Recent developments of wireless Internet technologies have generated an increasing interest in the diffusion and processing of large volumes of geo-spatial data. Spatially enabled mobile devices also offer new ways of accessing and analyzing this geo-referenced information. Consequently, new challenges and opportunities have appeared in the GIS research community.


This symposium provides an up-to-date review of advances in both theoretical and technical development of Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems (W2GIS). It is the 17th in a series of successful events beginning with Kyoto 2001, and alternating locations annually between East Asia and Europe with the most recent Symposium held in A Coruña, Spain.

W2GIS 2019 will take place at the Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto, Japan, from May 16 to May 17, 2019.


Call for paper

Author guidelines

Authors are invited to submit full, original, unpublished research papers. Each paper must be written in English, it must be submitted in PDF, and it must be formatted using the Springer camera-ready templates available at the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science webite.

All submissions will be refereed for quality, originality, and relevance by the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published in the Springer LNCS series.

A selection of best papers will be considered for a special issue of the Journal of Location Based Services.

Topics of submission

We invite submissions that address theoretical, technical, and practical issues of W2GIS and location-based services. Reports of on-going implementations are particularly welcome. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Geospatial databases and spatio-temporal data management
Mobile spatial interaction
Spatial search, GeoWeb search engines and services
Location-based social networks
On-line spatial data mining
GeoSensor data acquisition, processing, management and analysis
Smart environments, Internet of Things and ambient spatial intelligence
Exploratory cartography and Web and wireless geo interfaces
Advanced GIS visualization techniques for Web and mobile location-based applications
Cyber-geography & augmented reality
Map personalization and adaptation
3D modelling of cityscapes for location-based services
Ubiquitous and wireless GIS
Security, privacy, and usability issues of Web and wireless environments
Semantic geospatial Web and interoperability
User studies and evaluations of online geo services
Indoor and outdoor wayfinding and navigation
Crowdsourcing and volunteered geographic information
Telematics, GIS and location-based applications
LBS and transportation applications
Wireless-based location-aware applications


Honorary chair
Katsumi Tanaka, Japan

General co-chairs
Kazutoshi Sumiya, Japan

Sabine Storandt, Germany

Yukiko Kawai, Japan

Publicity chair
Taro Tezuka, Japan

Local co-chairs
Daisuke Yamamoto, Japan

Shoko Wakamiya, Japan

Steering committee

Program committee


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Important dates

  • Conference Dates

    16 May.



    17 May.


  • 30 Nov.


    Abstract submission deadline

  • 30 Nov.


    Draft paper submission deadline

  • 25 Jan.


    Draft paper acceptance notification

  • 15 Feb.


    Final paper deadline

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