Programme

LocWeb takes place Tuesday April 24th, in Salle Rhône 3A in the conference center.
We have a keynote, 4 full and 1 short paper, and a discussion session.

9:10-10:20 Session 1

Introduction

9:20 Keynote New Opportunities for Research in the “Lost World” of Location-based Services.
Tassos Noulas (New York University)

The wave of location-based technologies that emerged in the past decade appears to eventually crystalize. Services like Foursquare, Uber, Google Places or Facebook Local are now establishing themselves, transitioning from the phase of being experimental online services, to a new stage of maturity where they become profitable through accessing new revenue streams. However, the advances in geographic information systems and related technologies have the potential to disrupt industries that have been historically operating in more traditional terms and, put in other words, have not been classically perceived as typical examples of high-impact players in the digital age. In this talk, we will embark on a journey that explores research opportunities emerging in the “hidden realm” of location-based services. We will review examples, present insights and discuss empirical findings emerging in these forgotten domains. In this setting, we will discuss the opportunities arising through the analysis of spatio-temporal epidemiological traces – being collected for decades through our national health systems – as well as review routing strategies for emergency vehicles that operate in dynamically evolving urban systems. Furthermore, we will discuss our experiences from developing two mobile apps that are used to enable efficiency for passengers and drivers alike in the domain of taxi transport.

10:20-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:20 Session 2

11:00 Venice through the Lens of Instagram – A Visual Narrative of Tourism in Venice
Luca Rossi, Eric Boscaro, Andrea Torsello

11:30 A location-based virtual reality application for mountain peak detection
Antonio La Salandra, Piero Fraternali, Darian Frajberg

12:00 WeGovNow: a map based platform to engage the local civic society
Guido Boella, Louise Francis, Elena Grassi, Axel Kistner, Andreas Nitsche, Alexey Noskov, Luigi Sanasi, Adriano Savoca, Claudio Schifanella, Ioannis Tsampoulatidis

12:20-13:40 Lunch Break

13:40-15:00 Session 3

13:40 The WWW (and an H) of Mobile Application Usage in the City – The What, Where, When, and How
Eduardo Graells-Garrido, Diego Caro, Omar Miranda, Rossano Schifanella, Oscar F. Peredo

14:10 Travel Itinerary Recommendations with Must-see Points-of-Interest
Kendall Taylor, Kwan Hui Lim, Jeffrey Chan

14:40 Discussion Session, Open Questions, Future Work

15:00 Closing

Papers will have 20-25 minutes presentation and 5-10 minutes discussion (30 minutes overall), short papers have 20 minutes.