Monday, 8 June 2015 • 09:00 – 18:00
WS-15: Advances in Network Localization and Navigation (ANLN)
Organizers: Klaus Witrisal (Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria), Davide Dardari (Univ. of Bologna, Cesena, Italy), Andrea Conti (Univ. of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy), Bernard Fleury (Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark), and Alberto Rabbachin (European Commission, Brussels, Belgium)
Indoor localization, tracking, and navigation have been gaining relevance due to steadily expanding range of enabling devices and technologies, as well as the necessity for seamless solutions for location-based services. A current trend in the design of indoor localization systems is to use standard, low-cost, and already deployed technologies, including, for example, inertial measurement units, sonar, laser, IR, visual light communications, or radiofrequency signals. All this entails that the latest challenge is not only to design specialized sensors for these tasks but to design and implement methods exploiting the cooperation of the already available technologies. The goal of the workshop is to solicit the development of new positioning algorithms based on short-range wireless communications as well as new position-aware procedures to enhance the efficiency of communication networks. This workshop will bring together academic and industrial researchers to identify and discuss technical challenges and recent results related to short-range positioning.