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Collaborative Positioning and Navigation

Join the international community on Indoor Positioning and Navigation.

The IPIN International Conference, first organized by ETH Zurich in 2010, showed to be the forum of excellence to join researchers, system developers, and service providers in the area of indoor positioning and navigation. With hundreds of participants, both from academia and industry, it was proved that there is a large and very active community working in indoor positioning and navigation worldwide.

The IPIN 2011 International Conference builds on the success of the previous year conference, and aims to consolidate IPIN as the worldwide reference in this area. Indoor positioning and navigation is clearly a multidisciplinary area of research, integrating electronics, computer science, communications, geographic information systems, and ... people. Recognizing the role of users in the architecture and functioning of many positioning systems, this year's conference is dedicated to Collaborative Positioning and Navigation.

The conference encourages the submission of contributions in one of the following topics:

  • User Requirements
    • Requirements for high precision applications
    • Requirements for the mass market
    • General user requirements for localization
  • Hybrid IMU Pedestrian Navigation & Foot Mounted Navigation
    • Systems integrating Inertial Measurement Units (IMU)
    • Hybrid technologies
    • Multi sensor systems integrating Inertial Measurement Units (IMU)
    • Hybrid sensor fusion
    • Pedestrian navigation & tracking
    • Systems using inertial sensors
    • Systems using zero-velocity updates
    • Step length estimation
  • High Sensitive GNSS, GNSS Indoor, Pseudolites
    • HS (High Sensitive) GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems)
    • Acquisition of weak GNSS signals
    • GNSS in indoor environments
    • Multipath modeling
    • Pseudolite indoor localization
    • GNSS repeaters
  • Signal Strength Based Methods, Fingerprinting
    • Localization based on WLAN (Wireless Local Area Networks, IEEE 802.11 standard)
    • Indoor localization based on ZigBee, FM radio and other RF signals
    • RSS (Received Signal Strength) based methods
    • Fingerprinting
  • UWB (Ultra Wide Band)
    • UWB (Ultra Wide Band) based position determination
    • UWB TOA (Time Of Arrival) & Fingerprinting
    • Applications of UWB
  • Passive & Active RFID
    • Use of RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) tags
    • RFID localization
    • RFID waypoint guidance
    • RFID positioning algorithms
    • RFID applications
  • Optical Systems
    • Camera based positioning
    • View based navigation
    • Camera egomotion estimation
  • Ultra Sound Systems
    • Localization methods based on ultrasound
    • Ultrasonic wave propagation and distance estimation
    • Ultra sound sensor networks theory and applications
  • TOF, TDOA based Localization
    • Localization based on TOF (Time Of Flight) distances
    • Localization based on TDOA (Time Difference Of Arrival)
    • Position estimation and algorithms
  • Localisation, Algorithms for WSN
    • Network localization
    • Cooperative location algorithms
    • Localization in WSN (Wireless Sensor Networks)
  • Frameworks for Hybrid Positioning
    • Heterogeneous sensor fusion
    • Integration platforms
    • Combination of indoor and outdoor positioning
  • Applications of Location Awareness & Context Detection
    • Applications in museums and in health care
    • Applications in landmine detection and radiation measurements
    • Location awareness for smart industry
    • Context aware applications
    • Provision of context information
    • Situation aware tracking algorithms
  • Industrial Metrology & Geodetic Systems, iGPS
    • High precision positioning technologies
    • Total stations, laser trackers
    • Development of iGPS, an indoor tracking system developed by Nikon
  • Radar Systems
    • Localization based on radar
    • FMCW (Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave) systems
    • FMCW based algorithms
  • Mapping, SLAM
    • SLAM (Simultaneous Localization And Mapping)
    • UWB SLAM
    • Laserscaning
  • Magnetic Localization
    • Systems using electromagnetic fields
    • Systems using coil based magnetic fields
    • Systems using permanent magnetic fields
  • Innovative Systems
    • Systems based on sounds
    • Systems based on fluorescent light
    • Systems for mobile phones
  • Other novel ideas

We invite you to submit your work in one of the following formats: short paper (up to 4 pages), poster (up to 2 pages), or demonstration. Accepted short papers and posters will be included in the conference proceedings (electronic publication with ISBN).
Upon review by the Program Committee, all the authors of the accepted short papers will be able to submit a full paper (up to 10 pages) before the conference. Accepted full papers will be included in the conference proceedings and will be published electronically in the IEEE Xplore database.

Journal of Location-Based Services: Special Issue on Indoor Positioning and Navigation.
The authors of the best papers accepted for presentation at IPIN 2011 will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to be published in the Journal of Location-Based Services. These papers will be reviewed by the journal's editorial team, and accepted manuscripts will be published in the Special Issue.

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Important Dates

  • Short Paper Submission: 30 March 2011 7 April 2011
  • Notification Of Acceptance: 10 May 2011

  • Poster And Demo Submission: 16 May 2011
  • Notification Of Acceptance: 24 June 2011

  • Full Paper Submission: 17 June 2011 17 June 2011
  • Notification Of Acceptance: 20 July 2011

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Centro de Computação Gráfica

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IEEE - Portugal Section

Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society

Escola Engenharia Univ. do Minho



ETHZ - Geodetic Metrology and Engineering Geodesy

Journal of Location Based Services

Guimarães 2012 CEC

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