© 2005

Location- and Context-Awareness

First International Workshop, LoCA 2005, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, May 12-13, 2005. Proceedings

  • Thomas Strang
  • Claudia Linnhoff-Popien
Conference proceedings LoCA 2005

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3479)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Keynote

  3. Context Information Management and Distribution

    1. Maria Strimpakou, Ioanna Roussaki, Carsten Pils, Michael Angermann, Patrick Robertson, Miltiades Anagnostou
      Pages 2-15
    2. Johanneke Siljee, Sven Vintges, Jos Nijhuis
      Pages 16-25
    3. Thomas Buchholz, Claudia Linnhoff-Popien
      Pages 26-39
  4. Positioning Sensor Systems I

    1. Julian Randall, Oliver Amft, Gerhard Tröster
      Pages 40-51
    2. Alessandro Genco
      Pages 52-62
  5. Positioning Sensor Systems II

    1. Richard Milton, Anthony Steed
      Pages 83-94
    2. Ramaswamy Hariharan, John Krumm, Eric Horvitz
      Pages 95-104
    3. Frank Kargl, Alexander Bernauer
      Pages 105-112
    4. Jens Krösche, Susanne Boll
      Pages 113-119
  6. Positioning Sensor Systems III

    1. Kenji Okuda, Shun-yuan Yeh, Chon-in Wu, Keng-hao Chang, Hao-hua Chu
      Pages 120-131
    2. Hubert Piontek, Matthias Seyffer, Jörg Kaiser
      Pages 132-143
    3. Hirokazu Satoh, Seigo Ito, Nobuo Kawaguchi
      Pages 144-156
  7. From Location to Context

    1. Norio Toyama, Takashi Ota, Fumihiro Kato, Youichi Toyota, Takashi Hattori, Tatsuya Hagino
      Pages 157-168
    2. Stefania Bandini, Alessandro Mosca, Matteo Palmonari
      Pages 180-188
    3. Ian Millard, David De Roure, Nigel Shadbolt
      Pages 189-197
  8. Bayesian Networks

About these proceedings


Context-awareness is one of the drivers of the ubiquitous computing paradigm. Well-designed context modeling and context retrieval approaches are key p- requisites in any context-aware system. Location is one of the primary aspects of all major context models — together with time, identity and activity. From the technical side, sensing, fusing and distributing location and other context information is as important as providing context-awareness to applications and services in pervasive systems. Thematerialsummarizedinthisvolumewasselectedforthe1stInternational Workshop on Location- and Context-Awareness (LoCA 2005) held in coope- tion with the 3rd International Conference on Pervasive Computing 2005. The workshop was organized by the Institute of Communications and Navigation of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfa?enhofen, and the Mobile and Distributed Systems Group of the University of Munich. During the workshop, novel positioning algorithms and location sensing te- niques were discussed, comprising not only enhancements of singular systems, like positioning in GSM or WLAN, but also hybrid technologies, such as the integration of global satellite systems with inertial positioning. Furthermore, - provements in sensor technology, as well as the integration and fusion of sensors, were addressed both on a theoretical and on an implementation level. Personal and con?dential data, such as location data of users, have p- found implications for personal information privacy. Thus privacy protection, privacy-oriented location-aware systems, and how privacy a?ects the feasibility and usefulness of systems were also addressed in the workshop.


Bluetooth GPS QoS antenna architecture context-aware computing filtering location sensing location-aware communication services location-aware systems pervasive computing positioning algorithms sensor integration sensor networks ubiquitous computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Strang
    • 1
  • Claudia Linnhoff-Popien
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Communications and Navigation, German Aerospace Center, 82234 Wessling/Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, and Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), University of Innsbruck, 6020 Innsbruck,Austria
  2. 2.Mobile and Distributed Systems Group, Institute for InformaticsLudwig-Maximilian University MunichGermany

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