11th Symposium on Location-Based-Services, 26-28 November 2014, Vienna, Austria

The symposium was well-attended by more than 150 participants from 37 countries. The main organizer was Georg Gartner, professor at Technical University of Vienna and the president of the International Cartographic Association (ICA). He opened the conference and welcomed the participants. His greetings were followed by addresses from the IAG and the FIG. Prof. Volker Schwieger, Chair of FIG Commission 5 gave his welcome address in behalf of the FIG president. The topics of the 70 talks ranged from “Social Aspects” up to “Positioning”.

Prof. Georg Gartner welcomed the participants.

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11th Symposium on Location-Based-Services

26-28 November 2014, Vienna, Austria


The 11th symposium on Location-Based-Service took place in Technical University of Vienna, Austria, from 26th to 28th November 2014. The conference was well-attended by more than 150 participants from 37 countries. The main organizer was Georg Gartner, professor at Technical University of Vienna and the president of the International Cartographic Association (ICA). He opened the conference and welcomed the participants. His greetings were followed by addresses from the IAG and the FIG.

Prof. Georg Gartner welcomed the participants.

Prof. Volker Schwieger gave his welcome address in behalf of the FIG president.

The whole program was arranged without parallel sessions and covered almost three complete days. The topics of the 70 talks ranged from “Social Aspects” up to “Positioning”. In detail session covering the topics “Wayfinding and Navigation”, “Visualization and Naigation”, “Positioning”, Crowdsourcing and VGI”, “Spatio-Temporal Data Processing and Analysis”, “LBS Applications”, “Service-Oriented Mapping” and “Usability, Provica, Social Aspects and LBS Development”. These topics yield to a truly interdisciplinary field of researchers discussing on a high level. This was reflected by the Keynote Lectures of Prof. Liqiu Meng, Prof. Chris Rizos and Prof. Jürgen Döllner They were covering topics from Precise Positioning over Visualization to Abstraction of Map Applications.

Keynote by Prof. Liqiu Meng.

All papers a published in a book and a journal special edition respectively “Progress in Location-Based Services 2014” and “Special issue on 11th International Symposium on Location-Based Services” of the Journal of Location Based Services as well as in a complete digital version available online. This is very much appreciated by all participants.

The conference was exceptionally managed by Georg Gartner and Haosheng Huang. Finally the social events were fantastic, especially the Conference Dinner at Esterhazykeller in the center of Vienna was delicious and the atmosphere was very relaxed . Finally it has to mentioned that the next LBS conference is already planned for Augsburg, Germany, 16- 18 September 2015.

Relaxed atmosphere at Esterhazykeller.

Volker Schwieger,
Chair Commission 5

February 2015


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