About UPIMap 2004
International Joint Workshop on Ubiquitous, Pervasive and Internet Mapping
Tokyo, Japan September 7 to 9, 2004
International Cartographic Association (ICA) (http://www.icaci.org/)
Commission on Ubiquitous Mapping (http://ubimap.net/)
Commission on Maps and the Internet (http://maps.unomaha.edu/ica/)
Center for Spatial Information Science, the University of Tokyo (CSIS) (http://www.csis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/)
Geographic Information Systems Association (GISA)
Japan Cartographers Association
SVG Open (http://www.svgopen.org/2004/)
May 21, 2004 - Abstracts Due (300-1000 words)
May 31, 2004 - Notification of Acceptance
July 31, 2004 - Working Papers due for Paper Sessions
September 7 - 9, 2004 - Workshop in Tokyo
The workshop will focus on a variety of issues related to the distribution and utilization of maps
and location based information through mobile devices and the Internet. Working papers should
address the terms of reference of the commissions:
ICA Commission on Ubiquitous Mapping
This new commission deals with a "well-mapped society" where maps will be available anywhere
and anytime. Today, the number of way maps and geo-spatial information are likely to be employed
is very large and diverse. As the individual gains the ability to access relevant spatial information
on demand, human behavior will be influenced in interesting ways. The commission concentrates
more on theoretical than practical issues. Its terms of reference are:
ICA Commission on Maps and the Internet
- To organize regional workshop including site observation to comprehend the contemporary
situation of mobile, car-navigation and location based mapping
- To clarify the similarity and difference in comparing variant systems to establish an evaluation scheme
- To place the notion of Ubiquitous Mapping in domain of Theoretical Cartography
The Internet has increased the distribution of maps and re-defined how maps are used.
This commission explores the potential of the Internet to improve the quality of maps as
a form of communication.
In conjunction with the working papers, the workshop will also feature live demonstrations.
- Focus attention on disseminating maps and spatial data through distributed electronic networks.
Product: Journal articles and web pages.
- Examine Internet map usage and project future areas of growth.
- Examine web map user issues to better serve user needs.
- Promote the exchange of information about effective Internet mapping for an international audience.
- Improve user access to maps by examining the potential of Internet map metadata.
- Promote instruction on Internet mapping through collaboration / coordination with other
Key Words on Different Topics
ubiquitous, ubiquity, pervasive, Internet, network, tele-cartography, SVG, GML, G-XML, LBS,
geo-cast, context awareness, situation, location, affordance, spatial cognition, perception,
sensing, egocentric, homogeneous, map, mapping, spatial interaction, trans- coding, model,
schema, visualization, symbology, generalization, virtual environment, interface, agent, voice,
augmented reality, coordination, spontaneous, navigation, mobile, wearable, small personal object,
IC tag, universal design, cross cultural issues, privacy, security, education, childhood development, etc.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone interested in the use of mobile devices and/or the Internet for the distribution and
use of maps and spatial data:
The participation of young researchers is particularly encouraged.
- members of academia who wish to familiarize themselves with recent research developments
and who are keen to develop new perspectives;
- practitioners from mapping organizations as well as software industry representatives who
wish to contribute their experience with commercial Internet mapping software and explore
new concepts and opportunities for software development;
- students of cartography who wish to have a better understanding of the major areas of
research related to the distribution of maps through the Internet.
About the Location
The meeting will be held at the Mita Campus of Keio University. (http://www.keio.ac.jp/index-en.html).
The campus is located near Tamachi, 10 minutes from Tokyo Central Station by train.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the largest economic centers of eastern part of Asia.
You can find almost everything in the city from ultra modern electronic equipments to traditional goods. (http://www.tourism.metro.tokyo.jp/english/index.html) Tokyo is situated in the central part of
the Japanese archipelago. It is easy to make further trips to visit other sites of interest, such as Kyoto,
for example. (http://www.jnto.go.jp/)
A workshop participation fee will be charged by the organizers - JPY22,000(approx. USD200) for attendees,
JPY11,000(approx. USD100) for students.
This includes a technical visit. There are many good hotels near the university.
The price of a room is from $70 a night for a single to $100 for a twin room.
Working papers will appear on the commission's home page at http://ubimap.net/upimap2004/.
Participants are encouraged to submit final papers to scientific journals and, depending on
the number of submissions, an edited volume of papers may be published in book form.
Call for Abstracts
Participants will be selected from responses to this Call for Participation.
If you wish to participate in the workshop, please submit a 300 - 1000 words abstract BY 21 MAY 2004
to firstname.lastname@example.org. The abstracts should be no longer than 1000 words in length and indicate
whether you plan to submit a working paper and/or present a live demonstration. Include title,
complete address information for all authors, e-mail address and abstract within an e-mail message.
Notification of acceptance will be sent out by 31 MAY 2004. The selected participants will then also
receive more detailed information on the particulars of the workshop and local arrangements
If you wish to participate in a paper session of the workshop, you will be asked to submit the following
material BY 31 JULY 2004 to a member of the Program Committee:
- a PDF document containing your working paper (4000-5000 words), including:
- a BRIEF biographical sketch of the author(s)
- COMPLETE address information for all authors, including fax, e-mail, and homepage, if available
If you would like to present a live demonstration of products, provide information on platform and audiovisual equipment requirements BY 31 JULY 2004.
Inquiries and Paper Submissions
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
3-7-2, Kajinocho, Koganei-shi,
Tokyo 184-8584 JAPAN
FAX : +81 423 87 6270
email@example.com (EMAIL PREFERRED)
Deadlines and Dates
21 MAY 2004 - DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
31 MAY 2004 - Notification of acceptance; preliminary workshop program; additional workshop information
31 JULY 2004 - Revised working papers due; uploaded to Commission website
7-9 SEPTEMBER 2004 - Joint Workshop on Ubiquitous, Pervasive and Internet Mapping, Tokyo, JAPAN
Masatoshi ARIKAWA[WEB], CSIS, The University of Tokyo, Japan
James CARTERGeography, Illinois State University, USA
Bill CARTWRIGHTGeospatial Science, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
David FAIRBAIRNSchool of Civil Engineering and GeoSciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.
Georg GARTNERDepartment of Geoinformation and Cartography - TU Vienna, Austria
Takashi MORITA (Chair)Laboratory of Urban Spatial Information, Hosei University, Japan
Atsuyuki OKABE [WEB] CSIS, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Michael PETERSON (Co-chair)Geography/Geology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Ryosuke SHIBASAKICSIS, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Yoshiki WAKABAYASHILaboratory of Urban and Human Geography, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Emi KAINUMAJICE, Japan
Fumio MATSUMOTOPlannet Architectures, Japan
Takeshi NAKATANIInternet Research Institute, Inc, Japan
Hiroshi OTA Keio Futsubu School, Japan
Yoh SHIRAISHICSIS, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Koichi TANAKA The University of Tokushima, Japan