The 8th International Workshop on Location and the Web
24th April 2018
In conjunction with
27th International World Wide Web Conference
We are very happy to announce that LocWeb2018 will take place as a co-located workshop at WWW2018 in Lyon, 24th April 2018.
Location has quickly moved into the mainstream of the (mobile) Web and it continues to be a strong driver of applications and research activities. The general appeal and usefulness of geo-located data (e.g., for information access with freely available mapping services) are only some of the reasons for its fast rise.
After the initial boost and consolidation of approaches based on the simple use of geospatial coordinates, we now see an increasing demand for (i) more sophisticated systems, (ii) stronger retrieval, mining, and analytics solutions, and (iii) more powerful semantics.
LocWeb 2018 will continue a successful workshop series at the intersection of location-based services and Web architecture.
It focuses on Web-scale services and systems facilitating location-aware information access as well as on Spatial Social Behavior Analytics on the Web as part of social computing.
The location topic is seen as a cross-cutting issue equally concerning information access, semantics and standards, social analysis and mining, and Web-scale systems and services. The workshop is an integrated venue where location and spatio-social aspects can be discussed in depth with an interested community. We aim for a highly interactive, collaborative full day workshop with ample room for discussion and demos that will explore and advance the topic, with contributions from research and industry.
New application areas for Web architecture, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Web of Things (WoT), will lead to increasingly rich and large sets of applications for which location is highly relevant as the connection to the physical world. Location has high importance in Web-based designs, and it continues to provide challenging research questions.
Paper submission deadline: 26th January 2018.
Notification of acceptance: 16th February 2018.
Final Camera-ready copy deadline: 04 March 2018 (hard deadline)
Workshop date: 24. April 2018
The LocWeb Workshop Series
The International Workshop on Social Computing (IWSC 2017) — Spatial Social Behavior Analytics on the Web is joined with LocWeb this year.