 – 4th International Workshop on Location and the Web: CIKM 2014 Workshop Summary. Dirk Ahlers, Erik Wilde, Bruno Martins.