Call for papers

Participants and Focus

Built on the success of previous conferences in this series, LBS 2023 is addressed to scholars and researchers, digital industry / market operators, and students of different backgrounds (scientific, engineering and humanistic) whose work is either focused on or relevant to location based services (LBS). The conference will offer a common ground to colleagues from various disciplines and practices where they can meet, interact and exchange knowledge, experience, plans and ideas on how LBS can and could be improved and on how it will influence both science and society.


We invite contributions in the following areas (but not limited to):

  • Geospatial Artificial intelligence (GeoAI) and LBS
    • Geography/GIScience-guided AI
    • Explainable GeoAI
    • GeoAI-enabled LBS
  • Context modelling and context-awareness
    • Smart environments and ambient spatial intelligence
    • Indoor spatial data modelling and mapping
    • Place modelling and understanding
    • Context modelling, personalisation, and context-aware adaptation
  • Mobile user interface and interaction
    • Visualisation techniques for LBS
    • Mobile human-computer interaction
    • Augmented reality and mixed reality
  • User studies and evaluation
    • Evaluation methodologies for LBS
    • User experiences of LBS
    • Mobile spatial cognition
  • Acquisition, management, and analytics of Location big data
    • Crowdsourcing and internet of things
    • Spatial data science and big data analytics
    • Computational mobility and activity analytics
    • Descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analytics
  • Ubiquitous Positioning
    • Outdoor and indoor positioning
    • Multi-sensor system and sensor fusion
  • Social and behavioural implications of LBS
    • Location privacy
    • Legal, ethical, and business aspects of LBS
    • Biases in location data analytics and GeoAI
  • Innovative LBS and applications
    • Intelligent navigation systems
    • Smart cities and sustainable mobility
    • Autonomous and connected vehicles
    • Public health
    • Location based social networks and games
    • Digital humanities


We invite the following types of contributions:

  • Full papers – to present significant scientific results. Full papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed. High-quality submissions will be accepted for presentation at the conference and published in Journal of Location Based Services by Taylor & Francis. Manuscripts must describe original work that has neither been published before nor is currently under review elsewhere. Papers should be written in English according to the Word or LaTex template, and should not exceed 30 pages (including title, figures, and references). Full papers must be submitted in PDF format through the Easychair website by 01 June 2023 15 June 2023.
    • Full paper submissions are anonymized:
      Do not include any information that could reveal your identity. The title section of your manuscript should not contain any author names, email addresses, or affiliation status. In the body of your submission, eliminate all direct references to your own previous work, i.e., you must discuss your own previous work as if it had been written by somebody else. Please do not disproportionately cite your own previous work. Thank you!
  • Work in progress – to present ongoing work. Work-in-progress papers should include succinct and sufficient information about research objectives, significance, method, and preliminary or expected findings. If accepted (after review), you are either invited to give an oral or a poster presentation at the conference (decision by the program committee). Your work-in-progress paper will be published in the online proceedings of the conference (with a DOI). Work-in-progress papers (up to 5 pages, including title, figures, and references) must be written in English using the LBS 2023 Word or LaTex template, and submitted in PDF format through the Easychair website by 01 July 2023 1 September 2023.

Please note that when submitting your contribution through the Easychair website, you should indicate the category (Full paper or Work in progress) you want to submit.

  • Showcases – live presentations of research prototypes and products. Showcase abstracts will be reviewed by the PC chairs and, if accepted, published in the online proceedings of the conference. Showcase abstracts should be in single-column, single-spaced with figures and tables within the text (up to 4 pages) and submitted via email to by 10 September 2023. Besides an introduction to the topic and project presented, showcase submissions must also include a description of the live presentation, including hardware and software used, space requirements, as well as information on what conference attendees will be able to see and try out during the demo session.