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MELT 2015 : 5th International Workshop on Mobile Entity Localization and Tracking in GPS-less Environments


When Nov 3, 2015 - Nov 3, 2015
Where Seattle, WA, USA
Submission Deadline Aug 31, 2015
Notification Due Sep 18, 2015
Final Version Due Sep 28, 2015
Categories    GIS   mobile   spatial data

Call For Papers

5th International Workshop on Mobile Entity
Localization and Tracking in GPS-less Environments
co-located with ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015
November 3, 2015 -- Seattle, Washington, USA

Call for papers

The mobile and sensing research communities have made remarkable progress in
location sensing and activity detection in the recent years. However, many
challenging problems still remain, including location and activity recognition
accuracy, power management, effective sensor fusion, spatial environment
representation, labor-less environmental surveys, crowd computing, and big data
analytics of real-time and historical semantic locations and activities. We are
soliciting papers and extended abstracts of up to four proceeding pages long.
All contributions that deal with the scientific analysis of location and
activity data sets are welcome. The papers for the workshop may include
previously published or submitted work.

Workshop Scope:
The workshop specifically solicits research including but not limited to the
following topics: Algorithms: Heterogeneous sensor data fusion for mapping and
localization, probabilistic and statistical inferences, optimization, signal
processing, and machine learning techniques for MELT problems, analysis of
trade-offs of performance metrics (e.g. accuracy vs. time and cost),
collaborative localization and mapping techniques, ad-hoc or opportunistic
localization and mapping, efficient fingerprinting techniques, location data
mining and prediction, location data acquisition and interpretation,
energy-efficient localization and tracking methods, big data analytics, activity
recognition using multi-modal sensor data, real-time and historical semantic

Indoor map representations and automatic region or outline
extractions, local and global maps and locations, geographical vs. topological
maps, sparse vs. dense maps, map annotations, point of interest graphs, dynamic
maps with real-time information, map markup languages or standardization,
semantic location extraction and representation;

Localization systems on smartphones or mobile platforms, integrated
with heterogeneous sensors (Wifi signal strength, inertial sensing, compass,
odometry, etc.), efficient and accurate mapping systems using 2D or 3D cameras,
active lighting or laser range finders;

User Interfaces:
Effective interface for entering and presenting maps and
locations, notes or annotations for point of interests, innovative mechanisms
for representing topological relations or maps with partial geographic
information, efficient survey and mapping techniques;

Emergence personal localization, vehicular tracking in GPS-less
areas, sports and entertainments, fleet management; asset, yard or inventory
tracking, location-based recommendation or activity management.

Paper Submission Details:
Authors are invited to submit a short paper or an extended abstract up to four
pages of new or previously published work. Manuscripts should be submitted in
PDF format and formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates available at All submissions will be
refereed for quality and relevance by the Program Committee.

Submission URL:

The proceedings of the workshops are expected to be published jointly with the
conference proceedings and will appear in the ACM Digital Library. One author
per accepted workshop contribution (paper, poster, demo) is required to register
for the workshop and the conference, as well as attend the workshop to present
the accepted submission.

Important Dates
August 31, Monday, 2015, 23:59 PS Paper due
September 18, Friday, 2015 Acceptance notification
September 28, Monday, 2015 Camera ready submission
November 3, Tuesday, 2015 Workshop date


General Co-Chairs:
Ying Zhang, Google, USA.
Bodhi Priyantha, Microsoft Research, USA

Program Chair:
Alexander Varshavsky, Google, USA

Publicity Chair
Jing (David) Dai, Google, USA

Local Chair:
Mark L. Chang, Google, USA

Finance Chair:
Richard Fuller, OmniTrail Technologies, USA

Panel Chair:
Bhaskar Mehta, Google, USA

Advisory Committee:
Saumitra Das, Qualcomm, USA
Lukas Kencl, Czech Technical University, Czech
Jie Liu, Microsoft Research, USA

Technical Program Committee:
Mark L. Chang, Google, USA
Xin Chen, HERE/Nokia, USA
Yao-Yi Chiang, University of Southern California, USA
Saumitra Das, Qualcomm, USA
Michal Ficek, Telefonica, Spain
Richard Fuller, OmniTrail, USA
Lukas Kencl, Czech Technical University, Czech
John Krumm, Microsoft Research, USA
Jie Liu, Microsoft Research, USA
Sherman Lo, Stanford University, USA
Chuanjiang Luo, Google, USA
Bhaskar Mehta, Google, USA
Bodhi Priyantha, Microsoft Research, USA
Jing (David) Dai, Google, USA
Alexander Varshavsky, Google, USA
Joy Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Ying Zhang, Google, USA

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