The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers from various fields to discuss trends in pervasive and ubiquitous geotechnology and geoinformation and their impact on the day-to-day application of geography by consumers and geo-friendly industries such as tourism and education.
Thanks to the rapid advancement of mobile technology and the increased prevalence of geographic data sets that have both global coverage and local detail, it has become possible to access and experience in new ways massive amounts of spatially relevant information about nearly anywhere in the world. In this workshop, we will discuss the issues (both human factors and engineering challenges) surrounding these context-aware systems. While we will include any research topic that relates either to geotechnology or geoinformation, we will focus on the theory behind and application of systems that successfully and rigorously combine the two. Furthermore, we will particularly highlight research that is able to combine the two in a manner that creates a value to the end user that is greater than the sum of the parts. Finally, we will also discuss broader questions related to pervasive and ubiquitous geotechnology and geoinformation. For instance, how will these new capabilities transform the way we experience the world around us? More importantly, how will they alter our interaction with geography? Also, how will the use of common consumer technologies (media players such as iPods, game systems like the PSP, multi-touch enabled mobile devices, etc.) change when these technologies become location-aware?
Some suggested topics for papers include: