Conference on Mobile Position Awareness Systems and Solutions: COMPASS Conference Proceedings

July 8th, 2019 | RESEARCH

On September 5–6, 2018, the Exploratorium hosted the Conference on Mobile Position Awareness Systems and Solutions (COMPASS). The 80 attendees were from throughout the United States, and from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Sweden. Speakers and panelists from museums, academia, industry, and research discussed indoor location projects related to informal learning, increasing accessibility, addressing privacy, and understanding visitor behavior. This publication presents the conference proceedings, with summaries of each session organized chronologically. The goals of the conference were to:

  • Promote dialogue between informal education practitioners, academic researchers, and technologists.
  • Share results of experimentation in developing and deploying location-aware mobile apps in informal education environments.
  • Identify challenges of tracking and timing data collection, consent, anonymity, and privacy.
  • Review strategies for implementing this technology, understanding constraints, and assessing current technical parameters. 



Team Members

Claire Pillsbury, Principal Investigator, Exploratorium


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1712808

Related URLs

Conference on Mobile Position Awareness Systems and Solutions (COMPASS)


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Evaluators | Learning Researchers | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: General STEM
Resource Type: Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials
Environment Type: Conferences | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks