Call for Participation

8th GeoIT Wherecamp Conference 2018

The GeoIT Wherecamp Conference is a premier conference focusing on the latest research insights around GeoIoT, GNSS, digital mapping, (autonomous) mobility and spatial intelligence of the GeoIT domain including industry and academic institutions.

This year we will once again be joined by industry leaders, subject matter experts and map enthusiasts who will share their vision and exchange ideas. Navigation with smartphones is often be considered as the key innovation of the enduring 21st century. Few could have predicted the rapid growth at which GeoIT Navigation with Web Maps and Location based Apps gained traction and start change the way humans navigate and interact with the world around them.

Similar to “Web 2.0 / Geoweb Infrastructures” in the year 2005, a “Mobile / Location Based Apps 2.0” (LBA) phase, benefiting from Android chipsets RAW GNSS raw data access for sub-meter level outdoor positioning using differential techniques (RTK, PPP, DGPS) and dual frequencies chips in the mass market is expected. A new “IoT / GeoIoT 1.0” age with AR is pushing the digital frontier forward in the indoors already. AR annotations can expand the (geospatial) interaction socially, e.g. leaving an AR-message for guests at the high-tech coffee machine. New main methods from the digital frontier after edit(), calculate(), publish(), transport(), integrate(), navigation(), sense() and habitize() with their derived applications and at the end also worldwide IT/GeoIT players are expected in the next seven years until 2025. Autonomous driving and flying are major long-term developments with the potential of a new Kondratiev-Cycle for 50 years.

In the years ahead, how will consumer expectations and business needs continue to evolve? What challenges will the GeoIT industry need to overcome? How will spatial data, algorithms, interactive maps and location sensors need to adapt? Which new hardware will be required? What is the “equivalent of TCP/IP” for the spatially supported material transport? In which way will indoor positioning sensors, IoT, autonomous cars and drones evolve?

To help answer many of these questions we are looking for speakers from following fields:

  • Mapping & navigation applications
  • Autonomous vehicles like drones and cars
  • Delivery patterns, prices and utilization rates
  • Public transport/mobility patterns with modern ticketing
  • Logistics & asset tracking
  • User experiences
  • Indoor applications
  • Augmented Reality applications
  • GeoIoT applications
  • Spatial data and components
  • Spatial probes & big data
  • Spatial Machine Learning (GeoAI)
  • Mobile Sensor Networks
  • GNSS/dGPS
  • 3D and AR Technologies
  • Open Data
  • Applications of Android RAW GNSS including differential positioning, dual frequency chipsets and use of Galileo signals
  • GeoIoT, AR & wearable technologies

A written paper is not required for a talk proposal. There is the option to submit a paper which will be published with ISSN as proceedings of the 15th GeoIT “Location Based Applications and Services” track talks (LBAS, Prof. Dr. Jörg Roth et al.) (previously “GI Fachgespräch Ortsbezogene Anwendungen und Dienste”) similar to the last edition: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2020/, list of workshops: http://www.wireless-earth.de/fg_lbs/fg_lbs.html). The detailed submission process is in preparation and will be published later.

Venue:

  • Lichthof, Technische Universität Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany

Timeline:

  • September 24th, 2018:   Submission deadline for talks and papers
  • October 24th, 2018:       Conference (whole day with multiple tracks)