|We aim to focus on all the geospatial aspects
that are related to the Web in this workshop. A
location-aware Web could spawn many network effects
among different location-aware data models and
services, where interoperability and interaction so far
were limited because of the lack of a well-defined
location concept for the Web. We encourage submissions
that will enable mobile search, search in automotive,
special local search engines in specialized fields. The
workshop will look at the theme of location and the Web
from a macro-level, interdisciplinary perspective. In
recent years, the topic of location appears in many
communities and is achieving great attention - user
generated content, location-related multimedia Web
content, Web scale geo-content mining, and mobile
search are only some of these developments.
The main objective is to look into the fields of how to extract, index, mine, find, exploit, mashup, and visualize Web content with respect to its location semantics. Applications increasingly embed location as a fundamental means of structuring information with regard to space, navigating complex repositories, and tracking the evolution of knowledge within and across organizational boundaries. This goes far beyond adding geographical coordinates or indexing addresses or other geographical references embedded in Web documents. The workshop will explore this theme from a macro level, thus enabling a truly interdisciplinary perspective.
In recent years, the topic of location has appeared in many communities and is the subject of a great deal of attention - user generated content, location-related multimedia Web content, Web scale geo-content mining, and mobile search are only some of these developments. The organizers will encourage strong involvement of industrial research both with regard to committee members and submissions.
We expect that this workshop will bring together work from different communities towards technical foundations of a location-aware Web. With regard to other events in the field, the workshop aims to bring together the geospatial aspects that are related to the Web in one workshop. Besides the different technology to extract, index, mine, find, exploit, mashup, and visualize location and Web content, we will encourage submissions that will enable mobile search, in-vehicle search, and local search engines in specialized fields.
The workshop aims to bring together researchers in the fields of geographic information retrieval, location-based media search on the Web, Web 2.0 and user generated content, core Web technologies, and geographical information systems both from academia and industry labs to discuss and present the latest results and trends in all facets of the relationship between a physical location and Web information. This will help researchers and practitioners from the different fields in establishing new contacts and stimulate discussions and new opportunities for collaboration and new directions for future activities.