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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


Seventh IPIN Competition
off-site Indoor Localization

November 2020, online


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. 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.


Competitors are invited to make a short presentation of their systems to the
competition online event during which winners will be announced and prizes
awarded. Attendance to the event will be free.

While the IPIN conference 2020 was cancelled, competitors can exploit several
venues for publishing their results: the current IEEE Sensors special issue on
“Advanced Sensors and Sensing Technologies for indoor positioning and
navigation”, the forthcoming MDPI Sensors special issue on “Sensors and sensing
technologies for indoor positioning and indoor navigation II”, the IPIN 2021
session which will be devoted to this competition and a possible forthcoming
special issues with Frontiers.


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 at before submitting the
results to the Track chairs.

Registration is open at News and
updated are being posted to the contest mailing list (subscribe at

Technical annexes published: August
Data published: 15 September
Submission of results and payment: 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)
Antonio R. Jiménez, CSIC (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 IIS

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