Proceedings of the First ACM International Workshop on Mobile Entity Localization and Tracking in GPS-Less Environments (MELT 08)
FOREWORD: It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 1st ACM International Workshop on Mobile Entity Localization and Tracking in GPS-less Environments – MELT’08. Location-awareness is a key component for achieving context-awareness. Recent years have witnessed an increasing trend of location-based services and applications. In most cases, however, location information is limited by the accessibility to GPS, which is unavailable for indoor or underground facilities and unreliable in urban environments. Much research has been done, in both the sensor network community and the ubiquitous computing community, to provide techniques for localization and tracking in GPS-less environments. Novel applications based on ad hoc localization and real-time tracking of mobile entities are growing as a result of these technologies. It is time to bring leaders from both the academic and industrial research communities to discuss challenging and open problems, to evaluate pros and cons of various approaches, to bridge the gap between theory and applications, and to envision new research opportunities in MELT.
Zhang, Y.; Ye, Y., editors. Proceedings of the First ACM International Workshop on Mobile Entity Localization and Tracking in GPS-less Environments (MELT 08). NY: ACM; 2008.