Call for Participation

Third International Joint Workshop on Ubiquitous, Pervasive and Internet Mapping (UPIMap2008), Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA September 10 – 11, 2008 (immediately following AutoCarto2008)

The ICA Commissions on Ubiquitous Mapping and Maps and the Internet announce a workshop in USA, at the beginning of September 2008. The workshop is sponsored by the Commission on Ubiquitous Mapping, the Commission on Maps and the Internet. The ICA Commissions were formed in 2003 and 1999 respectively in response to the rapid growth in the use of electronic networks to make and distribute maps and spatial data, and the rapid diffusion of new mobile devices. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together international specialists in the field of Mobile Mapping, Location Based Services and Internet Mapping, and to disseminate information to a broader audience on new developments and major areas of research.

We had experience of ubiquitous mapping environment at UPIMap2004 in Tokyo; visit of the Tokyo metropolitan traffic control center and the VICS (Vehicles Information Control System) center for car navigation system, on site demonstration of commercial human and car navigation systems using cellular phone and in car system respectively. At UPIMap2006 in Seoul, we had similar experience. It will be a good chance to have another experience in USA especially where world famous systems, such as Google Earth and iPhone, were created and in use. We will be able to discuss about questions of globalization and localization of UPIMap in the context of different culture and environment for systems. We will have on site demonstrations of different application systems using the vast terrain of the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC). More details of the workshop will be available from the Web <>.

Important Dates
June 20, 2008 – Abstracts Due (300-500 words)
July 10, 2008 – Notification of Acceptance
August 10, 2008 – Working Papers due for Paper Sessions
September 10 – 11, 2008 – Workshop in Shepherdstown

[Full Version of Call for Papers (PDF, A4 Size)]

Takashi MORITA
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Hosei University
2-33, Ichigaya-Tamachi, Shinjyuku-ku,

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