Thank you for a great conference

Thank you for your participation in the 18th International Conference on Location Based Services (LBS 2023)!

This year we were again privileged to host more than 90 participants from 17 countries, contributing to the conference with high quality presentations and inspiring discussions.

Photos of the event can be found here (by Bart De Wit, Tong Qin, Hongkai Gu, Xiaobing Wei). If you are not happy with any of the photos depicting yourself, please let us know via

Thank you for making the conference such a memorable event again!

More details will follow regarding the future LBS conference.

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Best Paper Awards

The best full paper award at LBS2023 went to Eva Nuhn, Kai Hamburger and Sabine Timpf from University of Augsburg, Germany for their full paper on “Mapping olfactory cues for wayfinding – A theoretical approach and an empirical study”.

The winner of the best short paper award at LBS2023 is “Towards Personalized Pedestrian Route Recommendation Based on Implicit Visual Preference”, authored by Lin Che, Martin Raubal and Peter Kiefer from ETH Zurich.


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IJGI co-sponsors LBS 2023

We are happy to announce that ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  (IJGI, ISSN 2220-9964) is now a co-sponsor of LBS 2023 conference. IJGI is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on geo-information. It provides an advanced forum for the science and technology of geographic information. The journal is owned by the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and is published monthly online by MDPI.

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information publishes regular research papers, reviews and communications. Its aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. There is no restriction on the maximum length of the papers. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced.

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ESRI BeLux co-sponsors LBS 2023

We are happy to announce that ESRI Belux is now a co-sponsor of LBS 2023 conference. ESRI BeLux is the official distributor of ArcGIS for Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

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Registration is open and travel grants are available for young researchers to apply

We have activated the registration page. The early bird registration discount ends on 15 October 2023.

Please note at least one author of each accepted oral/showcase presentation must register for the conference by 15 October 2023.

Information on travel grants has been published. Priority will be given to PhD/MSc/BSc students with an accepted submission. Please submit your application by 1 October 2023.

Look forward to seeing you in Ghent.

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Work-in-progress submission deadline extended to September 1

Due to multiple requests and the holiday season, the deadline for work-in-progress submissions has been extended to September 1. We also welcome showcase submissions. Accepted work-in-progress submissions will be published in the online proceedings of the conference (with a DOI), openly available on the conference website. See all important dates here. We are looking forward to your contributions!

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Full paper deadline extended to 15 June

Due to multiple requests, we decided to extend the deadline for submission of full papers to 15 June 2023 to give you two more weeks for finalizing your full papers! See all important dates here. We are looking forward to your contributions!

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