after two successful and interesting Location and the Web (LocWeb) workshops (LocWeb 2008 at WWW2008 and LocWeb 2009 at CHI 2009), the obvious question to ask is: should there be a LocWeb 2010? i am of course in favor of it, because the ongoing development in the sector of mobile web access will make location increasingly important on the web, and applications will increasingly need to not only support location, but also to share location, so that location has to emerge from the silos of individual applications.
another exciting development is that we're in the process of establishing a W3C incubator group around the theme of location and the web (nothing is official yet, though), and the workshop could be a good place to summarize the findings, and to solicit opinions about how to proceed. but before jumping to any conclusions about why a 2010 workshop would be a good idea, i am wondering how others think about this... would you be in favor of such a workshop, submitting to it and attending? or maybe you would even be willing to serve on the PC or as an organizer? and what would be a good place to hold such a workshop? probably again co-located with a conference, but which one? returning to WWW or possibly this time targeting a more geo-focused conference? i am really interested in opinions from everybody interested in the general topic of how to make the web location-aware, so please submit your comments about LocWeb 2010!