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2020 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS)

Inertial Sensing and Technology; GNSS; Connected, Integrated, Alternative Sensing; Application to Automated, Semi-Autonomous and Fully Autonomous Systems


2019 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)

The conference provides an overview of the state of the art developments and innovations in Antennas, Propagation, and Measurements, highlighting the latest requirements for future applications.


2018 15th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communications (WPNC)

Industry 4.0 is the set of emerging technologies that, bridging multiple disciplines such as machine learning, 3D localization, automation, optimization and many more, is poised to revolutionize the way industrial processes are designed, instrumented and managed in order to cope with the increasing manufacturing complexity of the factories of the future. In turn, 5G technologies are a bundle of new wireless communication methods, protocols and radio access techniques that is currently under investigation to create future networks where large numbers of devices of various sizes and different power and complexity consumption profiles will be interconnected to provide a virtually uncountable number of services attending to the most diverse requirements in terms of rate, delay, robustness, spectral and energy efficiencies and so on. And finally the IoT is set to be the new technological playground where services initially developed for the latter two fields, will disseminate to the homes a

  • 2017 14th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation andCommunications (WPNC)

    Mobility 4.0 is the umbrella under which many technologies come together to revolutionize the way people and goods move about. There is no doubt that Wireless Location and Communications are two of the most important technologies for Mobility 4.0, both playing fundamental roles in a wide range of applications. Mobility 4.0 combines areas of interest such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Connected-Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) and others, taking advantage of technologies ranging from heterogeneous sensor signal processing, data fusion, energy efficient networks, context awareness, machine learning, automated information gathering and more, and all of which depend strongly on communication and localization. For all the above, WPNC, the annual European event which for over a decade provides an international platform for exchanging the latest in the areas of Positioning, Navigation and Communication, embraces Mobility 4.0 as its theme for the 2017.

  • 2016 13th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation andCommunications (WPNC)

    Wireless location has played a center role in research and businesses in the wider Wireless Communications area, as demonstrated by its ever-increasing range of applications including logistics, traffic engineering, industrial production, retail, office and home automation, ambient assisted living, convenience, luxury, security and many more. In particular, major technological development efforts such as the Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Systems and more recently Connected Vehicles, are driving various advances in heterogeneous sensor data processing, fusion, energy efficient networking and cooperation, context awareness, highly automated information gathering and processing, privacy and security, etc., all of which benefit or require location. WPNC, the annual European event on Positioning and Navigation and energy efficient Communication continues to provide an international platform for exchanging latest research results and inputs from the industry. Be part of the WPNC 2016!

  • 2015 12th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation andCommunications (WPNC)

    Seamless access to location information of objects is bearing the potential to enable a rich environment of new or significantly enhanced applications in numerous areas like logistics, traffic engineering, industrial production, retail, office and home automation, ambient assisted living, convenience, luxury, security and many more. In particular the Internet of Things related developments are recently driving various advances in heterogeneous sensor datas processing, fusion, energy efficient networking and cooperation, context awareness, highly automated information gathering and processing, privacy and security. Most of them being much more efficient incorporating location information and energy efficient radio communications. WPNC, the annual European event on Positioning and Navigation and energy efficient radio communications, continues to provide an international open platform for exchanging latest research results and inputs from the industry.

  • 2014 11th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication (WPNC)

    Wireless Localization is the latest entry in the rapidly expanding family of advanced wireless technologies poised to touch every aspect of our everyday lives. Under the impressive wings of the Internet of Things, various recent advances in heterogeneous sensor fusion, p2p- networks, context awareness, privacy and security are coming together to enable now an enormous amount of new applications, many of which are hungry for location information. WPNC, the premier event on Positioning and Navigation in Europe, continues to provide an international platform for exchanging latest research results and inputs from the industry. Be part of the positioning revolution and submit your original contribution to WPNC 2014.

  • 2013 10th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication (WPNC)

    The workshop shall give an overview of state-of-the art approaches and systems regarding position-aware systems.

  • 2012 9th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication (WPNC)

    The workshop shall give an overview of state-of-the art approaches and systems regarding position-aware systems. As many technologies are available to deal with the variety of applications, we like to continue to cover ultra-wideband technology.

  • 2011 8th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication (WPNC)

    Mobile positioning and position aware systems and related technologies, including navigation and communication.

  • 2010 7th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication (WPNC)

    The workshop is devoted to recent advances in positioning, navigation and communications, as well the current state-of-the-art in techniques and systems. In addition contributions from the EU FP7 projects EUWB and WHERE are included in the workshop, to provide an insight on UWB-Localization technology in industrial applications.

  • 2009 6th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication (WPNC)

    Mobile position aware systems combined with modern wireless technologies are getting more and more important. The workshop shall give an overview of state-of-the art approaches and systems. As many technologies are available to deal with the variety of applications, we would like to continue to cover ultra-wideband technology as it is becoming of great importance in the area of positioning, navigation and communication.

  • 2008 5th Workshop On Positioning, Navigation And Communication (WPNC)

    Mobile position aware systems combined with modern wireless technologies are getting more and more important. When developing systems of this kind, problems in various fields of information and communication technology need to be solved. The workshop shall give an overview of state-of-the art approaches and systems. As many technologies are available to deal with the variety of applications, we would like to continue to cover ultra-wideband technology as it is becoming of great importance in the area of pos

  • 2007 4th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication (WPNC)

    Mobile position aware systems combined with modern wireless technologies are getting more and more important. When developing systems of this kind, problems in various fields of information and communication technology need to be solved. The workshop shall give an overview of state-of-the-art approaches and systems. As many technologies are available to deal with the variety of applications, we would like to continue to cover ultra-wideband technology as it is becoming of great importance.


2018 18th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS)

Control Theory and Applications, Robotics and Mechatronics, Machining Learning and Big, Data, Information and Network Theories, Autonomous Vehicle Systems, Human-Robot Interactions, Process Control Systems, Machine Vision and Perception, Bio & Ecological Systems, Control Devices and Instruments, Artificial Intelligent Systems, Cyber Physical Systems, Guidance, Navigation, and Control, Sensors and Actuators, Human Augmented Robots, Industrial Applications of Control, Smart Manufacturing System, Civil and Urban Control Systems


2018 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN)

The advent of terrestrial positioning systems, the internet of things and human sensor networks providing new navigation functionalities sets a novel paradigm for indoor positioning and navigation solutions. The environment, where navigation technology is expected to work, has extended to challenging indoor spaces and to the context of goods and personal mobility. Globally there is no overall and easy solution. Every year, IPIN gathers over 400 industrial and academic experts in informatics, electronics and surveying to address this challenge. In the footsteps of our Japanese colleagues, the ninth edition of IPIN will be held in Nantes, France. It is planned to have technical sessions, tutorials, exhibition and geolocation competitions.

  • 2017 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN)

    Locating devices in indoor environments has become a key issue for many emerging locationbasedapplications (LBA) in different fields. However, contrary to what usually happens outdoorswith well-developed GNSS technology, nowadays there is no overall and easy solution. Despitea large-scale deployment of such location systems is not available yet, this strategic topic iscalled to lead technological innovations of great impact on the daily activities of people in thecoming years, in areas such as health and independent living, leisure, security, etc. Since thefirst edition, IPIN 2010, held in Zurich (Switzerland) with about 450 participants from academiaand industry, this conference has been an excellent forum to bring together researchers,developers and service providers in positioning and indoor navigation. The 2017 edition will beheld in Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. It is planned to have technical sessions, doctoralforums, exhibitions and competitions.

  • 2016 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN)

    Locating devices in indoor environments has become a key issue for many emerging location-based applications (LBA) in different fields. However, contrary to what usually happens outdoors with well-developed GNSS technology, nowadays there is no overall and easy solution. Despite a large-scale deployment of such location systems is not available yet, this strategic topic is called to lead technological innovations of great impact on the daily activities of people in the coming years, in areas such as health and independent living, leisure, security, etc. Since the first edition, IPIN 2010, held in Zurich (Switzerland) with about 450 participants from academia and industry, this conference has been an excellent forum to bring together researchers, developers and service providers in positioning and indoor navigation. The 2016 edition will be held in the University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain. It is planned to have technical sessions, doctoral forums, exhibitions and competitions.

  • 2015 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN)

    The IPIN series of meetings is a forum of excellence to join researchers, system developers, and service providers in the area of indoor positioning and navigation.

  • 2014 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN)

    Location Information of Devices in indoor environments has become a key issue for many emerging applications. However, there is no ubiquitous and straightforward solution. IPIN brings together experts in electronics, surveying and computer science. Researchers, system providers and users are invited to contribute with papers, presentations, posters, demonstrations, exhibitions, competition and discussions to create synergies between different indoor positioning techniques.

  • 2013 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN)

    The relevant topics for this conference is any indoor positioning technics or models to follow and track mobile devices or users inside a building or in any area where GNSS is not fully usable. Navigation applications are also in the topics of this conference as Location-based services or Context-aware application. These applications can target for the mass market and any professional use such as firemen or industry.

  • 2012 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN)

    Indoor positioning and navigation has become more and more important. However, there is no ubiquitous and easy solution. IPIN brings together experts in electronics, surveying and informatics. Researchers, system providers and users are invited to contribute with presentations, posters, demonstrations and discussions to create synergies between different indoor positioning techniques.

  • 2011 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN)

    The IPIN 2011 International Conference builds on the success of the previous year conference, and aims to consolidate IPIN as the worldwide reference in of indoor positioning and navigation. This is clearly a multidisciplinary area of research, integrating electronics, computer science, communications, geographic information systems, and ... people.

  • 2010 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN)

    major indoor positioning techniques such as Optical / Ultrasound / Infrared Systems RF Systems (UWB, WLAN, RFID, GSM) GNSS Indoor (High Sensitivity Receivers, Pseudolites) Techniques used in Industrial Metrology (CMM, Lasertracker, Measuring Arms, iGPS) Inertial Sensors, Hybrid and Innovative Systems


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A case study of indoor positioning in an unmodified factory environment

2014 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN), 2014

This study investigates the performance of Wi-Fi-based fingerprinting location estimation in an unmodified factory environments of Hon-Hai Precision Industry. The positioning system contains four components: temporal filter, dynamic clustering, access point selection, and pattern-matching. We evaluated the performance using realistic Wi-Fi power measurements. Results show that, although reasonable accuracy is achieved (around 72-percentil error is smaller than 7 meter), there ...


Neural network based indoor positioning technique in optical camera communication system

2014 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN), 2014

Indoor positioning technique is one of the key research issues due to highly demandable market value to provide Location Based Services (LBS) using smart phone. In optical camera communication (OCC) case one of the main advantages in indoor navigation system is LED itself can transmit location information along with unique feature of a camera to detect location using photogrammetry. However ...


Autonomous Indoor Navigation for Wheelchairs using Signboards

2019 1st International Conference on Innovations in Information and Communication Technology (ICIICT), 2019

Several studies have shown that people with disabilities benefit substantially from access to a means of independent mobility. While the requirements of many individuals with disabilities can be satisfied with manual or powered wheelchairs, a segment of the disabled community finds it difficult or impossible to use wheelchairs independently. This paper presents an autonomous indoor navigation system for wheelchairs based ...


A study on indoor position estimation based on fingerprinting using GPS signals

2014 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN), 2014

It is impossible to observe the Global Positioning System (GPS) signal traveling in Line of Sight (LOS) indoors. When the position is estimated by using Non-LOS GPS received signals, it results in serious positioning error because the conventional estimation method by the GPS supposes the GPS signals in LOS. However, we may observe reflected signals from the GPS satellites even ...


Li-Fi Based Blind Indoor Navigation System

2019 5th International Conference on Advanced Computing & Communication Systems (ICACCS), 2019

Usage of LED lights reduces 50% of total energy consumption. This can facilitate a future that is in front of us i.e. Li-Fi. This technology is used for transmitting data through VLC Communication. Visually challenged persons can be benefited by using this technology as it can guide them in an indoor system. The data transmission occurs only when a person ...


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  • A case study of indoor positioning in an unmodified factory environment

    This study investigates the performance of Wi-Fi-based fingerprinting location estimation in an unmodified factory environments of Hon-Hai Precision Industry. The positioning system contains four components: temporal filter, dynamic clustering, access point selection, and pattern-matching. We evaluated the performance using realistic Wi-Fi power measurements. Results show that, although reasonable accuracy is achieved (around 72-percentil error is smaller than 7 meter), there always exist much large errors (e.g., over 13 meter). We argue that for a large factory environment, sufficient number of the-same- floor APs is required for many indoor location-based applications such as labor tracking.

  • Neural network based indoor positioning technique in optical camera communication system

    Indoor positioning technique is one of the key research issues due to highly demandable market value to provide Location Based Services (LBS) using smart phone. In optical camera communication (OCC) case one of the main advantages in indoor navigation system is LED itself can transmit location information along with unique feature of a camera to detect location using photogrammetry. However due to nonlinear and highly complicated relationship between 3D scenery and pictured 2D image need to develop complex mathematical model to estimate position of camera using photogrammetry. Neural network can be used to learn this complicated relationship without developing any complex mathematical model. We have used feed forward neural network to estimate camera position using coordinate information transmitted by LED.

  • Autonomous Indoor Navigation for Wheelchairs using Signboards

    Several studies have shown that people with disabilities benefit substantially from access to a means of independent mobility. While the requirements of many individuals with disabilities can be satisfied with manual or powered wheelchairs, a segment of the disabled community finds it difficult or impossible to use wheelchairs independently. This paper presents an autonomous indoor navigation system for wheelchairs based on sign board recognition. The system uses a deep learning model to detect signboards from surroundings and Azure Text Analytics API is used to extract the text from the signboard images. The system runs on a Raspberry Pi minicomputer and can be installed on any powered wheelchair. Experimental results and comparisons prove the efficiency of the proposed system.

  • A study on indoor position estimation based on fingerprinting using GPS signals

    It is impossible to observe the Global Positioning System (GPS) signal traveling in Line of Sight (LOS) indoors. When the position is estimated by using Non-LOS GPS received signals, it results in serious positioning error because the conventional estimation method by the GPS supposes the GPS signals in LOS. However, we may observe reflected signals from the GPS satellites even if indoors. Thus, we consider that the reflected received signals are useful for a reference of the position estimation although it is impossible to directly estimate the position. Supposing that the Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) of the GPS signal varies between locations, we create a database of the RSSI of the GPS signal in each location such as the well-known fingerprinting method. It is possible to estimate the user location by querying the database even if indoors. By experiments, we evaluate the proposed method and propose a shrink method for the database additionally. We show that the proposed method can estimate indoor location well enough.

  • Li-Fi Based Blind Indoor Navigation System

    Usage of LED lights reduces 50% of total energy consumption. This can facilitate a future that is in front of us i.e. Li-Fi. This technology is used for transmitting data through VLC Communication. Visually challenged persons can be benefited by using this technology as it can guide them in an indoor system. The data transmission occurs only when a person has entered the room. It guides the person inside the room to walk confidently with the knowledge of each and every obstacle with the help of audio feedback. Comparatively, Li-Fi offers much higher speed of communication than Wi-Fi.

  • Design and development of multisensory smart assistive technology for blind persons

    The world over, prevailing technologies to assist physically challenged people are either complex or available at high cost. The recent development in the medical world, however, claim to facilitate comfort and make their life autonomously operational but lack of information, training, and functional intricacies often lead to discouraging users. This paper presents a comprehensive study of an existing system called 'Internet of Things' (ioT); this system is a programmable well-synchronized network of different electronic devices, sensors, mechanical & digital machines and highly active communication network. IoT is used to provide assistance to visually challenged (blind) people and help to extend their self-reliance not only in the known environment but also unknown places would become easily accessible to them. In this preliminary approach, various possibilities to develop multisensory network based on 'Inter of Things' have been proposed. This approach not only targets technical complications associated with available technologies but also introduces inexpensive and user-friendly applications which can easily be employed to provide comfort.

  • Location estimation algorithm using smart antenna

    This paper propose user location estimation method which uses smart antenna based reception direction. Existing AOA method is capable of producing error due to the change of azimuth. The range of error increases as the distance between a terminal and base station increases. In order to solve this problem, the method of measuring the reception direction of signal and TOA from several branches can be proposed. Our proposed method is verified by creating same error of azimuth environment by using variety of computer simulations. Our proposal of location estimation method shows increased performance of location estimation than AOA method.

  • Subway train stop detection using magnetometer sensing data

    The schedule of subway provides information on the arrival and departure of a train at stations. The subway passengers often refer to the subway schedule to make an appointment or to make their own schedule. Many apps on subway schedule are available for smartphone users. For example, in Korea, there are more than 10 apps that users can download to get the schedule of subway. However, most of the apps provide the schedule of subway based on fixed time table. As a result, there is no way to inform the differences between the time on the time table and the actual arrival time of a subway train. In this paper, we propose a method to provide correct information on the schedule of subway. Detecting the arrival of a train is required, and the difference between the time on time table and the actual arrival time of the train should be known. The method detects the arrival of a train based on the magnetometer sensing data. Then it identifies the arrived stop and computes the time differences between the schedule and the actual. The identified time differences are reflected to the time table to inform more correct schedule to the rest of the users. When we tested the detection accuracy of a subway train using the proposed technique at Seoul subway line, it showed over 90% accurate results. This indicates that the proposed method can be widely accepted to the subway schedule app developers.

  • Battery-Free Sensor Network Based Navigation Systems:Theory and Applications

    Battery-free sensor networks are an emerging field with very promising applications. Passive sensors without batteries can resist extreme conditions and can be placed in practically any location, and do not need replacement for a long time. They are the perfect candidates for some of the applications we propose in this paper. Currently they are being used for structure analysis, assembly line control, and jet engine monitoring. We propose to add indoor localization and vehicle navigation to that list. Indoor navigation systems would open the door to many different uses, and embedded tag based road navigation systems would allow vehicles to travel with limited or no GPS connectivity. Overall it is a promising field and one that can benefit immensely from further research.

  • Reduction of ultrasonic indoor localization infrastructure based on the use of graph information

    This paper presents a constrained navigation on a Metric Description Graph (MDG) based on the use of a H-Infinity Filter (H-∞) including the restriction on the graph as a fictitious observation. The main goal is to reduce the number of the required ultrasonic beacons for covering an extensive indoor area. This reduction of the localization infrastructure involves an increment of the error in the estimation of the position, which can be acceptable depending on the application (i. e. people navigation). This approach is especially useful when the target is navigating along corridors or narrow passing areas since it is not necessary an accurate position estimation. The proposal has been simulated in a localization area describing a real environment. It has been applied for different noise conditions of the relative information (odometry) comparing the performance between a traditional beacon infrastructure and the reduced one including the constraints of the MDG.



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