MELT 2010


November 8-12, 2010, San Francisco, CA USA


Thank you for making MELT 2010 such a success. We had a great turnout and an even better technical program. If you check the Program page, you will find the presentations from our sessions. Some pictures of the event will be forthcoming!

A special thanks to our sponsor for the workshop,

Thanks again,

Mark & Lukas

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.

We have a wonderful technical program as well as as an industrial discussion panel this year. Please visit our Program Page to get more information!

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. This workshop is our opportunity to bring together both the academic and industrial 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.

All papers underwent a rigorous review process, which entailed each paper being reviewed by at least three program committee members. As a result of these reviews and a careful evaluation by the workshop co-chairs, 8 high-quality papers were finally selected. Both theoretical research driven by applications and system implementation with theoretical foundations will be discussed, spanning wireless and other localization technologies as well as localization data analysis and mining. This interactive and interdisciplinary workshop will have a combination of technical presentations, industrial panel, and discussions.

We wish to thank all the authors who honored MELT 2010 by submitting papers to the workshop. Special thanks also to the Program Committee members for their invaluable work and responsiveness under really tight deadlines. Finally, we would like to thank the IEEE MASS 2010 workshop chairs Christine Pépin and Cédric Westphal for giving us the opportunity to organize the workshop, and the whole IEEE MASS 2010 Organizing Committee for their impeccable support.

We sincerely hope that you’ll enjoy the program!

Mark L. Chang, Olin College of Engineering, Boston, MA, USA

Lukas Kencl, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

MELT 2010 Co-Chairs


Mobile Entity Localization and Tracking