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IPIN Competition 2020 : Seventh IPIN Competition off-site Indoor Localization


When Nov 1, 2020 - Nov 30, 2020
Where Online
Submission Deadline TBD
Categories    indoor localization   competition

Call For Papers

IPIN is pleased to announce the seventh IPIN 2020 Indoor Localization
Competition. The competition is aimed at bringing together the academic and
industrial research communities for evaluating different approaches and
envisioning new research opportunities for the indoor localization area, where
no generally accepted standards exist yet.

IPIN 2020 Indoor Localization Competition will consist of several Tracks. The
competition builds on the experience of previous competitions and is based on
the EvAAL framework, ensuring experience, solidity and a well-founded scientific
method. In 2020 the competition hosts five different tracks:

• Track 3: Smartphone (off-site)
• Track 4: Foot-mounted IMU (off-site)
• Track 5: xDR in manufacturing (off-site)
• Track 6: On-vehicle smartphone (off-site)
• Track 7: Channel impulse response (off-site)

Competitors calibrate their algorithms in advance using a ground truth reference
database, and compete using new unreferenced data.

Track 3 - Smartphone: A pedestrian walking under realistic conditions in
multi-floor buildings using data provided by a conventional smartphone.

Track 4 - Foot-mounted IMU: A pedestrian carries PERSY (PEdestrian Reference
SYstem), a state-of-the-art Inertial Navigation System producing IMU data, MAG
data & GNSS data, without the help of any maps.

Track 5 - xDR in manufacturing: Workers and forklifts moving in industrial
scenarios using data provided by a mobile device equivalent to a smartphone.

Track 6 - On-vehicle smartphone: A vehicle moves along an indoor and outdoor
path using data provided by a smartphone fixed at the inside front.

Track 7 - Channel Impulse Response: Different objects travel through an
obstructed indoor area with NLOS/LOS transitions.


The evaluation criteria for the competition, restrictions on the accepted
technologies, technical rules and a description of the benchmarks are detailed
in the technical annexes to this call, which will be made public by end in
August. Announcements and possible refinements of the annexes, also based on
applicants' comments, will be timely distributed on the competition discussion
mailing list and will appear on the EvAAL web site

All the data gathered by the competition committee during the competition,
including data produced by competing systems, will be published after the
competition for the purpose of research and comparison. Winners of the
competition will be announced on the EvAAL and IPIN web sites and on the contest
mailing list. Scientific publishing opportunities will be offered to
competitors and prizes will be awarded to the winners.


A competitor can be any individual or group of individuals working as a single
team, associated to a single or a number of organizations, who applies to
participate in one or several tracks. Only one team from the same organisation
(laboratory) is allowed to compete in any number of Tracks. Registration cost
is 100€ for the first Track plus 50€ for any additional Track, to be paid when
results are submitted.

More detail will be published on the EvAAL web site and the contest mailing

Subscribe to the contest mailing list to get updated on the competition:

Technical annexes published: 3 August
Data published: 15 September
Submission of results: 30 November
Proclamation of winners: 14 December


Competition chairs Francesco Potortì - ISTI-CNR (IT)
Sangjoon Park - ETRI (KR)

Track 3 Joaquín Torres-Sospedra - University Jaume I (ES)
Track 4 Miguel Ortiz - GEOLOC Team, University Gustave Eiffel (FR)
Track 5 Ryosuke Ichikari - AIST (JP)
Ryo Shimomura - AIST and University of Tsukuba (JP)
Track 6 Dongyan Wei - Aerospace Information Research Institute, CAS (CH)
Xinchun Ji - Aerospace Information Research Institute, CAS (CH)
Track 7 Christopher Mutschler - Fraunhofer IISnhofer IIS

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