Elisa Bertino, General Chair of SPRINGL - the 4th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Security
January 27, 2011
The dramatic increase in geospatial data infrastructures, data products and services, location-based collaboration platforms and social networks, etc., now plays a key role in information sharing and decision making. There are currently major national and international efforts in the coordinated development, use, sharing, and dissemination of geospatial data in several application contexts including homeland security, environmental crises, natural and industrial disasters, etc. Geospatial infrastructures are being leveraged by organizations to provide a large variety of location-based services (LBS) that are specifically tailored to their users.