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First call for papers -

Multimodal Location Based Techniques for Extreme Navigation
Workshop in conjunction with Pervasive 2010

Monday 17th May 2010

Location-based data and services for geographical and navigational  
information (such as electronic maps and gps directions), are usually  
presented using visual displays. With the increasing complexity of  
information, and the variety of contexts of use, it becomes important  
to consider how other non-visual sensory channels, such as audition  
and touch, can be used to communicate necessary and timely information  
to users. Activities such as running, rock-climbing and cycling, are  
all examples of activities where navigational and geographical  
information may be needed, but where the visual modality is  
unsuitable. Additionally, there are a number of user groups such as  
visually impaired people and the emergency services, who also require  
non-visual access to geo-data. This workshop will provide a forum for  
sharing  research ideas and findings about new interaction and  
perceptualization metaphors, novel application contexts, multimodal  
and context-aware technologies for mobility -- thereby creating a  
solid foundation for further exploration of pervasive extreme  


Topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

- Sensing and applying user context to navigation and wayfinding
- Multimodal techniques to augment visual map displays
- Multimodal navigation systems for extreme sports
- Multimodal navigation systems for runners
- Multimodal systems for rescue workers
- Navigation systems for "eyes-busy" activities
- Wearable technology and textiles for navigation
- Environmental awareness for Disabilities and Visual Impairment.
- User requirements capture/user involvement for non visual design

Submission details

Submissions of either position papers or demo abstracts covering the  
topics of the workshop should be submitted by 15 March 2010.

4 page position papers or 2 page demo abstracts should be submitted in  
ACM format (

At least one author from each accepted submission is expected to  
register and attend the workshop.

Accepted authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their  
work for inclusion in a special edition of Personal and Ubiquitous  
Computing to appear in 2010.

Submissions or other queries should be mailed to Charlotte Magnusson ([log in to unmask] 
) or David McGookin ([log in to unmask])

Organising Committee

Charlotte Magnusson  Lund University
David McGookin University of Glasgow
Margarita Anastassova CEA
Wilko Heuten OFFIS
Arantxa Renter Robotiker-Tecnalia
Susanne Boll University of Oldenburg

This workshop is organized within the HaptiMap project.

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