IPIN competition 2019 : IPIN Indoor Localisation competition
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Sixth IPIN Competition
on-site and off-site Indoor Localization
28-29 September 2019, Pisa, Italy
NOTE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 30 AUGUST
IPIN is pleased to announce the sixth IPIN 2019 Indoor Localization Competition,
in conjunction with the IPIN 2019 Conference in Pisa (Italy). 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 2019 Indoor Localization Competition will consist of several tracks,
including on-site and off-site contests. Results will be presented during
dedicated sessions of the IPIN conference and prizes will be awarded to the
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 2019 the competition hosts five different tracks:
Track 1: Smartphone-based
Track 2: Video-based
Track 3: Smartphone-based (off-site)
Track 4: Foot-mounted IMU based (off-site)
Track 5: xDR in industrial scenarios (off-site)
The winner of each track will be awarded a prize of 1500 €.
The competition will take place in the CNR Area of Pisa (IT). An actor carries
the competing system by walking in and between multi-floor buildings. Position
estimates are provided in real time. Data processing is local, without using any
external aid. Survey of the area and system calibration is restricted to a
Track 1 - Smartphone-based: The actor carries a smartphone which runs the
competing system, using the sensors available on the smartphones to identify the
Track 2 - Video based: The actor carries video equipment on the upper part of
the body (no Depth, no Lidar), processing is done using smartphone, tablet or
laptop carried by the actor.
Competitors calibrate their algorithms in advance using a ground truth reference
database, and compete using new unreferenced data.
Track 3 - Smartphone based: A pedestrian walking under realistic conditions in
multi-floor buildings using data provided by a conventional smartphone.
Track 4 - Foot-mounted IMU-based: A pedestrian carries PERSY (PEdestrian
Reference SYstem) a state-of-the-art Inertial Navigation System producing IMU
data, MAG data & GNSS data. Maps are not provided.
Track 5 - xDR in industrial scenarios: Practical performance of xDR methods in
industrial scenarios: sensor data are measured in actual operations in a
restaurant and a factory by Android devices.
TECHNICAL COMPETITION DETAILS
The 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 annexes at (http://evaal.aaloa.org/2019/competition).
Announcements and possible refinements of the annexes, also based on candidate
competitors' comments, will be timely distributed on the competition discussion
mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org and will appear on the IPIN 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 during the conference.
COMPETITOR ADMISSION PROCESS
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 wants to
participate in one or several tracks. Only one team from the same organisation
(laboratory) is allowed to compete.
Competitors apply for admission to the competition tracks by providing a short
(2 to 4 pages) technical description of their localization system (in PDF, see
template at http://ipin2019.isti.cnr.it/cfc), which includes a description of
the algorithms and protocols used. The technical description must be sent by
e-mail to the chairs of the intended track, which is indicated in the relative
annex. Track chairs will accept or refuse the application in a short time, based
on technical feasibility and logistic constraints.
After acceptance of the competitor's technical description, one member of the
competing team is required to register to the IPIN conference, specifying that
the registration is linked to a competition track. Full registration to the
conference covers participation in the competition process (allotted time,
support and space) and the submission of one paper describing the system. Note:
subscriptions related to competion allow for a single paper to be submitted,
rather than the two papers mentioned in the instructions for authors.
Competitors who are authors of an accepted paper will be allowed some time after
the conference for updating it before publication.
Competitors who wish to test their system, but do not want to be included in the
public rankings and compared with other competitors, may ask for that special
condition in advance to the chairs of the relevant track, who can accept or
refuse the application depending on their organisational constraints.
Competitors who wish to test their on-site system which does not fit any of the
on-site tracks may ask chairs of Track 1 to be admitted off-track, which will be
granted depending on organisational contraints.
Subscribe to the contest mailing list to get updated on the competition:
Technical description: 30 August
Notification of admission: 1 week after
Result submission (off-site tracks): 14 September
Survey and setup (on-site tracks): 28 September
Competition (on-site tracks): 29 September
Competition chairs Francesco Potortì - ISTI-CNR (IT)
Sangjoon Park - ETRI (KR)
Track 1 Antonino Crivello - ISTI-CNR (IT)
Filippo Palumbo - ISTI-CNR (IT)
Track 2 Soyeon Lee - ETRI (KR)
Track 3 Joaquín Torres-Sospedra - University Jaume I (ES)
Track 4 Miguel Ortiz - GEOLOC Team, Ifsttar (FR)
Track 5 Ryosuke Ichikari - AIST and University of Tsukuba (JP)
Ryo Shimomura - AIST and University of Tsukuba (JP)
Software Michele Girolami - ISTI-CNR (IT)