Workshop on

“Location-based services (LBS) and applications”

To be held in conjunction with

ICPP'09 - The 2009 International Conference on Parallel Processing


Vienna, Austria (September 22-25, 2009) 

Workshop date: September 22, 2009

Call for Papers (in *.txt)

Co-Sponsored by

The International Association for Computers and Communications (IACC)

The Austrian Computer Society


Workshop Chair

Prof. Helen Karatza

Department of Informatics

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

54124 Thessaloniki


Tel. : +30 (2310) 997974

Fax :  +30 (2310) 998419


Workshop co-chair
Dr.  Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Nicosia
46 Makedonitissas Avenue, P.O.Box 24005
1700 Nicosia, CYPRUS
Tel. : +357-22-841730
Fax :  +357-22-357481
Description of workshop

The Location-based services (LBS) and applications workshop aims to bring together pervasive concepts starting from the integration of mobility based services and not limited to the techniques concerning the data management and services, which are at the core of such systems. Data organization and management, as well as system interoperability of wireless systems in order to provide location aware services, are of the prime focuses of this workshop. With the development of mobile communication, location-based services and applications represent a novel challenge both conceptually and technically. On demand and reactive applications is a part of everyday’s life running on computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), phones and on personal blackboards. Providing mobile users with added value to mere location information is a complex task since there are many requirements for LBS. Therefore this workshop aims to examine recent advances in this field and promote the optimization of the existence of standards, as well as present efficient computing power consumption techniques for enabling the survivability of such enterprises. In addition, this workshop aims at presenting recent advances in the technical description of LBS, and in a research way present the various concepts that serve as a support to mobile LBS. The Location-based services (LBS) and applications workshop primarily aims to be a research forum for the exchange of ideas, techniques, and applications among practitioners of wireless service in industry, government, and academia.


Workshop details


Original research contributions in all areas of LBS and/or applications are welcome.

Particularly the papers aim to present original research work/contribution in the following topical areas:

§         Object-Oriented LBS in distributed environments

§         Navigation Systems and spatial database perspectives

§         Languages, Tools, and Environments for enabling Location-based services

§         Web interface and Web-based Modelling for Location-based services

§         Navigation systems meta-modelling in distributed environments

§         Middleware for Location-Based Services in distributed systems

§         LBS Interoperability through Standards

§         Data Collection for Location-Based Services in distributed systems

§         Data Transmission in Mobile Communication Systems

§         LBA Distributed Systems and Databases

§         LBA Parallel Processing Systems

§         Wireless systems’ simulation based Performance Analysis

§         Network Modelling and Simulation

§         Sensor Location-based service Networks

§         Service provision in Wireless and Mobile Networking and Computing 

§         Large Scale Systems Location-based services provision (metropolitan coverage but not limited to)

§         Clusters and Grids for Location-based services in distributed environments

§         Any vehicle-to-vehicle technology for the provision of Location-based services

§         Applications of Location-based services in distributed systems

§         Parallel and Distributed Applications and Algorithms for Location-based services

§         Power-aware location-based services

§         Distributed and parallel support systems for Location-based services

§         Resource Management and Scheduling in distributed systems

§         Mobile Peer-to-Peer reliability and connectivity

§         Web-based Computing and service-oriented distributed architectures



Technical Program Committee members:

Antonio Marcos Alberti, Inatel, National Inst. of Telecommunications, Brazil
Christos Bouras, University of Patras and Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Greece
Yinong Chen, Arizona State University, USA
Wai Chen, Telcordia Technologies, New Jersey, U.S.A
Giovanni Chiola, University of Genoa, Italy
Dimitrios Filippopoulos, Technological Educational Institute of Larissa, Greece
George Mastorakis, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece
Angelo Furfaro, University of Calabria, Italy
Orhan Gemikonakli, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Carlos Juiz, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
George Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Cameron Kiddle, University of Calgary, Canada
Manolis Koubarakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Geyong Min, University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Athena Stassopoulou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Libero Nigro, University of Calabria, Italy
Sotiris Nikoletseas, University of Patras and CTI, Greece

Irfan Awan, University of Bradford, United Kingdom

Murtuza Shabbir Jadliwala, Laboratory for Computer Communications and Applications, EPFL, Switzerland

Michael Devetsikiotis, North Carolina State University, USA
Georgios Papadimitriou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Frode Eika Sandnes, Oslo University College, Norway
Fabricio Alves Barbosa da Silva, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Robert Simon, George Mason University, USA
Charalabos Skianis, University of the Aegean, Greece

Lynda Mokdad, Universite Paris Dauphine, France

Tomeu Serra, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain

Nikos Antonopoulos, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Evgenia Smirni, College of William & Mary, USA
Peter Triantafillou, University of Patras, Greece
Vasos Vasiliou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Manos Varvarigos, University of Patras, Greece 
Philip Wilsey, Cliftonlabs, USA
Jing Zhou , Communication University of China, China

Sebastia Galmes, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain



Proceedings of the conference and workshops will be published by the IEEE Computer Society in CD format only and will be available at the conference.


Important dates:
   Workshop day:  22nd Sept. 2009
Paper Submission Deadline: 28th February 2009 new deadline 15th March 2009
Acceptance Notification: 15th of April 2009
Camera-Ready Paper: 15th of June 2009
Paper submission:

Paper submission instructions

Authors are invited to submit original research manuscripts (unpublished research and recent developments) in the topics related to the workshop.

Regular paper submissions should be aware of the following requirements: Submitted papers should be formatted in a two-column IEEE Computer Society format and should be upto 8 pages. The figures as well as the references should also be included in these upper limit of 8 pages.

All papers will be peer reviewed and the comments will be provided to the authors.

Submission method:

All paper submissions will be handled electronically via e-mail. Submitted papers should be sent to mavromoustakis.c_(remove this-AT-)

More details TBA



Additional information:

For further questions, send e-mail to mavromoustakis.c_(remove this-AT-)



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