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Workshop on Localization, Positioning and Tracking Techniques

Nowadays, there are more and more demands for location-based services (LBS), for example, the positioning and tracking of vehicles, planes, ships, persons, animals, AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle), assets and production tools.

Among different positioning methods, global navigation satellite system (GNSS) is the most widely used methods. GNSS is relatively accurate only in flat open areas, but under tunnels, in rooms, or in downtown areas where blockage of satellite signals is frequent, the positioning accuracy will deteriorates rapidly.

Cellular networks are primarily designed to provide communication to mobile users. Besides the main application, determining location of mobile users within the cellular networks became an interesting additional feature, but the location precise of cellular is very low, which is about several hundred meters.

GNSS positioning doesn’t work indoor, but UWB, WLAN, Bluetooth, Inertial MEMS, Geomagnetism and other technologies have emerged that make indoor positioning possible. However positioning indoor is more complicated because of the serious non-line-of-sight (NLOS) and multiple-path environments.

Therefore, there does exist a strong demand to deal with the key problems in localization, positioning and tracking techniques. The topics in this track includes but are not limited to:

  • Smartphone indoor localization
  • UWB precise positioning and tracking
  • Magnetic or Inertial assisted estimation
  • WLAN Indoor positioning
  • Multi-tag positioning in RFID
  • Positioning based on visual markers
  • PDR (Pedestrian Dead Reckoning)-based localization
  • Global navigation satellite system
  • Positioning based on the D2D ability of 5G cellular networks
  • Positioning or tracking based on AI (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Positioning or tracking using multi-source information fusion

Submission deadline
15 December 2018
Notification deadline
31 January 2019
Registration Opens
31 January 2019
Camera-ready deadline
28 February 2019

Submission Guideline:

  1. Instruction on paper preparation is provided at http://mobimedia.org/authors-kit/
  2. Go to http://confy.eai.eu website
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  4. Scroll the list of conferences open for submission
  5. Select MOBIMEDIA 2019 – Workshop on Localization, Positioning and Tracking Techniques
  6. Click the ‘submit a paper’ link and follow the instructions

Workshop Co-Chairs:

Xuerong Cui,China University of Petroleum (East China)
Zhu Xiao, Hunan University
Mu Zhou, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Siping Liu, Beijing Jiaotong University


Technical Program Committee:

Juan Li, China University of Petroleum (East China)
Jun Yang, Tianjin University
Zengfeng Wang, Ludong University
Baoqi Huang, Neimenggu University
Yubin Zhao, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology,Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yuan Yang, Southeast University
Xiaomei Fu, Tianjin University
Chenglin Cai, Xiangtan University
Lijun Song, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology

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