Call for Papers


ISA 2011: Third International Workshop on Indoor Spatial Awareness

The series of ISA workshops has recently been started to exchange original and cutting-edge research
dedicated to indoor spatial awareness. As spatial information technologies and applications are going
nowadays beyond their traditional boundaries, research into indoor space is increasingly attracting
attention from academia and industry. Location based services, geographic information systems, and
ubiquitous computing applications are all extending their coverage from outdoor space to indoor space.
Indoor space differs from outdoor space in several important aspects including layout, topology,
constraints, and so forth. High-quality research is required to create new theories and to acquire fresh
experiences that can be applied to building integrated, seamless systems across space boundaries. This
workshop is intended to bring together researchers, developers, and practitioners who work on different
topics of indoor spatial awareness and to provide a forum for inspiring interdisciplinary discussions in all
relevant aspects.

This workshop calls for regular research papers, work-in-progress papers, as well as system demonstrations.
The themes of this workshop include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

- Indoor spatial data models 
- Management of moving objects in indoor space 
- Positioning, tracking and navigation in indoor space 
- Indexing and query processing of indoor spatial databases 
- Construction of indoor spatial databases 
- Context-awareness in indoor space 
- Indoor space analysis 
- Ontology for indoor space 
- Interoperability and standards for indoor space
- Applications and services for indoor space 

Information regarding submissions

The workshop calls for regular papers and work-in-progress papers. Submissions must be original and must not
be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers must be formatted using the ACM camera-ready
templates available at The length limit is 8 pages for
regular papers, and 4 pages for work-in-progress papers. All papers must be submitted in PDF format via the
EasyChair system, at

Acceptance will be based on relevance to the workshop, technical quality, originality, and potential impact,
as well as clarity of presentation. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least 3 referees.

The workshop also calls for demo papers that describe demonstrations of prototype systems of relevance to
the workshop. Such papers must be formatted and submitted as described above, but are limited to 2 pages. In
addition to relevance to the workshop, acceptance will be based on perceived interest to the workshop
participants and the value of the demonstration.

Authors of accepted regular and work-in-progress papers will be given the opportunity to also demonstrate
their prototype systems at the workshop if they have such systems. Therefore they do not need to also submit
corresponding demo papers.

The proceedings of the workshops will be published jointly with the conference proceedings and will appear
in the ACM Digital Library. One author per accepted workshop contribution is required to register for the
workshop and the conference, as well as attend the workshop to present the accepted submission. Otherwise,
the accepted submission will not be included in the workshop proceedings.

Important dates

- Paper submission: September 5, 2011 (PCT 11:59:59PM) (extended)
- Notification of acceptance: September 19, 2011
- Camera-ready copies due: September 29, 2011
- Workshop date: November 1, 2011           

General Chair

Lars Kulik, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Program Chairs

Ralf Hartmut Güting, FernUniversität Hagen, Germany

Hua Lu, Aalborg University, Denmark


Korean Land Spatialization Group