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8:45 – 10:00   Session 1: Introduction and Keynote

Opening (slides)

Keynote: Two Ways of Thinking About Where People Go
Vanessa Murdock
Microsoft, Redmond, Washington
(paper: 10.1145/2663713.2664429)

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

Hybrid Quantized Resource Descriptions for Geospatial Source Selection
Stefan Kufer and Andreas Henrich
(paper: 10.1145/2663713.2664428, slides)

Considering Common Data Model for Indoor Location-aware Services
Long Niu, Shinsuke Matsumoto, Sachio Saiki and Masahide Nakamura
(paper: 10.1145/2663713.2664423, slides)

Automatic Zoom Level Prediction for Informal Location Descriptions
Igor Tytyk and Timothy Baldwin
(paper: 10.1145/2663713.2664427, slides)

12:00 – 13:30   Lunch

13:30 – 15:00     Session 3: Processing and Understanding

Automatic Identification of Locative Expressions from Social Media Text: A Comparative Analysis
Fei Liu, Maria Vasardani and Timothy Baldwin
(paper: 10.1145/2663713.2664426, slides)

On the Semantic Annotation of Daily Places: A Machine-Learning Approach
Chih-Wei Chang, Yao-Chung Fan and Arbee Chen
(paper: 10.1145/2663713.2664424, slides)

HMM-based Address Parsing with Massive Synthetic Training Data Generation
Xiang Li, Hakan Kardes, Xin Wang and Ang Sun
(paper: 10.1145/2663713.2664430)

15:00 – 15:30     Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:00     Session 4: Discussion and Closing


Closing Remarks

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.

A comprehensive report has been published in SIGIR Forum:
Report on the Fourth Workshop on Location and the Web (LocWeb 2014). Dirk Ahlers, Erik Wilde, Bruno Martins.