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The use of geo-referenced information on the web has recently received increasing interest in the research community and the public. People use interactive maps to share their favourite places with others, and they use geo-browsing services for planning their vacation. Spatial information is even more useful in mobile situations, because it is directly related to the user’s surroundings.

The idea of Mobile spatial interaction (MSI) is becoming increasingly relevant, feasible and desired. Location and orientation sensing hardware is being integrated into a growing number of handsets and can be expected to be even more widespread in the near future. At the same time, geographic information systems and 3D models are becoming more sophisticated.

The workshop Mobile Spatial Interaction will aim to help researchers realize the vision of seamless and intuitive Mobile Spatial Interaction. The goal is to reach beyond the conventional model of location by creating a sense of space and orientation.

The intention is to bring together researchers and practitioners from areas as diverse as: mobile application design; geographic information systems, geodesy and geoinformatics; pervasive game design; communications theory and social software design; experimental hardware prototyping; commercial device manufacturing; psychology of spatial perception; semantic systems and natural language processing; marketing; multimedia arts; tourism and cultural heritage; information visualization and sonification; spatial audio; and augmented reality.

Official Website: http://msi.ftw.at/

Added by rnair on April 26, 2007

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