Call for Papers: LocWeb 2016

6th International Workshop on Location and the Web
April 11 or 12 2016

In conjunction with WWW 2016
25th International World Wide Web Conference
April 11- 15 2016, Montreal, Canada

Paper deadline ** December 22, 2015 **


Important dates

Paper submission deadline: Dec 22, 2015
Paper acceptance notifications: Feb 02, 2016
Camera ready hard deadline: Feb 08, 2016
Workshop: April 11 or 12 2016

Call for Papers

Location has quickly moved into the mainstream of the (mobile) Web. It also continues to be a strong driver of applications and research activities. After the initial boost and consolidation of approaches based on the simple use of geospatial coordinates, we now see an increasing demand for more sophisticated location-based services, involving more powerful mechanisms in terms of information retrieval, mining, analytics and semantics. New application areas for Web architecture, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Web of Things (WoT), also mean that there will be increasingly rich and large sets of resources for which location is highly relevant.

Following the successful LocWeb workshops in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, and 2015, LocWeb 2016 continues the workshop series, addressing issues at the intersection of location-based services and Web architecture. Its focus lies in Web-scale systems and services facilitating location-aware information access. The location topic is understood as a cross-cutting issue equally concerning Web information retrieval, semantics and standards, and Web-scale systems and services.

LocWeb is an integrated venue where the location aspect is discussed in depth within an interdisciplinary community. It is also highly interactive and collaborative, with ample room for discussion and demos that will explore and advance the geospatial topic in its various relevant areas. We expect the workshop to further the integration of the geospatial dimension into the Web, and promote challenging research questions.

LocWeb 2016 solicits submissions under the main theme of Web-scale Location-Aware Information Access. Subtopics include (i) geospatial semantics, systems, and standards; (ii) large-scale geospatial and geo-social ecosystems; (iii) mobility; (iv) location in the Internet/Web of Things; and (v) mining and searching geospatial data on the Web. The workshop encourages submissions describing Web-mediated or Web-scale approaches that build on reliable foundations, and that thoroughly understand and embrace the geospatial dimension.

Topics of Interest

– Location-Aware Information Access
– Location-Aware Web-Scale Systems and Services
– Location in the Web of Things
– Large-scale Geospatial Ecosystems
– Standards for Location and Mobility Data
– Location in Unstructured and Semi-Structured Information Sources
– Location Semantics
– Modeling Location and Location Interaction
– Geo-Social Media and Systems
– Location-Based Social Networks
– Geospatial Web Search and Mining
– Visual Analytics of Geospatial Data on the Web
– Location-Based Recommendation
– Geo-Crowdsourcing
– Mobile Search and Recommendation

Submission Instructions

We solicit full papers of up to 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.

Manuscripts should be formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates ( and submitted in PDF format to EasyChair at

Accepted workshop papers will be published in the WWW companion proceedings and will be available from the ACM Digital Library. These may be regarded as prior publications by other conferences or journals.

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

Presenters are encouraged to bring demos to the workshop to facilitate discussion.

Workshop Organizers

Dirk Ahlers, NTNU, Norway
Erik Wilde, Siemens, USA
Bruno Martins, University of Lisbon, Portugal


Technical Program Committee (tentative)

Andreas Henrich, Universität Bamberg, Germany
Arjen de Vries, CWI, Netherlands
Bruno Martins, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Carsten Keßler, CUNY, USA
Chandan Kumar, University Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Christoph Trattner, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Christopher Jones, Cardiff University, UK
Claudia Hauff, Delft University, Netherlands
Clodoveu Davis, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dirk Ahlers, NTNU, Norway
Erik Wilde, Siemens, USA
Francisco López-Pellicer, Universidad Zaragoza, Spain
Massimiliano Ruocco, NTNU, Norway
Max Egenhofer, University of Maine, USA
Rainer Simon, AIT Austrian Institute for Technology
Ross Purves, Universität Zürich, Switzerland
Steven Schockaert, Cardiff University, UK
Torsten Suel, New York University, USA
Vanessa Murdock, Bing, USA
Yana Volkovich, Centro Tecnológico de Catalunya, Spain

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