Call for Papers

LocWeb will solicit submissions under the main theme of Web-scale Location-Aware Information Access and spatial social computing. Subtopics include (i) geospatial semantics, systems, and standards; (ii) large-scale geospatial and geo-social ecosystems; (iii) mobility; (iv) location in the Web of Things; and (v) mining and searching geospatial data on the Web. The workshop encourages work describing Web-mediated or Web-scale approaches that build on reliable foundations, and that thoroughly understand and embrace the geospatial dimension.

Topics of Interest

  • Spatial Social Behavior
  • Location-Aware Information Access
  • Location-Aware Web-Scale Systems and Services
  • Location in the Internet/Web of Things
  • Large-scale Geospatial Ecosystems
  • Location prediction in social media and the Web
  • Influence modeling and processing in static and dynamic spatio-social graphs
  • Standards for Location and Mobility Data
  • Geospatial aspects of Smart Cities
  • Modeling Location and Location Interaction
  • Geo-Social Media and Systems
  • Location-Based Social Networks
  • Geospatial Web Search and Mining
  • Location-Based Recommendation
  • Geo-Crowdsourcing
  • Mobile Search and Recommendation

Submission Instructions

We solicit full papers of 6-8 pages, and short papers of up to 4 pages describing work-in-progress or early results. Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research that is not being considered for publication in any other forum.

Workshop submissions will be evaluated based on the quality of the work, originality, match to the workshop themes, technical merit, and their potential to inspire interesting discussions. The review process is single blind, so please provide your name and affiliation.

The WWW Companion proceedings will be published in HTML5 from this year on (

As workflows have not yet been finalized, authors should use the ACM templates in the meantime (

Please submit to the Locweb workshop through the easychair WWW satellites at and select “Eighth International Workshop on Location and the Web” as the track.

Submissions should follow the styles and guidelines of the WebConf conference proceedings.

Accepted workshop papers will be published in the WWW companion proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library.

For inclusion in the proceedings, at least one author of the accepted paper has to register for the workshop and present the paper.

Presenters are encouraged to bring demos to the workshop, to facilitate discussion and make the workshop more interactive.