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IEEE ICC 2013 Workshop on Advances in Network Localization and Navigation (ANLN)

About the Workshop

The ability to locate and seamlessly track assets in indoor/dense urban environments without access to GPS is a complex and challenging task mainly due to the harsh multipath environment and the high probability of non-line of sight (NLOS) propagation conditions. The value of accurate range/position information is the key requirement for many emerging applications in the public safety, commercial, and residential domains, such as locating fire fighters or objects and instruments in warehouses and hospitals.

While extracting accurate location information is fundamental to the design of positioning systems, cooperative and cognitive positioning algorithms exploiting short-range communication links can enhance robustness. For example, in cognitive radio networks, geo-location and context-aware algorithms can support sensing methods to overcome e.g. the hidden node problem. Machine learning techniques take advantage of heterogeneous technologies to track mobile nodes using cooperative or non-cooperative sensor networks.

The goal of the workshop is to disseminate advances in active and passive network localization and navigation, especially the development of new positioning algorithms based on short-range wireless communications. 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 Research Projects SELECT and WHERE2, the European COST Action IC1004, European Commission Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship under Grant 2010-272923 and the Austrian National Research Network SISE.

Venue, Date

The workshop will be co-located with IEEE ICC 2013, the International Conference on Communications (http://www.ieee-icc.org/), in Budapest, Hungary. It will be a one-day event to be held on June 9, 2013. (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 Early-bird registration ends April 26.

Topics of interest

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

  • Fundamental limits
  • Propagation and mobility models
  • Ranging techniques
  • Cooperative localization and navigation
  • Cognitive localization and navigation
  • NLOS identification & mitigation algorithms
  • Anchor-free localization and navigation
  • Wireless sensor radars
  • Passive localization systems
  • Radiofrequency identification and localization
  • Positioning using source-of-opportunity signals
  • Energy efficient positioning systems
  • Hybrid positioning and data fusion from hetero-geneous technologies
  • Seamless indoor/outdoor localization
  • Field tests for network localization and navigation

Important dates

25th of January 2013, registration of abstracts
25th of January 2013, submission deadline
22th of February 2013, notification deadline
8th of March, camera ready

Paper submissions

Paper submissions are now closed. Papers will appear in IEEE Explore under "IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops 2013 (ICC Workshops 2013)".

Call for papers in PDF

Click here to download the preliminary CFP. (*.pdf)

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