Call for Papers


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We are pleased to announce the 3rd MELT Workshop to be held at the the 7th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks. MELT 2010 will be held on the opening day of the conference, November 8, 2010.

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Important Dates

July 6, 2010: Paper submission deadline (extended)

August 13, 2010: Notifications sent

September 3, 2010: Final submission

Call for Papers

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 Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), largely 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 hybrid or GNSS-challenged 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 various approaches, to bridge the gap between theory and applications, and to envision new research opportunities in MELT.

After two successful workshops on this topic (MELT '08, ‘09), this workshop will continue to provide a forum for state-of-the-art technologies in mobile localization and tracking and novel applications and services based on location tracking. 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/panels, technical presentations and discussions.

Authors are invited to submit full papers presenting new research related to MELT. Papers are to be submitted in single-spaced, double-column pages using 10 pt size fonts on 8.5 x 11 inch pages in IEEE style format, and are limited to a minimum of six (6) and maximum of eight (8) pages, including references. All accepted papers will be included in IEEE MASS proceedings.

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

Technology topics

  1. Algorithms for localization and tracking in GNSS-challenged environments

  2. Opportunistic localization (using existing signals in the environment)

  3. Environment mapping and map representations

  4. Dynamic/ad-hoc mapping of environments

  5. Alternative sensing for localization and tracking (RF, ultrasound, video, IR, UWB, RFID, etc.)

  6. Collaborative localization and data fusion

  7. Hybrid location-determination (e.g., RF+vision)

  8. Location prediction

  9. Location labeling

  10. Localization APIs

  11. Privacy issues in localization and tracking

  12. Calibration

Application topics

  1. Search and rescue operations

  2. Asset tracking

  3. Material/in-process flow control

  4. Vehicular tracking in intelligent transportation systems

  5. Sports and entertainment

  6. Indoor navigators/activity recommenders

  7. Social applications

  8. Cloud computing and LBS

  9. Business services

  10. Location data mining

  11. Situation-based services

  12. Behavior inferences from tracked data

  13. Location-based advertising