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MELT 2009 : The Second International Workshop on Mobile Entity Localization and Tracking in GPS-less Environments


When Sep 30, 2009 - Sep 30, 2009
Where Orlando, Florida
Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2009
Notification Due Jul 3, 2009
Final Version Due Jul 20, 2009
Categories    mobile localization   tracking   location-based services

Call For Papers


Call for Papers for The Second International Workshop on Mobile Entity
Localization and Tracking in GPS-less Environments (MELT 2009)
held in Orlando, Florida, September 30 -- October 3, 2009, in
conjunction with Ubicomp 2009

Papers Submissions: June 1st, 2009 Authors Notifications: July 3rd, 2009
Camera-ready, full papers: July 20th, 2009


After the first successful workshop on the topic of Mobile Entity
Localization and Tracking in GPS-less Environments (MELT '08, this workshop will continue to provide a
forum for the state-of-the-art technologies in mobile localization and
tracking and novel applications of location-based services. Both
theoretical research driven by applications and system implementation
with theoretical foundations are especially encouraged for this
interactive and interdisciplinary workshop. The one-day workshop will
have a combination of invited talks, technical presentations and

Location-awareness is a key component for achieving context-awareness.
Recent years have witnessed an increasing trend of location-based
services and applications. In most cases, however, location information
is limited by the accessibility to GPS, which is unavailable for indoor
or underground facilities and unreliable in urban environments. Much
research has been done, in both the sensor network community and the
ubiquitous computing community, to provide techniques for localization
and tracking in GPS-less environments. Novel applications based on
ad-hoc localization and real-time tracking of mobile entities are
growing as a result of these technologies. It is time to bring leaders
from both the academic and industry research communities to discuss
challenging and open problems, to evaluate pros and cons of various
approaches, to bridge the gap between theory and applications, and to
envision new research opportunities in MELT.

Possible topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

Technology topics:

+ Algorithms for Localization and Tracking
+ Opportunistic Localization (using existing signals in the
+ Environment Mapping and Map Representations
+ Dynamic/ad-hoc Mapping of Environments
+ Cheap and Accurate Sensing for MELT (RF, Ultrasound, IR, UWB,
RFID, etc.)
+ Collaborative Localization and Data Fusion
+ Combined Camera/Sensor Localization and Tracking
+ Hybrid Location-Determination (e.g., RF+vision)
+ Secure and Robust Localization

Application topics:

+ Search and Rescue Operations
+ Asset Tracking/Yard Management
+ Material/In-process flow control
+ Inventory Tracking + Location
+ Vehicular Tracking in Intelligent Transportation Systems
+ Sports and Entertainment
+ Indoor Navigators/Activity Recommenders
+ Automatic/Robotic
+ Warehouses/Factories

Important Dates

Submission deadline: June 1st, 2009
Acceptance notification: July 3rd, 2009
Camera-ready version: July 20th, 2009
Workshop date: September 30th, 2009


All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Papers should be
prepared using Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Series ( single column format. Submitted
full papers should not exceed 12 pages in Springer's LNCS single column
format. All paper submissions will be handled electronically by the
Precision Conference Support (PCS) system on the Ubicomp website,

Accepted papers will be published by Springer's Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS) Series ( and
distributed at the workshop; copies of the Proceedings will also be
available for sale from Springer after the workshop. In addition, paper
abstracts will be included in the Ubicomp publication supplement.


PDF version of the Call for Papers:

For more details please visit the MELT 2009 website at

Best Regards!
Andras Nadas, Vanderbilt University
Publicity Chair

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