1800 Park Avenue; PO Box 1840
Park City, Utah 84060


The aim of the First International Workshop on Trends in Pervasive and Ubiquitous Geotechnology and Geoinformation (TIPUGG 2008) is to bring together researchers from various fields to discuss trends in pervasive and ubiquitous geotechnology and geoinformation and their impact on the day-to-day application of geography by consumers and geo-friendly industries such as tourism and education.


Thanks to the rapid advancement of mobile technology and the increased prevalence of geographic data sets that have both global coverage and local detail, it has become possible to access and experience in new ways massive amounts of spatially relevant information about nearly anywhere in the world. In this workshop, we will discuss the issues (both human factors and engineering challenges) surrounding these context-aware systems. While we will include any research topic that relates either to geotechnology or geoinformation, we will focus on the theory behind and application of systems that successfully and rigorously combine the two. Furthermore, we will particularly highlight research that is able to combine the two in a manner that creates a value to the end user that is greater than the sum of the parts. Finally, we will also discuss broader questions related to pervasive and ubiquitous geotechnology and geoinformation. For instance, how will these new capabilities transform the way we experience the world around us? How will they alter our interaction with geography? Also, how will the use of common consumer technologies (media players such as iPods, game systems like the PSP, multi-touch enabled mobile devices, etc.) change when these technologies become location-aware?


- Context-aware mobile services
- Security, privacy and social factors of new geotechnologies and geoinformation
- New applications of geotechnology and geoinformation
- Spatial applications of Web 2.0 phenomena (Wikipedia text, Flickr photos, etc).
- Mobile map services for tourism
- Mobile map services for education
- Pervasive GI services
- Novel ubiquitous computing geo-applications
- Geo-services that address real human problems (e.g. emergency cases).
- Multi-modal, intelligent, collaborative and novice user interfaces for geo-applications
- Geo-services for community
- GIS interaction paradigms in ubiquitous computing
- Technologies to improve collection of volunteered geographic information
- Personalization and situation awareness of mobile GI services
- Semantics and ontologies in pervasive computing
- GIS sensors for mobile applications
- LBS, mobile GIS and more


The deadline for workshop paper submissions is May 15, 2008. Paper notification will occur by July 1, 2008. The workshop itself will be held September 23, 2008 in Park City, Utah (the location of GIScience 2008). Papers are to be no more than 2000 words and submitted in LNCS format (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-2- 72376-0) using the easychair conference system (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tipugg2008). High quality submissions will be considered for a possible special issue of the journal Personal and Ubiquitous Computing.


- Johannes Schoening / Institute for Geoinformatics, Muenster, Germany /
j.schoening@uni-muenster.de (main contact)
- Brent Hecht / University of California, Santa Barbara / bhecht@geog.ucsb.edu
- Antonio Krueger / Institute for Geoinformatics, Muenster, Germany /
- Martin Raubal / University of California, Santa Barbara / raubal@geog.ucsb.edu
- Michael Rohs / Deutsche Telekom Laboratories / Michael.Rohs@telekom.de


- Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg, Germany
- Keith Cheverst, Lancaster University, UK
- Nigel Davies, Lancaster University, UK
- Max Egenhofer, University of Maine, USA
- Peter Froehlich, Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien
- Tobias Hoellerer, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
- Christian Kray, Newcastle University, UK
- Patrick Maue, University of Münster, Germany
- Nischal Piratla, Qiro GmbH, Germany
- Matthias Rehm, University of Augsburg, Germany
- Derek Reilly, Dalhousie University, Canada
- Enrico Rukzio, Lancaster University, UK
- Gerhard Schall, University of Graz, Austria
- Dieter Schmalstieg, University of Graz, Austria
- Alexander Zipf, University of Bonn, Germany

Official Website: http://ifgi.uni-muenster.de/tipugg/

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