Call for Papers: 1st International Workshop on Context-Awareness in Geographic Information Services

23 September 2014, Vienna, Austria
In conjunction with GIScience 2014.

Workshop website:

Recent years have seen an increasing interest in using geographic
information services (such as Location-Based Services (LBS),
geographic information retrieval and recommender systems) to assist in
our daily behavior and decision-making. Context-awareness plays a
key role in these systems. This workshop will focus on how context can
be modeled and used in geographic information services.

The goal is to provide an opportunity for different lines of research
within Geographic Information Science dealing with context information
and context-awareness in information services and systems to meet and
discuss. We aim to gather researchers to discuss the state of the art
in this field, as well as to identify and formulate key research
questions for the future development of the field.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following

  • What is context? Can a generally-agreed definition of context be found?
  • What kind of information falls within or outside the concept of “context information”? To which degree and how can the spatial dimension be considered as a context dimension?
  • In which ways can context be modelled and used in geographic information services?
  • What are the benefits of including context information in geographic information services?
  • How should context affect the way geographic information is presented?


We invite full papers, work in progress, and position papers. Papers
must be written in English according to Springer LNCS formatting
guidelines and should not exceed 12 pages (for full papers) or 6 pages
(for work in progress and position papers). Papers must be sent as PDF
to Each paper will be reviewed by at
least three members of the program committee.

All accepted papers will be included in the GIScience electronic
conference proceedings, as well as published online. Accepted authors
to the workshop will be also encouraged to submit extended versions of
their work to a special issue of the Journal of Location Based Services,
for which there would be an open call and separate review process.

Important dates and further information

  • Submission deadline: June 15, 2014
  • Paper notification: July 27, 2014
  • Camera-ready: August 18, 2014
  • Workshop: September 23, 2014

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