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IEEE ICC 2015 Workshop on Advances in Network Localization and Navigation (ANLN)

ANLN Workshop at ICC 2015, London

Latest news:

  • The final program for the workshop is now online. The workshop features two keynotes, 16 oral presentations, and 6 interactive presentation. http://anln.spsc.tugraz.at/program
  • The ANLN Workshop will be held at ICC 2015 in London, on June 8, 2015. Submission deadline has passed; decisions were scheduled for March 1 but are currently postponed by approx. one week to synchronize with other ICC workshops.
  • Prof. Vincent Poor from Princeton agreed to provide the academic keynote for this workshop.

About the Workshop

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 solutions for indoor localization, tracking and navigation is to use standard, low-cost, and already deployed technologies. These technologies are highly heterogeneous, encompassing, to name a few examples, inertial measurement units, sonar, laser, IR, visual light communications, or radiofrequency signals. Radio signals typically include WiFi, UWB, RFID, Bluetooth, NFC, 3GPP/LTE, 802.11x, digital TV, or, in general, so-called available signals of opportunity. All this entails that the latest challenge in indoor localization, tracking, and navigation is not only to design specialized sensors for these tasks but to design and implement methods exploiting the cooperation of the already available technologies. Therefore, data fusion in indoor localization, tracking, and navigation is a key element for further advances of the field and presents exciting challenges for signal processing practitioners and researchers.

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.

This workshop is organized in part by the EU Network of Excellence NEWCOM#, the EU COST Action 1004 (Cooperative Radio Communications for Green Smart Environments), the Italian National Project GRETA, and the Austrian National Research Network SISE.

Venue, Date

The workshop will be co-located with IEEE ICC 2015, the International Conference on Communications (http://www.ieee-icc.org/), in London, UK. It will be a one-day event, scheduled for June 8, 2015. (conference program: http://ieee-icc.org/program.html)


Registration information for the workshop can be found through the ICC website: http://www.ieee-icc.org/registration.html

Topics of interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Simultaneous localization, tracking, and mapping (SLAM)
  • Data fusion schemes for heterogeneous technologies
  • Cooperative localization and cloud SLAM
  • Cooperative navigation
  • Multi-agent control
  • Fundamental limits
  • Online Bayesian filtering
  • Methods with robust performance
  • Position-dependent parameter estimation techniques
  • Learning algorithms for environmental mapping
  • Localization via signals of opportunity
  • Hybrid IMU and magnetic pedestrian navigation
  • Ultra-wideband technology
  • Passive and active RFID
  • Energy efficient positioning systems
  • Wireless sensor radar
  • Localization methods for the Internet of Things
  • Security and privacy issues
  • Mobility models for tracking
  • Radio channel models
  • Testbeds and experimentation

Important dates

Jan. 31, 2015, submission deadline (extended! no further extensions possible)
March 1, 2015, notification deadline (postponed approx. one week)
March 22, 2015, camera ready
June 8, 2015 workshop date

Paper submissions

Paper submissions are now closed: Link to your submitted paper(s):

Link to EDAS program: http://edas.info/p18687

Papers will appear in IEEE Explore under "IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops 2015 (ICC Workshops 2015)".

Call for papers in PDF

Click here to download the CFP. (*.pdf) (to be updated)

Previous editions of the Workshop

The ANLN Wokshop was previously held at ICC 2013 in Budapest (link to program) and at ICC 2014 in Sydney, Australia (link to program).

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