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IPIN competition 2014 : on-site Indoor Positioning and Navigation Competition


When Oct 27, 2014 - Oct 29, 2014
Where BEXCO, Busa, Korea
Submission Deadline Sep 19, 2014
Notification Due Oct 3, 2014
Final Version Due Oct 10, 2014
Categories    indoor localization   competition

Call For Papers

on-site Indoor Positioning and Navigation Competition

In conjunction with IPIN 2014
27-29 October 2014


We are pleased to announce the on-site Indoor Positioning and Navigation
Competition, which is to be held during the IPIN 2014 Conference. The
competition aims at bringing together academic and industrial research
communities to work together on challenging open problems in indoor
localization based on mobile devices and sensors, with the purpose of
evaluating different approaches and envisioning new research

Recent years have witnessed increasing interest in location-based
services and applications. In most cases, however, location information
is limited by the accessibility to Global Navigation Satellite Systems
(GNSS), which is largely unavailable in indoor environments.

The competition will consist of the following two tracks.

Track 1: Smartphone based positioning
Track 2: Foot-mounted Pedestrian Dead Reckoning positioning

For Track 1 "Smartphone based positioning", the competitors can use any
sensor available on the smartphones used.

For Track 2 "Foot-mounted positioning", the candidates can use MEMS
sensors (inertial, compass and pressure sensors); electronic devices
such as tablet, notebook, etc. can be used for control and monitoring.

The competition will take place during the IPIN conference, in BEXCO,
Busan, Korea., Astarting 29 October 2014. All competitors will be given
the time to pre-test and setup their solutions for two days (27~28,
October) prior to the test day (29, October).

Evaluation criteria for the competition, restrictions on the accepted
technologies, technical rules to follow and a description of the
benchmarks are detailed in the technical annex of this call, to be
finalised by end of July. Possible refinements of the annex, also based
on participating competitors' comments, will be timely distributed to
all participants. The annex will include information such as the site
map, the distribution of wireless communication devices and more.

A "competitor" can be any individual or group of individuals working as
a single team, associated to a single or a number of
organizations. Competitors apply for admission to the competition by
providing a short (max 4 pages) technical description of their system,
including details on algorithms and protocols. The Program Committee
will accept or refuse the application in a short time, based on
technical feasibility and logistic constraints, including a maximum
number of competitors to be defined. In case of acceptance, competitors
are required to provide a paper by the deadlines indicated below. The
paper will be subjected to peer review in IEEE format: accepted papers
will be presented during a session at the IPIN conference and will be
published in PROCEEDINGS of IPIN 2014. An extended version of the best
papers will also be published on the JOURNAL (ETRI Journal or Journal of
Communications and Networks).

The winners of the competition will be announced at a special session of
the conference on 29 October 2014. Prizes will be awarded to the highest
placed teams. We encourage submissions from both academia and industry
(there are no restrictions on the composition of competing teams) with
the aim of seeking innovative solutions based on mobile devices and
sensors for indoor applications. Please check the web site for more
information and regular updates on the progress of the competition.

Contacts: Dongsoo Han (,
Francesco Potortì (

Important Dates
Admission request: 19 September 2014
Notification of admission and request to submit a paper: shortly after request
Paper acceptance notification: 3 October
Camera ready: 10 October
Competitors pretests: 27 and 28 October 2014
Competition and winners announcement: 29 October 2014

Related links
Submission site:
Technical annex: (

Organizing Committee:
General co-chairs
Main contact point: Francesco Potortì (CNR-ISTI - IT)
Local contact point: Dongsoo Han (KAIST - KR)
Jongtaek Oh (Hansung University - KR)
Yang Koo Lee (ETRI - KR)

TPC chair
Paolo Barsocchi (CNR-ISTI, Italy)

TPC members
Koomin Jung (Kookmin University - KR)
Jaejun Yoo (ETRI - KR)
Giwan Yoon (KAIST - KR)
Chansu Yu (Cleveland State University - US)
Alex P.Moschevikin (RTL-Service & PetrSU - RU)
Maurizio Bocca (Politecnico di Milano - IT)
More to be added

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