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WPNC 2013 : 10th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication 2013


Conference Series : Workshop on Positioning Navigation and Communication
When Mar 20, 2013 - Mar 21, 2013
Where Dresden, Germany
Submission Deadline Jan 13, 2013
Notification Due Jan 30, 2013
Final Version Due Mar 4, 2013
Categories    localization   communication   wireless   navigation

Call For Papers


Localization is touching every aspect of our everyday life. Advanced location aware services are enabled by ranging and positioning techniques attracting great attention from scientists and industry alike. Recent advances in heterogeneous sensor fusion, p2p-networks, context awareness, privacy and security are enabling new system solutions and bring in new challenges to be solved at the same time. 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 2013.
WPNC 2013 is going to continue the successful row of preceding events and to extend it by substantial keynote speeches, in-depth tutorials and a growing number of industrial participation. Visit to be up-to-date to the latest program.


Best WPNC2013 Paper - Best WPNC2013 Student Paper – Best WPNC2013 Demo


Authors are invited to submit papers presenting scientific work, practical implementations or application scenarios addressing, but not limited to the following topics:
Context awareness in localization
-Semantic localization Simultaneous localization and mapping
-Location and behavior modeling Localization in sensor networks
-Cognitive position
Ranging/Positioning techniques
-RFID based approaches Inertial Data fusion techniques
-Active & passive object tracking Underwater localization
-Ultra-sound ranging Propagation issues & antennas
-UWB ranging / UWB imaging Cooperative localization
-Pedestrian/special forces navigation Vehicle and robot navigation
-Asset tracking Industrial process automation
Localization related R&D projects
-Localization for the Internet of Things Positioning techniques
-UWB ranging techniques Location-aided communications
Location aided Communication and Applications
-Localization in robotics and automotive Local/Global application scenarios
-Integrated positioning & communication Health, public transport, M2M, Smart Grid
Robust and Secure Positioning
-Privacy in localization Location based security
-Secure ranging and localization Fundamental limits of secure positioning
-Anti-jamming techniques Outlier/NLOS robustness
Energy efficient localization
-Complexity reduction Energy-accuracy trade-off
-Traffic reduction Energy harvesting for localization

Submission Guidelines

Full Papers (max. 6 pages) or Extended Abstracts (2-5 pages) may be submitted electronically in PDF-format in English language to until 25th of November 2012. The workshop proceedings will be published electronically on data storage device and online in the IEEE Xplore database.

Student Grant

To support international student participation a limited number of student grants are available on request.

Technical Exhibitions and Demonstrations

Technical exhibitions and demonstrations addressing the workshop’s scope are welcome. For further details, please contact or call/SMS directly +49 163 1493489.

Important Dates

Submission of Full Papers/Extended Abstracts: November 25th, 2012
Notification of acceptance: January 30th, 2013
Submission of Camera Ready Manuscripts until: March 4th, 2013

General Co-Chairs
Giuseppe Abreu, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Sven Zeisberg, HTW Dresden, Germany
TPC Co-Chairs
Sinan Gezici, Bilkent University, Turkey
R. Michael Buehrer, Virginia Tech, USA
Publication Chair
James Irvine, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Financial Chair
Oliver Michler, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
TPC members (tentative)
Adolf Finger, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Alession Benavoli, Dalla Molle Institute, Switzerland
Andreas Birk, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Bernard Fleury, Aalborg Universitet, Denmark
Bruce Denby, UPMC (Paris VI), France
Davide Dardari, DEIS-University of Bologna, Italy
Davide Macagnano, University of Oulu, Finland
Dirk Slock, EURECOM, France
Erik Mademann, ZigPOS GmbH, Germany
Erik Ström, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Francesco Sottile, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy
Frank Ellinger, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Giuseppe Destino, University of Oulu, Finland
Hasari Celebi, Gebze Institute of Technology, Turkey
Henk Wymeersch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Ismail Guvenc, DOCOMO USA Labs, USA
Lutz Lampe, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Nader Maoyeri, NIST, USA
Neal Patwari, The University of Utah, USA
Reiner Thomä, TU Ilmenau, Germany
Robert Piché, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Rolf Kraemer, IHP, Germany
Ronald Raulefs, DLR, Germany
Stefano Severi, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Steffen Schön, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
Tolga Eren, Kirikkale University, Turkey
Youssef Nasser, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

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