Mobile Tartu 2012
Mobile Phones, Geography, LBS

22-25 August 2012 in Tartu, Estonia


The aim of the conference is to discuss theoretical, methodological and empirical aspects of mobile positioning based research and applications in geography and planning.

Mobile Tartu 2012 proposes special sessions on network analysis, emergency management and LBS business models.

The conference is accompanied by an international PhD seminar “Mobile Methods in Mobility Studies” on 22-25 August. We welcome the support of COST Action IC0903 MOVE „Knowledge Discovery from Moving Objects“ in co-organizing the PhD seminar.

Target groups
On one hand the conference and the PhD seminar targets researchers and doctoral students working on or interested in theoretical, methodological and empirical aspects of mobile positioning and mobile phones. On the other hand architects, planners, mobile operators, emergency management analysts and ICT firms related to the topic are welcome to contribute.

Dr. Gennady Andrienko, Fraunhofer IAIS
Prof. Martin Dijst, Utrecht University
Prof. Menno-Jan Kraak, University of Twente
Prof. Harvey Miller, University of Utah
Prof. Martin Raubal, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Prof. Tiit Tammaru, University of Tartu
Prof. Frank Witlox, Ghent University
Prof. Nico Van de Weghe, Ghent University

- 15 March 31 March – deadline for submitting extended abstracts up to 500 words (send to mobiletartu@ut.ee)
-  30 April – acceptance notifications
-  15 August 20 September – deadline for submitting a full paper (send to rein.ahas@ut.ee)

A special issue(s) in a high-ranking journal (listed in ISI Web of Science) is planned to publish after the conference. The selection of the journal depends on quality and topics of submitted  papers. The deadline for submitting a full paper is September 20th; please follow the instructions of Elsevier “Computers, Environment and Urban Systems” (http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/304/authorinstructions). The final selection of the journal will be made after the conference.

The papers from Mobile Tartu 2008 were published in the special issues of the Journal of Urban Technology and the Journal of Location Based Services. The papers from Mobile Tartu 2010 will be published in the Environment and Planning B (under review).

Registration for Mobile Tartu 2012 is CLOSED.

Prof. Rein Ahas, University of Tartu
Dr. Gennady Andrienko, Fraunhofer IAIS
Prof. Kay Axhausen, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Prof. Vincent Blondel, The Université catholique de Louvain
Prof. Martin Dijst, Utrecht University
Prof. Georg Gartner, Vienna University of Technology
Prof. Menno-Jan Kraak, University of Twente
Dr. Jukka Matthias Krisp, Technische Universität München
Prof. Harvey Miller, University of Utah
Prof. Carlo Ratti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prof. Martin Raubal, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Prof. Noam Shoval, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
CEO Margus Tiru, Positium LBS
Dr. Ott Toomet, University of Tartu
Prof. Nico Van de Weghe, Ghent University
Prof. Robert Weibel, University of Zurich
Prof. Frank Witlox, Ghent University
Dr. Matthew A. Zook, University of Kentucky

Rein Ahas (Chair), Department of Geography, University of Tartu (rein.ahas@ut.ee)
Kerli Müürisepp (Secretariat), Department of Geography, University of Tartu (mobiletartu@ut.ee)
Mari-Liis Lamp, Department of Geography, University of Tartu
Erki Saluveer, Positium LBS
Siiri Silm, Department of Geography, University of Tartu

Pre-conference PhD seminar: Leigo Tourist Farm

Conference: Department of Geography, University of Tartu, Vanemuise street 46 room 301, Tartu

Excursion: Tallinn, Estonia

You can reach Tartu by flying to the local Tartu Airport or to the Tallinn Airport from where you can take a frequent bus to Tartu. Ask more arrival information from the organisers by sending an e-mail to mobiletartu@ut.ee.

Accommodation suggestions:
Hotel Antonius *****
Hotel London ****
Barclay Hotel ***
Dorpat Hotel ***
Hotel Park ***
Tartu Hostel

Please contact the organising committee if you have any questions.

Chair of Human Geography
University of Tartu
Vanemuise St. 46
51014 Tartu
Estonia

E-mail: mobiletartu@ut.ee
Phone: +372-7-375077
Fax: +372-7-375822

Homepage: MOBILITY LAB

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