1st International Workshop on Geospatial Data Processing for Tourist Applications
in conjunction with ADBIS 2017

Hilton Cyprus Hotel, Nicosia, Cyprus
September 24th, 2017


The proliferation of mobile location-aware devices (e.g., smart-phones, tablets, GPS devices, wearable devices) and the unprecedented growth of location-aware social networks create unique challenges and opportunities for touristic applications, e.g., trip planning, mobile tour guides, digital storytelling etc. The ever-growing mentality of sharing for the greater good (crowdsourcing, collaborative and volunteered information) has resulted to tremendous amounts of urban information produced and shared by modern users; such data describe, enrich and even evaluate human activities ranging for everyday tasks to special occasions. A plethora of techniques, research works and naturally commercial tools have been proposed to support touristic applications by a wide range of disciplines, e.g., spatial-temporal data management, recommender systems, transportation networks or even operational research; however, in most cases these results were presented in domain-specific venues which limits their visibility.

In this context, the goal of GeoTour is twofold. First, the workshop will bring together researchers from multiple communities acting as a unique forum to discuss in depth and collect feedback about the challenges, opportunities, novel techniques and case-studies of trip planning for touristic applications, and hopefully, initiate potential cross-discipline collaborations. Second, there will be a special focus on how modern data and technologies can enhance existing trip planning services or pave the path for new.

Topics of Interest

  • Route planning on transportation networks
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Location-aware recommender systems
  • Personalized route planning
  • Itinerary planning
  • Data analytics for tourist applications
  • Traffic monitoring and analysis
  • Spatio-temporal query processing
  • Mobility management for tourist applications
  • Crowdsourcing for tourist applications
  • Location-based social networks
  • Case studies of real-world implementations

A pdf version of the CfP can be downloaded here.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: April 28th, 2017
Acceptance Notification: June 2nd, 2017
Camera-ready Submission: June 25th, 2017
Workshop Date: September 24th, 2017

For registration, please refer to the ADBIS 2017 main website.

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Submission Guidelines

Submissions should present original results and substantial new work not currently under review or published elsewhere. This workshop accepts regular research papers (up to 10 pages) and short papers (up to 6 pages). Papers must comply with the Springer formatting guidelines (instructions for authors are available at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-12-73062-0). Papers should be submitted in PDF format using the online submission system https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=geotour17. The best workshop papers will be invited to a special section of the International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (AMCS).

Workshop Organizers

Panagiotis Bouros (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Theodoros Chondrogiannis (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Mouzhi Ge (Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany)

Program Committee

Paolo Bellavista, (Università di Bologna, Italy)
Michela Bertolotto, (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Nikos Bikakis (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
Ralf Hartmut-Güting (Fernuniversität Hagen, Germany)
Sven Helmer (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Peer Kröger (Ludwig-Maximilians-University,Germany)
Tsvi Kuflik (The University of Haifa, Israel)
Dimitris Sacharidis (Technische Universität Wien, Austria)
Matthias Schubert (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany)
Dimitrios Skoutas (Research Center ATHENA, Greece)
Agnès Voisard (Freie Universität Berlin and Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany)
Wolfgang Wörndl, (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Markus Zanker, (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Karine Zeitouni (University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin, France)