Case Study: Location-based Services


Lecturer: Dr. Marcus Handte
This case study covers fundamental concepts related to the development of location-based services from a theoretical and practical perspective. During the first half of the semester, basic models, algorithms, data structures and applications are introduced in a series of lectures with associated programming exercises. During the second half of the semester, participants will be designing and prototyping a location-based service for mobile (Android) devices.

The theoretical part of the case study covers the following contents:

    • Geometric, symbolic and hybrid location models
    • Localization systems and algorithms for outdoor and indoor environments
    • (Energy-)efficient location acquisition and communication
    • Server-based and server-less location data management
    • Security and privacy aspects related to location information
    • Example location-based services and applications

The case study (4SWS) is suitable for participants at the Master level. Grading is based on the practical programming work during the semester and an oral exam at the end of the semester.  Depending on the participants, the course can be held either in English or in German. The lecture part of the course will take place Tuesdays from 16.00h to 18.00h in SA-126. The kickoff takes place on Tuesday, April 10th 2018 in SA-126. Participation during the kickoff meeting is mandatory. To access the materials (slides, papers, etc.) of the course and to get important notifications, please subscribe to the Moodle page of the course.

Entry in LSF: Case-Study