Ninth ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop

The series of ISA workshops started in 2009 to exchange original and cutting-edge research dedicated to indoor spatial awareness. As spatial information technologies and applications grow beyond their traditional boundaries, research into indoor space is increasingly attracting attention from academia and industry. Location Based Services, Geographic Information Systems, and ubiquitous computing applications are all extending their coverage from outdoor to indoor spaces. Indoor space differs from outdoor space in several important aspects, including layout, topology, constraints, and so forth. High-quality research is required to create new theories and to acquire fresh experiences that can be applied to building integrated, seamless systems across spatial boundaries. This workshop is intended to bring together researchers, developers, and practitioners who work on different topics of indoor spatial awareness and to provide a forum for inspiring interdisciplinary discussions in all relevant aspects.

Call for Papers

This workshop calls for regular research papers, work-in-progress papers, as well as system demonstrations. The themes of this workshop include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  • 2D and 3D indoor spaces
  • Applications and services for indoor space
  • Construction of indoor spatial databases
  • Context awareness in indoor space
  • Emerging applications and services for indoor spaces
  • Games representation in indoor space
  • Indexing and query processing of indoor spatial databases
  • Indoor space analysis
  • Indoor spatial data models
  • Interoperability and standards for indoor space
  • Management of moving objects in indoor space
  • Positioning, tracking and navigation in indoor space
  • Ontology for indoor space

Authors of accepted regular papers will be given the opportunity to also demonstrate their prototype systems at the workshop if they have such systems. Therefore they do not need to also submit corresponding demo papers.

The proceedings of the workshop will appear in the ACM Digital Library. One author per accepted workshop contribution is required to register for the workshop and the conference, as well as attend the workshop to present the accepted submission. Otherwise, the accepted submission will not be included in the workshop proceedings.

Contribution Types
  • Research and Industry Full Papers (8 pages)
  • Demonstration Papers (4 pages)

Submissions must be original and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers must be formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates available at All papers must be submitted via the EasyChair system, at

Submitted files must be in PDF, where the following page limits apply: Systems paper (10 pages), Industrial paper (10 pages), Demonstration paper (4 pages), Vision paper (4 pages). Acceptance will be based on relevance to the workshop, technical quality, originality, and potential impact, as well as clarity of presentation. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least 3 referees.