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As we do not expect any future changes on this website, we decided to transfer it to a static archive. This might result in some errors if you want to use interactive or non-static features of this website. We are sorry for that, but this measure will ensure that this site’s information stays available online.

Presentation slides are online

The presentation slides of most of the conference presentations are online available on the program page. We would like to thank all the oral and poster presenters for their interesting work, and all the participants for their active participation.

Hope to meet you again at the next LBS conference in January 2018, at Zurich, Switzerland. More details regarding the LBS conference will be available soon.

Thank you for a great conference


Thank you for your participation in the 13th Conference on Location-Based Services! We received a lot of lovely feedback, such as …

“Excellent LBS conference; thank you very much for organizing”
 Jukka Krisp (Uni Augsburg)

“Also from my side, many thanks for the perfectly organised conference. The only problem is that such a nice conference gives so many new ideas :-)”
 Nico van de Weghe (Uni Ghent)

“Hereby I would like to thank you very much for holding such an excellent LBS conference. It provided a great opportunity for us from Iran to present our work and share ideas with experts in the field.”
 Farid Karimipour (University of Tehran)

We hope you also enjoyed the conference.

Photos of the event can be found on Google Photos (by Silvia Klettner, Shuoyan Huang, Milad Khakpour and Wangshu Wang). If you are not happy with any of the photos depicting yourself, please let us know via


Congratulations to the ICA scholarship holders

Georg Gartner, ICA past president, with Xingyu Zheng and Omid Reza Abbasi
Georg Gartner, ICA past president, with Xingyu Zheng and Omid Reza Abbasi

We congratulate Omid Reza Abbasi and Xingyu Zheng for receiving an ICA scholarship to participate in the LBS conference. ICA scholarships are grants to support young scientists or professional individuals in advancing their careers in cartography and GIScience to the benefit of the ICA community.

Xingyu Zheng is a PhD student at Nanjing Normal University, China. He submitted a paper on A Hidden Markov model for indoor tracking Based on Bluetooth fingerprinting and Grid filtering.

Omid Reza Abbasi works at Khaje Nasir Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. He submitted a paper on Ranking the City: The Role of Location-Based Social Networks in Collective Human Mobility Prediction.

We congratulate Xingyu Zheng and Omid Reza Abbasi and wish them all the best for their further careers.

Welcome to #LBS2016

For following and/or documenting the conference on social media, use hashtag #LBS2016.

Recommendations for food options around the venue can be found here:

Enjoy the conference!

Deadline extension for camera-ready papers/extended abstracts for the online proceedings

Due to several requests, we have extended the deadline for camera-ready submissions for the online proceedings to 17 October 2016. Please use the submission guideline “Contributions accepted for the online proceedings“.

Please note that there will be no further extension of the deadline. Looking forward to meeting you in Vienna!

Author registration and early bird registration: deadline extension

Early Bird rates have been extended to 2 October 2016. Please register before this date to get a cheaper registration fee.

We have also extended the registration deadline for oral/poster presenters to 2 October 2016. Please note at least one author of each accepted oral/poster presentation must register for the conference by 2 October 2016. The infringement of this rule will cost an accepted submission to be excluded from the LBS 2016 publication means.

Please click here to register.