August 23Keynote title and abstract are online.
August 4Program and accepted papers announced.
June 4Deadline for submissions extended to June 15th.
May 23Authors of accepted short and full papers will be invited to submit to a Special Feature (Issue) in the Journal of Spatial Information Science (Open call for papers forthcoming).
May 15We are excited to annouce that Dr. Benjamin I. P. Rubinstein, Associate Professor, School of Computing & Information Systems, University of Melbourne will give a keynote presentation on topics of privacy and security related to his work in machine learning, deanonymization, and health care medical records.
Location privacy has been a topic of research for many years but has recently seen a resurgence in interest. This renewed interest is driven by recent advances in location-enabled devices, sensors and context-aware technology, and the broader Internet of Things (IoT). The data generated via these devices are being collected, analyzed, and synthesized at an unprecedented rate. While much of these data are used in the advancement of products or services, many individuals are unaware of the information that is being collected, or how it is being used. The resulting information extracted from these personal data have contributed to significant advances in domain such as location recommendations or fitness/health services, but these advances often come at the cost of location privacy. This workshop is aimed at facilitating a discussion surrounding current methods and techniques related to location privacy as well as the social, political, etc. implications of sharing or preserving location privacy. Further, this workshop invites contributions and discussion related to methods and techniques for securing location information and preserving the privacy of geospatial data.
Topics of InterestTopics of interest for the workshop include, but are not limited to:
- Context-aware mobile applications
- Obfuscation techniques
- Educational approaches to location privacy
- Policy implications of personal location information
- Role of location in personal relationship development
- Geosocial media implications
- Credibility, trust, and expertise related to location information
- Tools and systems for preserving or securing private information
- Techniques for sharing private location information
- Methods for securing location information
- Place-based data privacy
- Individual vs. group privacy preservation
- Gamification techniques
- Next-generation location-based services
- Marketplaces for location data