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The 2nd International Workshop on Location- and Context-Awareness
(LoCA) follows from the well-attended and enlightening 1st LoCA. The
list of papers to be presented in talks at this year's LoCA is
below. They span low-level sensing of location and context to
higher-level issues including privacy, representations, social
context, and mapping.

Our selective peer review process (24% acceptance rate) resulted in a
high quality group of papers that we anticipate will make for an
illuminating workshop on the issues of location and context. The
papers will be published by Springer.

LoCA is being held on May 10-11, 2006 at IBM Dublin in cooperation
with Pervasive 2006, which will be on May 7-10. Registration for LoCA
is open now at

http://loca2006.context-aware.org/

LoCA early bird registration is available until March 17th.  Note that
registration for Pervasive is open at http://www.pervasive2006.org/

John Krumm and Mike Hazas, LoCA PC Co-Chairs
Thomas Strang, LoCA General Chair

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LoCA 2006 Preliminary Program

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Wednesday, May 10th, 2006
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09:00 - 10:30 Welcome + Keynote
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Coffee-Break
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11:00 - 12:30 Session A: Location Sensing
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Particle Filters for Position Sensing with Asynchronous Ultrasonic
Beacons
	Henk L. Muller, University of Bristol
	Michael McCarthy, University of Bristol
	Cliff Randell, University of Bristol

Cluster Tagging: Robust Fiducial Tracking for Smart Environments
	Robert Harle, University of Cambridge
	Andy Hopper, University of Cambridge

Automatic Mitigation of Sensor Variations for Signal Strength Based
Location Systems
	Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard, University of Aarhus

Lunch
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13:30 - 15:00 Session B: Mapping
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KOTOHIRAGU NAVIGATOR: An Open Experiment of Location-Aware Service for
Popular Mobile Phones
	Hiroyuki Tarumi, Kagawa University and SpaceTag, Inc.
	Yuko Tsurmi, Kagawa University
	Kazuya Matsubara, Kagawa University
	Yusuke Hayashi, Kagawa University
	Yuki Mizukubo, Kagawa University
	Makoto Yoshida, Kagawa University
	Fusako Kusunoki,Tama Art University

A Wearable Interface for Topological Mapping and Localization in Indoor
Environments
	Grant Schindler, Georgia Institute of Technology
	Christian Metzger, ETH-Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
	Thad Starner, Georgia Institute of Technology

Taking Location Modelling to new Levels: A Map Modelling Toolkit for
Intelligent Environments
	Christoph Stahl, Saarland University
	Jens Haupert, Saarland University

Coffee Break
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15:30 - 17:00 Session C: Privacy and Access
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Harvesting of Location-Specific Information through WiFi Networks
	Jong Hee Kang, University of Washington
	Gaetano Borriello, University of Washington and Intel Research Seattle

Re-identifying anonymous nodes
	Stefan Schlott, University of Ulm
	Frank Kargl, University of Ulm
	Michael Weber, University of Ulm

Anonymous User Tracking for Location-based Community Services
	Peter Ruppel, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich
	Georg Treu, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich
	Axel Küpper, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich
	Claudia Linnhoff-Popien, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich

Social Event
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Thursday, May 11th, 2006
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09:00 - 10:30 Session D: Context Sensing
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Towards Personalized Mobile Interruptibility Estimation
	Nicky Kern, TU Darmstadt
	Bernt Schiele, TU Darmstadt

Unsupervised Discovery of Structure in Activity Data using Multiple
Eigenspaces
	Tam Huynh, TU Darmstadt
	Bernt Schiele, TU Darmstadt

Toward Scalable Activity Recognition for Sensor Networks
	Christopher R. Wren, Mistubishi Electric Research Laboratories
	Emmanuel Munguia Tapia, Mistubishi Electric Research Laboratories

Coffee-Break
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11:00 - 12:30 Session E: Social Context
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Nomatic: Location By, For and Of Crowds
	Donald J. Patterson, University of California at Irvine
	Xianghua Ding, University of California at Irvine
	Nocholas Noack, University of California at Irvine

An Unsupervised Learning Paradigm for Peer-to-Peer Labeling and Naming of
Locations and Contexts
	John A. Flanagan, Nokia Research Center

Building Common Ground for Face to Face Interactions by Sharing Mobile
Device Context
	Vassilis Kostakos, University of Bath
	Eamonn O'Neill, University of Bath
	AnuroopShahi, University of Bath

Lunch
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13:30 - 15:00 Session F: Representation and Programming
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Evaluating Performance in Continuous Context Recognition Using
Event-Driven Error Characterisation
	Jamie A. Ward, ETH-Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
	Paul Lukowicz, UMIT-University for Health Sciences
	Gerhard Tröster, ETH-Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Location-based Context Retrieval and Filtering
	Carsten Pils, Waterford Institute of Technology
	Ioanna Roussaki, National Technical University of Athens
	Maria Strimpakou, National Technical University of Athens

Scripting your Home
	Mirko Knoll, Universität Stuttgart
	Andreas Ulbrich, Technische Universität Berlin
	Alexander Brändle, Microsoft Research Cambridge

Closing
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