Call for Papers


The ICA Commission on Location-Based Services and Technische Universität Wien are pleased to invite you to contribute to the 13th International Conference on Location Based Services (LBS 2016).

Participants and Focus

Built on the success of previous conferences in this series, LBS 2016 is addressed to scholars, researchers, digital industry / market operators, and students of different backgrounds (scientific, engineering and humanistic) whose work is either focused on or relevant to location based services (LBS). The conference will offer a common ground to colleagues from various disciplines and practice where they can meet, interact and exchange knowledge, experience, plans and ideas on how LBS can and could be improved and on how it will influence both science and society.


We invite contributions in the following areas (but not limited to):

  • Outdoor and indoor positioning
  • Multi-sensor systems and sensor fusion
  • Smartphone-based positioning
  • Smart environments and ambient spatial intelligence
  • Indoor spatial data model and mapping
  • Spatio-temporal data acquisition, processing, and analysis
  • LBS, crowdsourcing and volunteered geographic information (VGI)
  • Location-based social network
  • Geotagged big data
  • Personalization and context-aware adaptation
  • Visualization techniques for LBS
  • Novel user interfaces and interaction techniques
  • 3D and augmented reality
  • Innovative LBS systems and applications
  • Wayfinding and navigation
  • LBS and transportation applications
  • User studies and evaluations
  • Privacy and usability
  • Human factors in LBS
  • Smart cities
  • Legal, ethical and business aspects in LBS
  • Open source solutions and standards


We invite the following types of contributions:

  • Full papers – to present significant scientific results. Peer review of the full paper. High-quality submissions will be accepted for presentation at the conference and published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography Series or Journal of Location Based Services by Taylor & Francis. Manuscripts must describe original work that has neither been published before, nor is currently under review elsewhere. Papers should be written in English according to the DOC template file, and should not exceed 25 pages (including title, figures and references). Full papers must be submitted in PDF format through the Easychair website by 1 June 2016 15 June 2016.
  • Work in progress – to present ongoing work. Review of the abstract. If accepted, you are invited to give an oral presentation at the conference and an extended abstract or full paper (your choice) will be published in the online proceedings of the conference (with an ISBN). Work in progress abstracts (up to 800 words) must be written in English and submitted through the Easychair website by 1 July 2016 15 July 2016.
  • Showcases – live presentations of products and developments. Showcase presenters can submit an extended abstract or full paper for the online proceedings of the symposium, as long as it is scientific. Showcase abstract (up to 800 words) must be written in English and submitted through the Easychair website by 18 September 2016.

Please note that when submitting your full papers or abstracts in the Easychair website, you should indicate the category (Full papers, Work in progress or Showcases) you want to submit.

Please click here to submit your contributions via Easychair.