ACM SIGCHI Summer/Winter School

Next-generation location-based technologies: from urban crowdsourcing to the physical web

December 18-22, 2017
Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina

About the school

The proliferation of mobile computing has also brought rise to several other types of applications. One of the most salient ones are location-based apps and generally technologies that utilize location as an important input or output of the application. Whether games such as Pokemon Go or ads that are displayed in our devices, the use of location information has become an important aspect of almost every application regardless the device it finds itself in. In this winter school we would like to particularly focus on this aspect and introduce students to the latest advances of location-based technologies.


Thanks to ACM's contribution we are able to sponsor a limited number of students. Five students will be granted an extended scholarship that includes: registration fee, accommodation and partially funded transportation. Another five students will be granted a waiver for the registartion fee.

The registration fee is U$s100. Scholarships will be determined based on the motivation (to be filled in the registration form below) for joining the summer school and in the order that request are arrived.

For participating (and requesting a sponsorship) in our school please fill out the Registration Form. Application deadline: 18 November 2017 (sharp).

Invited Speakers


Dr. Ioanna Lykourentzou

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)


Dr. Vassilis Javed Khan

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands


Dr. Konstantinos Papangelis

Xi'an-Jiaotong Liverpool University, University of Liverpool


Dr. J. Andrés Díaz Pace

Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires


The school will take place at the Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (UNICEN), which is located in Tandil, Argentina (400km South of Buenos Aires)

Getting to Tandil

From Ministro Pistarini Airport (Ezeiza) or Jorge Newbery Airport (Aeroparque) to Retiro bus station
There are two main options:

  • "Tienda Leon" is a shuttle that can be booked at the airport or online at This shuttle takes you to "Terminal Madero", which is 6 minutes walk to Retiro bus terminal. The cost is arround AR$ 220 and shuttles depart every 30-45 minutes all day.
  • Taking a taxi or Remis directly to Retiro bus station is the simplest and safest (you don't have to walk in Buenos Aires), but more expensive way. Tienda Leon also offers remis service at arround AR$910.

From Retiro bus station to Tandil bus station
There are comfortable direct buses that you can take:

  • Condor-Estrella (suggested)
  • El Rapido
  • Río Paraná

Tickets can be bought at the bus station or online at Plataforma 10. One way trip is arround AR$ 533. Don't book tickets too much time ahead.


Contact us

If you have any question, please contact us at:

Organizing Committee

Dr. Marcelo Armentano

Dr. Ioanna Lykourentzou

Dr. Vassilis Javed Khan

Dr. Konstantinos Papangelis

Local Arrangements Chair

  • Dr. Marcelo Armentano

Local Arrangements Committee Members

  • Dr. Luis Berdun
  • Dr. Silvia Schiaffino