Call for Speakers – Geo IoT World 2018
Geo IoT World - Where Geolocation Powers IoT Innovation | Brussels (Belgium) - San Francisco (USA)
Where Geolocation Powers IoT Innovation

Call for Speakers

Deadline extended to February 13, 2017

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By the end of 2020, there will be over 15 billion connected devices in IoT. Of those, approximately one-third will be critically dependent on geolocation data, and 60% will potentially include GeoData in the application.

These Machina Research estimates, revealed at Geo IoT World 2016, give an idea of the importance of the “Geo IoT” market addressed by the conference.

Knowing LOCATION and CONTEXT of sensors and devices increases the benefits of IoT and opens unlimited new use cases to enhance customers’ experience, improve service quality, reduce operational expenses and risks, etc.  across every sector.

In its second edition, Geo IoT World will explore further the power of location at the intersection of IoT and analytics. 

Geo IoT in 2017

The prospects for Geo IoT innovation in 2017 are very exciting. Indoors, the new breed of radio technologies keeps its promise for RTLS (Real-Time Locating Systems). The UWB (Ultra-wideband) radio technology offers great opportunities to deploy high-accuracy low-cost indoor location in a broad range of applications. The Bluetooth LE – Beacons market is also finally taking off thanks in particular to Apple’s iBeacon and Google’s Eddystone protocols wide availability.
Meanwhile, the LPWA (Low-Power Wide-Area) networks wave keep flowing, allowing a true mass-market for low-cost long-range geo-aware IoT scenarios. High precision GNSS is also becoming the next big thing, boosted by the upcoming Galileo-based location technologies & services. Low-cost, precision, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) receivers will become a reality in the driverless cars, drones, and even smartphone markets by 2021 has announced ABI Research.
New use cases are also booming when location meets Big Data, by monetizing the massive historical and real-time datasets of location points (devices, people, vehicles…).

All these disruptive technologies, often combined each other, will be on the agenda of Geo IoT World 2017. The hottest trends, the most inspiring use cases and best practices to implement them will add concrete expertise for successful innovative location/tracking/navigation applications and services. Join our geo-aware innovators line-up!

List of Topics

The program will encompass 10-12 topics in two parallel conference tracks.
The Program Committee will select 70 presentations from IoT/geolocation/analytics Industries and Verticals addressing the following topics and any other issue/topic that presenters feel qualified to address.

 Indoor & outdoor real time location, tracking and navigation based on:
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons
  • Ultra-wideband (UWB)
  • LPWAN technologies: Lora, Sigfox, On-Ramp Networks, Qowisio, Senaptic…
  • GNSS: GPS, Galileo, Glonass, SBAS, Beidou, QZSS…
  • Cellular technologies: 5G, NB-IoT, LTE-M, Mobile IoT Initiative (GSMA)…
  • Other innovations: LED/VLC, MEMs, Magnetic field…
New / Hybrid Mapping technologies
  • Indoor/ outdoor mapping, fingerprinting new technologies: 3D, environmental recognition, Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM)…
  •  (mobile) Computer vision, virtual reality, augmented reality…
Hardware components of Geolocation
  • Chipsets and modules designed for new geolocation services
  • Geo-aware sensors and other IoT devices
  • Wireless sensor networks (WSN)
Location Intelligence in IoT
  • Business intelligence, analytics and visualization tools extracting insights from massive amounts of GeoData,
  • Geofencing technologies, Remote Sensing
  • Machine learning for geolocation
 Cloud computing architectures supporting Geo IoT
 Apps Development
  • Latest location APIs opportunities
  • Android, iOS… access to GeoData
  • Software Development Kits, LBS platforms, mobile OS trends for Geo IoT
  • New opportunities for App Developers
 Standards & Regulation:
  • Status and outlook of current standards initiatives with regards to geolocation:
  • Interoperability issues, open and proprietary standards  in the domain
 Security & Privacy:
  • Location technologies threats and countermeasures
  • Challenges of collecting user’s geolocation, ownership of data, indoor / outdoor issues
  • Regulatory requirements, regional privacy and data protection laws
We welcome case studies of commercial and non-commercial applications, including DIY projects, where location and context are key. The sectors addressed include but are not limited to:

Geolocation applications for connected vehicles, route-planning and fleet management, personalized travel & guidance systems, vehicle insurance, etc.


Proximity marketing, geo-targeting, context awareness and services, online and offline marketing convergence …


Public transport and traffic management, parking management, navigation and other RTLS in public buildings: hospitals, airports, stadiums…


Asset tracking, fleet management, workforce management, supply chain control, shelf stock rotation…


Remote control appliances, intrusion detection systems, connected health…

The rise of sensors in smartphones, cars, wearables, etc. and the rise of geo-located content in social networks are transforming the citizen in a local data production machine. The aggregation, structuration and correlation of these data offer avenues for all kind of innovations and new business models.
In partnership with the ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing –, Geo IoT World will dedicate a special session to address this field at the crossroad of Citizen Science and the crowdsourcing market.
Topics include but are not limited to:
  • Geo-crowdsourcing and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI)
  • Quality assessment of citizen/sensor-contributed content
  • Spatial analytics & location intelligence of citizen/sensor-generated content
  • Openness, ownership, privacy and trust
  • Integration of citizen/sensor-generated content, authoritative data and/or in situ and mobile sensor data
  • Geospatial big data handling and analytics
  • Collaborative Platforms, Participatory GIS and Participative Digital Earth
  • Community Mapping

Program Committee

Co-Chairs: Giuseppe Conti, CTO Trilogis, CTO Nively, Chair of Mobile Location Services Domain Working Group at OGC, i-locate Project Coordinator ; Ludovic Privat, Co-Founder, CROWDLOC; Founder, ConnecteDriver
PC members: see the full list online.


Please send your speaking proposals using the submission template.
Authors are invited to submit their proposals electronically to
If authors do not receive acknowledgment within 72 hours, they are kindly invited to contact directly
All speaking proposals must be original ones and should be informative and impartial. The Program Committee will reject commercially-oriented presentations.

Deadline for abstract submission: February 5, 2017
Decisions and Presentation

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors on March 7, 2017
Authors of accepted presentations commit themselves to present their paper at the conference. In case of personal impediment, the speaking person should appoint the backup speaker.

Speaker’s registration

Registration fee is included in the Platinum, & Gold & Silver sponsor packages for one speaker. Regular registration speaker’s registration rate is €550 excl. vat. Speaker registration gives access to Geo IoT World conference & proceedings, breaks and lunches, networking tool. Speakers’ travel and accommodation expenses are not covered by the organizers.
Proceedings of the conference will be available at the opening of the event. Clear instructions about the proceedings will be sent to the authors of accepted presentations.
The organizers commit themselves not to disseminate the presentations before the conferences.

Other important dates:

► Official Program Appearance: March 13, 2017
► Complete presentation for the proceedings: May 24, 2017

Other opportunities to take part in Geo IoT World:


Geo IoT will reward the most innovative products/applications newly launched. Do not miss this opportunity to put your innovation in the spotlight! The awards ceremony will take place on June 7, 2017..

Location TESTBED

Geo IoT World organizes a testbed of positioning technologies to be announced shortly. Showcase how accurately you capture relevant contextual information such as time, location, state of the environment…

For WHO?

Professionals from the IoT, geolocation/LBS and analytics value chains:
– Networks and connectivity providers, Telcos
– Location data and LBS providers
– Data & Analytics solutions providers
– Application developers and implementers
– Smart devices & components manufacturers
– Regulators, standards, trade associations…
– Verticals implementing IoT

WHY attend?

– Assess the different network technologies in order to build/improve IoT deployments
– Update technical knowledge around geolocation and related IoT and analytics technologies
– Explore innovative geolocation IoT solutions and creative ways to support your IoT business model
– Network with like-minded business leaders and organizations