A Survey on LBS: System Architecture, Trends and Broad Research Areas

  • Shivendra Tiwari
  • Saroj Kaushik
  • Priti Jagwani
  • Sunita Tiwari
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7108)


The Location Based Services (LBS) seem to be the next revolution on small computing handheld devices in terms of location aware advertising, security alerts, news updates, disaster management, geo-fencing, buddy-findings, gaming, criminal investigations, turn-by-turn navigation and so on. In today’s scenario there is an explosion of technologies to communicate with mobile, connected devices and sensors. In this paper we are presenting a literature survey of LBS that includes the architecture of the LBS ecosystem, the key market players, and the latest trends in LBS development. Finally, the broad research areas such as location determination techniques, geo-sensor networks, and location based natural queries, location privacy and authorization, geo-social networks, LBS QoS, and Location Based Recommender Systems (LBRS) have been studied and presented briefly.


Location Based Services (LBS) Location Determination Location Based Service Providers (LSP) Location Determination Technology (LDT) Location Privacy LBS Research Challenges 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shivendra Tiwari
    • 1
  • Saroj Kaushik
    • 1
  • Priti Jagwani
    • 2
  • Sunita Tiwari
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Science and Engg.IIT DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Dept. of Information TechnologyIIT DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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